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Consensus on duty-free access of some goods

Consensus on duty-free
access of some goods
Bangladesh and Bhutan yesterday agreed in principle to work on duty- and quota-free access of a number of goods of the two counties to each other's market for mutual benefits. The issue was discussed at the official bilateral meeting held between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Bhutanese counterpart Dr Lotay Tshering. The two close neighbours also signed five bilateral instruments to enhance cooperation on inland waterways, health, agriculture, tourism sectors and Public Administration Training Centres. Bhutan sought duty- and quota-free access of 16 products, while Bangladesh sought that of its 10 items, said Foreign Senior Secretary M Shahidul Haque while briefing reporters after the meeting at the Prime Minister's Office. "Bhutan…

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Bangla New Year a ‘mere’ festivity now
Bangla New Year a ‘mere’ festivity now
What is the date in the Bengali month today? When The Independent asked the question, many respondents…

Any AL leader involved in Nusrat killing won’t be spared: Nasim

Any AL leader involved in Nusrat killing won’t be spared: Nasim

Awami League presidium member and former health minister, Mohammad Nasim, has said that those involved in the killing of Feni madrasa student, Nusrat Jahan Rafi, will be given exemplary punishment, irrespective of their party affiliation, so that no one dares to commit such a heinous act in future.…
Illegal rickshaws ply freely on Dhaka streets

Illegal rickshaws ply freely on Dhaka streets

Dhaka is a city of rickshaws. The city cannot be imagined without rickshaws, which are part of its life. But the World Bank, IMF and other donor agencies have recommended that this slow mode of transport should be evicted from the streets. Rickshaws have already been banned from VIP roads to prevent…
Welcome 1426

Welcome 1426

People from all walks of life are celebrating the first day of 1426 Bangabda today. The Bangla New Year is indeed the largest secular celebration for Bengalis across the globe. The day is really about celebrating the simpler, rural roots of the Bengal. As a result, more people can participate in the…
Historical background and arithmetic of Bangla Nababarsha

Historical background and arithmetic of Bangla Nababarsha

This Baishakh of 1426 has already shown its dangers before its arrival. Bengali Baishakh falls on Gregorian April. This year it has come with a bang but not with a whimper testifying English poet T. S. Eliot’s famous phrase “April is the cruelest month”. The violent stormy and heavy…
Business boom for jewellery, household products

Business boom for jewellery, household products

Hordes of visitors are thronging household, jewellery, toiletry and footwear stalls, including local and foreign, at the month-long Chattogram International Trade Fair-2019 (CITF-2019) at the city’s Railway Polo Ground during weekdays and also on weekends. Foreign and local imitation jewellery…
India, Britain mark massacre centenary

India, Britain mark massacre centenary

Britain’s high commissioner to India laid a wreath yesterday on the 100th anniversary of the Amritsar massacre, one of the worst atrocities of colonial rule for which London is still to apologise. The Jallianwala Bagh massacre, as it is known in India, saw British troops fire on thousands of unarmed…
Cultural arena set to welcome Bangla New Year 1426

Cultural arena set to welcome Bangla New Year 1426

Pahela Baishakh, the first day of the Bangla New Year, is celebrated on April 14 with an array of festivities. The streets are filled with the masses dressed in new attires, looking jubilant and everyone enjoying the day. The most colourful celebration of the Bangla New Year begins at dawn with an elaborate…
Abahani win seven-goal thriller against Sk Jamal

Abahani win seven-goal thriller against Sk Jamal

The reigning champions Abahani Limited finished their first leg of the Bangladesh Premier Football League with winning note defeating Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club in a seven goals thriller by 4-3 yesterday at the Bangabandhu National Stadium. Abahani led the first half by 2-1 but Jamal stunned all taking…
Diarrhoea cases surge in Kalapara, hospital under stress

Diarrhoea cases surge in Kalapara, hospital under stress

The number of patients suffering from diarrhoea in Kalapara of Patuakhali is increasing gradually. Over the last one week, more than 100 patients including children and elderly men and women have been taken to the hospital for diarrhoea treatment. Many of them have been taken care of at the hospital’s…
Viral fever, diarrhoea cases peak in Dhaka hospitals

Viral fever, diarrhoea cases peak in Dhaka hospitals

City hospitals have been reporting an increase in cases of viral fever and diarrhoea due to weather change over the past few weeks. Among the patients, children were the most vulnerable to viral infections during the transition period. Doctors said children were particularly prone to weather change…
Heralding the 1426 Bangabda

Heralding the 1426 Bangabda

Pahela Baishakh is the biggest secular festival for Bengalis across the world who celebrate the day with much fervour and enthusiasm. The festival marks the end of the harvest season where  people celebrate the reaps of the season gone by. Especially in the rural areas Pahela Baisakh is a significant…
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