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  • Rising from Rana Plaza debris

    The country's garment sector has been going through some major reforms since the Rana Plaza disaster in 2013 with rights activists stressing the need for strengthening further the workplace safety and labour rights.

  • Struggle on in haors

    As the government's efforts to determine the cause of deaths of a huge number of fish, ducks and other aquatics in the haor region continue, the affected people's fight to survive the worst flashflood in recent history is far from over.

  • 3.3 lakh poor to get relief

    The government has taken a 100-day scheme to distribute relief among at least 3.3 lakh ultra-poor families affected by the flash flood in haor areas.

  • Stones hurled at minister's motorcade

    A police official was hurt when alleged Chhatra League activists hurled stones targeting the motorcade of Fisheries and Livestock Minister Sayedul Haque amid stringent security in Bijoynagar upazila of Brahmanbaria yesterday.

  • Fighting tobacco with lemons

    Freedom fighter Mozaffar Ahmed, 63, from Fulunir Char village in Kauarkhop union of Ramu upazila in Cox's Bazar, who at the age of 16 took up arms to fight in the 1971 Liberation War, has since been engaged in a new battle.

  • Messi's 500th wins Barca El Clasico

    Lionel Messi scores his 500th Barcelona goal with the last kick of the game in a thrilling 3-2 win at Real Madrid.

  • CID to exhume Raudha's body today

    Raudha Athif's father demands “logical and scientific explanation”forhis daughter's death as the Criminal Investigation Department is set to exhume her body for a second autopsy today, 27 days after she was found dead.

  • Younis reaches 10,000 Test runs

    Younis Khan becomes the first Pakistani player to score 10,000 Test runs.

  • Growth minus good governance is hollow

    The economic growth would be meaningless unless there is good governance, said Akbar Ali Khan, former caretaker government adviser, yesterday.

  • Draft law on EPZ to be reviewed

    The government has withdrawn the draft of the Export Processing Zone law from parliament for a review by the prime minister, said a top official of the labour and employment ministry yesterday.

  • Moving forward from the Rana Plaza tragedy

    The readymade garments (RMG) sector of Bangladesh has undertaken significant compliance measures to ensure safety of factories...

  • Still waiting for justice

    The wait for justice in Rana Plaza collapse is not going to be over anytime soon, as the trial for the killing of more than 1,000 people four years ago has not begun yet.

  • Romel Chakma

    Police probing Romel's death

    Rangamati police yesterday started investigating the death of Romel Chakma, an indigenous college student who was picked up by the army on April 5.

  • Fourth Anniversary Of The Rana Plaza Collapse: Where do we stand?

    It has been four years since the day in April when the nation and the world was shocked when a garment factory building in Savar came crashing down. 1,129 workers were killed and thousands more injured, trapped in the rubble. Not the first time but definitely the largest incident of accidental structural failure that brought to the limelight the issues of building safety, workers' rights and the problems in the global supply chain. Four years down the line, where do we stand?

  • 'I inherited waterlogging'

    Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) Mayor AJM Nasir Uddin at a programme yesterday said the city's waterlogging problem has not popped up in his tenure.

  • Farmers cry for irrigation water

    Irrigation in 200 hectares of boro fields under Teesta Irrigation Project has become uncertain as the damaged embankment of a secondary canal is yet to be repaired in Kishoreganj upazila.

  • Man survives on leaves for 25yrs

    A man in Pakistan's Punjab province has been surviving on fresh leaves and wood for the last 25 years and has never fallen ill.

  • Don’t mix up Qawmi madrasas, militancy: Home minister

    Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal calls upon people not to be over critical in recognition of Qawmi madrasas saying that it is a longstanding demand.

  • Shab-e-Meraj tonight

    The holy Shab-e-Meraj will be observed tonight across the country with due respect and religious fervour.

  • Teesta issue will be resolved soon

    Reiterating Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's commitment over Teesta water- sharing deal with Bangladesh, its Finance Minister Arun Jaitley yesterday said the issue would be resolved very soon.

  • Man beaten to death in Sakura

    An unidentified man was beaten to death in a bar in the capital's Shahbagh in the early hours today.

  • Liberal Maldives blogger stabbed to death

    A prominent Maldivian blogger, who was critical of Islamist extremism and government corruption, was stabbed to death yesterday, police said, and the main opposition party demanded an international probe into the killing.

  • 267 officials made deputy secretary

    The government promotes around 267 officials to the rank of deputy secretary, bringing dynamism to the administration.

  • Minister’s B’baria visit: OC hurt in AL men attack

    A police officer is injured in an attack by Awami League activists, who are observing a hartal in Bijoynagar upazila of Brahmanbaria protesting the visit of Fisheries and Livestock Minister Sayedul Haque in the upazila.

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    The girl who lies among forgotten martyrs

    If she were alive, she would have been a living with the pride of our glorious Liberation War like any of us.

  • 1,200 tonnes of fish died in haors: Govt

    About 1,276 tonnes of fish die in haor areas of four districts following last month’s flash flood caused by incessant rain, a government report says.

  • Rain damages Sunamganj Shanir haor dam

    All measures taken by locals to save the dam along the Shanir Haor in Sunamganj have failed due to excessive rains and onrush of upstream hill waters.

  • Haor disaster: Each family to get 30kgs rice, Tk 500 monthly

    The government has taken a 100-day scheme to provide with relief among at least 3.30 lakh ultra-poor families in haor areas affected by the flash flood.

  • Teesta issue to be resolved soon, Jaitley tells Muhith

    Reiterating Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s commitment over Teesta water sharing with Bangladesh, the neighbouring country’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley says the issue will be resolved very soon.

  • Digital entry gate installed at DU central library

    Dhaka University authorities introduce digital system to enter the central library in a bid to tackle access of outsiders to it.