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Huge Bangladesh cocaine seizure points to growing south Asia drug route

Police who seized Asia’s largest known shipment of liquid cocaine – worth $14m – say it was headed for India, but that may not have been the final destination Police who seized Asia’s largest known shipment of liquid cocaine at a Bangladeshi port in late June say it was headed for India, the latest sign […]

Humanity was defeated once again on July 8 when a group of men took immense pleasure in torturing a 13-year-old boy to death and later uploading a video of the beating to the internet. The horrifying incident took place around 7:30am on Wednesday, July 8, in Kumargaon on the outskirts of Sylhet city. The 28-minute […]

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Apparel workers staged protests in the capital on Sunday demanding immediate reopening of two apparel factories and payment of the wages, dues and festival allowance to the workers before Eid-ul-Fitr. Workers of KL Fashion Ltd staged demonstration in front Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association building at Karwan Bazar, while Swan Garments workers began a […]

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Bangladesh Bank is going to toughen its policy on farm loan disbursement as the central bank will ask the scheduled banks to deposit the entire fund of their undisbursed agriculture loans in a blocked account with the BB. Currently, the BB keeps three per cent of the undisbursed farm loans as punishment because the banks […]

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People are facing difficulties to buy tickets for trains and state run bus services because of quota system and negligence. Bangladesh Railway felt the largest pressure for tickets on Sunday, the fourth day of the sale of advance tickets at Dhaka and Chittagong railway stations. Huge people returned from Kamalapur Railway Station after failing to […]

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Malala Yousafzai, the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, celebrated her 18th birthday in Lebanon yesterday by opening a school for Syrian refugee girls and called on world leaders to invest in “books not bullets.” Malala became a symbol of defiance after she was shot on a school bus in Pakistan 2012 by the […]

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Latest: Bangladesh 167/3 in 27.4 overs v South Africa 162 allout in 46 overs Bangladesh secure their spot in the 2017 Champions Trophy. One of West Indies or Pakistan will miss out on the tournament. Tigers have had a confident comeback with a mammoth seven wicket victory against touring South Africa with 134 balls to […]

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Political instability is a plaguing problem in both developing and so claimed “underdeveloped” countries. On the other hand, political stability is the chief mechanism for socioeconomic development of a state. It is only possible through an organized political system within the state. In this article Bangladesh will be explored according to the drivers of stability. […]

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By David Swanson Max Blumenthal’s latest book, The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza, tells a powerful story powerfully well. I can think of a few other terms that accurately characterize the 2014 Israeli assault on Gaza in addition to “war,” among them: occupation, murder-spree, and genocide. Each serves a different valuable purpose. […]

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The Pangaon Inland Container Terminal remains practically unutilised even after 20 months of its launch because mainly of higher cost of container vessel and other port charges compared with that of the Kamalapur Inland Container Depot, according to a report by the Pangaon Customs House of the National Board of Revenue. Lack of container and […]

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The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association has requested the International Labour Organisation to extend the time frame for completing cost-free factory inspection by two more months. In a letter to ILO programme manager (RMG sector) Tuomo Poutiainen, the BGMEA on Monday said that if the safety inspection at the readymade garment factories led by […]

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Khandker Mosharraf Hossain, after taking charge of the LGRD and co-operatives ministry, says he went to the residence of his predecessor Awami League General Secretary Syed Ashraful Islam to get his ‘sanction’. “I paid a courtesy call on Syed Ashraf. He is the leader of my party, the general secretary,” he told reporters at Sunday […]

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