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Tannery Relocation Impact: Situation getting better, slowly

The quality of the Buriganga water in Dhaka improved to some extent after the tanneries of Hazaribagh were shut down recently. Tests by Department of Environment (DoE) say so and so do the people of the area. Eminent poet Nirmalendu Goon recently wrote on his Facebook page, “Now the life of the Buriganga, the mother […]

You can’t help it. You see us from afar—our messy beard, unkempt appearance, the distinct attire that sets us apart from others. With our straight-cut panjabi falling well below the knees, loose-fitting paijama, and a skullcap straight from history books, we remind you of the other side of progress. You tend to cringe if we come closer. You […]

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Despite an avowed economic development that satisfies 74 per cent of new generation, 82 per cent of Bangladesh youth are not optimistic about their future, reveals a Prothom Alo youth survey. Statistically, the country has attained over 6 per cent economic growth over the recent years, but such growth has failed to create jobs for […]

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Roger Federer became the first man to win Wimbledon eight times and extended his record to 19 Grand Slam titles with victory over Croatia’s Marin Cilic. The Swiss third seed won 6-3 6-1 6-4 as seventh seed Cilic struggled with blisters on his left foot and broke down in tears during the second set. Federer, […]

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Despite having huge potential in home textile, Bangladesh is unable to expand its market share in the European Union because of duty benefits extended to Pakistan, a cotton grower. Bangladesh, on the other hand, is a 100 percent cotton importer. In December 2013, the 28-nation bloc granted Pakistan the GSP Plus status for four years. […]

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Minar Rashid July 14 at 11:30am ·  জীবন বেঁচেছে ,কিন্তু ইজ্জতটা বাঁচবে তো ? =================== ইন্ডিয়ার স্বনামধন্য সাংবাদিক ও বিশিষ্ট বুদ্ধিজীবী কুলদীপ নায়ার বলেছেন , Most of the Bangladeshis feel suffocated অর্থাৎ অধিকাংশ বাংলাদেশীর এখন দম বন্ধ হয়ে আসছে । ইনি ইন্ডিয়ায় বসে যা উপলব্ধি করছেন , অনেক বাঘা বাঘা বুদ্ধিজীবী এদেশে বা এ সমাজে অবস্থান […]

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The number of arrested undocumented Bangladeshi workers in Malaysia rose to 1,266 till Sunday as the country continued its crackdown on illegal foreign workers since June 30. A total of 3,506 illegal workers have been rounded up by Malaysian Immigration Department during the Ops Mega conducted nationwide, according to The Star, Malaysian daily published the […]

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The Election Commission on Sunday unveiled the booklet of action plan for the next general elections with the ruling Awami League welcoming it and the Bangladesh Nationalist Party saying it would not solve the political crisis without the outline of poll-time government. Chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda unveiled the action plan for holding the […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina claimed that people of Bangladesh will not suffer from any food crisis as there is enough stock of it in the country. “We’re hearing the footfall of another flood. Some crops have already got damaged in flashflood but we have enough stock and we’re importing more,” she said. She came up […]

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Election Commission (EC) can do nothing for creating a level-playing field before the announcement of the schedule for the next parliamentary elections, Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda said. “Creating a level-playing field before announcement of polls’ schedule does not come under jurisdiction of EC,” the CEC said while unveiling a roadmap for the next […]

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3 grenades hurled at law enforcers Several gunshots heard Smoke coming out of the house Cops suspect 2 people inside 20/30 houses in 4km adjacent area evacuated Rab team enters the house at 9am Chopper used to monitor situation Four persons have surrendered to law enforcers who are conducting a raid at a suspected militant […]

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Cattle smuggled from India is harming the economy of Bangladesh, a senior officer of Border Guards of Bangladesh said today and formally requested the Border Security Force (BSF) to stop it. “Actually it (cattle smuggling is harming our economy. If it doesn?t come from India then our dairy farmers can go up and we can […]

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