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Farmers suffer for weak marketing infrastructure

Analysts say growers do not get fair price in absence of proper preservation and packaging facilities Star Business Report Farm production is rising in Bangladesh but growers are being deprived of fair price due to very weak marketing infrastructure, stakeholders and analysts said yesterday. Post-harvest losses, a lack of preservation and packaging facilities for fresh […]

Amid allegations that unauthorised and poorly equipped private hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and diagnostic centres have mushroomed in Dhaka and elsewhere providing wrong treatment, a private hospital in the city was found to have conducted orthopaedic operation by ‘fake’ physicians, nurses and technicians. A mobile court launched by Rapid Action Battalion-2 led by executive magistrate […]

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(Reuters) – Indian police have arrested a key suspect in a blast in West Bengal state who they believe is linked to a plot to assassinate Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of neighboring Bangladesh and stage a coup there. Shahnor Alom, who was arrested in a village in the northeastern state of Assam on Friday night, […]

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Hasina to Bhutanese PM at bilateral talks Bangladesh yesterday urged Bhutan to consider it as a partner in its future hydropower projects as Dhaka and Thimphu agreed to bridge the existing trade gap between the two countries. The request was made at the bilateral talks between the two sides at the Prime Minister’s Office. Prime […]

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BEIJING: Chinese authorities have arrested former domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang and expelled him from the ruling Communist Party, accusing him of crimes ranging from accepting bribes to leaking state secrets and setting the stage for his trial. Zhou, 71, is by far the highest-profile figure caught up in President Xi Jinping’s crackdown on corruption. […]

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Typhoon Hagupit is sweeping across the eastern Philippines, toppling trees and power lines and threatening coastal areas with a powerful sea-surge. Reports from the city of Tacloban, where thousands were killed by Typhoon Haiyan a year ago, say the roofs of some buildings have been blown away. More than half a million people have fled […]

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Minar Rashid যতক্ষণ খাড়া আছেন ততক্ষণই দাম আছে ‘এক সেকেন্ডের নাই ভরসা’ গানটি গাইতে গাইতেই মঞ্চে ঢলে পড়েছিলেন শিল্পী ফিরোজ সাঁই । গানের এই কথাটি শিল্পীর জীবনে এমন করুণভাবে ফলে যাবে এই ঘটনার এক সেকেন্ড আগেও তা কেউ ভাবতে পারেন নি। স্পিরিচুয়েল ওয়ার্ল্ড বা আত্মার জগত এ রকম দুয়েকটি ঘটনার মাধ্যমে বস্তু জগতে কিছু সংকেত […]

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