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Remittance continues to shrink

Expatriate Bangladeshis have remitted $936.2 million in February, the lowest in a month in last five years. The previous record low was $900 million in November 2011. The downward trend began late last year when the monthly flow of remittance dropped below the $1 billion mark in November and December last year to $951 million […]

Why is India allowing Hasina to swim in Chinese water? Imagine a cartoon of Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh attempting to swim in Chinese waters and Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India offering a life Jacket to keep her afloat. Intriguingly this appears to be the political scenario in the Indian Sub-Continent. That […]

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Mohammad Billal, in his late 20s, has been professionally driving minibuses and pick-up trucks for the last seven years in the capital and only recently he applied for a driving licence. Billal is set to get a professional driving licence from Bangladesh Road Transport Authority on March 30. He said over the years he had […]

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Syed Badrul Ahsan It is a bizarre situation. It is an unreal, dark image of society before us. Ministers belonging to the same government sit on opposite sides of the fence, or the table as the case might be, to thrash out a solution to an illegal strike resorted to by transport owners and workers […]

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Interns at government’s medical college hospitals on Saturday began an indefinite strike in protest against suspension of four fellow colleagues of Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College and Hospital in Bogra. The strike caused patients’ sufferings at all the six government medical college hospitals. On Thursday, the health ministry put the four interns of SZRMCH on […]

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The president of Bangladesh displayed his usual vivacious self to charm the graduating students at the 50th convocation of Dhaka University President Abdul Hamid appeared to be in his iconic good-natured demeanour at the 50th convocation of Dhaka University. The president’s remarks – witty and candid – maintained a hold on the audience who were […]

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It was a grand of display of Bangladeshi cultural and its diversity that Bengal Foundation hosted in a 10-day (February 22-March 3) Bengal Sangskriti Utshab Sylhet 2017 at Abul Maal Abdul Muhith Sports Complex. The festival, dedicating to Gyantapas Abdur Razzaq, concluded on March 3 on a high note. Young artistes of “Geetobitan Bangladesh” set […]

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A Pakistani ‘Scholar’, His Book And Unadulterated Insanity Location of Pakistan. Source: CIA World Factbook.   By Syed Badrul Ahsan* After the fiction-peddling Pakistan-apologist Sarmila Bose, we have a new myth-maker in our midst. Junaid Ahmad sets out on a mission to explode ‘myths’ behind the creation of Bangladesh. Ironically, he ends up being only […]

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Hermann Kudras Bangladesh urgently needs an additional harbor to satisfy the rapidly growing export and import industries. The capacities of the two main harbors, Chittagong and Khulna, cannot cope with the rising demand. In addition, both harbors cannot be accessed by the most common container vessels, as the depth and size of these ports cannot […]

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