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Seedlings crisis worries farmers

With crops on 6.11 lakh hectares of land damaged by floods, farmers in 32 districts are in dire need of Aman seedlings to recoup their losses by producing the foodgrain. In many northern and central districts, farmers couldn’t plant Aman seedlings as floodwater washed away most of the seedbeds. Till the third week of this […]

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday urged the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to recruit more Bangladeshi seafarers in foreign vessels. The Prime Minister sought the cooperation when visiting IMO Secretary General Kitack Lim met her at her office. Press Secretary to the Prime Minister Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters and said quoting the Prime Minister, “Bangladesh […]

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From Friday, Md Yusuf has put up machetes and various knives on display in front of his tiny blacksmith store at Karwan Bazar. These are not the usual items that Yusuf sells. They have been added to tap into the surge in demand for meat-processing paraphernalia every year ahead of Eid-ul-Azha, one of the biggest […]

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A Border Guard Bangladesh personnel stands guard next to fleeing Rohingya refugees resting under a makeshift shelter in Bangladesh on Sunday. — AFP photo The number of Rohingyas entering Bangladesh and crowds of the ethnic minority people of Myanmar along the border to sneak into the country amid heightened border patrols kept rising as violence […]

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The Border Guard Bangladesh director general, Major General Abul Hossain, on Sunday warned that a tough reply would be given to Myanmar if any bullet from their side hits Bangladesh territory. ‘No foreigners’ den will be allowed on Bangladesh land and we are ready to face any kind of situation along the frontier areas,’ Abul Hossain […]

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A militant suspect has been killed in an explosion in a house in Mymensingh’s Bhaluka, police say. Law enforcers cordoned off the house at Kashor in Habibarhi after the blast Sunday afternoon, Mymensingh Additional Superintendent of Police Noor-e-Alam told bdnews24.com. The ASP said they suspect militants were using the house to make bombs and one […]

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Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) has signed a contract with privately owned Intraco Solar Power Limited for procuring 30 megawatt (MW) solar electricity on Sunday. The agreement was inked at a ceremony at Bidyut Bhaban in the city. BPDB Director (public relations) Saiful Hasan Chowdhury said the government, with a view to fulfilling its target […]

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Bangladesh batsmen Sakib al Hasan (L) and Tamim Iqbal run between the wickets on the opening day of their first Test against Australia at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Sunday.— Sourav Losker When the leg-before decision against David Warner off Mehedi Hasan was overturned by a review of the third umpire in the sixth over […]

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Many renowned international vendors participated in the project’s tendering process in January 2016, and Decatur-Tiger IT was selected as the most compliant and innovative solution Tiger IT, a Bangladesh-based global production and identity management solutions leader, has opened a new factory for producing digital retro-reflective number plates at Kathmandu, Nepal. These number plates will be installed in vehicles in […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said all manufacturing and exporting industries would be brought under the central fund of the Ministry of Labour and Employment created to provide financial support to the families of the workers who die or receive grave injuries in their working places. “We have already given instructions to the Commerce Ministry […]

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Traffic gridlock on Dhaka-Chittagong highway. The photo was taken at Baldakhal of Daudkandi on Sunday morning. Photo: Prothom Alo Long-distance travellers are facing immense sufferings as the country’s two main highways – Dhaka-Tangail and Dhaka-Chittagong – are witnessing a huge tailback on Sunday morning ahead of Eid-ul-Azha. A 1.5-kilometre tailback was seen on Dhaka-Chittagong highway […]

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Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said on Sunday the remarks of former Supreme Court judge AHM Shamsuddin Chowdhury about the court is tantamount to contempt of court. The BNP leader made the remarks after placing wreaths at the grave of national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam on […]

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