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Skilled workers spend less on migration from Bangladesh compared to their unskilled compatriots but they also earn more than the unskilled ones. By sending mostly unskilled workers Bangladesh became known as the source of unskilled labourers, said expatriates welfare and overseas employment ministry officials. EWOE ministry joint secretary (employment) Narayan Chandra Barma told New Age […]

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A large number of law enforcers escort ‘Mangal Shovajatra’ brought out from the fine arts faculty premises on Dhaka University campus to welcome Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bengali New Year 1424, on Friday. — Sanaul Haque Fanfare, festivity and enthusiasm marked the celebrations of Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bengali New Year […]

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Mutinous soldiers of the Bangladesh Rifles stand inside their headquarters in Dhaka, February 26, 2009. — Reuters file photo The High Court will deliver its verdict on the death reference and appeals in the 2009 BDR mutiny killings any day. The HC on Thursday concluded hearing of death reference of 151 now defunct Bangladesh Rifles […]

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Banned Islamist outfit Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami chief Mufti Abdul Hannan Munshi and his associates — Delwar Hossain Ripon and Sharif Shahedul Alam Bipul who were hanged on Wednesday night over the grenade attack on former British envoy Anwar Choudhury in Sylhet in 2004, were buried at their village homes early Thursday. Mufti Hannan was buried in Gopalganj […]

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The minister for water resources, Anisul Islam Mahmud, on Wednesday said the proposed project of construction of Ganges Barrage at Pangsa in Rajbari has been abandoned. ‘A high-powered technical committee would be formed soon to find out other options so that we can ensure optimum utilisation of waters we are receiving under Ganges treaty with […]

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Teesta River deal: India cannot afford to let Sheikh Hasina fail and see the rise of another Pakistan in the east Sreemoy TalukdarApr, 10 2017 India and Bangladesh have arrived at such a fork in history that choosing the wrong turn will have grave consequences, not just for India’s long-term security and strategic interests but […]

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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina addresses a press conference on her recent visit to India at Gana Bhaban in Dhaka on Tuesday. — BSS photo Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said that she had cancelled the Ganges Barrage construction project at Pangsha in Rajbari as it was a suicidal project line the Tessta Barrage. At […]

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From now on, the government will recognise Dawra degree of Qawmi madrasa as equivalent to master’s degree, a move that has raised many eyebrows. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina made the announcement last night at a meeting with some 350 representatives of Qawmi madrasas at the Gono Bhaban. Hefajat-e Islam chief Shah Ahmed Shafi, also chairman […]

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The High Court on Tuesday upheld the death sentences of four convicts for killing 13-year-old boy Samiul Alam Rajon who was tortured to death in Sylhet on July 8, 2015. The rest six convicts were sentenced for different terms. A bench of Justice Jahangir Hossain and Justice Md Jahangir Hossain delivered the verdict after hearing […]

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Star Online Report – DU, Ramna, Suhrawardy under strict monitoring – Mongol Sovajatra to be escorted by cops – Road curbs to be placed, diversion at 27 points – No specific security threat, DMP boss says Dhaka Metropolitan Police has drawn up a “foolproof security plan” for April 14, the day of Bangla New Year […]

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Indian minister of state for heavy industries and public enterprises Babul Supriyo sees prime minister Sheikh Hasina off at Indira Gandhi International Airport at New Delhi in India on Monday. — Focusbangla photo India did not resolve the dispute on drawing boundary lines by signing the strip map of Muhurir Char to end protracted row […]

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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina. — Focusbangla file photo Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday wooed Indian business leaders urging them to invest in Bangladesh, particularly in its infrastructure projects, and power and energy, manufacturing and transport sectors. ‘The Indian business community can take full advantage of Bangladesh’s steady economic growth, high demographic dividend, cheaper business […]

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