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10 crude bombs set-off in city

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 Staff Reporter At least 10 crude bombs were set-off in Bijoynagar area of the capital on Wednesday evening, several hours ahead of the countrywide 24-hour hartal called by Jamaat-e-Islami. Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh on Wednesday called 72-hour countrywide hartal in two phases from Thursday morning, protesting the death sentence awarded to its ameer Motiur Rahman Nizami for his crimes against humanity. Jamaat announced the two-phase shutdowns -- from 6 am Thursday to 6 am Friday, and from...

S Asia modernizing business environ: WB

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Bangladesh and Pakistan have made trading across borders easier by implementing computerized systems that allow web-based submission of documents, reducing the time to export and import, said a new World Bank report released from Washington on Wednesday.
The report - Doing Business...

People now hostage under ‘illegal power’ of present govt: BNP

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BNP on Wednesday alleged that the present ‘illegal’ government has made country’s people hostage with the “audacity of its illegal power”.
“People’s rights have been snatched on the pretext of protecting independence and constitution by a vested quarter. They’ve...

UK developing anti-child marriage program

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The UK government is developing a £25 million program to prevent child and forced marriage in 12 developing countries, including Bangladesh.
“In the next few months, it’ll start identifying priorities and actions,” said a media release issued by British High Commission in...

Quality of education not up to the mark yet: BCTA

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 Staff Reporter Bangladesh College Teachers’ Association (BCTA) on Tuesday observed that the quality of education in the country is improving, but it is not up to the mark yet. They came up with the observation at a press conference, titled 'Education: Achievements, Unrealized Expectations...

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