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IT’S THE SOCIETY, STUPID!

M. Adil Khan Our societies are broken and yet as the phase of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are coming to a close by the end of 2015, the UN is promoting a new set of goals, namely the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as the global framework of future ‘development’. During the MDGs phase, some of […]

Projecting its success in achieving key Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Bangladesh will announce its full commitment to meet the new targets to be set up by the United Nations in its current general assembly (UNGA). “We’ve achieved many major MDG targets and are well on track to meet the others. We’re now committed to eradicate […]

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‘Family blames wrong treatment’ Aman Moudud, only son of BNP standing committee member Moudud Ahmed, dies of dengue fever. Photo taken from Aman’s Facebook account. Aman Momtaz Moudud, only son of BNP standing committee member Moudud Ahmed, died early yesterday. Aman, 36, a British national, had been suffering from fever since Wednesday and was admitted […]

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387 highest, long-time taxpayers awarded Finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith on Tuesday said that the government had set a target to increase the number of registered income taxpayers to 40 lakh or 2 per cent of country’s total population by the financial year 2019-2020 in a bid to boost income tax collection. According to […]

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An outpouring of criticism and outcry has forced the Dhaka University to give up on a trust fund named after former vice-chancellor (VC) Anwarullah Chowdhury who had to step down 12 years ago in the face of a student agitation. The Trust Fund was revoked in a Syndicate meeting on Tuesday night, VC AAMS Arefin […]

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SN Rasul Would anyone really have cared if the students had protested in some other fashion? Do our leaders know what it’s like to be in the shoes of these students? So the VATman strikes again. He, actually, struck sometime in June but only now has the city’s university-going youth taken to the streets to […]

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North Korea says its main nuclear facility, Yongbyon complex, is now in ‘full operation’. The country was improving its nuclear weapons ‘in quality and quantity’, state-run news agency KCNA reported Yongbyon’s reactor was shut down in 2007 but Pyongyang vowed to restart it in 2013, following its third nuclear test and amid high regional tensions. The […]

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Zafar Sobhan The government can listen The first and most important lesson we learned is that, contrary to popular opinion and expectation, the government is willing to listen to protests, and that, in the right circumstances, it is willing to reverse course. This flexibility on the part of the government signals both a political maturity as well […]

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Four Bangladeshi workers have been killed and four others injured in an accident in Oman’s Yiti area, reported the Times of Oman. According to the report, of the deceased, three died on the spot when the JCB machine in whose bucket they were travelling, toppled over on Sunday. The machine was reportedly being driven by […]

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The High Court is set to deliver its verdict on September 17 on a petition filed by BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia for quashing proceedings of Barapukuria coal mine corruption case against her. A High Court bench comprising Justice Md Nuruzzaman Noni and Justice Md Abdur Rob fixed the date for delivering the judgment, reports United […]

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The government has asked the garment owners to pay the festival bonus by September 20 ahead of upcoming Eid-ul-Azha. The owners also asked to pay 15 days’ salary of the on-going month. State Minister for Labour Mujibul Haque Chunnu made the disclosure after a meeting with the members of “Crisis Management Committee” on Tuesday afternoon. […]

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