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European Social Business Forum in Utrecht

Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus inaugurated the  European Social Business Forum in Utrecht, Netherlands on 12 April. The EBSF is the annual gathering of the European social business community. It serves to spread awareness of social business, to foster discussion and collaboration amongst social business initiatives, and to conceptualise best practices among companies, governments, entrepreneurs, […]

Leader of the opposition in the parliament Raushan Ershad has called upon the former Jatiya Party leaders, who quit the party earlier, to join it again in order to “regain its lost pride.” Addressing a press briefing at the media centre of the parliament on Sunday, JaPa presidium member Raushan said: “Jatiya Party has lost […]

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The European Commission has said that an “active engagement” of the EU, Bangladesh government, and other partners concerned has resulted in “tangible progress” in the garments sector after the Rana Plaza building collapse. “A number of labour rights are better protected in Bangladesh today than they were two years ago. The building and workplace safety […]

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Raushon Ershad has called Moudud Ahmed and Shah Moazzem Hossain, known as political gymnasts, leaders who have made sacrifices and urged them to return to Jatiya Party. The leader of the opposition in Parliament made the call during a news conference on Sunday amidst a power struggle with her husband HM Ershad. Moudud and Moazzem, […]

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In the haor belt, standing boro rice crop on over 22, 000 hectares was damaged by flash floods and hailstorms until Thursday, said Department of Agricultural Extension officials. The crops were damaged in the districts of Sylhet, Sunamganj, Moulavibazar, Netrokona and Kishoreganj, they said. Farmers in the haor belt grew boro rice on over four […]

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Progressive Students Alliance and Anti-Imperialist Students Union called a half-day general strike across the country for today for immediate arrest and trial of the perpetrators of rape and murder of Comilla college student Sohagi Jahan Tonu and an end to the culture of impunity. The two student platforms brought out a torchlight procession on the […]

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Protests over the Saturday’s killing of Rajshahi University teacher AFM Rezaul Karim Siddiquee widened on Sunday while police investigators arrested an Islami Chhatra Shibir leader from the locality where assailants had hacked to death the English department professor. The protesters, mostly students, irrespective of their belief and political affiliation, paraded the Rajshahi University campus and […]

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Hundreds of children left orphaned by the Rana Plaza tragedy – the collapse of the nine-storey building that killed over 1,100 and injured over 2,000 – are passing their days in misery and staring ahead to a bleak future. ‘My mother always dreamt of making me into a doctor,’ said Sagarika Akhter Mim, 11, daughter […]

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A contemporary dance theatre performance, organized by Goethe-Institut Bangladesh in cooperation with the Shilpakala Academy Bangladesh, was held on 16 April evening  at the National Theatre Hall of  Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. Seven pieces of contemporary dance theatre performance created by seven young Bangladeshi choreographers were presented  in  the programme. Inaugurated by Philip Kueppers, Director, Goethe-Institut […]

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Sadeq Khan The mystifying manner of the recent arrest of senior citizen Shafik Rehman, a sociopolitical satirist, popular TV anchor and also a leader of the foreign relations wing of the mainstream opposition party BNP, raised many eye-brows and many whispers. The “arrest made at second attempt” was reported as follows four days after the […]

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