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Yunus image should be used for country’s positive branding: FICCI

The Foreign Investors’ Chamber of Commerce and Industry Bangladesh on Sunday said the global image of Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus should be used for positive branding of the country. ‘Dr Yunus is an international figure; so we should use his image for the country’s positive branding all over the world. He got the international acceptance […]

A court here on Tuesday rejected a defamation case filed against the daily Amar Desh acting Editor Mahmudur Rahman and two others. Towfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury, energy adviser to the prime minister, filed the case against them on January 19, 2010 on charge of tarnishing the image of Elahi and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s son Sajeeb Wazed […]

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Nobel hero among world’s most influential business thinkers Nobel Peace Laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus has been featured as one of the most influential business-thinkers in a new ranking compiled by The Wall Street Journal. The founder of Grameen Bank and pioneer of microcredit and social business concepts that are being followed around the world was […]

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The Awami League does not want the next general elections held under a non-partisan government because it is scared of the people, Khaleda Zia says. At an Iftar on Thursday, the BNP Chairperson said, “The government did not do any work for the people in the last four and a half years. And now, this […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sought cooperation of the administration cadres to implement her government’s economic programmes. “We must take charge of our own development. I want your cooperation for this,” she said at an Iftar of Bangladesh Administrative Service Association at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in Dhaka on Thursday. She also asked everyone […]

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The Election Commission is preparing for the parliamentary elections with ‘two systems’ in mind when the two major political parties are on a collision course over a government that will oversee the balloting. Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad spoke of the plan with reporters before leaving office on Thursday. The Awami League has […]

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Lack of rain dries up a paddy field at Balia Bhekutia in Jessore at a time of the year when the crops are usually seen in ankle-deep water. The situation in the area remains almost unchanged since this photo was taken earlier this month. The presence of excessive salt in drinking water in the southwestern […]

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An office tower built by the garment trade association in Dhaka, Bangladesh, is in legal limbo. A court ordered it demolished. In the honking, congested heart of this overcrowded capital, one glass office tower stands uniquely alone, surrounded by water, accessible by a small bridge. It is a symbol of the power of Bangladesh’s garment […]

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Govt tests nutritional rice among ultra-poor in Kurigram, Satkhira For the first time, the government has introduced micronutrient-enriched fortified rice in the country. Once accepted by consumers, the government would consider providing the beneficiaries of different social safety net programmes with the fortified rice, officials involved in the process told The Daily Star. Regular rice […]

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Fitra for this year has been fixed at Tk 66 ahead of Eid. Maulana Mohammad Salah Uddin, khatib of the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque, told bdnews24.com Islamic Foundation finalised it in a meeting on Thursday Last year it was fixed at Tk 55. He said the money can buy 1.65kg of wheat or flour or […]

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The central bank considers the fears of political instability and uncertainty ahead of the general elections as the biggest challenge for the economy. Top officials of Bangladesh Bank made the observation while announcing the new monetary policy for the first half of the 2013-14 financial year at a press conference on Thursday. Governor Atiur Rahman […]

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A picture taken on July 24, 2013 shows derailed cars at the site of a train accident near the city of Santiago de Compostela. A train flew off the tracks as it reportedly tore at twice the speed limit around a bend in northwestern Spain, killing at least 80 passengers and injuring more than 140 […]

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