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Inspections find 80pc RMG factories safe

The work environments, structures and aspects of fire and electrical safety of the readymade garments (RMG) industry of the country are 80 per cent “safe”, according to an inspection survey conducted by the Bangladesh government. The Department of Inspection of Factories and Establishments (DIFE) has completed its inspections to assess the export-oriented RMG factories for structural, fire and electrical safety ...

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Work for promotion of tourism based on Buddhist culture: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday inaugurated an international conference on Buddhist circuit, the first of its kind in the world, calling upon all to work together for the promotion of tourism based on Buddhist culture and traditions, reports BSS. The Prime Minister also hoped that respected delegates of the conference would be able to draw a roadmap for the ...

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Not IS, offshoots of Jamaat-Shibir: Home minister

There is no organisational structure of terrorist outfit Islamic State (IS) in Bangladesh, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan reiterated today, hours after SITE reiterated its reports on IS claim of two foreigners’ murder and Shia headquarters bomb attack. “Those who claim to be Islamic State here are offshoots of militant outfits Huji, al-Qaeda and JMB [Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh]. They all have ...

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Business climate ranking: Bangladesh slips 2 notches

Bangladesh went down two positions to 174 in the international ranking of World Bank’s (WB) Ease of Doing Business 2016 report released on Wednesday. The report titled “Doing Business 2016: Measuring Regulatory Quality and Efficiency”, ranked Bangladesh above Afghanistan (177th) in the South Asia region which comprises of eight nations. Bhutan topped the ranking (71st) among the South Asian economies. ...

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Nazia, Shahrina become 1st ever female pilots in army

For the first time ever in the history of Bangladesh Army, two female probationer pilots successfully managed their single and dual flight in the army aviation group in the capital’s Tejgaon Wednesday. Captain Nazia Nusrat Hossain and Captain Shahrina Bintea Anwar completed their single and dual flight by Cessna 152 aropic training biman, said a statement issued by the Inter ...

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‘BNP won’t take liability if anyone personally involved’

BNP senior leader Nazrul Islam Khan on Wednesday said the party would not take responsibility if “any of its members” is found personally involved in two foreigners’ killing. “However, if any leader or activist is implicated falsely to tarnish the image of BNP, the party will resist that,” he added. The BNP standing committee member was speaking at a doa ...

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Rampal chosen to ensure balance in power production: Bipu

The state minister for power, energy and mineral resources, Nasrul Hamid Bipu, said on Monday that the government has chosen Rampal for setting up the coal-based power plant to ensure balance in electricity production of the country. Replying to the query, “why Rampal instead of others places”, asked by journalists during a press meet on the Rampal power plant at ...

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina tells Hindu community : Live with confidence in Bangladesh

She bemoans dropping of secularism from constitution Urging the Hindi community members to live here with confidence, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said all religions speak about the ‘triumph of humanity’ and her government has established that principle in Bangladesh by ensuring the equal rights of the people of all faiths, reports UNB. She said this while visiting Dhakeswari ...

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SC to hear Mujahid, SQ Chy review pleas Nov 2

The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday fixed November 2 for hearing two separate review petitions filed by death-row convicts Jamaat leader Ali Ahsan Muhammad Mujahid and BNP leader Salauddin Quader Chowdhury, seeking reconsideration of their death penalties for wartime offences. Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, chamber judge of Appellate Division, fixed the date for hearing of review petitions at full bench ...

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Thousands suffer for wildcat bus strike

BRTA launches mobile courts against unfit vehicles and charging of extra fare in capital Soon after the BRTA authorities launched mobile courts against unfit vehicles and the practice of forcing passengers to cough up extra fare yesterday, bus owners and workers went on a sudden strike in Dhaka city, which made thousands of commuters suffer in the capital. Hundreds of ...

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