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  • Korean EPZ in trouble

    Govt plans to take back part of land allotted to it

    Korean EPZ in trouble
    An aerial shot of the Korean Export Processing Zone at Anwara in Chittagong. Photo: Star

    Instead of solving the problems the Korean Export Processing Zone has been facing, the government plans to take back part of the 2,492 acres of land allotted to the KEPZ 16 years ago. The country's largest private export processing zone is in a web...

Split in small parties weakens 20-party

Yet another component of the BNP-led alliance yesterday threatened to part itself from the combine, turning things worse for the BNP...

Split in small parties weakens 20-party

Yet another component of the BNP-led alliance yesterday threatened to...

Hartal today, tomorrow

There will be no respite for people after Jamaat's 24-hour hartal ends tomorrow morning, as the BNP-led alliance has called a...

Hartal today, tomorrow

There will be no respite for people after Jamaat's 24-hour hartal ends tomorrow...

6 suspects held

6 suspects held

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members arrested six people in Dhaka and Munshiganj on Friday night and early yesterday for their alleged...

6 suspects held

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members arrested six people in Dhaka and Munshiganj on...

Lawyers to boycott courts tomorrow

Bangladesh Bar Council yesterday passed a resolution to boycott courts across the country tomorrow demanding cancellation of the latest amendment to...

Lawyers to boycott courts tomorrow

Bangladesh Bar Council yesterday passed a resolution to boycott courts...

Campaign continues

The local administration in Chittagong, some businesspeople and public representatives have apparently launched a campaign against the Korean Export Processing Zone to create grounds for the government to take back the land allocated for the KEPZ. They are accusing KEPZ officials of not allowing villagers to bury the dead in graveyards and use its walkways. Saifuzzaman Chowdhury, state minister for land and lawmaker...

15 hurt as JP men clash in Rangpur

At least 30 Jatiya Party activists were injured in Rangpur yesterday afternoon in a clash between the supporters of JP chief HM Ershad and party lawmaker Moshiur Rahman Ranga. The clash began when supporters of Ranga allegedly attacked a procession brought out by supporters of Ershad to protest Ranga's removal from the JP presidium, said party insiders. However, hours after the intra-party clash,...

Dhaka for fresh line of credit

Appreciating India's financial assistance for infrastructure development in Bangladesh, Dhaka yesterday asked New Delhi to consider a fresh line of credit (LoC). During the third...

Digital medium: the new channel for advertising

Digital medium which includes social media and mobile phones has emerged as a more effective marketing platform for products than the traditional promotional activities. Consumers' behaviour is changing gradually with the influence...

The last show of an artiste

Death could only part him from his love for rhythm and that was what happened to tabla maestro Pundit Bijan Chowdhury on Friday night. The auditorium of Theatre Institute, Chittagong (TIC) that...

'Hard to quit when team is down'

A similar scenario was in store for those who were waiting for the national cricket team at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport yesterday morning. For the umpteenth time this year, captain Mushfiqur...

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Digital medium: the new channel for advertising

Digital medium which includes social media and mobile phones has emerged as a more effective marketing platform for products than the traditional promotional activities. Consumers' behaviour is changing gradually with the influence of social media like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter and the uses of smartphones, marketing of products and services delivered through them reach the targeted audience more effectively. The observation came at a daylong summit on digital marketing, organised by Bangladesh Brand Forum in association with...

     Op-ed

President Xi Jinping of China just concluded a three day visit to India. The Chinese dragon came to the shores of India to meet the elephant. What has been the outcome of the visit? The world including Bangladesh is assessing this important visit and trying to see what these two giants have gained or lost. The visit itself was much anticipated. President Xi Jinping had recently come into supreme power in China and India's Prime Minister Modi had also won a whopping majority in the Lok Shoba to become a single party majority in parliament. The two leaders met each other with enough mandate from their people and powers that be...

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