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Hike prices of garments: Manufacturers urge retailers

Garment makers and trade union leaders yesterday called upon international retailers to raise prices of the apparel items they buy from Bangladesh. The apparel manufacturers also suggested the retailers follow ethical buying practices, which they said will ultimately benefit workers. Amid rising pressure from global brands to reduce prices of their products, the suppliers are […]

With the senate gearing up to release a sharply critical report about the CIA’s post-9/11 interrogation and detention practices, a group of former senior intelligence officials is planning to rebut those criticisms with a flurry of op-eds, media interviews, and newly-declassified documents. The backbone of the media campaign will be a newly-launched website with a […]

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Police have pressed charges against BNP leader Sadeque Hossain Khoka over treason. Paltan police’s Inspector (investigations) Tofael Ahmed submitted the chargesheet in the court of Dhaka’s Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Bikash Kumar Saha on Monday. Court police’s sub-inspector Moazzem Hossain told bdnews24.com that the court has set Dec 14 for hearing on whether the charges would […]

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Jharkhali: Fishermen from the Sundarbans region of West Bengal who are in the custody of Bangladesh authorities for entering its territory while fishing would return home soon, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said. Banerjee, who announced a bunch of development projects at a programme here, said she has written to the Centre […]

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BY ERIK DE CASTRO   (Reuters) – Typhoon Hagupit weakened to a tropical storm as it churned close to the Philippine capital on Monday, after killing 27 people on the eastern island of Samar island where it flattened homes, toppled trees and cut power and communications. Manila shut down as Hagupit, which means “lash” in […]

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The U.S. and NATO closed their combat command in Afghanistan on Monday, more than 13 years after invading the country in the wake of the Sept. 11 terror attacks to target al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden. Though quickly routing the Taliban-led government that sheltered the militants, the U.S.-led coalition soon found itself spending billions […]

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The prime minister handed over a cheque for the donated money to Project Director of the institute Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday donated Tk6 crore to the National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery (NIBPS) of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) to procure hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) for critically injured patients. The prime minister handed […]

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by Md Mahmudul Hasan My earliest exposure to the work of the most prominent Bengali Muslim woman writer Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain (1880–1932) occurred during my elementary education years when I read her essay ‘Eid Sammilon’ (Eid Gathering). It celebrates the congregational prayer, social rendezvous and get-together of Muslims during the festive season of Eid. She […]

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