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H&M Aims to Pay Living Wage for Garment Workers

The largest buyer of made-in-Bangladesh clothes is trying to turn a pattern on its head: Cheap clothing shouldn’t come at the expense of a living wage. Swedish bargain fashion giant Hennes & Mauritz HM-B.SK +0.54% AB on Monday unveiled a plan to ensure that workers making its clothing are paid wages that cover their cost […]

By TAHMIMA ANAM Call Bangladesh the land of the resurrected. Here, a dictator can be overthrown, disgraced and imprisoned, and still make a comeback. More than two decades after being ousted, Hussain Mohammed Ershad is now being called the “Queenmaker.” Thanks to recent political maneuvering, he is in a prime position to tip the scales […]

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Restrict PM’s power

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Group of leading citizens urges president to act, create room for BNP in polls From right, Dr Jamilur Reza Choudhury, Badiul Alam Majumder, Dr Shahdeen Malik, Sultana Kamal, Dr Akbar Ali Khan, and Dr Kamal Hossain meet with President Abdul Hamid, far left, at Bangabhaban yesterday to convey their concern over the current political impasse […]

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  Opposition BNP on Tuesday alleged that the country has been pushed towards violence by announcing the schedule for 10th general election without any political compromise.   “The government’s puppet Election Commission has disrespected, mocked and vilified people’s hopes and aspirations by announcing the election schedule. The government and the Election Commission pushed the country […]

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  The Election Commission on Tuesday asked the political parties and election candidates to remove all sorts of posters, stickers, banners and billboards and erase graffiti being used as part of their electioneering.   “All concerned have been asked to remove all sorts of election campaign materials like posters, stickers, banners and billboards and erase […]

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  Communications Minister Obaidul Quader on Tuesday said BNP will finally take part in the 10th parliamentary polls under the pressure from its leaders and activists.   He came up the remarks while talking to reporters at his office.   Replying to a question whether the main opposition would be able to complete its preparations […]

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Saturday’s admission test of SUST, JSTU postponed   Prof Dr Muhammed Zafar Iqbal and his wife Prof Dr Yasmeen Haque, both teachers of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), resigned on Tuesday over the annulment of the university’s combined admission test.   SUST authorities at an academic council meeting on Tuesday noon decided to […]

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Prices of essentials to soar as blockade cuts supply chain; exporters count huge losses Goods trucks remain stranded at Karwan Bazar in Dhaka yesterday. The vehicles that arrived at the kitchen market before the opposition’s blockade could not leave the city for fear of street violence. Photo: Star The economy has started to bleed as […]

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Spare students

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In desperation, parents spur politicians A child in fear grabs her mother’s arm with both hands as they make their way home from school at Amin Bazar near Dhaka yesterday. At that time, opposition activists, not in frame, were involved in a running battle with law enforcers there, seen in the background. Photo: Palash Khan […]

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Arif, 3, the son of auto rickshaw driver Sabed Ali, top, cries his heart out after seeing his father burnt and bandaged at the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital. Alleged opposition activists hurled a petrol bomb at Sabed’s vehicle in front of Eastern Plaza during the opposition enforced nationwide blockade yesterday. Photo: Amran […]

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The FDA has warned 23andMe, a company backed by Google, to halt sales of its $99 DNA tests because they have not received regulatory clearance. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned 23andMe, a company backed by Google Inc, to halt sales of its genetic tests because they have not received regulatory clearance. 23andMe, […]

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Akbar Ali Khan and Kamal Hossain brief the media after meeting President Md Abdul Hamid at the Bangabhaban on Tuesday The President is looking for a way out of the current political crisis, former caretaker government advisor Akbar Ali Khan has said. “He is trying to resolve the pre-polls political standoff,” he said, speaking to […]

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