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Hartal today

7 vehicles torched; Muhith for legal measures to stop hartal A van set afire by unidentified youths in front of Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh yesterday on the eve of the opposition's dawn-to-dusk hartal protesting the latest fuel price hike. Miscreants also torched a bus at Azimpur in the capital in the afternoon. Photo: Banglar ChokhStaff […]

Busy roads barricaded

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People suffer as students, workers halt traffic for hrs to realise their demands Students take to the streets, setting up roadblocks by burning tyres, at Shahbagh intersection in the capital yesterday to press for raising the age limit for government jobs from 30 to 35. Commuters suffered a lot yesterday due to tailbacks as students […]

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Economy stable, but risks lurking within

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CPD says GDP growth will be more than 6pc, but below govt's target From left, Dabapriya Bhattacharya, distinguished fellow of the Centre for Policy Dialogue; Mustafizur Rahman, executive director; and Fahmida Khatun, head of research, attend a press conference yesterday at the CPD office on Bangladesh's macroeconomic performance. Photo: StarStar Business Report The country's macro-economic […]

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Mobile tech can help a lot

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Bangladesh must tap huge potential of such technology to serve people in health, development sectors,The Daily Star roundtable told Discussants at a roundtable, “Turning the Future: Mobile Services and its impact in Health and Development Sectors in Bangladesh”, jointly organised by EATLApps.com, a concern of Advanced Technology Ltd, and The Daily Star at The Daily […]

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Costly diesel to hurt farmers

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CPD reveals half-yearly economic review, says fuel price hike to put pressure on common people, contribute to higher inflation The latest fuel price hike, especially that of diesel and kerosene, may put pressure on common people, affect Boro production and push up inflation that has been on a downward trend, Centre for Policy Dialogue said […]

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Why do some ministers succeed while others fail?

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A. R. Chowdhury Photo: bdnews24.com Even diehard Awami League supporters would agree that the performance of the current Awami League cabinet has been mixed. The ministers have succeeded in certain areas while failed in others. When Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina formed the cabinet in early 2009, the selling point was that the newly appointed ministers […]

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Four die in shooting in Aurora, Colorado

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Police entered the townhouse after a five-hour stand-off with the gunman Four people have been found dead following a shooting incident that triggered a stand-off with police in Aurora, in the US state of Colorado. Police say they went to a townhouse after shots were heard there overnight. Officers later entered the home. Following a […]

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