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  • PM opens Ekushey book fair

    PM opens Ekushey book fair
    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina addresses the inaugural programme of ‘Amar Ekushey Granthamela-2015’ on the Bangla Academy premises in the capital on Sunday. Photo: TV grab

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the much-awaited month-long book fair ‘Amar Ekushey Granthamela-2015’ along with International Literary Conference on the Bangla Academy premises in Dhaka this afternoon. The academy, also the organiser of the annual book fair this year began for the first time...

Jubo League man burnt dead, 3 hurt in Ctg arson attacks

Jubo League man burnt dead, 3 hurt in Ctg arson attacks

A Jubo League man was allegedly burnt to death and three others injured as masked men waged an attack and torched...

Jubo League man burnt dead, 3 hurt in Ctg arson attacks

A Jubo League man was allegedly burnt...

FBCCI to hold nationwide rallies against political violence

FBCCI to hold nationwide rallies against political violence

The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) on Sunday said they would soon hold countrywide rallies with the...

FBCCI to hold nationwide rallies against political violence

The Federation of Bangladesh...

SSC exams deferred

SSC exams deferred

The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and its equivalent examinations will now begin on February 4 as the education ministry has postponed...

SSC exams deferred

The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and its equivalent examinations will now begin on...

Rizvi on 3-day remand in arson case

Rizvi on 3-day remand in arson case

A Dhaka court today placed BNP Joint Secretary General Rizvi Ahmed on a three-day remand for torching a bus at Badda...

Rizvi on 3-day remand in arson case

A Dhaka court today placed BNP Joint Secretary General Rizvi...

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Saudi reopens manpower market for Bangladesh

The manpower export market in Saudi Arabia reopened today after the country lifted its ban for Bangladeshi jobseekers following a long seven years of embargo. Md Shahidul Islam, Bangladeshi ambassador to Riyadh, told The Daily Star that Dr Ahmed F Alfahaid, deputy minister for international affairs of KSA's labour ministry, touched base with...

Internet, cable, phone still down at Khaleda’s office

Cut off from yesterday, the internet, cable television and phone connections to the Gulshan office of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia are still down since last reported today. It has been over 24-hours that phone and internet connections are down in the house located on road No. 86 of Gulshan-2, Syrul Kabir Khan, a...

Episode of negligence ends, with newborn's death

The newborn defied an untimely proclamation of his death yesterday, exposing sheer negligence of the doctor. But the episode abruptly ended today with the newborn dying. The parents, who clung to a...

Jatrabari arson victim dies at DMCH

A man, who was burned in a petrol bomb attack at Jatrabari on January 23, died at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital today. With this, at least 38 people have been killed...

An activist of Islami Chhatra Shibir, the student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami, was killed in a “shootout” with police in Mirpur Beribadh area of Dhaka last night. Deceased Emadullah was a resident of Mirpur area, Bazlar Rahman, a sub-inspector of Mirpur Police Station, told The Daily Star today. The SI said police detained Emadullah with two petrol bombs and...

Doctor’s negligence almost sent newborn to grave!

Sheer negligence of a Dhaka Medical College Hospital doctor almost led to the burial of a newborn today, alive! The baby boy, who was born at DMCH early today, became stiff and...

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Strict rules for large loan restructuring

Bangladesh Bank has now followed through on its decision to allow restructuring of large loans until June 30 with a watertight guideline for banks to ensure no further defaults on the loans. Political turmoil for the best part of last fiscal year has damaged many large borrowers' business and their debt servicing capacities. Given that the affected large borrowers have significant importance from the socio-economic and employment generation perspective, the BB board on Wednesday agreed to extend restructuring facility to them on their loans of Tk 500 crore and...

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The continuous countrywide blockade has left the communications system in complete disarray, causing severe disruption to transport and communications with far-off destinations, especially North Bengal, in addition to triggering irreparable losses to the sector. As a result of arson attacks and vandalism, only 40% of buses are currently operating on highways. Although law enforcers have decided to deploy 12,000 Ansars in 993 highway spots around the country which have been identified as“risky,” it remains to be seen how effective this move would be in ensuring safe passages to those travelling long distances.  Meanwhile, the blockade has substantially cut-off raw material supply lines to manufacturing units, resulting in disruption in productive sectors. The agricultural...

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