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EU official urges retailers to pay more for garments

Global brands should raise the price they pay to Bangladeshi garment makers so that they can provide a living wage to workers, a European Union politician said yesterday.   “There are many of us who feel that this is important and the EU parliament also feels that this is important,” Jean Lambert, chair of the EU delegation for relations with the countries of South Asia, said at a media briefing at the EU headquarters in Dhaka. Lambert called in Bangladesh to participate...

Inflation drops slightly in February

Inflation drops slightly in February

The overall inflation rate has dropped by 0.06 percentage point to 7.44 percent in February, thanks to the price fall of non-food items. The inflation rate was 7.50 percent in January last year. Inflation rate on food items increased by 0.03 percentage point to 8.84 percent in February. In the previous month it was 8.81...

Shakib's base price 1cr rupees

Shakib's base price 1cr rupees

  The base price for Shakib Al Hassan, who went ignored in previous Indian Premier League (IPL), has been set at 1 crore rupees this year. Shakib, who despite being the number one all rounder in one day cricket, was ignored by all teams in the 2009 IPL. Neither did he get a chance to play at 2010's Indian Premier League. But in next auction, a bidding war between Kings Eleven Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders, the latter finally got to buy Shakib at a value of 4 lakh Dollars (more than 2 crore rupees). This year, 11 Bangladeshi players have taken part in the bidding. Shohag Gazi, Enamul Haq, Rubel Hassan, Mahmudullah...

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