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The days of Golden Fiber (Jute) may have tarnished away, but the golden days of Optical Fiber i.e. country’s IT Sector has just begun. Having a consistent 25% growth at present, IT sector is immensely blessed to have several growth drivers like a large pool of efficient young professionals, a collaborative environment with the government, […]

Guest article by Mirza Sadaqat Huda As the world turns its eyes on reforms in Myanmar / Burma and investment rushes in, the opportunities and challenges of trade and peace-building with Myanmar’s neighbours to the West, Bangladesh and India deserve further study. In this guest article, one of my doctoral students, at the University of […]

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Protesters vow not to return home until demand met BCS job seekers on Saturday said they will enforce a student strike in all public universities and colleges across the country for Sunday, demanding cancellation of the quota system in all competitive examinations, including Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS).   Shahin Alam, on behalf of the job […]

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Ashfaqur Rahman Now that the chief election commissioner has told the press that preparations are underway to hold the national elections, speculations are rife. Questions are again being asked as to whether the elections would take place under a caretaker government or an interim government? Will the members of this government be technocrats or elected […]

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Teenager shot by Taliban last year in Pakistan addresses UN Youth Assembly and calls for reforms in global education. Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban for advocating education for girls, marked her 16th birthday with an impressive speech at the United Nations, where she said education could change the world.   Wearing a […]

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PSC to apply the system at the later phase of exams; revised results today; protesters demand cancellation Tamanna Khan and Protik Chakraborty The Pubic Service Commission will today announce revised results of the 34th BCS preliminary exam, scrapping the earlier one based on the quota policy. The results would be available on the website www.bpsc.gov.bd […]

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A Bangladeshi national, allegedly the kingpin of a Bangladeshi gang, has been arrested recently in India on charges of looting and murder in Preet Vihar, East Delhi.   The ‘kingpin’ – Badshah alias Kabir – was arrested on Tuesday, nearly three months after the house of the former director of prosecution was looted and his […]

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Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA) has committed Tk 1 billion for the renovation or relocation of factories located inside illegal buildings. The JICA’s Residential chief in Bangladesh, Takao Toda, announced the fund at a programme organised by the Bangladesh Bank on Thursday. “Japan is always beside Bangladesh. Japan has always lent a helping hand for […]

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The Public Service Commission will publish the reviewed results of 34th BCS preliminary tests on Sunday. According to a PSC media statement, the results would be declared based on the previous system. The PSC this year published the preliminary results based on quota systems prompting thousands of students to hit the streets demanding review of […]

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Abu Hena Socialists believe that the way to paradise is for governments to own “the means of production”. Across the developed world governments have nationalized banks whose survival was in doubt. But Bangladesh, which resembles a world seen through a distorted mirror, likes to do things differently. Here the Grameen Bank which has never suffered […]

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Taking part in BNP chief Khaleda Zia’s iftar party on Saturday, leader of various political parties slammed the ruling Awami League for not turning up at the programme.   The BNP chief hosted the Iftar party at LD Hall, the parliament members club, in the city where Awami League general secretary and its presidium members […]

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There are no two ways of saying this. I am proud of my parents. And it is not in a politely humble way that we are often taught to be. Both my parents are freedom fighters. I am proud that my father is a Bir Pratik, one of the three doctors in Bangladesh to have […]

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