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‘Players’ fitness initiative a big plus’

‘Players’ fitness initiative a big plus’ After some much-needed down time, Bangladesh’s cricketers were in high spirits and enjoying ODI skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza’s (3rd From R) famous sense of humour on the first day of the preliminary camp at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium’s gymnasium yesterday. PHOTO: FIROZ AHMED Sports Reporter The Bangladesh national team’s […]

  China’s first domestically developed aircraft carrier departs Dalian, Liaoning province, China on May 13, 2018 Reuters China’s sole operational aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, is a repurposed Soviet ship bought from Ukraine, which went into service in 2012 China’s first domestically manufactured aircraft carrier started sea trials on Sunday, state media said, a landmark in Beijing’s […]

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Country’s textile millers have warned that the sector is facing a survival crisis due to smuggling of textile products and misuse of bonded warehouses and border haats with India. ‘The value of the stock of fabrics and yearns now amounts to Tk 20,000-25,000 crore as 40 per cent of total production have remained unsold since […]

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AN OPEN DIALOGUE Can we minimise the risk of riverine accidents? Abdullah Shibli An array of recent accidents in the country, as well as another one outside, point to the need for improved regulations and stricter enforcement and oversight in transportation, energy, and aviation sectors. The plane crash in Kathmandu, a train derailment near Tongi, […]

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The three passports of Bangladesh, official, regular and diplomatic Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune Raihan Shikder, 12, and Anwar Shikder, 15, are siblings. Anwar’s passport however contains a serious error- it is missing his last name. The boy’s uncle applied to the Dhaka Office of Department of Immigration and Passport (DIP), for adding Anwar’s last name to his […]

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At least 6.6 million Bangladeshis, who are capable of doing permanent jobs, cannot be provided with employment opportunities, reveals the Labour Force Survey. Some of this large number of people are jobless and some others are engaged in informal or temporary jobs – a state which could be considered disguised unemployment. In fact, about 2.68 […]

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  A file photo from May 10, 2018 shows Bangladesh national cricket team members (L-R)Taskin Ahmed, Rubel Hossain and Mahmudullah sharing a light moment during a training session at Mirpur. — New Age photo Bangladesh national team players will reunite today for participating in the fitness training camp ahead of their busy schedule in the […]

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  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says Bangladesh has earned the respect of the world by sending its first artificial satellite into orbit. “We have received the highest respect of the world as an independent nation,” she said at an event in Dhaka on Saturday morning following the launch of the Bangabandhu satellite. US-based aerospace company […]

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LATEST ‘UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW’ An opportunity we must not miss A woman sobs during a news conference as she demands justice for her husband, who was found dead after he was allegedly picked up by law enforcers last year. Photo: Anisur Rahman Sayeed Ahmad  The human rights situation of Bangladesh is going to be reviewed […]

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  Suicide bombers suspected to be from an Islamic State-inspired group killed at least nine people and wounded 40 in attacks on Christians attending Sunday morning services at three churches in Indonesia’s second-largest city of Surabaya, security officials said. Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim-majority country, has seen a recent resurgence in homegrown militancy inspired in […]

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