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Gas price hike will bring ‘more loss than profit’

File Photo Previous Next The government may have hiked gas prices in order to shed the burden of subsidy for importing LNG, but the move will ultimately result in losses than profit, economists, businesses, and consumer rights groups believe. The gas price hike will increase production cost in the largest export-based sector of the country […]

Bangladesh`s captain Mashrafe Mortaza attends a press conference at Edgbaston in Birmingham, central England on 1 July, 2019, ahead of their 2019 Cricket World Cup group stage match against India. Photo: AFP Skipper Mashrafe Mortaza says Bangladesh will have to raise their game against a strong India side on Tuesday if they are to retain […]

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Suspended DIG Mizan to be produced before court Tuesday Mizanur Rahman and Fahim Reza Shovon Dhaka Tribune  July 1st, 2019 Suspended Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Mizanur Rahman being taken into custody by police on Monday, July 1, 2019 Rajib Dhar/Dhaka Tribune Mizan to spend night at Shahbagh police station Shahbagh Police has said […]

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Shishu Adhikar Forum: Child rape incidents rise sharply Md. Kamrul Hasan Dhaka Tribune July 1st, 2019 Representational Photo Bigstock Some 496 rape incidents were reported in the first six months of 2019 The rape incidents against children and minor have risen sharply during the 2nd quarter of 2019, Bangladesh Shishu Adhikar Forum (BSAF) has said. […]

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ASK: More than 1 extra-judicial killing every day Kamrul Hasan Dhaka Tribune July 1st, 2019 Ain O Salish Kendra logo ASK collected the data from nine national dailies, and from their own findings during the period At least 204 people became victims of extrajudicial killings at the hands of law enforcement agencies across the Bangladesh, […]

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The Daily Star June 10, 2019 Blind spots and biases in Bangladesh Studies Willem Van Schendel Bangladesh Studies? Is there an academic field of Bangladesh studies? Let us limit ourselves to the social sciences and the humanities. Clearly, in these domains a lot of research activity is going on—and a lot more than used to […]

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The Daily Star  July 02, 2019 Rohingya crisis: The long view Can the displaced Rohingyas return to their homeland anytime soon? Photo: REUTERS/DANISH SIDDIQUI Mohammad Zaman There is no dearth of opinion on the Rohingya repatriation issue with political leaders, scholars, and even ordinary people all weighing in with their own views. Given the current […]

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The Daily Star July 02, 2019 Miscarriage on the rise: Effects of climate change in coastal Bangladesh While the western world is arguing whether climate change is manmade or natural, its effects are already being felt, especially in countries like Bangladesh. Photo: Maruf Hasan Dr Maruf Hasan Most people felt the temperature this summer was […]

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The daily Star  July 02, 2019 River grabbing a criminal offence In 17-point directive, High Court suggests stricter punishment for grabbing, polluting rivers, calls for an effective, independent Nat’l River Commission Star file photo Tawfique Ali and Ashutosh Sarkar All river grabbing and pollution are criminal offences, the highest court in the country has declared […]

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GM Quader urges all to not spread rumour over Ershad’s condition Prothom Alo English Desk |  Jul 01, 2019 GM Quader, younger brother of Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad, on Monday urged all not to spread rumours over the health condition of Ershad, reports UNB. “His condition is stable and remains unchanged. But I request […]

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