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Bangladesh ranks lower in Human Capital Index

Bangladesh has ranked five places low than last year in the global human capital index. The country now ranks 104th among 130 countries, according to a report released on Wednesday by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum (WEF) in Chinese city at its Annual Meeting of New Champions — also known as ‘Summer Davos’ summit. This […]

M A Taslim Apparently it was an impeccable scheme; the government would announce a near doubling of salaries for all government employees. The latter, who had been smarting from an incessant rise in prices, would greatly appreciate the generosity of the government, which would help the government to gain some political mileage and also divert […]

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Traffic jam, rush at malls prompting people to shop from home The volume of online Eid shopping has more than doubled this year compared to the previous year’s, with many opting to buy products online to avoid nagging traffic jam and mad rush at shopping malls. More than 20,000 purchases a day are being made […]

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Defying all uncertainties, the National Board of Revenue (NBR) has successfully managed to mobilise an amount higher than its revised target of Tk1,50,000 crore for the outgoing fiscal year 2015-16 with a day still to go. The authorities have already collected around Tk154,784 crore revenue against its revised target of Tk150,000 crore set for FY2015-16. […]

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Passport services was the most corrupt sector in Bangladesh last year followed by law enforcement agencies and government- and MPO-based education sector, according to a latest TIB survey. Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) released its “Corruption in Service Sectors: National Household Survey 2015” report at its Dhanmondi office yesterday. According to the survey, only 23 out […]

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Hours after the sacking of Syed Abdul Hamid from Agrani Bank as managing director over loan irregularities, the Anti Corruption Commission has arrested the state-run bank’s Deputy Managing Director Mizanur Rahman Khan.   Deputy General Manager Md Akhtarul Alam and Assistant General Manager Md Shafiullah were also arrested along with Khan at the bank’s headquarters […]

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A huge fire that broke out at a multi-storey market-cum-residential building at North Badda in the city early Wednesday, gutted a number of shops and was finally put off after 14 hours of frantic efforts. No causality was immediately reported in the fire. The fire fighters, however, could not ascertain the reason of the fire. […]

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Garment labour leaders at a protest rally in the capital on Thursday called on the government to take actions against the garment factory owners who did not pay wages and festival allowances of the workers by June 26. National Garment Workers Federation organised the rally in front of the National Press Club, demanding payment of […]

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The quality of education at University of Dhaka, which is celebrating its 95th founding anniversary today, has eroded drastically in recent decades, according to a number of studies, academics and some global rankings. The views of the educationalists are mirrored in the Quacquarelli Symonds rankings of the universities around the world where it has fallen […]

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Name of the country is Bangladesh and capital is Dhaka- some Indian students have answered when they were asked about country’s name and capital. The same answers were repeated by the students of different primary schools in Bardhaman district of West Bengal of India, BBC Bangla reports. Bardhaman District Commissioner Soumitro Mohon was surprised hearing […]

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Alex Emmons Zaid Jilani Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz elevated fringe anti-Muslim conspiracy theories to the level of a U.S. Senate hearing on Tuesday, inviting a panelist who said that leading Muslim American civil rights organizations are infiltrated by terrorists and that the Obama administration is covering it up. The hearing, titled “Willful Blindness: Consequences […]

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TIB survey findings show 77pc passport seekers fall victims to corruption Passport sector has been found to be the most corrupt one, followed by the law enforcement agencies and education in the TIB National Household Survey 2015. It says while 77.7 percent households fell victim to corruption in securing services from passport offices, 74.6 percent […]

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