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Traders forced to pay Tk 64.7 lakh bribe a day: TIB

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Traders forced to pay Tk 64.7 lakh bribe a day: TIB

Exporters and importers have to pay Tk 47.5 lakh in bribe at the Chittagong customs house a day to complete customs-related formalities, according to a study of Transparency International Bangladesh. In addition, the importers have to bribe officials and employees Tk 17.2 lakh to clear their goods from the port even despite having valid...

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Prove it or apologise, Nahid tells TIB

Prove it or apologise, Nahid tells TIB

Terming the Transparency International Bangladesh’s recent report on corruption at private universities baseless, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid today asked the watchdog to place evidence in support of their allegations. Otherwise, TIB will have to withdraw their survey or offer apology to the nation, Nahid said at the parliament today. On June 30, the TIB...

Anaesthesia during infancy can affect memory: Study

Anaesthesia during infancy can affect memory: Study

General anaesthesia before the age of one may impair memory later in childhood, possibly life-long, a study said today. This was the conclusion of scientists who compared the recollection skills of two groups of children-- some who had undergone anaesthesia in infancy and others who had not, reports The Indian Express. The children, aged six...

TIB report biased: Law minister

TIB report biased: Law minister

Law Minister Anisul Huq today termed a Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) report on quorum crisis at the ninth parliament as "biased" and "unexpected". The minister's remark came shortly after TIB revealed a report saying that quorum crisis during the ninth parliament caused the country waste of time worth over Tk 104 crore. When journalists pointed out a TIB observation that the parliament can be effective if all political parties take part in the election, the minister said the January 5 parliamentary election was held in the same fashion as the December 29, 2008 election. "But the opposition attended the parliament for only 70 days. So, this study is biased. Such a report...

Catching a yawn is linked to age

Catching a yawn is linked to age

People are less likely to yawn when others do as they get older, a study has found. Contagious yawning is linked more closely to a person's age than their ability to empathise, as previously thought, US-based scientists said. It also showed a stronger link to age than tiredness or energy levels. Researchers are now looking at...

2pc of Americans have new hips, knees: Study

2pc of Americans have new hips, knees: Study

It's not just grandma with a new hip and your uncle with a new knee. More than 2 of every 100 Americans now have an artificial joint, doctors are reporting. Among those over 50, it's even more common: Five percent have replaced a knee and more than 2 percent, a hip. "They are remarkable numbers,"...

Made in China

EAST Asian countries are once again making headlines in Western media. This time it's not because of their double digit economic growth rates. Rather, it's for topping global league tables for educational outcomes. In 2012, more than half a million 15-year-old children from Asia, Europe and North America took part in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) study. When the results were announced, China (Shanghai) secured the top position. The top 10 countries included Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan and...

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