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Go back to work, keep trust in govt

Go back to work, keep trust in govt
The government has reassured readymade garment (RMG) factory workers of looking into the problems in wage grades and resolves disparities within a month. Besides reassurances, the government also urged the demonstrating workers to keep trust on it and get back to their respective workplaces. The call came amid continued protests by RMG factory workers, as they took to the streets for the fifth consecutive day in the capital yesterday demanding a revised minimum wage. Senior officials held a meeting with RMG unit owners and workers’ leaders to discuss ways to address the ongoing workers’ grievances. Speaking at a press briefing in the Secretariat after the meeting, Labour Affairs Secretary Afroza Khan said the discrepancies in the…

HC directs probe into ‘torture of women’ by Etihad staff

HC directs probe into ‘torture of women’ by Etihad staff

The High Court (HC) yesterday directed the Etihad Airways to hand over a video footage containing the alleged incident of harassment and torture of two Bangladeshi women at Abu Dhabi International Airport on June 28, 2011.  The HC bench also asked the Etihad Airways to hand over the video footage…
Local winter clothes fail to attract customers in markets

Local winter clothes fail to attract customers in markets

At the onset of this winter, Kohinoor Begum visited the New Market here to buy a jacket for her granddaughter and found it hard to find one within her budget. “We checked the local brands first but didn't find anything likable within our budget,” she recalls. Kohinoor Begum ended up…
Save indigenous 
fauna and habitat

Save indigenous fauna and habitat

Ecological observers have noticed that in the last two decades, the number of migratory birds coming to Bangladesh during winter has fallen since many of the wetlands, marshes, ponds and water bodies have been filled up to make way for construction. While urban expansion cannot be contained, a strategic…
Revitalising Dhaka’s productivity 
and employment

Revitalising Dhaka’s productivity and employment

Economy is the foundation of urban agglomeration and eventual progress of an urban community. The location decision of urban economic and residential units reflects intention to benefit from agglomeration economies. But current agglomeration in Dhaka City is not generating expected level of return for…
Declining export earnings from jute worry industry insiders

Declining export earnings from jute worry industry insiders

Export earnings from jute have fallen significantly due to devaluation of the dollar in the global market, a trade war between China and the US, and the absence of a strategic marketing strategy, according to industry insiders.   They fell by 26.66 per cent from July to December in FY2018–19.…
Xi hopes US, N Korea will ‘meet halfway’

Xi hopes US, N Korea will ‘meet halfway’

Chinese President Xi Jinping offered North Korean leader Kim Jong Un firm backing in deadlocked nuclear talks with the United States, insisting the two sides should meet “halfway”, state media said yesterday. Kim visited Beijing by train this week for two days of discussions that reasserted…
17th Dhaka International Film Festival kicks off

17th Dhaka International Film Festival kicks off

The nine-day 17th Dhaka International Film Festival (DIFF) began yesterday in the capital with the theme ‘Better Film, Better Audience and Better Society’. Rainbow Film Society, which has been dedicated to the promotion of a healthy cine culture in Bangladesh and in celebrating the global…
Dhaka vow to suppress Rangpur firepower

Dhaka vow to suppress Rangpur firepower

Dhaka Dynamites crushed their opponents—Rajshahi Kings and Khulna Titans in first two matches in such manner that made others shivering down the spine. But their match against Rangpur Riders at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium will altogether be a different ball game today, considering the…
Bumper potato production predicted in Rangpur

Bumper potato production predicted in Rangpur

Officials of the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) have predicted a bumper potato production in Rangpur agriculture region where the farmers have exceeded its fixed farming target this season. Meanwhile, the farmers are now very happy after getting lucrative market price of their newly harvested…
Rotavirus outbreak again

Rotavirus outbreak again

The number of diarrhoea patients, especially infants, affected by rotavirus has increased in recent times across the country. The virus is transmitted through the fecal-oral, and possibly via the respiratory route. According to the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B),…
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