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Garment exports suffer biggest fall in nine months

Garment exports declined 11.96 percent year-on-year to $2.21 billion in July, as political crisis during January-March affected orders. Earnings from the garment sector, which accounts for more than 80 percent of total exports, suffered the biggest fall in nine months. The last negative numbers recorded by the sector were in September and October 2014, when […]

The Awami League-led government is in a crisis it created despite the absence of an anti-government movement by the opposition parties, says the BNP. “The government is in a precarious position even though there is no ongoing movement or programmes of the opposition,” acting BNP spokesperson Asaduzzaman Ripon said on Sunday. “They (government) are gradually […]

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Since the August 17 countrywide synchronised bombings by Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) in 2005, a new generation of terrorists have spawned but there has been no change in government tactics to deal with them. While educated and tech savvy persons are incorporated into emerging terror organisations, law enforcers keep on fighting radicalism only in old […]

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What could be more comforting for Nazma Khatun than being finally reunited with her baby girl Suraiya who was separated from her at birth? Although the mother was allowed to breastfeed Suraiya over the past two weeks, doctors kept the baby away at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of Dhaka Medical College Hospital to […]

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Dr Fahmida Khatun The Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 signed by US President Barack Obama on June 29, 2015, brings afresh the concerns and frustrations of Bangladesh. The Act authorises the Generalised System of Preference (GSP) through December 31, 2017 and makes GSP retroactive from 31 July 2013. It provides duty free treatment of […]

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Bangladesh may continue to break record in rice crop production in the next 10 years, said Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in its latest forecast. Production of rice, the main crop of Bangladesh, was estimated at 34.8 million metric tonnes in 2014, up from 34.4 million metric tonnes in the previous year, according to the […]

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Local activists of the ruling party’s youth front, Jubo League, have physically attacked at least 40 schoolchildren for bringing out a procession protesting the assault of one of their teachers in Chandpur’s Kachua upazila. Among the injured, a total of 20 schoolchildren (13 girls and 7 boys) have been admitted to upazila health complex. The […]

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Bangladesh Under-16 football team has reached the final of the SAFF Under-16 Championship 2015 defeating Afghanistan 1-0 in the semi-final at Sylhet District Stadium today. This is the first final berth for Bangladesh in this regional age-group competition. Bangladesh was eliminated from the semifinal stages of the earlier two editions – lost 0-2 against eventual champions […]

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Punjab’s Home Minister Shuja Khanzada has been killed in a suicide attack in the Pakistani province, police say. Twelve other people died in the attack at Khanzada’s office in District Attock, about 80km (50 miles) north-west of the capital, Islamabad. Khanzada was seen as the man in charge of the anti-terror campaign in Pakistan’s biggest […]

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Kayes Ahmed August 4, a hot and humid day in Boulder, Colorado. I got back from being dragged around the lake and hills by my dogs. As is my habit I clicked on bdnews24.com. What should I see; a picture of a fat man in a moustache, skullcap, and Nehru Coat saying Africans are uncivilised […]

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Police have formally charged 13 people in court with beating 13-year-old Samiul Alam Rajan to death in Sylhet’s Kumargaon last month. Detective Branch Inspector Suranjit Talukder submitted the chargesheet at the First Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court on Sunday afternoon, said Sylhet Metropolitan Police’s Additional Deputy Commissioner Rahmat Ullah. The accused are Kamrul Islam, his brothers Ali […]

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