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World Soil Day: Two-fifths of arable land in Bangladesh lacks organic matter

‘Now the farmers produce even more crops in a single piece of land annually, which gives more yield and money, but eventually damages the soil health’ The pressure to produce more crops from the same amount of land has caused two-fifths of the total arable land area of Bangladesh to become deficient in organic elements […]

Labour MP Tulip Siddiq apologises for ‘threatening remark’ to pregnant journalist Georgie Keate November 29 2017, 5:00pm, The Times Tulip Siddiq had been asked about the disappearance of a British-trained barrister in Bangladesh  YUI MOK/PAThe MP Tulip Siddiq has apologised for making “ill-judged” comments to a pregnant Channel 4 producer after she faced questions from the journalist. […]

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Tulip Siddiq, Labour nieces of Bangladesh leader, represented at UN Fariha Karim December 2 2017, 12:00pm, The Times Tulip Siddiq was accused of insulting a pregnant journalistSUZANNE PLUNKETT/REUTERS/ALAMY A Labour MP was listed as a delegate of Bangladesh at the UN general assembly despite claiming to have no influence on the country’s politics. Tulip Siddiq appeared […]

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BNP on Monday criticised the Election Commission’s announcement about the by-election to the mayoral post of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) just a day after its mayor Annisul Huq was buried. “He (Annisul) was just buried. I don’t think it’s decent to think of a by-election just after his burial. We’ve seen some people are […]

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First ever female military pilots of Bangladesh have joined the peacekeeping mission of United Nations in Congo. The Defence Ministry confirmed the matter issuing a press release on Monday. The press release, issued by Inter Services Public Relations, it declared the deployment of Flight Lieutenant Nayma Haque and Flight Lieutenant Tamanna-E-Lutfy. Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) […]

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This December 1, 2017 picture released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on December 2, 2017 shows North Korean soldiers and Pyongyang residents holding a rally to celebrate the North’s declaration on November 29 it had achieved full nuclear statehood. North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Un declared the country had achieved a “historic […]

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Four teams have made it to the Bangladesh Premier League playoff stage after Mashrafe Bin Mortaza’s Rangpur Riders became the last team to join the already qualified Comilla Victorians, Dhaka Dynamites and Khulna Titans. Mashrafe’s side defeated third placed Khulna Titans to make it to the playoff stage and in doing so, they also eliminated […]

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The Anti-Corruption Commission has recommended that the cabinet division take punitive action against 97 teachers of eight educational institutions in Dhaka city allegedly for their involvement in private coaching centres. The graft watchdog sent a letter to the cabinet division in this regard on Sunday, ACC deputy director (public relations) Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya told Prothom […]

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After a relative slump earlier this year, foreign remittance inflow has started to rise again, and in November alone Bangladeshi workers and expats abroad have sent Tk 1.21 billion through the official channels. The amount is 28 percent higher than the corresponding period last year and 4 percent higher than last month, October 2017. Remittances in […]

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The right verdict

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This is a landmark verdict because, despite the frequency of road accidents here in Bangladesh, existing laws in our country have not covered such situations before. The High Court should be applauded for making the right decision and ordering those who were responsible for the death of internationally acclaimed Bangladeshi filmmaker Tareque Masud and four […]

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Only 20 percent of the loans written off by banks in Bangladesh have been recovered in the last 12 years, says a new report. The study by LR Global Bangladesh says the country has the highest share of non-performing loans or NPL and lowest capital adequacy ratio or CAR, compared to its peer economies. Bad […]

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