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Simmons, Russell help West Indies stun India to set up final against England

Late replacement Lendl Simmons led a charmed life to blast 82 not out and carry West Indies to a nail-biting seven-wicket win in the last over against India in the second semi-final of the World Twenty20 on Thursday. Simmons was caught three times at the Wankhede Stadium but made the most of his fortunate reprieves […]

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and four local banks have signed trade finance programme agreements for a total value of $40 million. Under the agreements, ADB and the City Bank, Mutual Trust Bank, Pubali Bank and Southeast Bank will provide loans and guarantees to support exporting and importing companies in Bangladesh, including small and medium-size […]

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A new President was sworn in to office in Myanmar on Wednesday, capping a transition from military dictatorship to the country’s first civilian-led administration in more than half a century. The previous junta-led government who ran the country’s economy into the ground and brutally suppressed ethnic minorities and political opponents have stepped back, allowing liberalising […]

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The world is in the grips of the Twenty-20 World Cup, but can the corporate world learn something from the game? The T-20 World Cup is being played in India this month, and it is non-stop entertainment time for all those who understand cricket and are passionate about it. There is a high level of […]

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The death toll in Kolkata flyover collapse has risen to 21. The army was called in to assist in the rescue operation after the flyover under construction crashed in a crowded market area, crushing scores of people and some vehicles on Thursday. “We had earlier given the death count as 18. Now police have seen […]

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The government has moved to form the central fund for the readymade garment sector with contributions from owners, buyers, government and other sources as stipulated in the amended labour act for the export-oriented sectors. As per the amended labour act, formation of sector-wise central fund is mandatory for 100 per cent export-oriented industrial sectors or […]

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At least eight people were killed and several hundred were injured as violence, stuffing of the ballot box and capture of polling stations and intimidation mostly by ruling Awami League activists marred the second phase of the maiden partisan elections to union parishads on Thuirsday. Three people were killed in Chittagong and a hawker was […]

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The government is right to be encouraging specialisation in education to help develop skilled human resources. As the education minister pointed out recently, improving the quality of education and skills development for the nation’s children is vital for the economy. Bangladesh urgently needs its workforce to become more skilled and productive in as many different […]

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A sports correspondent of a Bangla national daily covering the New Zealand-Bangladesh match in Kolkata was apparently puzzled over how crowd support at the Eden Garden swayed from one side to the other. He expected, in his conventional way of thinking, that neighbouring Bangladesh would have more support from Kolkata crowds than far away New […]

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Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent examinations of 2016 will begin on April 3 across the country, says Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid. At a pre-examination press conference at the ministry yesterday, he said around 12.19 lakh examinees would take part in the tests from 8,533 educational institutions. Of them, around 6.54 lakh are […]

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Communist Party of Bangladesh and Socialist Party of Bangladesh on Thursday opened a 10-day countrywide ‘rail saving programmes’ to save railway and establish rights of the passengers. The leaders and activists of the two parties organized a rally at Kamlapur Railway Station in this connection. Addressing the rally, CPB president Mujahidul Islam Selim said the […]

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The Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Planning Ministry has decided to find out if Moghbazar-Mouchak flyover’s plan contains any structural fault. The committee has also formed a three-member sub-committee in this regard. A press statement issued by the Parliament Secretariat said Md Tajul Islam, a member of the Parliamentary Standing committee on the Planning Ministry, […]

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