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Apparel prospects to stay strong

McKinsey survey says Bangladesh will remain top garment sourcing destination, but African threat looms Bangladesh will remain the top garment sourcing destination for global retailers at least for the next five years, and buyers will continue increasing purchase from the country, McKinsey & Company said in a report. During the period, the country’s garment exports […]

A High Court bench yesterday heard a writ petition challenging the legality of section 57 of the ICT Act and rejected the plea saying it was not maintainable due to it being premature. The bench came up with the view after Deputy Attorney General Tapas Kumar Biswas opposed the petition and told the court that […]

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The Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson, Khaleda Zia, on Sunday demanded international investigation under the supervision of the United Nations into the incidents of enforced disappearance in the country. At a meeting to express sympathy to the victims of enforced disappearance at her Gulshan office, Khaleda said that the government would never carry out any investigation […]

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বৃষ্টির কান্না এবং এক বৃষ্টিভেজা প্রফেসর “আজ এই বৃষ্টির কান্না দেখে /মনে পড়লো তোমায়/ অশ্রু ভেজা দুটি চোখ/ তুমি ব্যাথার কাজল মেখে/ লুকিয়েছিলে ঐ মুখ…” নিয়াজ মোহাম্মদ চৌধুরীর কন্ঠের এই … গানটি শুনলে শুকনো হৃদয়ের মানুষগুলিও কেমন যেন রোমান্টিক বা নস্টালজিক হয়ে পড়ে । নিজের মধ্যে এই বিষয়গুলির খানেকটা ঘাটতি আছে বলেই এগুলি নিয়ে বিশেষ […]

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Bangladesh national football team reached Australia on Sunday for their World Cup qualifying match along with confidence that they incurred through their creditable draw against Malaysia in an international friendly at Kuala Lumpur a couple days back. Leaders of Bangladesh Welfare Association at Perth received the team once they reached Western Australian capital for September […]

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As thousands of Bangladeshis and Indians celebrated the end of one of the world’s most intractable border disputes, Fatema Khatun was quietly hopeful of finally seeing justice. Fifteen years after Khatun’s husband, Badshah Mia, was hacked to death and his body dumped on a canal bank near their home along the border, no one has […]

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The Gana Forum on Sunday placed 11-point programmes for forging a national unity for the establishment of effective democracy in the country. ‘The whole nation is eagerly waiting for meaningful changes in politics for ensuring security and peace in the society,’ party president Kamal Hossain said at a briefing at National Press Club. Kamal, also […]

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by Allison Joyce Most Bangladeshi girls are forced to marry before they turn 18 Runa Akhter was only 13 when her parents forced her to marry a man more than twice her age. Until then, Runa had dreamt of working as a receptionist. She was in 7th grade, loved reading and sports, and she wanted […]

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The carefully scripted attack on the teachers of the Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) by pro-government students has triggered an outpouring of anger in the social media. The teachers were demonstrating against Vice-Chancellor Aminul Haque Bhuyian and came under attack by Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists on Sunday morning. The members of the ruling Awami […]

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BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will meet leaders of the 20-party alliance led by her party on Sunday. The meeting of 20-party Alliance leaders is scheduled for 8pm at her Gulshan office, Press Secretary to the BNP chief Maruf Kamal Khan told bdnews24.com. Alliance leaders said that they were yet to be informed about the agenda of […]

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Infra major GMR Group, which is setting up two hydel power projects in Nepal, is in discussions with Bangladesh government among others to export power from the Himalayan country. “Initial discussions were initiated for tying up sale of power with Government of Bangladesh, Power Trading Company (PTC) / NTPC / Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited (NVVN),” […]

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The largest annual humanitarian assistance and disaster response exercise involving the Bangladesh government and the US army has begun in Dhaka. Known as ‘Pacific Resilience’, the five-day exercise would review and evaluate Dhaka City earthquake response plans, practice logistical and medical emergency scenarios, and identify current gaps in plans and procedures. This was also aimed […]

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