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RMG sector key driver of economy
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8 Rohingyas arrested in Goalanda Police arrested eight Rohingyas from Goalanda Bus Terminal area in the upazila on Thursday. The arrestees are - Rashid Ullah, 25, Nure Kalema, 20, Minar…
3 cops suspended for transporting Hilsa Three policemen were suspended on Wednesday night for transporting mother Hilsa defying a government ban. The policemen are Sub-Inspector Montu Mia of…
  • ‘Gunfight’ kills 2 ‘drug peddlers’ in Teknaf
  • JoBike service launched at DU
  • Fresh erosion by Meghna, Jamuna in Chandpur, Tangail
  • Bangladesh
    RMG sector key driver of economy The Bangladesh readymade garments (RMG) industry has grown in the space of a few decades to become the second largest in the world. As a result of initiatives taken, the status of labour rights and safety at work has improved significantly, said Salman F Rahman, private industry and investment adviser…
    MPO policy of 2018 discriminatory Just when the government is almost ready to announce the monthly pay order (MPO) facilities for non-government educational institutions following the MPO Policy 2018, teachers and employees of these institutions have termed the policy "discriminatory". They claimed they had urged the ministry…
  • Govt confirms 98 dengue-related deaths
  • MRP booklet crisis worries expats
  • Politics
    Oikyafront’s public rally at Suhrawardy Udyan Oct 22 Jatiya Oikyafront, led by Dr Kamal Hossain, on Wednesday decided to hold a public rally at Suhrawardy Udyan in the city on October 22, protesting the murder of Buet student Abrar Fahad.    The alliance will also launch a mass signature campaign both at home and abroad to register its protest…
    Student bodies slam BUET for banning politics The demand for banning student politics at public universities gained traction after the killing of second-year Buet student Abrar Fahad reportedly by leaders of Bangladesh Chhatra League. But when the university announced a ban on organisational politics earlier this month, almost all student bodies…
  • Samrat put on 10-day remand in two cases
  • Time coming to oust govt, says BNP
  • Sports
    Injured Tamim to miss 2nd round of NCL A muscle strain on the right side of the rib forced Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal out of the second round of the National Cricket League (NCL). …
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  • Saifuddin desperate to take any risk to save his career
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    • UNITED STATES : The Radcliffe Women's Heavyweight Crew team trains on the Charles River in preparation for the Head of the Charles Regatta on October 16, 2019 in Cambridge. AFP PHOTO
    • Thailand : A buffalo in costume is paraded during the annual Chonburi Buffalo Race in Chonburi on October 12, 2019.AFP PHOTO
    • Germany : A bird resting on a withered sunflower holds a seed on October 9, 2019 in Daugendorf, southern Germany. AFP PHOTO
    • Germany : A hot air balloon floats above the Alps on a cloudy October 13, 2019 in Scheidegg, southern Germany. AFP PHOTO
    • New Delhi : A model presents a creation by designer Rajesh Pratap Singh during the Grand Finale of Lotus Make-up India Fashion Week in association with EbixCash Spring Summer 2020 in New Delhi on October 12, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Costa Rica : View of the beach at the Punta Mala National Wildlife Refuge, in Playa Hermosa, Puntarenas, Costa Rica, on September 20, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Seoul : In a photo taken on October 4, 2019, visitors wearing traditional Korean hanbok outfits pose for photos during a night opening at Gyeongbokgung palace in central Seoul. AFP PHOTO
    • Dubai : The round shaped Dubai's Museum Of The Future is pictured under construction on October ,02,2019 in Dubai. With the highest tower in the world, grand commercial centres and artificial islands. AFP PHOTO
    • Belgium : Two male deer fight at the Domaine des Grottes de Han in Han-sur-Lesse, Belgium, on October 3, 2019. AFP Photo
    • Italy : A bee gathers pollen from a flower on September 11, 2019 in the countryside near Cuneo, Northwestern Italy. Unusual weather driven by climate change has wreaked havoc with mankind's friend the bees, the crucial pollinators of our food crops now struggling to survive in northern Italy. AFP PHOTO
    This photo taken on Tuesday shows an erosion-hit area at Horishava in Chandpur. A sudden spell of fresh erosion by the Meghna River poses a
grave threat to the Chandpur town protection embankment, causing panic among local residents. INDEPENDENT PHOTO This photo taken on Tuesday shows an erosion-hit area at Horishava in Chandpur. A sudden spell…
    Salman F Rahman, private industry and investment adviser to the prime minister, poses for a group photo with the
visiting European Union delegation at Bangladesh Investment Development Authority office in Agargaon area of the
capital yesterday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO Salman F Rahman, private industry and investment adviser to the prime minister, poses for…
    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (left) whistles to give a go-ahead to a Dhaka-Kurigram intercity train as she inaugurates the service through
videoconference at Gana Bhaban in the capital yesterday. A large crowd gathers around the decorated train at Kurigram station amid the excitement
of being directly connected with Dhaka by railway. STORY ON PAGE 2 FOCUS BANGLA PHOTO Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (left) whistles to give a go-ahead to a Dhaka-Kurigram intercity…
    The photo taken yesterday shows pile of broken pipes used for sewage and debris on the capital's Matijheel area beside the dug-up site
where the authorites concerned are setting up underground pipes to mitigate the waterlogging or sewage problem, creating obstacles to
vehicular movement. FOCUS BANGLA PHOTO The photo taken yesterday shows pile of broken pipes used for sewage and debris on the capital's…
    Entertainment, Art & Culture
    Abdul Hadi sings to Fahmida Nabi’s tune
    Veteran singer Syed Abdul Hadi has recently lent his vocal to an original song titled ‘Ami Kemon Korey Vuli’, as a part of celebrated singer Fahmida Nabi’s musical project ‘Jiboner Joygaan’. Fahmida Nabi herself has tuned the song, while…
    Environment
    Langurs in Jashore vulnerable due to lack of food, shelter

    Langurs in Jashore vulnerable due to lack of food, shelter

    Around 500 langurs living in Keshabpur upazila have grabbed headlines in recent times for their antics and human-like gestures. But their population is on the wane due to insufficient food and the lack…
    Life Style
    Health & Life Style
    Instant-noodle harms kids
    A diet heavy on cheap, modern food like instant noodles that fills bellies but lacks…
    Priyanka Chopra rocks solid colours for The Sky Is Pink promotions
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    For the love of Earrings!
    Whether you are wearing chandelier earrings, geometric shapes or hoops, you’re…
    Science & Tech
    NASA unveils new spacesuits for human lunar landing
    The U.S. space agency NASA unveiled on Tuesday the next-generation spacesuits…
    Leading Chinese air conditioner supplier Gree have in recent years seen an…
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    A cataclysmic energy flare ripped through our galaxy, the Milky Way, about…
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