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Bangladesh has experienced the highest rainfall in April in 35 years, according to the Met office statistics. In first three weeks of the month, nearly 8,904 mm of rain has been recorded against the April average of 4,053 mm. “Some 10,000 mm of rainfall was recorded in April in 1981,” an official in weather office […]

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If the Rana Plaza collapse has shown us anything, it is that we as a nation can come together, and can survive the worst catastrophes It has been four years since Rana Plaza collapsed, shaking the nation. But we haven’t forgotten. With more than 1,100 losing their lives to the incident, it remains one of […]

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The Rana Plaza collapse was a big blow to our economy, but we managed to learn a lot from it Iwas nearly forced into the BGMEA advisory board by my friend Atiqul Islam, former BGMEA president, to help him come out of the mess that was the Rana Plaza collapse and other relevant incidents. It […]

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Abdul Hannan Indian newspapers and apologists at home waxed eloquent of achieving a ‘new height’ and a ‘watershed’ in Bangladesh India relations by the recent  state visit of prime minister sheikh Hasina to Delhi. The statement frankly, is puzzling and beyond my comprehension. To me, apart from the charm offensive of receiving our prime minister […]

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Shahid Islam The Korean Peninsula is on the verge of another major war; and it’s as close as lips and teeth. The war under making involves partners and alliances who may all be sucked into a major regional or global conflagration. This perilous prospect will have unleashed many predictable and unpredictable consequences and ramifications for […]

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The government has finalised 285 colleges and 40 high schools throughout Bangladesh for nationalisation. The Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE) on Thursday issued an order asking the authorities of these 325 institutions to hand the movable and unmovable assets to the government. Notable in the list of colleges is the Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib […]

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Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission scientists said Sunday that no sign of radioactive contamination was found in haor waters. They reached the conclusion after examining samples of water, water hyacinth and soil collected from several haors in Sunamganj. ‘Less than normal level of radiation was found in the samples tested,’ BAEC member for physical science Dilip […]

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North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, as two Japanese navy ships joined a U.S. carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific. U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group to sail to waters off the Korean peninsula […]

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The first 100 balls Dilruwan Perera faced he scored just 12 runs. In plain eyes it may look very ordinary batting, but going by the story of fourth day in Bangladesh-Sri Lanka second Test it would get highest rating from any one. Perera finished the day unbeaten on 26 after facing 126 balls, an innings […]

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Outstanding achievers in O- & A-level exams bask in glory as The Daily Star honours them Yesterday’s morning brought renewed hope to the nation as some of the brightest young minds promised to take the country to a new height excelling in education and making the best use of their knowledge. The future change-makers also […]

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Bangladesh has overtaken China to become the largest denim supplier to the European Union — a development that would give confidence to the country’s garment sector as it looks to hit $50 billion in exports by 2021. In the January-June period of 2016, Bangladesh exported €567.97 million worth of denim products to the 28-nation bloc […]

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An unidentified youth was shot dead by the Rapid Action Battalion as he reportedly violated battalion members’ signal at a checkpoint during his motorcycle riding in apparently calm area at Khilgaon in Dhaka early Saturday. Battalion officials said that the young man, aged about 25, in sweater and jeans, was carrying explosives in his backpack, […]

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