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More than 40 percent listed textile mills’ profits declined in the second half of 2018 thanks to the slide in prices of garment items and stockpiling of yarn for invasion of cheaper alternatives from India and China. Of the total 53 listed textile, spinning and garment factories on the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), nine companies […]

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Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud have expressed their condolences to the families of the victims of the deadly fire in the capital’s Chawkbazar on Wednesday night. According to the Bangladesh Embassy in Riyadh, the King and […]

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Eyes dazed and a face blank, five-year-old Sanin was on the arms of her father standing just yards off the morgue at Dhaka Medical College. Her father was careful to not let her close to the stink of the charred remains that lay inside, but not far enough for the hint of stench that kept […]

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The fire service officials today found hundreds of containers and packets of flammable chemicals kept illegally at the basement of Haji Wahed Mansion, the building from where the fire reportedly broke out in Dhaka’s Chawkbazar on Wednesday night. A team of Fire Service and Civil Defense found a warehouse of the chemicals after breaking the […]

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The passing away of Bir Protik Taramon Bibi quietly in her home in Rajipur Upazila, at age 61, only 16 days before the commemoration of Victory Day, is truly a tragedy for us. For she was one of our few living heroes who could tell the tale of a freedom fighter, battling against a ferocious […]

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FBCCI, DCCI voice out at separate events The country’s two key trade bodies yesterday demanded the central bank bring down the interest rate on lending to single-digit with a view to enabling businesses to flourish. The call came from the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) and the Dhaka Chamber of Commerce […]

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International Mother Language Day is an opportunity to promote and celebrate linguistic and cultural diversity, and to recognise and protect all the human rights of minorities and indigenous peoples relating to language, Fernand de Varennes, UN Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues, today said. “Language can also empower people, whereas the absence of education in minority […]

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— Tk 30 lakh given to victims at DMCH — 37 bodies identified and handed over to families so far — Govt’s irresponsibility behind Chawkbazar fire: BNP — Father, son die in each other’s arms Authorities have called off rescue operation after dousing the ghastly fire at Chawkbazar which has claimed lives of about 70 people so far. Dhaka South […]

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Numerous people assembled at the Central Shaheed Minar to pay sincere tribute to the martyrs of the historic 1952 Language Movement with the clock striking 12:01am on Thursday. The day marks “Amar Ekushey,” the Language Martyrs Day and International Mother Language Day. Barefoot, holding blossoms of color and wearing only white and black, people solemnly […]

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President Abdul Hamid and prime minister Sheikh Hasina have paid their rich tributes to the martyrs of the historic Language Movement on the occasion of Amar Ekushey and the International Mother Language Day. They paid the homage by placing wreaths at the Central Shaheed Minar in Dhaka at one minute past midnight tonight. Prime minister […]

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The senior BNP leader said this after paying tribute to the Language Movement martyrs at Azimpur Graveyard on Thursday Marking International Mother Language Day, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has said people do not have freedom of speech; the main idea of the 1952 Language Movement. “The movement has historic significance in our […]

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By Adil Khan In Bangladesh in recent times, the term, “Muktijuddher Chetona” (‘Spirit of Liberation war’) has become a much used if not much abused term in the political vocabulary and yet so far no one has cared to explain what it really means in concrete sense. Furthermore, the concept was also never promoted nor […]

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