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Increasing complexity over primary textbook printing

Uncertainty looms over timely printing of primary school textbooks for the coming school year, as the World Bank had impose certain conditions to maintain the standard of the textbooks. The World Bank proposed a five per cent hike on the security deposit and also to hold up payment till quality is ensured. The printing press […]

Bangladesh is one of the world’s most populous countries. It is also home to about 66 million children, who constitute around 45 per cent of the country’s total population. But sadly, Bangladesh’s abundance of youth has little to celebrate. A total of 4.5 million children in Bangladesh work as child labourers. Up to 40 per cent of those younger than […]

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The family of Arzu Miah, a Bangladesh Chhatra League leader accused of killing a teenager and later killed in a “gunfight” with Rab, filed a murder case with a Dhaka court yesterday accusing three Rab officials. The Rab officials are Lt Col SM Masud Rana, commanding officer of Rab-2; Shahidur Rahman, deputy assistant director of […]

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বিশ্ব বাজারে তেলের দাম এখন সর্বনিম্নে অবস্থান করছে । অথচ তার কোন এডভানটেইজ বা সুবিধা এদেশের মানুষের কপালে জুটছে না। তবে তৈল মর্দনের এক ঐতিহাসিক ও অপূর্ব প্রয়োগ এদেশের জনগণ উপভোগ করেছে। বিজ্ঞান ও প্রযুক্তিমন্ত্রী স্থপতি ইয়াফেস ওসমান বলেছেন, ” বাংলাদেশে একটাই পুরুষ আছে। তিনি হচ্ছেন প্রধানমন্ত্রী শেখ হাসিনা। প্রতি সপ্তাহের মন্ত্রিপরিষদের সভায় বসেই তা […]

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Malaysian authorities have found mass graves containing the remains of more than 20 people believed to be human trafficking victims near the country’s border with Thailand, police said on Sunday. The 24 remains, believed to be of Rohingya and Bangladeshis, were recovered from 19 graves found at bordering Wang Burma hill area, Malaysian newspaper The […]

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Prosecution today claimed that the three lawyers, who were arrested over funding Islamist extremism, confessed before a court in Chittagong about their involvement in the act. “They confessed that they were involved indirectly in funding Islamic extremism,” Bikash Ranjan Dey, the prosecution lawyer in the case, told The Daily Star today. A Chittagong court sent […]

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Peace talks between India and Pakistan collapsed on Saturday hours before they were scheduled to start, as the nuclear-armed rivals were unable to overcome deep-rooted mutual mistrust. Indian prime minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan’s Nawaz Sharif agreed to the talks when they met in Russia last month. But the countries failed at the last minute […]

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The government is planning to set up two more LNG terminals in Chittagong and Khulna to increase the import of liquefied natural gas for ensuring Bangladesh’s primary fuel safety. They will take five years to complete, State Minister for Power Nasrul Hamid told a seminar in Dhaka on Sunday. A LNG terminal is being constructed […]

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Former minister Abdul Latif Siddique on Sunday told the Election Commission that he would resign from Jatiya Sangsad and would not continue legal procedure to sustain parliament membership. He made the comment coming out of a hearing at the Election Commission secretariat over the legality of his parliament membership after Awami League had expelled him […]

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Revealing widespread corruption and irregularities in the country’s land service sector, a new study shows that land owners have to bribe up to Tk 2 lakh for the mutation work of a plot of land. The study of the Transparency International Bangladesh unfolds various bribery rates in different land services and civil suits relating to […]

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