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  • School textbooks right on time

    65pc copies of free books of primary, secondary levels already sent to upazilas

    School textbooks right on time
    Textbooks for school children being prepared for shipment at Bangla Bazar of Old Dhaka. The government is on schedule to get the books to the children on time this year. Photo: Amran Hossain

    Primary and secondary students are expected to get new textbooks on the very first day of 2015, as around 70 percent of the over 32 crore copies have already reached upazilas, 32 days ahead of distribution date. The government believes it would be able...

US businesses demand return of GSP benefit

Hundreds of small and big business enterprises in the US urged the Obama administration to restore the GSP (generalised system of...

US businesses demand return of GSP benefit

Hundreds of small and big business enterprises...

26 feared dead

One person died and 26 more went missing after a fishing vessel capsized in the Bay of Bengal early yesterday. Two Navy...

26 feared dead

One person died and 26 more went missing after a fishing vessel capsized...

TIB welcomes Saarc pledge to ensure good governance

Transparency International Bangladesh yesterday welcomed Saarc leaders' pledge to ensure good governance for sustainable development by promoting accountability, transparency and the...

TIB welcomes Saarc pledge to ensure good governance

Transparency International Bangladesh yesterday welcomed Saarc leaders'...

War crimes accused sent to jail

A court here yesterday sent Shamsuddin Ahmed to jail in a case for crimes against humanity during the Liberation War. He was...

War crimes accused sent to jail

A court here yesterday sent Shamsuddin Ahmed to jail in...

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BGB men open fire after crash kills 2 jawans

Aggrieved by two fellow jawans getting killed in a road accident, armed BGB men went wild in Phulbari of Dinajpur yesterday leading to a clash with locals that left 13 people injured, including three with bullet wounds. The incident left Dhaka-Dinajpur highway blocked. Police and locals said Border Guard Bangladesh jawans Al Amin, 19, and Rubel, 20, were returning to the 29 Battalion...

US for talks to end disputes

National consensus among political parties is a must to strengthen democratic processes and sustainable economic development. Visiting US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal said this yesterday in separate meetings with opposition leader Raushan Ershad, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and civil society representatives, according to meeting sources. Biswal, who arrived here on Thursday on a three-day...

India woos neighbours to counter Chinese clout

India pledged a slew of regional investments at a South Asian summit this week, seeking to counter China's growing economic inroads into its backyard as it remains embroiled in bitter rivalry...

In marvel of melodies

Bengal Classical Music Festival 2014, the biggest festival of classical music and dance in the world, entered its second day yesterday with crowds coming in early on a Friday afternoon to...

Jobseekers to turn job givers

Nobel laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus has said the primary focus of social businesses for upcoming years would be transforming the unemployed youth into entrepreneurs in every country. “Social business can help enable...

Vinyl record sales hit 18-yr high

More than one million vinyl records have been sold in the UK so far this year - the first time the milestone has been achieved since 1996. The figures mark a largely...

  • Glory for Shakib

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Unilever goes from strength to strength

Innovations and sustainability are at the heart of growth. That's why Unilever is integrating both into its business strategy. Paul Polman, chief executive officer of Unilever Plc, says he is happy with the progress in driving the company's sustainability agenda in Bangladesh and this has contributed significantly to the strong growth of business here. Polman spoke to The Daily Star in an email interview to give an overview of Unilever's strategy and the positive contribution being made by markets like Bangladesh to its global business growth. The Daily...

     Op-ed

AFTER a day of uncertainty marked by a stand-off of sorts between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif, who did not exchange greetings nor shook hands on the inaugural day, the second day saw them warmly shaking hands to the relief of everybody. And of the three agreements on the table, the most important one on structured cooperation in energy has been clinched. The other two, viz. motor vehicles and regional railway pacts, too have been embraced with a three-month gestation period for approval. Overall, therefore, a region-wide infrastructure connectivity is envisaged. A momentous energy accord has been signed featured by facilitation of an integrated operation of a...

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