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Productivity and balance of payments: Bangladesh perspective
Productivity isn't everything, but in the long run it is almost everything. --Paul Krugman Balance of payments (BoP) difficulties usually develop slowly over time. They may result from developments such
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Afghan clerics urge foreign nations to formally recognise Taliban govt
A three-day assembly of Islamic clerics and tribal elders in the Afghan capital concluded Saturday with pledges of support for the Taliban and calls on the international community to recognise
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Twice flood-affected Lalmonirhat now bracing for erosion
Riverside people from northern Bangladesh devastated by floods twice this season, are now losing their houses and lands to erosion.
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MetLife launches country’s first insurance focused comics
MetLife Bangladesh introduced the country’s first insurance-focused comics to present the concepts and benefits of insurance to people of all ages in an accessible and lively manner
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Best still to come from Salah
Jurgen Klopp said Mohamed Salah’s best years are still ahead of him after the Liverpool star ended speculation over his future by signing a new contract on Friday. Salah’s new
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Explore Master’s Scholarships for business students at Hult University
Hult University is well-known for its internationally recognized business school programs. Host Country: various (UK, USA, UAE, China) Host University: Hult University Number of Awards: Not specified Degree Level: Master’s
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Football / Kings held by MSC
Defending champions Bashundhara Kings were held to a 1-1 draw by Mohammedan Sporting Club in their Bangladesh Premier League second-leg match at the Shaheed Dhirendranath Datta Stadium in Cumilla...
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Bangladesh
Siblings go missing while swimming across river to enter Bangladesh border
Two children have been missing since this (July 2) morning as they were trying to enter Bangladesh from India illegally with their parents by swimming across the Neelkomol River to
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Youth lands in jail over raping girl
A Cox’s Bazar court yesterday sent a youth to jail on charges of raping a two-and-a-half-year-old girl child in the district’s Ukhiya upazila.
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Narail students barred from using mobile phones in schools, colleges, madrasas
Narail education authorities have banned students from using mobile phones in schools, colleges and madrasas after a student's Facebook post prompted a mob to humiliate a teacher. The district's Education
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‘Measures to be taken if complaints found over Eid online ticketing’
Railway Minister Md Nurul Islam Sujon said necessary measures will be taken if any complaints are received from passengers in getting train tickets online ahead of Eid-ul-Azha. The minister told
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None from JP inquired about my condition during stay in hospital: Raushon
Leader of the Opposition in parliament Raushon Ershad on Saturday bemoaned that none from the Jatiya Party inquired about her condition during her long stay at a hospital in Thailand....
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International
US states may arrest women for crossing state lines to get abortions: Biden
US President Joe Biden predicted on Friday that some US states will try to arrest women for crossing state lines to get abortions after the Supreme Court overturned the constitutional
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Libyan protesters storm, set fire to parliament building
Protesters broke into Libya's parliament in Tobruk on Friday evening and set a fire in front of the building to express their anger towards Libya's warring political parties. According to
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Germany returns to Nigeria first 2 of over 1,100 priceless Benin Bronzes looted by Europeans
German authorities on Friday returned to Nigeria the first two of more than 1,100 priceless sculptures known as the Benin Bronzes that were looted by Europeans in the 19th century.
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Foreign investments on DSE shrink to Tk 9,976 crore
The total foreign investments in the Dhaka Stock Exchange have dropped to Tk 9,976 crore, which is 2.19 per cent of the total market capitalisation of the bourse, as the
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Murdered reporter’s daughter also dies of wounds
The daughter of a journalist murdered this week in Mexico died Friday of wounds sustained in the attack that claimed her father’s life, the family said. Cinthya De la Cruz
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BA.4, BA.5 variants spur 20pc rise in Covid cases: WHO
The global figure overall remains relatively stable, but nobody should be under any illusion that the coronavirus is on the way out
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Taliban's large gathering ends with calls for international recognition
A Taliban-run gathering of thousands of male religious and ethnic leaders ended on Saturday by asking foreign governments to formally recognise their administration, but made no signals of changes on
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Technology
Elon Musk breaks Twitter silence with post meeting Pope Francis
Elon Musk on Friday night broke his nine-day silence on Twitter, the social media platform he is trying to buy for $44 billion, posting a picture of him meeting Pope
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GP stops recharge below Tk 20
Grameenphone, the local largest telecom operator, has raised the minimum limit of recharge for its customers. From now on, the operator's customers will have to recharge a minimum of Tk.
