Daily Archives: March 23, 2014

BIMSTEC LEADERS RESOLVE TO EXPEDITE AGREEMENT ON TRADE

BIMSTEC LEADERS RESOLVE TO EXPEDITE AGREEMENT ON TRADE BIMSTEC leaders resolve to move ahead with proposal to ink pacts on dispute settlement and cooperation in customs matters under free trade area framework BIMSTEC leaders agreed to accelerate efforts for the … Continue reading

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MAHATHIR MOHAMMAD IN DHAKA

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MAHATHIR URGES MUSLIMS TO SEEK SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY

MAHATHIR URGES MUSLIMS TO SEEK SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY Former Prime Minister of Malaysia Dr. Mahathir Bin Mohamad on Saturday said that the Muslim world should have better knowledge in science and technology to protect themselves from the aggressors of the world. … Continue reading

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GOVT PLANS TO EXPAND NATIONAL SERVICE PROGRAMME

GOVT PLANS TO EXPAND NATIONAL SERVICE PROGRAMME  MOHOSINUL KARIM Jobs for around 16,036 unemployed youths have already been created in the second phase of the programme The government is planning to expand the activities of national service programme across the … Continue reading

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SUSTAINABILITY IS KEY TO COUNTRY’S ENERGY FUTURE

SUSTAINABILITY IS KEY TO COUNTRY’S ENERGY FUTURE  Tribune Editorial Increasing energy efficiency and collaborative regional hydropower projects should be explored fully We welcome the opening of the new energy–efficient, Goalpara power substation in Khulna. This type of investment in reducing … Continue reading

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LESSONS FOR INDIA FROM BANGLADESH

LESSONS FOR INDIA FROM BANGLADESH Despite being desperately poor, Bangladesh has done much better than India on many social indicators MANAS CHAKRAVARTY  Bangladesh has recently been in the news for all the wrong reasons. The collapse of the by now … Continue reading

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CHINA, INDIA, PAKISTAN EYE BANGLADESH’S RMG DESTINATIONS

CHINA, INDIA, PAKISTAN EYE BANGLADESH’S RMG DESTINATIONS China, India and Pakistan are set to lure away buyers of readymade garments (RMG) from Bangladesh by offering rock-bottom prices. These countries have also assured timely shipment. The move has sent Bangladesh’s RMG … Continue reading

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FALSE PUBLICITIES ON GARMENT SECTOR MUST BE RESISTED

FALSE PUBLICITIES ON GARMENT SECTOR MUST BE RESISTED Most of the time on reading newspapers in Bangladesh or watching the electronic media, one cannot be blamed for getting afflicted by a notion as if our garments sector is but one … Continue reading

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POVERTY REDUCTION ON A SUSTAINABLE BASIS

POVERTY REDUCTION ON A SUSTAINABLE BASIS The last conducted survey of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) some years ago mentioned that the percentage of people under the poverty line in Bangladesh had come down to 40 per cent. The … Continue reading

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BEWARE OF INSTIGATING FRACTIONS AMONG MUSLIMS: PRIME MINISTER

BEWARE OF INSTIGATING FRACTIONS AMONG MUSLIMS: PRIME MINISTER Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina asked for the country’s Islamic scholars to be aware about infiltrating other faiths into the Muslim community creating difference among the Muslims for instigating anarchy in Bangladesh while … Continue reading

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BECOMING A COMPETITIVE CAPITALIST ECONOMY

BECOMING A COMPETITIVE CAPITALIST ECONOMY Tariq Sadat One of my friends was asking me the other day why I am not a fan of Bollywood films. I answered, ‘the more we are paying attention to Bollywood the less we are caring … Continue reading

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CRUDE OIL: NEW RESERVES, TECHNOLOGIES AND REGIONS

CRUDE OIL: NEW RESERVES, TECHNOLOGIES AND REGIONS Rabiul H. Zaki On the supply side, availability of crude oil is not a pressing current issue, but the world is gradually moving away from depleting conventional and cheaper sources to unconventional sources (e.g. … Continue reading

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PM: MILITANCY, TERRORISM NOT TEACHING OF ISLAM

PM: MILITANCY, TERRORISM NOT TEACHING OF ISLAM Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday urged the country’s Islamic scholars to beware so that no one from other faiths could infiltrate into the Muslim community and create difference among the Muslims for … Continue reading

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RMG FIRE SAFETY MAY COST INDUSTRY TK2,400CR

RMG FIRE SAFETY MAY COST INDUSTRY TK2,400CR IBRAHIM HOSSAIN OVI A total of 1,200 factories need to install sprinklers, while 3,000 other factories have to install fire doors as per the requirement of the Accord and Alliance The country’s ready-made … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH EXCEEDS MDG TARGET FOR REDUCING CHILD MORTALITY

BANGLADESH EXCEEDS MDG TARGET FOR REDUCING CHILD MORTALITY MONIRUZZAMAN UZZAL The latest bulletin said Bangladesh had already attained the MDG-4 target of reducing child mortality rate Bangladesh has reduced the mortality rate for children below the age of five by … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH MEDIA’S DEVELOPMENT AND CHALLENGES

BANGLADESH MEDIA’S DEVELOPMENT AND CHALLENGES A recent report published by the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) observed that the dividing line between politics and journalism is “more blurred than ever” in Bangladesh. The report identified nine countries, Bangladesh … Continue reading

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GLOBALISATION AND YOU!

GLOBALISATION AND YOU! Ashfaqur Rahman When Princess Diana of Britain died in a car crash with an Egyptian boy friend inside a French tunnel, in a German car with a Dutch engine, driven by a Belgian who was drunk on … Continue reading

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NEARLY 4 LAKH PEOPLE TO SING NATIONAL ANTHEM TOGETHER

NEARLY 4 LAKH PEOPLE TO SING NATIONAL ANTHEM TOGETHER So far 3.94 lakh people have confirmed that they will gather at national parade ground on Independence Day on March 26 to sing national anthem in chorus for making a new … Continue reading

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COUNTRY TO BE RUN AS PER MADINAH CHARTER: PM

COUNTRY TO BE RUN AS PER MADINAH CHARTER: PM Terming Bangladesh as a Muslim majority country, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the country will be run as per the Madinah Charter and the last sermon and directives of Prophet … Continue reading

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