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2017 in review: Investment, financial reform were biggest challenges

Dr AB Mirza Azizul Islam, former finance adviser to caretaker government AB Mirza Azizul Islam Top three challenges Bangladesh economy faced in 2017: # The growth of export earnings and remittance inflow has slowed down drastically in the year 2017. The export growth decreased by 1.72% compared to 10% in the previous year, while the […]

Bangladesh pacer Taskin Ahmed speaks to reporters during a training session at the National Academy Cricket Ground in Mirpur on Saturday. — New Age photo Bangladesh pacer Taskin Ahmed said on Saturday that he was not taking any pressure to retain his position in the national team despite facing a stiff competition. The 22-year old […]

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A rainbow flag flies as people protest US president Donald Trump’s announcement that he plans to reinstate a ban on transgender individuals from serving in any capacity in the US military, in Times Square, in New York City, New York, US, July 26, 2017. — Reuters file photo Transgender people will be allowed for the […]

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The BNP, which stayed away from the 2014 general elections, plans to hold a rally at the Suhrawardy Udyan on Jan 5 as a mark of protest as the party termed it a ‘voters-less election.’ The party has applied to the Dhaka Metropolitan Police for permission, according to BNP’s Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir […]

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As water sources dry up and demands increase, women are forced to walk further and further to provide water for their family. Photo: STAR Mohammed Norul Alam Raju AST week, I visited some villages in Shyamnagar Upazila under Satkhira and Dacope Upazila under Khulna. During my visit, I talked to Aleya Begum, a 25-year-old woman […]

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Students of National Ideal School’s Khilgaon Campus revel after results of PEC, Ebtedayee, JSC and JDC examinations were published on Saturday, December 30, 2017  A total 191,628 students secured the highest grade GPA 5 this year which was 247,588 in 2016 A total of 83.65% students came out successful in this year’s Junior School Certificate […]

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সাক্ষাৎকারে ড. কামাল হোসেন সংবিধান সংশোধনের ম্যান্ডেট সরকারের নেই ড. কামাল হোসেনপ্রথম আলো: ২০১৭ সালের ঘটনাবলির আলোকে বিচার বিভাগের স্বাধীনতাকে আপনি কীভাবে দেখছেন? ড. কামাল হোসেন: প্রথমেই বলতে হয় যে সরকার ২০১১ সালে সংবিধানের ১৫তম সংশোধনী করেছিল। আর সেখানে যে নির্দলীয় তত্ত্বাবধায়ক সরকার বাদ দেওয়া হলো, সেটা থেকে আপনার প্রশ্নকে আলাদা করা যাবে না। কারণ, ওই সংশোধনীতে […]

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