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1.17 lakh registered in a month

A Rohingya refugee man gets an oral cholera vaccine, distributed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) with the help of volunteers and local NGO’s, in a refugee camp near Cox’s Bazar on Wednesday. — Reuters photo Mandatory biometric registration of Rohingyas entering Bangladesh to flee violence in Myanmar is going at a slow pace inside […]

Dilda Begum and her ten-year-old daughter Noor are recovering from machete wounds at Sadar Hopsital. While Dilda is struggling with pain and trauma, Noor is trying to be strong for her mother in Cox’s Bazar, 6 October, 2017. — Reuters photo Brutal attacks on Rohingyas in northern Rakhine State have been well-organised, coordinated and systematic, […]

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Police on Wednesday obstructed demonstration of Bangladesh Nationalist Party protesting against issuance of arrest warrant against party chairperson Khaleda Zia. At least 30 leaders and activists of BNP were injured in clash with police in Noakhali town on Wednesday. The hour-long clash that took place in Rashid Colony area since 11:00am, erupted centring the procession […]

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More children and teenagers in Bangladesh are obese now than before like many other developing countries, a new study suggests blaming food marketing, policies, and pricing. Bangladesh is traditionally known for the home of world’s one of the largest number of underweight children. But a new study, led by the Imperial College London and the […]

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Over the last few months, Rupali Akter, the breadwinner of a five-member family in Savar’s industrial belt, had to buy some of the essentials on credit from nearby groceries. With a monthly income of Tk 10,000 including overtime, the sewing operator at a garment factory is unable to pay for all the products she buys, […]

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Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha has planned to travel abroad on October 13, the Law Ministry secretary said reading a letter on Tuesday afternoon. Secretary ASSM Zahirul Haque told reporters that the letter from the chief justice to President Md Abdul Hamid reached the law ministry in the afternoon. “The chief justice has sent the […]

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The garment exporters’ profitability has hit a rock-bottom thanks to the continued downward price pressure by the international retailers amid rising production costs. “In fact we are just keeping our businesses afloat,” said a garment manufacturer who exports apparel items worth nearly $500 million a year. The price of garment items has been falling 5-8 […]

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Political controversies over politicians going on leave are not so uncommon. Back in the days of sixties and seventies Maulana Bhasani would often whisk himself away on leave on ‘health grounds’ whenever he would get fed up of the leadership clashes among his followers. When the conflicts would be resolved, he would bounce back to […]

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