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Tanners are offering merchants low prices for rawhides under the excuse of having borne high investment for machinery at the newly constructed Savar leather estate, running operations there on a limited scale, of having unsold stocks and falling international prices of leather goods. The business cycle mainly centres around the Eid-ul-Azha sacrifices when over 50 […]

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“We will remain unwritten through history, no X will mark us on the map; but in books of prose and poetry, you loved me once, in a paragraph.” ― Lang Leav, Memories Alone on the bus, after the last passenger had disembarked from it, the girl looked to a quiet, undisturbed ride home. It was dark outside. […]

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Mahmudullah has been recalled to Bangladesh’s 15-member squad for their two-Test series against South Africa, which begins on September 28. Bangladesh also strengthened their seam-bowling options by adding Subhasis Roy and Rubel Hossain to the squad. Shakib Al Hasan, who was granted a break from the South Africa Tests, and Nasir Hossain, who underperformed in […]

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A Rohingya man pulls a child as they walk to the shore after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border by boat through the Bay of Bengal in Shah Porir Dwip on Sunday. — Reuters photo Intermittent heavy rains from Sunday night caused huge sufferings to Rohingays who entered or were trying to enter Bangladesh fleeing persecution and […]

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Jatiya Sangsad on Monday night unanimously adopted a resolution urging the international community, including the United Nations, to mount strong diplomatic pressure on Myanmar government to take back Rohingya people, ensure their safe accommodation and give citizenship rights. Treasury bench member Dipu Moni, a former foreign minister, placed the resolution in the House in the […]

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The UN human rights chief today slammed Myanmar’s apparent “systematic attack” on the Rohingya minority, warning that “ethnic cleansing” seemed to be underway. “Because Myanmar has refused access to human rights investigators the current situation cannot yet be fully assessed, but the situation seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing,” Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein told […]

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Star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been granted a leave for the two Test matches Bangladesh will be playing, when it starts the South Africa tour on Sep 28. Bangladesh Cricket Board or BCB’s Operations Committee chief Akram Khan confirmed bdnews24.com and said Shakib can play the second Test, which starts on Oct 6, if he wants. […]

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At least 25 people went missing as three launches anchored in a harbor at Shariatpur sank after a pontoon gave way. The sunken launches are: MV Mahanagar and Nariya-2. They are launches of the route between Shariatpur and Narayanganj. The incident happened around 7am on Monday in Naria Upazila as the shore of the Padma […]

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Fortune magazine’s, in its annual list of companies that are changing the world for the better, has listed bKash – a Bangladeshi mobile-based payment system. The list, titled ‘Change the World 2017’, includes 50 private companies whose services and products are having a positive impact on people’s lives. bKash, currently in it’s sixth year of […]

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Blasting the atrocities on Rohingya people, National Human Rights Commission Chairman Kazi Reazul Hoque said Myanmar’s persecution was tantamount to genocide. “This genocide needs to be tried at international court if needed,” he said during a press briefing at the Deputy Commissioner’s office in Cox’s Bazar. “The killing, arson, torture and rape of Rohingya people […]

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Alison Blake, the British high commissioner to Bangladesh, has been accused of lobbying on behalf of British American Tobacco (BAT) after it sought her help in a long-running battle with the country’s revenue authorities. The extraordinary intervention has provoked anger among health organisations and transparency campaigners, both in the UK and in Bangladesh, who say […]

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Torrential rainfall that inundated most parts of Dhaka and threw the city into chaos this morning is likely to linger tomorrow and show signs of reducing the day after. Bangladesh Meteorological Department said in its bulletin that the rainfall is being caused by an active monsoon season and will stay for a while throughout the […]

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