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Sport
Morsalin shines again as MSC hold Kings
Young midfielder Sheikh Morsalin scored his second goal in two matches as Mohammedan Sporting Club held league leaders Bashundhara Kings to a 1-1 draw in a Bangladesh Premier League fixture
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Inter sign Onana and Mkhitaryan
Inter Milan signed on Friday Cameroon goalkeeper Andre Onana and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, the pair arriving in Milan as free agents after their respective contracts with Ajax and Roma expired.
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Salahuddin becomes SAFF president for fourth time in a row
Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) President Kazi Mohammad Salahuddin was re-elected as the chief of the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) on Saturday for the fourth time in a row. He
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Bumrah smashes Broad for record 35 runs in a Test over
The previous most runs scored in a Test over was 28
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Will Christophe Galtier and Luis Campos be the saviours for PSG?
PSG have sacked Mauricio Pochettino for failing to win the Champions League. The club has constantly put UCL as their top priority over anything but has constantly failed to win
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A team in control
Left-arm spinner Tanvir Islam bagged three wickets and kept Bangladesh A in the hunt as the High Performance (HP) Unit ended the third day of the four-day game on 123
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All-round Bumrah puts England to the sword
India stand-in captain Jasprit Bumrah starred with both bat and ball as England’s Stuart Broad conceded the most expensive over in Test history, giving up 35 runs at Edgbaston on
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Politics
N. Korea suggests balloons flown..
North Korea suggested Friday its COVID-19 outbreak began in people who had contact with balloons flown from South Korea - a highly questionable claim that appeared to be an attempt
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Hall admin, BCL at loggerheads
The leaders and activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League and the Shaheed Suhrawardy Hall administration of Rajshahi University have locked horn over ousting outsiders and non-residential students from the hall and
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Russian missiles kill at least 2..
A Russian airstrike on residential areas killed at least 21 people early Friday near the Ukrainian port of Odesa, authorities reported, a day after the withdrawal of Moscow’s forces from
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Business
CTG PORT SETS RECORD in container, cargo handling
Chattogram port handled a record volume of containers and cargoes in the just-concluded fiscal year riding on the rebound of Bangladesh’s international trade as global economies reopened from the coronavirus
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EU, New Zealand seal trade deal
The EU and New Zealand sealed a free trade deal on Thursday after four years of talks, promising it would protect the environment and unite like-minded partners amid international turmoil.
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Nagad offers cashback of up to Tk 50 on railway tickets
Mobile financial service Nagad has introduced cashback on the purchase of train tickets. Sohoz-Synesis-Vinsen JV, a ticketing service provider of the Bangladesh Railway, and Nagad recently signed an agreement. Passengers
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Editorial
Monetary policy: targets and challenges
The central bank on Thursday last raised the key policy rate by 50 basis points to 5.50 per cent. Nearly a month back, it had upped the rate for the
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Amazing tale of Bangladesh toys
Few tiny tots and teenagers across the world have ever been found averse to toys. Every child likes to play with toys. Children of Bangladesh are no exception. The common
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End sufferings of laid-off jute workers
Government must pay their dues in full and hasten reopening of mills
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Why are girls falling behind in higher education?
End early marriage and ensure their safety so they can reach full potential
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Entertainment
After 16 years, Artcell will finally release their third album
In a venue full of thousands of supporters at Chattogram recently, progressive rock band Artcell announced that they will finally release their third album, titled “Otritio”.
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Koffee with Karan 7 Trailer: Akshay-Samantha, Ranveer-Alia ads up fun element
The trailer of Karan Johar's fun chat show 'Koffee with Karan Season 7' is finally out.
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‘Rehana Maryam Noor’ bags two awards in Cinema Jove
Azmeri Haque Badhan, for her performance in “Rehana Maryam Noor” bagged the ‘Best Actress’ award at the 37th edition of the Valencia International Film Festival–Cinema Jove.
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Buzz Luhrmann tells the story of ‘Elvis’ in a cautious tone
The 1950s was the time of rock and roll music. Still, in its infancy, this genre started to enter the mainstream music scene of the US and later worldwide. At
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Health
Monkeypox symptoms differ from previous outbreaks: UK study
Patients with monkeypox in the UK have noticeably different symptoms from those seen in previous outbreaks, according to researchers in London, raising concerns cases are being missed. Patients reported less
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49 dengue patients hospitalised in 24 hours
At least 49 dengue patients were admitted to hospitals across the country in 24 hours, till 8am today (June 29, 2022).
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