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Washing-dyeing factories polluting Buriganga

Dyeing and washing factories at Shyampur Kadamtali polluting Buriganga. Photo: Prothom Alo.  Dhaka’s river Buriganga is being polluted by washing and dyeing factories, according to the Department of Environment. A report of the department back in 2015 shows a total of 60,000 cumecs untreated affluents pour into the Buriganga river. Out of that, 22000 cumecs […]

Inward remittance rose 5 percent year-on-year in May, helped by an increased transfer of funds by migrant workers from overseas ahead of the Eid-ul-Fitr, the largest Muslim festival. Migrant workers sent home $1.27 billion in May, which is highest in the first 11 months of fiscal 2016-17, according to data from Bangladesh Bank. The monthly […]

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Brac Onnesha, the first nano-satellite made by a Bangladeshi university, was launched into space from the Kennedy Space Center, US in the early hours of yesterday. Mozammel Haque, a Brac University student and leader at the ground station, told The Daily Star by phone that the SpaceX FALCON 9 rocket carrying the nanosat was launched […]

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 Minar Rashid কাউয়া কথন ও থেমিসের আগমন  (দৈনিক নয়া দিগন্তে প্রকাশিত উপ সম্পাদকীয় কলাম ) ভূমিকা : কাক বা কাউয়ার কোনো স্বভাব বা খাসলত মানুষের মাঝে দেখা গেলে তাকে বলা হয় কাউয়া স্বভাব। এরা অল্প পানিতে পাখা ঝাপটিয়ে গোসল সারে। তাই অল্পপানিতে দ্রুত গোসল করলে বলা হয় কাকস্নান বা কাউয়া গোসল। তেমনি করে দেশের পুরো […]

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‘I cannot recall a time when Muslims were suspected en masse of being unpatriotic’: Naseeruddin Shah In the final part of the series, Actor Naseeruddin Shah writes a deeply personal piece: ‘Never before have pleas for peace been interpreted as cowardly or seditious.’ india Updated: Jun 02, 2017 07:55 IST Naseeruddin Shah Naseeruddin Shah with […]

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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina. — Focusbangla file photo Highlighting the importance of the Sunderbans for the country’s existence, prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said whatever project the government takes for development it does that keeping this mangrove forest in mind so that it does not get affected in any way. ‘Whatever project we take, […]

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The Supreme Court has ordered BNP leader Moudud Ahmed to vacate his Gulshan home of 30 years, scrapping his petition to review the verdict given by the Appellate Division. The decision was announced on Sunday by a five-member bench led by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha. The High Court had ordered Moudud to transfer the […]

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The World Bank approved $100 million financing to help Bangladesh diversify exports in labour and skill intensive industries and create more than 90,000 jobs in non-Ready Made Garment export sectors. The Export Competitiveness for Jobs Project will improve competitiveness of existing and potential export-oriented industries such as leather, footwear, plastics and light engineering, where Bangladesh […]

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Police have arrested three more people for their suspected involvement in Friday’s arson attacks by Bangalee settlers on villages in Longadu upazila of Rangamati. The arrest was made a day after Sub-Inspector Dulal Hossain of Longadu Police Station filed a case against 15 named and 300/400 unnamed persons over the incident. Jashim, 26, of Pashchim […]

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Year after year, the government has been allowing this easy scheme of plundering our banks — a group of politically well-connected people will stretch their long arms and take loans from state-owned banks with all kinds of shady schemes. Then they will forget to pay back. By the time the year ends, the government will […]

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The government’s flexibility from the beginning has resulted in more and demands from the platform The government has indulged Hefazat-e-Islam too far, civil society members, intellectuals and politicians have said in reaction to the threatening remarks made by the fundamentalist group against rights activist Sultana Kamal. “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s indulgence of Hefazat’s many demands […]

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The US Senate Committee on the Judiciary has opened an investigation to find out whether former secretary of state Hillary Clinton used her position to intervene in an “independent investigation” against Muhammad Yunus by a “sovereign government” in Bangladesh. US Senator for Iowa, Chuck Grassley asked the State Department for information on whether then-Secretary of […]

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