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World Bank approves $560m for power supply, microenterprises in Bangladesh

 World Bank approves $560m for power supply, microenterprises in Bangladesh   The World Bank has approved $560 million for two projects in Bangladesh to improve power supply and help microenterprises become environmentally sustainable. “The World Bank is helping Bangladesh overcome barriers to higher growth. Unreliable power supply and environmentally-unstainable enterprises hinder a county’s competitiveness and […]

Four refusals in 34 days: BNP denied permission to hold rallies in Dhaka The flag of BNP The 29th and 30th provisions of DMP Ordinance, 1976 empower the DMP commissioner to ban rallies and programs in the city. The BNP had announced four rallies in Dhaka following the incarceration of its chairperson Khaleda Zia in […]

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The rich get richer, the poor get poorer Abu Afsarul Haider The title of this piece is not just a cliché, but also a fact. Over the past two decades, Bangladesh has been experiencing an impressive economic growth. Technically, we had already achieved the lower-middle-income status in 2015 by increasing our Gross National Income (GNI), […]

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Palestinians prepared for further protests near the Gaza border Saturday, a day after a major demonstration led to clashes that saw Israeli forces kill 16 people in the bloodiest day since a 2014 war. Protesters began returning to a tent city erected near the border with Israel to resume the demonstration planned to last six […]

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Champaka: Bangladesh U-18 pacers have got the potential BCB High Performance bowling coach Champaka RamanayakeBCB Champaka Ramanayake said the time is right to groom these young pacers for the future. In order to find out talents in the junior level, a 10-day long pace bowlers’ camp involving the U-18 cricketers started under the supervision of […]

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বিবিএসের শ্রমশক্তি জরিপের তথ্য চার কোটি ৮২ লাখ প্রকৃত বেকার বেসরকারি খাতে কাঙ্ক্ষিত বিনিয়োগ না হওয়াসহ তিন কারণে বাড়ছে বেকারের সংখ্যা * আইএলও’র বেকারের সংজ্ঞা বাংলাদেশের জন্য প্রযোজ্য নয় : বিশেষজ্ঞ * কর্মক্ষম তবে শ্রমশক্তির বাইরে তারাও প্রকৃত বেকার : ড. সালেহউদ্দিন   হামিদ-উজ-জামান ২৮ মার্চ ২০১৮, ০০:০০ | প্রিন্ট সংস্করণ   উচ্চশিক্ষিত বেকার মো. শরিফুল ইসলাম সাজু। […]

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Rapid industrialisation poses pollution risk to the Sundarbans The increasing number of heavily polluting factories producing petrochemicals, cement, and leather on the edge of the Sundarbans, as well as new thermal power plants, threatens the mangrove ecosystem The rejuvenated Mongla port is expanding very rapidly [image by: Soumya Sarkar] Soumya Sarkar, March 16, 2018 Mongla […]

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Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal and his Myanmar counterpart Lt Gen Kyaw Swe lead their respective sides at a meeting at the Secretariat in Dhaka on Friday, February 16, 2018 Syed Zakir Hossain On February 16, Bangladesh handed over a list of 8,032 Rohingya refugees to Myanmar to start the first phase of repatriation. The government […]

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No country for Beauty Nadine Shaanta Murshid SOMETHING remarkable happened this week. Babul Mia of Habiganj—who had raped Beauty Akhter (16) earlier in the year—had her raped again and killed for not withdrawing the rape case pending against him, surprising no one. That’s the remarkable thing, in case it’s not clear: that no one was […]

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More than a picnic (From R) Shakib AL Hasan, Ziaur Rahman, Soumya Sarkar and Anamul Haque were among a large group of cricketers who gathered in Mirpur yesterday to discuss issues pertaining to their well-being. PHOTO: STAR Sports Reporter “It’s not just you guys who enjoy picnics and other gatherings; we cricketers can do it […]

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People attend a rally after the shopping mall fire, near the regional administration’s building in the Siberian city of Kemerovo, Russia on Tuesday. — Reuters photo Russian president Vladimir Putin on Tuesday said ‘criminal negligence’ was to blame for a Siberian mall fire that killed at least 64 people, including 41 children, after they found […]

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Photo:Mehedi Hasan The six nationalized banks have more default loans than the 39 private banks combined. And it is the common people who have to pay for their incompetency. A sizeable portion of the taxpayer’s money – Tk2,000 crore to be precise – is earmarked in the budget for recapitalization of banks. The budgets for […]

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