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The government has listed the lightning strike as a natural disaster, bearing in mind the rising number of deaths from this specific threat The government will plant 1 million palm trees across Bangladesh to avert deaths occurring from lightning strikes. The move came after several lightning strikes had claimed lives of as many as 450 […]

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F R Chowdhury   I have already written two articles under this heading. I got considerable feedback from the readers. In general they liked it. Part – I dealt with relations between head of the state and head of the government. Part – II dealt with relations between the government and the civil servants. This […]

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Mohammad Billal, in his late 20s, has been professionally driving minibuses and pick-up trucks for the last seven years in the capital and only recently he applied for a driving licence. Billal is set to get a professional driving licence from Bangladesh Road Transport Authority on March 30. He said over the years he had […]

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Syed Badrul Ahsan It is a bizarre situation. It is an unreal, dark image of society before us. Ministers belonging to the same government sit on opposite sides of the fence, or the table as the case might be, to thrash out a solution to an illegal strike resorted to by transport owners and workers […]

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Interns at government’s medical college hospitals on Saturday began an indefinite strike in protest against suspension of four fellow colleagues of Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College and Hospital in Bogra. The strike caused patients’ sufferings at all the six government medical college hospitals. On Thursday, the health ministry put the four interns of SZRMCH on […]

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The president of Bangladesh displayed his usual vivacious self to charm the graduating students at the 50th convocation of Dhaka University President Abdul Hamid appeared to be in his iconic good-natured demeanour at the 50th convocation of Dhaka University. The president’s remarks – witty and candid – maintained a hold on the audience who were […]

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It was a grand of display of Bangladeshi cultural and its diversity that Bengal Foundation hosted in a 10-day (February 22-March 3) Bengal Sangskriti Utshab Sylhet 2017 at Abul Maal Abdul Muhith Sports Complex. The festival, dedicating to Gyantapas Abdur Razzaq, concluded on March 3 on a high note. Young artistes of “Geetobitan Bangladesh” set […]

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Hermann Kudras Bangladesh urgently needs an additional harbor to satisfy the rapidly growing export and import industries. The capacities of the two main harbors, Chittagong and Khulna, cannot cope with the rising demand. In addition, both harbors cannot be accessed by the most common container vessels, as the depth and size of these ports cannot […]

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Counter-terrorism police are trying to hunt down eight more people suspected to be involved in the Gulshan cafe attack. “We are now looking for Sohel Mahfuz, Rashed, Chhoto Mizan, Choklet, Syed Mahfuz, Abdus Samad alias Arif alias Mamu, Musa and a doctor,” Monirul told reporters. “Many of the suspects have been killed in different raids […]

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The eight state-run banks held 59.04 per cent or Tk 36,709.95 crore of the total defaulted loans in the banking sector as of December 31, 2016 as they disbursed huge amount of loans to their clients violating rules, said officials of Bangladesh Bank. Three out of the eight banks also failed to keep required provision against […]

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The number of beneficiary owners’ accounts has increased by 43,000 in last five months amid a surge in the stock prices at the country’s bourses. Opening a BO account with the Central Depository Bangladesh Limited through a depository participant, which is usually a stockbroker or a merchant bank, is a must for trading shares at […]

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Bangladesh Nationalist Party seems to go by ‘wait and see’ strategy as to if it will take part in the next parliamentary elections under the party in power or forge street agitation for an inclusive and credible election under a neutral government. The ruling Awami League senior leaders are reiterating that the next general elections, […]

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