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Accord goes slow in handing over responsibility

Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, the platform of European retailers, has failed to keep its promise to start handing over RMG factory safety monitoring responsibility to the government body in time. In a meeting of Transition Monitoring Committee held on October 10, Accord representative to the committee had promised that in the […]

Cities and climate change As people move into cities, each person’s carbon footprint increases. Soon we reach a juncture where the accumulation of these enlarged footprints creates a huge dent in environmental quality. Dark thick smoke billows from a chimney along the Dhaka-Mawa road near the newly-constructed central jail in Keraniganj on the outskirts of […]

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File photo of Bangladesh Election Commission Secretariat Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune The first rift among the commissioners about the transfer of 33 officers of the Election Commission Secretariat was noticed in July last year Frequent disagreement between election commissioners on various issues of holding parliamentary elections is becoming evident on the media in recent days. […]

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Bangladesh’s Imrul Kayes plays a shot during their first ODI against Zimbabwe in Mirpur Sunday Dhaka Tribune/Md Manik Imrul Kayes’ magnificent 144 off 140 balls steered Bangladesh to a challenging 271-run total in their stipulated 50 overs Bangladesh won the first ODI by 28 runs against visiting Zimbabwe, riding on Imrul Kayes’ career-best 144-run knock, […]

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The Dr Kamal Hossain-led Jatiya Oikya Front is dispatching a letter to the government calling for talks before the schedule for the 11th parliamentary elections is announced. Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal-JSD President ASM Abdur Rab revealed the alliance’s decision after a meeting in Dhaka on Sunday. Earlier in the day, the government announced Nov 1 as […]

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