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21 August Attack – A close shave

Only a table, human shield were Hasina’s protection against grisliest grenade attack 12 years ago The day before August 21, 2004, Dhaka city Awami League leaders had an informal meeting with party chief Sheikh Hasina for her directives on the next day. At the end of the meeting, Hasina, on a lighter tone, asked her […]

Decisions based on myopic strategies will no longer cut it. It’s about time the government introduced a little foresight into its plans and policies The PM’s directive to her subordinate authorities to formulate a new township plan by keeping in mind Bangladesh’s burgeoning population, is a step in the right direction. This is exactly the […]

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With our RMG factories having gone through several changes recently as a result of the 2013 Rana Plaza disaster, it is even more important that the industry takes care of its workers Bangladesh Bank has recently signed an agreement with the BGMEA that will provide loans to factories to provide their workers with homes. This […]

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The US ambassador in Dhaka expects that Bangladesh will join efforts, measures towards which will be proposed at next month’s ‘Our Ocean’ conference in Washington, to preserve oceans. Marcia Bernicat said on Friday that the US wanted to act together with other countries through enhanced international cooperation, information-sharing, and coordinated action to ensure that illegal […]

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Five injured, old and damaged cylinders blamed Around 200 liquefied petroleum gas cylinders of Padma Oil Company Limited exploded during unloading the cylinders from trucks at Sujabad of Shahzadpur in Bogra on Saturday. The depot officials said that five labourers sustained minor injuries in the incident. A cylinder carrier was fully burnt to ashes and […]

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The Gulshan-only AC bus service “Dhaka Chaka” has run into troubled waters, or so it seems, with many commuters complaining about the service being too expensive. The service was introduced after the July 1 cafe terror attack in a bid to enhance security in the diplomatic region of the capital by limiting public vehicles’ movement […]

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Anti-plant movement could unseat govt National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports will hold a grand rally in Dhaka on November 26, if the government does not back off from executing the coal-fired Rampal power plant by November 23. The member secretary of the national committee, Anu Muhammad, on Saturday at […]

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A new forum named ‘Jatiya Oikya Prokriya’ was floated on Saturday, headed by Gana Forum president Kamal Hossain, aiming to unite the nation on 14 basic and nationally important issues. The issues include ensuring a free, fair and credible election without the interference of administration and black money, strengthening the constitutional institutions, formation of a […]

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