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Exports grow by 7.23pc in Q1 amid Sept slump

A file photo shows workers sewing clothes at a readymade garment factory in Dhaka. Country’s export earnings in September of the current financial year 2017-18 declined by 9.83 per cent after a strong growth in the first two months of the fiscal year — 26.54 per cent in July and 10.71 per cent in August. […]

Endless streams of Rohingyas have crossed the Naf River into Bangladesh. The deaths of children at sea stand out most vividly. Rohingyas have left behind everything they had once known in the face of the Myanmar military’s brutalities against their own people. And this has all happened because of the collective failure of the UN […]

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Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir  The secretary general of the country’s principal opposition political party Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, has talked at length about the Rohingya crisis in an interview with Prothom Alo. Over half a million Muslim Rohingyas have come into Bangladesh fleeing persecution by security forces in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine […]

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Flies sit on the face of a girl as Rohingya refugees wait for some aid to be distributed at a camp in Cox’s Bazar for those who recently fled from Myanmar on Sunday. — Reuters photo Thousands of Rohingya children who have entered Bangladesh fleeing violence in Myanmar are suffering from malnutrition and traumatic stress […]

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Down but not out

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There must be some word today From my boyfriend so far away Please Mister Postman, look and see Is there a letter, a letter for me (The Marvelettes) This song might give many from our older generation a sense of nostalgia for the days when they used to wait for the postman to know if […]

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Students of seven colleges, recently affiliated to DU, stage protest in Dhaka on Sunday to press their demands. — Sanaul Haque Several hundred students of seven colleges recently affiliated to Dhaka University on Sunday blocked the New Market intersection in the capital for more than eight hours pressing their demands including publishing of results of […]

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Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim (C) holds his head after he was hit by a ball from South African pacer Duanne Olivier on the third day of their second Test in Bloemfontein on Sunday. — AFP photo Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada led a ruthless bowling performance as South Africa completed an innings and 254 run win […]

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The Rohingya issue will dominate at the minister-level meeting to be held this month in Myanmar as Bangladesh expects the return of all Rohingyas living in Bangladesh to their homeland through diplomatic efforts. ‘We believe we’ll be able to help Rohingyas return to their homeland through diplomatic efforts,’ home minister Asaduzzaman Khan told reporters in […]

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Chief justice SK Sinha, who is on a 30-day ‘sick’ leave from October 3, took medical treatment at International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh on Sunday. The chief justice went to the ICDDR,B hospital in the morning and consulted doctors. He also gave samples for medical tests, said an official of ICDDR,B. Sinha and […]

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The Appellate Division on Sunday gave the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association seven more months as the last deadline for demolishing its headquarters in Dhaka. The 15-story BGMEA building was illegally constructed encroaching upon the Hatirjheel Lake. A five-judge bench headed by acting chief justice Md Abdul Wahhab Miah passed the order after BGMEA […]

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The Supreme Court today extended time until November 5 for issuing a gazette notification on the disciplinary rules for lower court judges. The apex court adjourned till that day (November 5) the hearing on the Masdar Hossain case known as judiciary separation case which deals with the disciplinary rules for the lower court judges. A […]

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1994 should have been a watershed year in human history; a year to feel ashamed of humanity’s failure to stop a genocide that resulted in the deaths of 800,000 mostly Tutsis in Rwanda; a year to mend the mistakes that allowed the atrocities to happen, and to build solid defence against such atrocities in the […]

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