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We are learning from our mistakes

If the Rana Plaza collapse has shown us anything, it is that we as a nation can come together, and can survive the worst catastrophes It has been four years since Rana Plaza collapsed, shaking the nation. But we haven’t forgotten. With more than 1,100 losing their lives to the incident, it remains one of […]

The Rana Plaza collapse was a big blow to our economy, but we managed to learn a lot from it Iwas nearly forced into the BGMEA advisory board by my friend Atiqul Islam, former BGMEA president, to help him come out of the mess that was the Rana Plaza collapse and other relevant incidents. It […]

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Abdul Hannan Indian newspapers and apologists at home waxed eloquent of achieving a ‘new height’ and a ‘watershed’ in Bangladesh India relations by the recent  state visit of prime minister sheikh Hasina to Delhi. The statement frankly, is puzzling and beyond my comprehension. To me, apart from the charm offensive of receiving our prime minister […]

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Shahid Islam The Korean Peninsula is on the verge of another major war; and it’s as close as lips and teeth. The war under making involves partners and alliances who may all be sucked into a major regional or global conflagration. This perilous prospect will have unleashed many predictable and unpredictable consequences and ramifications for […]

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The government has finalised 285 colleges and 40 high schools throughout Bangladesh for nationalisation. The Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE) on Thursday issued an order asking the authorities of these 325 institutions to hand the movable and unmovable assets to the government. Notable in the list of colleges is the Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib […]

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Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission scientists said Sunday that no sign of radioactive contamination was found in haor waters. They reached the conclusion after examining samples of water, water hyacinth and soil collected from several haors in Sunamganj. ‘Less than normal level of radiation was found in the samples tested,’ BAEC member for physical science Dilip […]

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North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, as two Japanese navy ships joined a U.S. carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific. U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group to sail to waters off the Korean peninsula […]

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