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How can we make our buildings safe? Dr AFM Saiful Amin, Professor of Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), talks to Nahela Nowshin of The Daily Star about the causes and ramifications of our failure to comply with the Bangladesh National Building Code, and more. Dr AFM Saiful Amin Nahela Nowshin What […]

Previous Next He has decided games on his own and hogged the global limelight for decades, but this time football legend Pelé is looking for an assist – from Bangladesh. He plans to be a potential game-changer in the global climate change fight with a unique initiative. Brazil’s most recognisable celebrity wants Sheikh Hasina on […]

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Mosaddek Hossain All-rounder Mosaddek Hossain on Wednesday told reporters that he was still hoping to make a comeback into the national side for the ICC World Cup in England and Wales on the back of his decent performances in the ongoing Dhaka Premier League. Mosaddek is captaining the star-studded Abahani Limited in the DPL and […]

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Displaced Rohingya people walk through the zero line on Bangladesh-Myanmar border. — UNB file photo UN human rights experts condemned the Indian government’s decision to deport three more Rohingyas to Myanmar and urged the authorities to stop such forced deportations which were prohibited under international law. The three Rohingyas deported, a father and his children, […]

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The Gono Forum sacked Sultan Mohammed Mansur Ahmed immediately after he took oath as MP going against the party’s decision on whether to sit in parliament, but that has not been the case for Mokobbir Khan. It could not decide Mokobbir’s fate in the party in Tuesday’s meeting after Mokobbir took oath as the MP […]

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‘UN special envoy sees no immediate solution to Rohingya crisis’ Humayun Kabir Bhuiyan Dhaka Tribune April 4th, 2019 Bangladesh’s Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner (RRRC) Mohammad Abul Kalam Dhaka Tribune An interview with Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner Mohammad Abul Kalam The United Nations Secretary General’s Special Envoy on Myanmar Christine Schraner Burgener sees no […]

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Old Dhaka chemical warehouses still in business Fazlur Rahman Raju Dhaka Tribune April 4th, 2019 A DSCC team inspects chemicals stored in an Old Dhaka warehouse on March 4 Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune DSCC drive to remove the warehouses seems to have failed again It has been a month and a half since the deadly Chawkbazar […]

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ADB: Bangladesh will see fastest GDP growth in Asia Niaz Mahmud Dhaka Tribune April 3rd, 2019 ADB Country Director Manmohan Parkash addresses the media at the bank’s Dhaka office on Wednesday, where their flagship economic report, titled ‘Asian Development Outlook 2019,’ was unveiled Dhaka Tribune To sustain the robust growth, reforms in various areas are […]

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The Daily Star  March 30, 2019 Editorial Inefficiency in road construction How can roads get damaged within days of construction? We wonder why the quality of our roads is so poor while the cost of per kilometre road construction here is the highest in the world. A report by this daily on March 27 has […]

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The Daily Star April 04, 2019 Feed factories still using tannery waste Implement High Court order immediately Strangely, the High Court order to various ministries that had been directed by the HC in July 2011 to close down factories producing poultry and fish feed using tannery waste remains unimplemented. In fact, the HC had further […]

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