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Exports rebound in Mar

Country’s export earnings rebounded in March of the current financial year 2016-17 overcoming the negative earnings growth of the month of February and slow growth in previous couple of months. Export earnings in March grew by 9.83 per cent to $3.11 billion from $2.83 billion in the same month of last year, according to Export […]

Aung San Suu Kyi has denied there is ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar, despite widespread reports of abuses. In an exclusive interview with the BBC, the Nobel peace prize winner acknowledged problems in Rakhine state, where most Rohingya people live. But she said ethnic cleansing was ‘too strong’ a term to […]

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Jatiya Sangsad speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury speaks at a press conference on IPU assembly at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the capital on Wednesday. — New Age photo The 136th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly ended on Wednesday with the adoption of Dhaka Declaration calling for immediate action to end inequality and resolutions on stopping extremism and […]

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Exclusive: Officer Exposes Brutal Killings by Bangladeshi Elite Police Unit RAB Published tisdag 4 april kl 05.00 Listen to the full report by Swedish Radio reporter Beatrice Janzon (8:32 min) 1 av 3 Graphics: Swedish Radio Swedish Radio can reveal a secret recording that uniquely shows how the elite police force Rapid Action Battalion, RAB, […]

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Minar Rashid তিস্তা চুক্তি দিয়ে কি প্রতিরক্ষা চুক্তিকে বাজিমাত করা হবে ? ========================== এক. আন্তর্জাতিক নদীতে কোনও দেশ কখনই এক তরফা বাঁধ দিতে পারে না । কিন্তু এসব নিয়মের তোয়াক্কা না করে আমাদের বড়ভাই তাই করেছে । কাজেই গঙ্গা-তিস্তা সহ সকল নদীর পানির ন্যায্য হিস্যা আমাদের অধিকার । এটা কখনই বড় ভাই ভারতের অনুকম্পা নয় […]

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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina. — UNB file photo Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said the ruling Awami League will never compromise with the country’s interests while signing any deal with any country. ‘We’ll do everything maintaining the friendly relations…there’ll be no harm to our country,’ she said. The prime minister said this while speaking […]

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The government has transferred six high-level officials of the National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) over the school textbooks blunder. Primary Curriculum Wing member Md Abdul Mannan has been transferred to Jhenaidah’s Govt KC College while NCTB Editor Gouranga Lal Sarkar to Hatia Govt College in Noakhali. NCTB Specialists Md Mosle Uddin Sarkar and Md […]

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The Bangladesh government and the World Bank have signed a $113 million agreement to modernise weather forecasting and early warning systems. The project includes the development of a community-level early warning system for flash floods, thunderstorms and droughts in the Netrakona, Sunamganj, Rajshahi and Naogaon districts that will affect more than 1 million people. The […]

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US authorities have refused entry to a Bangladesh citizen after he landed at Chicago airport with a valid business visa. Mohammad Zakir Hossain, 45, is from Barisal and has a US travel visa that expires in 2019, according to relatives. According to Md Shamsul Islam, a leader of the Bangladeshi community in Chicago, Zakir arrived […]

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Rajshahi City Corporation mayor Mosaddek Hossain Bulbul on Wednesday rejoined his office. He took charge of the mayor around 11:30am, reports our local correspondent. Earlier, the High Court on Tuesday stayed the suspensions of Rajshahi city mayor Mohammad Mosaddek Hossain and Habiganj municipal mayor GK Gouse. The bench of Justice Syed Muhammad Dastagir Husain and […]

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The Bangladesh Bank has raised ceilings of loans disbursed against credit cards and personal loans. According to the revised regulations, banks can now disburse up to Tk 1 million, up from Tk 500,000, in loans against unsecured limit on credit card. Banks will be allowed to disburse up to Tk 2.5 million in loans under […]

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