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Increasing Productivity Key To Revive Growth And Support Sustainable Development In Asia And Pacific

BY SHAMSHAD AKHTAR The Asia-Pacific region’s successful achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development needs to be driven by broad-based productivity gains and rebalancing of economies towards domestic and regional demand. This is the main message of the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2016, published on 28 April by the […]

Cops hint at his anti-religious remark; SITE Intelligence quickly puts IS tag on it Another day, another brutal murder. In the latest attack, unidentified assailants hacked a Hindu man to death in his tailoring shop in Tangail in broad daylight yesterday. The motive was not clear, but the machete-attack resembles the recent attacks on secular […]

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The World Bank lauded Bangladesh’s progress during the ongoing 2015-16 fiscal, but doubted the government’s forecast of a 7 percent growth in the country’s gross domestic product (GDP). According to the global lender, all the key macroeconomic indicators, except for export earnings, show a negative trend during the fiscal. On Saturday, its Dhaka office launched […]

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Bangladesh has resorted to public diplomacy in its efforts to narrow down the decades old “gap in understanding” with its neighbour Myanmar. The relations with the new democratic Myanmar are of strategic importance, as they are the gateway to China and ASEAN economies, besides spelling a potential supply of natural gas. In its latest move, […]

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Politicians and intellectuals on Saturday said that the country’s ruling class had thrown the country’s democratic political system and people’s political power into severe crisis. They made the observation in a discussion on ‘existing crisis and discourse of politics’ organised by Comrade Dr Saif-ud-Dahar Smrity Rakhha Committee at RC Majumder auditorium of Dhaka University to […]

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The Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology on Saturday suspended one of its teachers for sexually harassing a female student, in the face of demonstrations, by the students on its campus. The suspended teacher Mahfujur Rashid Ferdous is an associate professor of electrical and electronic engineering department. The chairman of EEE department, Abdur Rahim Mollah, […]

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Middle-East-based terrorism group Islamic State reportedly claimed responsibility for the murder of Hindu tailor in Tangail. In a tweet posted at about 6:00pm on Saturday, US-based terrorism monitoring group, SITE Intelligence said, ‘ISIS claimed credit for murder of Nikhil Joarder, a Hindu, in Tangail, Bangladesh, saying he blasphemed Muhammad.’ SITE, in its website, also uploaded […]

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The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Saturday accused again Bangladesh Nationalist Party-Jamaat nexus of carrying out secret killings in the country as they failed to topple the government. ‘Having failed to oust the government, they’ve chosen the path of killing teachers and common people…they’re killing teachers, common people secretly and selectively,’ she added. The prime […]

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Kazi Salahuddin was elected as the president of the Bangladesh Football Federation for the third consecutive time as he beat Kamrul Ashraf Khan Poton by a margin of 33 votes on Saturday. Salhuddin, who has been in the helm since 2008, bagged 83 votes and Poton, a member of parliament of Narshingdi-2 constituent, got 50 […]

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The deadline for biometric registration of SIMs was extended till May 30, said state minister for post and telecommunications Tarana Halim on Saturday. After 12:00am on May 31 all unregistered SIMs would be deactivated without any notice, she said in a press briefing . Earlier the mobile phone companies requested the government to extend the […]

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