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. কয়লা নিয়ে আমার স্মৃতি ভালো নয়। শৈশবে আমাদের দেশে গ্যাস ছিল না, রান্না-বান্না হতো কেরোসিনের চুলায় কিংবা কাঠের লাকড়ি দিয়ে এবং কোথাও কোথাও কয়লা দিয়ে। বাজারে দুই রকম কয়লা পাওয়া যেত—একটা পাথুরে কয়লা অন্যটা কাঠ কয়লা। কাঠ কয়লা দিয়ে সহজেই আগুন ধরানো যেত কিন্তু পাথুরে কয়লা জ্বালাতে সবার জান বের হয়ে যেত। রেস্টুরেন্টগুলোতে পাথুরে […]

If the proposed new Rampal coal-fired power plant is a ‘dream project’ for India, then, as currently conceived, it stands to become a nightmare for Bangladesh. The warning came in an article published on 11 August (Thursday) in The Ecologist, a UK-based specialised magazine. It said the recent signing of the contract to build the […]

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Eviction drive sparks fear of huge job loss; questions raised why they were allowed to run business for years The government initiative to drive commercial establishments out of residential areas in Dhaka has not only created fear of job losses but also raised questions as to how those establishments operated with government clearance when rules […]

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Former state minister and BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s adviser Fazlur Rahman Patal has died. He was 77. The three-time MP from Natore died in a hospital in Kolkata on Thursday, Harun-ur-Rashid, a local leader, told bdnews24.com. Patal, a former vice-president of Rajshahi University Central Students’ Union (RUCSU) from Bangladesh Chhatra League, had been suffering kidney […]

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The country’s trade deficit decreased to $6.27 billion in the recently concluded fiscal year 2015-16 compared with that of $6.96 billion in the FY15 amid a fall in import payments against higher export earnings. The export earnings registered an 8.94-per cent growth in the FY16 compared with a 3.08-per cent growth in the FY15, according […]

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A 17-member team finally rescued a washed-away male elephant from a ditch of Koyra village of Sarishabari upazila in Jamalpur, Thursday afternoon. The elephant, separated from its herd had made a perilous journey through Brahmaputra River in India and Jamuna in Bangladesh in the last one-and-a-half-months, villagers and forest department officials said. Feeble, the pachyderm […]

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Two bombs exploded in the Thai seaside resort of Hua Hin on Thursday, killing one woman and injuring 10 people, Thai police said. The explosions happened ahead of a public holiday on Friday to mark the birthday of Queen Sirikit. Hua Hin is a popular upscale Thai resort south of Bangkok and many people will […]

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The United States did not issue alert to its citizens asking them not to travel to Bangladesh rather encouraged them to come to the country with caution and continue business, US ambassador Marcia Stephens Bloom Bernicat said on Thursday. At a press briefing following a meeting with Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association leaders at […]

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Bangladeshi migrant jobseekers now won’t have to pay private recruiting agencies to get work visas for Saudi Arabia. The kingdom, Bangladesh’s largest overseas labour market, made the announcement after it lifted a seven-year ban on recruitment of Bangladeshi male workers on Wednesday. “Bangladeshi workers won’t need to pay any money to recruiting agencies for obtaining […]

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Our call to foreign friends We reiterate the business community’s call to foreign friends and development partners for continued support in our journey to prosperity. The plea comes after a few countries put out a red alert on Bangladesh following the Gulshan café attack despite the heightened efforts of the government and society to crack […]

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BCB President Nazmul Hassan, MP visited Mustafizur at the hospital and was present there until the the end of the surgery Bangladesh fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman underwent a surgery on his left shoulder today at the BUPA Cromwell Hospital in London. The operation was performed by renowned shoulder surgeon Dr Andrew Wallace. BCB President Nazmul […]

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