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Jackfruit growers get high yield, fair prices

Growers of jackfruit of six upazilas in Jhenidah are happy with both production and prices this year. Jhenidah sadar upazila agriculture officer Khan Mohammad Moniruzzaman said jackfruit, the national fruit of Bangladesh, is popular among consumers of all section across the country. Besides its great taste the fruit offers its outer surface and inner rejects as feed for animals and ...

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Achieving 7pc GDP growth in Bangladesh not impossible: WB

The World Bank on Sunday said achieving the targeted 7 per cent GDP growth in the next fiscal (FY 2015–16), would not be impossible, but might be a challenging task. “It would not be impossible, but might be a challenging task. Political stability is highly required, as is significantly increasing the investment rate from the current 29 per cent to ...

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Recognition to women farmers emphasized

Deputy Speaker Fazle Rabbi Mia on Sunday laid emphasis on doing proper evaluation as well as giving national recognition to the contributions of women farmers. “Women consist half of the country’s 16 crore population. It is not possible to achieve economic development for the country keeping this huge population lagging behind. Their works must be recognized,” he said at a ...

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Kitchen markets take Ramzan heat despite authorities’ assurance

Despite assurance by the authorities concerned that there will be no price hike ahead of Ramzan, the prices of a few essential commodities have already marked a rise at the retailer level in the capital, reports UNB. Visiting several kitchen markets in the city, the correspondent found that the prices of chickpea, lentil, onion, garlic, ginger, spices and date, which ...

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Navy to have two modern submarines

Bangladesh Navy chief Vice Admiral Muhammad Farid Habib yesterday said that two modern submarines were going to be added to the navy fleet within next year. He said this while addressing the Summer President Parade of the direct entry officers and midshipman of Bangladesh Navy at Bangladesh Naval Academy in Chittagong. “The present government has undertaken all necessary steps to ...

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President’s parade held in BMA

One hundred thirty four, including 13 female cadets of the Bangladesh Military Academy (BMA) here, formally passed out through a colorful ceremony at Bhataiary BMA Parade Ground yesterday, reports BSS. Among the commissioned officers in Bangladesh Army, 114 male cadets and 13 female cadets were from the 72nd BMA Long Course while seven male cadets were from the 43rd BMA ...

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Supreme Court confirms pro-Pakistan militia commander Mujahid’s death penalty for Bangladesh war crimes

Jamaat-e-Islami leader Ali Ahsan Muhammad Mujahid has failed to get a reprieve from the Supreme Court as it has upheld his death sentence. Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha’s four-member Appellate bench on Tuesday confirmed the death penalty for the 67-year old former commander of Al-Badr, the militia raised by Pakistan to crush the Bengali struggle for independence. The top court’s ...

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Foreign Secretary marks Magna Carta anniversary

Foreign Secretary commemorates 800th anniversary of Magna Carta The sealing of Magna Carta at Runnymede 800 years ago was one of the first steps towards democracy and the rule of law in the UK. Its story has inspired far beyond the UK’s borders; the principles it enshrines – equality before the law, limits to the arbitrary exercise of power, due ...

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Badruddoza Chowdhury says ‘Jamaat-centric’ Khaleda Zia is under international pressure

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia is now under pressure from all quarters since her party has become ‘Jamaat-centric’, says AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury, one of the founders of the party. BNP leaders must return to ‘Zia’s style of politics’ if they wanted to survive, Chowdhury, who served as president during Khaleda’s 2001-6 regime, said at a programme on Friday. Chowdhury attended the ...

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Mirza Fakhrul hospitalised by HC order

BNP acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has been admitted to the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) after an order from the High Court. The BNP leader has been taken to BSMMU prison ward in an ambulance from the Kashimpur jail on Saturday morning. Doctor at the Kashimpur jail Md Shahadat Hossain told bdnews24.com that Fakhrul has a ...

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