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28 Years Since Operation Sea Angel: A model in disaster management

28 Years Since Operation Sea Angel: A model in disaster management Transportation of relief in progress. Courtesy: Author Col (rtd) Mohammed Abdus Salam, Bir Protik On April 30, 1991, 28 years ago, a devastating cyclone of the highest magnitude hit the coastal belt of Chattogram district of southeastern Bangladesh and made a landfall around the […]

Stocks tumble to 27-month low Aggrieved investors go on hunger strike Investors observed a token hunger strike for three and half hours in front of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) building at Motijheel in Dhaka on April 29, 2019. Photo: Star Star Business Report Dhaka stocks sank to a 27-month low yesterday, compelling aggrieved investors […]

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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina. File Photo Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said the government will surely mete out maximum punishment to the culprits, enacting tougher laws, if necessary, to prevent the growing incidents of sexual harassment.”There’ll be no mercy for those involved in sexual harassments… if necessary, we’ll enact tougher laws and mete out […]

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Bangladesh captain Mashrafee bin Murtaza speaks during a press conference at Mirpur on Monday. — New Age photo Bangladesh skipper Mashrafee bin Murtaza on Monday poured cold water on the growing expectations on his team ahead of forthcoming World Cup, scheduled in UK from May 30 to July 14. Unlike the past five World Cups, […]

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The Daily Star  April 29, 2019 Pro-AL panel sweeps DU dean election Star Online Report Pro-Awami League “blue panel” swept the dean election at Dhaka University, winning nine posts out of 10 in polls held today. BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami-backed “white panel” bagged one seat, our Dhaka University correspondent reports from the spot quoting highly-placed sources. […]

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Four more BNP MPs take oath Staff Correspondent . Dhaka | Prothom Alo  Apr 29, 2019 Four of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s six MPs were sworn in on Monday, following the footstep of Zahidur Rahman, the MP of Thakurgaon-3 constituency, who took oath on 25 April. The four are Md Aminul Islam from Chapainawabganj -2 […]

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‘Free media is essential for a functioning democracy’ Raheed Ejaz | Update: 08:48, Apr 28, 2019 0 Like             On a recent visit to Bangladesh, the UK state minister for foreign affairs Mark Field dropped in at the Prothom Alo office. In an exclusive interview there, he spoke of British-Bangladesh […]

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                        Finance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal. File photo     Finance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Sunday said the capital market of the country is not under government control while its banking sector is now in a fragile condition. “The capital market is not […]

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Bangladesh wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim speaks at a press conference at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Sunday. — BCB photo Wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim on Sunday termed Bangladesh as one of the serious contenders to win the forthcoming ICC World Cup, scheduled from May 30 to July 14 in United Kingdom. ‘I don’t expect an easy game […]

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The Daily Star  April 29, 2019 $2b laundered for buying work visas TIB says this took place in 2016 Staff Correspondent More than two billion dollars was laundered out of Bangladesh to six major labour-recruiting countries to illegally purchase work visas in 2016, said Transparency International Bangladesh Executive Director Dr Iftekharuzzaman. “In 90 percent of […]

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The Daily Star  April 29, 2019 The biggest barrier to our industrialisation Eresh Omar Jamal While inaugurating the first national industrial fair in the city, the prime minister, at the end of last month, said she wanted to discuss how to reduce the interest rate of bank loans which she thought had become the biggest […]

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Private universities gripped by politics Mustak Ahmed . Dhaka |Prothom Alo  Apr 28, 2019             Quality education at private universities is at risk as the regulatory body cannot compel the powerful and politically influential owners to abide by the rules and regulations, University Grants Commission (UGC) top officials have said. […]

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