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Bolai, Avatar, and our environment Logs from felled mahogany trees on Amlahar Degree College ground in Sadar upazila of Panchagarh. Photo: Star Adnan Zillur Morshed The other day I was going from Chattogram to my ancestral village in the Chandanish upazila, located about 40km southeast from the city centre. As soon as I crossed the […]

Shakib and Mustafiz excelled as individuals in this World Cup. Almost 24 hours after seeing the World Cup getting decided by the number of boundaries hit at the end of arguably the greatest ever ODI game, everyone is dishing out their respective Teams of the Tournament. We are no exception and thankfully for the readers, […]

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Lot of success, lot to do   WB CEO says about Bangladesh in an interview with The Daily Star Kristalina Georgieva Sajjadur Rahman Bangladesh needs to sustain higher economic growth and diversify the economy in order to create jobs for a young population, said Kristalina Georgieva, chief executive officer of the World Bank since January […]

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Bad loan in half a dozen state-owned banks including scam hit Sonali, Janata and BASIC increased by 5,182 crore in January-March period as the recovery efforts were slowed down due to an impending new loan restructuring policy adopted in May, experts said. Five state-owned commercial banks Sonali, Janata, Agrani, Rupali, BASIC and the specialised Bangladesh […]

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The Daily Star Bangla  জুলাই ১৫, ২০১৯ রূপপুর বালিশকাণ্ডের তদন্তে আসবাবপত্র কেনাকাটায় ৩৬.৪ কোটি টাকার অনিয়ম স্টার অনলাইন রিপোর্ট রূপপুর পারমাণবিক বিদ্যুৎকেন্দ্রের কর্মকর্তাদের আবাসিক ভবনের জিনিসপত্র কেনাকাটায় দুর্নীতি খতিয়ে দেখতে গঠন করা সরকারি কমিটি দুর্নীতির প্রমাণ পেয়েছে। কমিটির প্রতিবেদনে বলা হয়েছে, আসবাবপত্র ও গৃহস্থালি সামগ্রী কেনাকাটায় সেখানে ৩৬ কোটি ৪০ লাখ টাকার অনিয়ম হয়েছে। দুর্নীতির […]

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The Daily Star  July 16, 2019 Politics loses its Ershad factor Hussain Muhammad Ershad (1930-2019). Photo: File Photo Zayadul Ahsan Pintu With the death of General Ershad, a prominent factor in Bangladesh politics has come to a close. From a soldier to a military dictator and then to a political leader, Ershad would surely be […]

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9 killed as train hits microbus carrying bridal party Sirajganj Correspondent | Prothom Alo  Jul 15, 2019 At least nine people were killed and three others injured as a train smashed a microbus carrying a bridal party at an unmanned level crossing at Sirajganj’s Panchakohsi in Ullapara upazila on Monday evening. The identities of the […]

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‘At least 1.5m people affected by floods’ Staff correspondent . Dhaka | Prothom Alo  Jul 15, 2019 About 1.5 million people in 15 districts have been affected by floods across the country, according to the National Disaster Response Coordination Centre (NDRCC). The districts mostly hit by the floods are Chattogram, Sunamganj, Sylhet, Gaibandha, Kurigram and […]

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Bangladesh And The Political Chess Game AFP | Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (R) flashes the victory symbol after casting her vote at a polling station in Dhaka on December 30, 2018 by Sabria Chowdhury Balland     15 July 2019 “Chess is a war over the board. The object is to crush the opponent’s mind.” ~Bobby […]

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  Madness in the hillsIndia is declaring millions of its citizens to be foreigners The unlucky victims must then prove the opposite in special courts     Economist Print edition | Asia Jul 11th 2019 | GOROIMARI IT IS HOTTER than Prague. It does not have the Czech capital’s cobbled squares or narrow streets but […]

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Structural recipe for the economy The Financial Express  July 09, 2019 A high profile seminar held in Dhaka on Saturday and Sunday brought to the fore some of the pressing needs of the Bangladesh economy. The seminar was organised by the Bureau of Economic Research (BER) and the Economics Department of the University of Dhaka. […]

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Landslide spectre The Financial Express  July 14, 2019 20:31:30 Monsoon landslides in the greater Chattogram and Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) have already added to the region’s proneness to natural calamities. They belong to a different category. The country has for centuries been vulnerable to two main natural disasters: floods and cyclones. With the increasing incidence […]

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