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by F R Chowdhury   In my retired life I do get some free time that enables me to write on some of the national issues that I feel very important and relevant. However, for last two weeks I have been busy with some of my professional work. It is after a long time that […]

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s foundation is donating $10 million, nearly Tk 77.50 crore, to prevent the drowning of Bangladeshi children of working parents. Bloomberg Philanthropies, the charity of the billionaire businessman and former mayor, is partnering with the World Health Organization and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to tackle the […]

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Clean it up

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All this is feasible without the funding of NGOs or going into debt A file photo of the buildings in Dhaka I write this whilst looking onto one of the most densely populated urbanised areas in the world. It seems to me these days people often take for granted the air that they breathe. I, […]

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  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday urged people of all strata in Sylhet alongside the public representatives, administration, BCB, and law enforcement agencies to give special attention so a peaceful environment prevails here during the matches of the upcoming T20 World Cup to be held in Bangladesh.   “I urge people of all strata […]

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Secretary of State John Kerry released the 2013 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices yesterday The US State Department has released a Human Rights Report which revealed that the most significant human rights problems in Bangladesh last year were arbitrary arrests, regulation of online speech, and poor working conditions and labour rights. Secretary of State […]

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  Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed on Friday said people have voted for BNP-backed candidates in the upazila parishad elections with the hopes that it will get relaxed and be happy, and thus shun violence on the streets.   “People expect the party to start forgetting the remorse for their decision not to participate in the […]

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  Bangladesh needs to make the best use of the third Bimstec Summit to reach concrete decisions in settling pending issues related to connectivity with Myanmar to take the bilateral trade between the two neighboring countries to a new height, suggests a top trade body.   The high potential of bilateral trade with Myanmar has […]

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9 burn in Chittagong

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Injured people rushed to Chittagong Medical College Hospital No fewer than nine people have sustained burn injuries as an empty tanker of Jamuna oil depot went up in flames on Friday at Patenga area of Chittagong. The fire which started at around 6:20pm and raged till 6.50pm was said to have been caused due to […]

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A fine 103-run knock by Kumar Sangakkara guided Sri Lanka to earn the 2nd successive victory in the five-nation Asia Cup Cricket beating World Champions India by two wickets at Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah on Friday.   Replying to India’s 264 runs for 9, Sri Lanka reached their target scoring match winner […]

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This star photo taken on December 1 last year shows, power supply cables are yet to be installed in Charachhara area under Sadar upazila of Khagrachhari. The World Bank (WB) today approved US$ 600 million in concessional financing to improve the quality of electricity supply in the rural areas in the eastern part of Bangladesh. […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has spoken highly of the natural beauty of Bangladesh. She said even a military dictator had tried his hand at poetry under the influence of nature’s beauty. Speaking at the inaugural session of SAARC Literature Festival in Dhaka on Thursday, the Prime Minister said: “Bangladesh is a country of wonderful natural […]

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  It has been nearly a year since the construction works on the integrated Moghbazar-Mouchak Flyover Project began, but the progress of works so far only 20 percent, causing a lot of hassles to residents, commuters and shop owners alike.   “The situation at Moghbazar is chaotic during rush hours, especially with bad and dug-up […]

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