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  • Costly healthcare adds to poverty

    6.4m people in Bangladesh get poorer every year due to excessive cost of medical treatment

    Costly healthcare adds to poverty

    The government should give special attention to ensuring quality healthcare for the poor who become the worst victims of weak governance in the health sector, a number of experts said yesterday. Around 6.4 million or 4 percent people of the country get poorer every...

UN team starts work today

The United Nations team to help Bangladesh clean up the oil spill in the Sundarbans will start their work in the...

UN team starts work today

The United Nations team to help Bangladesh clean up the oil spill in the Sundarbans will...

Pakistan to hang 500 militants

Pakistan plans to execute around 500 militants in coming weeks, officials said yesterday, after the government lifted a moratorium on the...

Pakistan to hang 500 militants

Pakistan plans to execute around 500 militants in coming weeks, officials said yesterday, after the government...

Fake war heroes at ACC

Two directors of the Anti-Corruption Commission resorted to cheating to obtain freedom fighters' certificate to defer their retirement by a year. The...

Fake war heroes at ACC

Two directors of the Anti-Corruption Commission resorted to cheating to obtain freedom fighters' certificate to defer their retirement by...

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War crimes trial verdict today

A war crimes tribunal is set to deliver its verdict today in the case against former state minister Syed Mohammad Qaisar for his alleged crimes against humanity committed during the Liberation War. Qaisar faces 16 charges of crimes including killing Bangalees, especially Hindus and freedom fighters, during the war in 1971. An alleged local leader of anti-liberation forces Razakar and Peace Committee, the war crimes accused was charged with participating and abetting an act of genocide in 22 villages under Nasirnagar...

Tamim causes WC concern

Opening batsman Tamim Iqbal has been diagnosed with a meniscus tear in his left knee and the left-hander may go to Australia for surgery to fix it. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) physician Debashish Chowdhury informed yesterday that the MRI report revealed a meniscus tear in his left knee what someone generally needs about one and a half month's time to recover from....

Over 5,000 trees felled for repairing embankment

More than 5,000 trees along the flood control embankment at Dafadar Bridge and Sekandarkhali village in Amtali upazila of Barguna have been chopped down in the name of repairing the embankment. Amtali...

Robotic bug to explore alien planets

A robotic stick insect that can walk up stairs and negotiate stony ground has been created by scientists. Researchers at Bielefeld University, in Germany, built the robot after studying how the legs...

Qaisar verdict tomorrow

A tribunal in Dhaka will deliver its verdict tomorrow on former state minister Syed Mohammad Qaisar for his alleged crimes against humanity committed during the country’s Liberation War in 1971. The 73-year-old,...

More arrest warrants against Tarique

Two separate courts today issued arrest warrants for BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman in two defamation cases filed against him for calling Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman a 'top Razakar'. Metropolitan Magistrate in...

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A piece of Dhaka in Hollywood films

It is almost inconceivable that make-up appliances produced in our backyard can transform actors into characters in places as far away as Hollywood and Bollywood, but Kryolan's factory in the Dhaka Export Processing Zone is making that a reality. Indeed, many of the bloody wounds, oozing gashes, false chins and devilish horns, as well as the scary monsters seen on the silver screen can be traced right back to this humble factory, set up in 2001, of the German-based professional make-up company: Kryolan. Its products are widely used by...

     Op-ed

THE Pay and Service Commission has proposed a 100 percent hike on salaries of public servants on average, which, if implemented, would raise the government spending on salary and allowance by 63.7 percent. The proposal also recommended that the government provide additional benefits to its employees, including mandatory health insurance, a flat and, for officers of grade three and above, car loan facilities. In principle, we are for reasonable and attractive incentive packages for government employees. We are also heartened to note that long-term interests of employees have been taken into account in the new proposal. However, before finalising the proposal and implementing it, the government should seriously consider the burden of...

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