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41 min ago | The Daily Star

Flood control dyke on verge of collapse

The flood control embankment in Rohodaha area in Sariakandi upazila of Bogra is on the verge of collapse due to constant onslaught by the river Jamuna.

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4 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Four factories busted for using tannery waste

A mobile court backed up by Rab raids a factory in Hazaribagh in the capital yesterday where leather strips, allegedly tainted with chromium, was being used for making poultry feed.

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9 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Workshop for aspiring filmmakers held

A training programme on filmmaking, titled "Stop Not Film Banao" was recently launched, targeting cultural and film clubs of various universities of Bangladesh, sponsored by "Stop Not", the popular snack brand from the house of Perfetti van Melle.

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10 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Tangail weaving Eid happiness

Roksana Begum, a homemaker from Uttara in Dhaka, hired a microbus and came to Tangail's Pathrail along with some relatives last week.

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10 hrs ago | The Daily Star

StanChart, GP sign deal to collect bills

Vivek Sood, chief executive officer of Grameenphone, and Abrar A Anwar, acting chief executive of Standard Chartered Bangladesh, attend the signing of an agreement at a programme in Dhaka yesterday.

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10 hrs ago | The Daily Star

The Earthshaker

What if we say there might be a day in future when you can just drive to Brazil or the United States and you don't have to cross a sea? What if we say a time might come when there will be no separate continents called Asia or the Americas and the world map will have a supercontinent named Amasia? A cock-and-bull story? A madman's fantasy? Call it ... (more)

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13 hrs ago | Newkerala.com

Hasina returns to Dhaka after three-day visit to UK

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has returned to Dhaka after her three-day visit to London to attend the first ever Girl Summit 2014.

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17 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Roads clogged with rickshaws

Hundreds of rickshaws are stuck in a jam on Dhanmondi Road-1 in the capital. Every year this very street sees high number of the non-motorised vehicle ahead of Eid when the number of illegal rickshaws on city streets increases.

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21 hrs ago | Time

Inside Bangladesh's Cheap Cigarette Factories

About a year after Sayed Asif Mahmud began hanging around Bangladesh's bidi factories to document those who make the hand-rolled cigarettes with low-grade tobacco, a cheap and popular alternative for pre-packaged ones across southeast Asia, he stopped.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Daily Star

Potato exports treble

Potato exports saw a quantum leap in the recently concluded fiscal year, buoyed by higher shipments to Russia amid a tight supply from Pakistan and India to the global market, exporters said yesterday.

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Locally assembled handsets launched with OK Mobile

OK Mobile, a US-registered handset manufacturer which previously expanded to China, has launched a Bangladesh-based mobile device assembly business in collaboration with state-owned Telephone Shilpa Sangstha, the Dhaka Tribune reports.

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The Daily Star

Lafarge teams up with Metrocem to boost presence in Dhaka

Tarek Elba, chief executive of Lafarge Surma Cement, and Md Shahidullah, managing director of Metrocem Cement, attend the signing of an agreement at a programme on Tuesday.

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The Daily Star

Dhaka slates Gaza killings

Bangladesh has expressed displeasure over the world leaders' "indifference" to the Israeli aggression in Palestine and human disaster there and sought necessary steps to find a peaceful solution to the crisis.

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Daily Mail

Scarred survivors of acid attacks reveal the shocking stories...

When Popy Rani Das, 21, from the Kishoreganj district of central Bangladesh, fell in love with a local boy, her family was delighted - even more so when he asked her to marry him.

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The Daily Star

Most Welcome-2 trailer released

For better or for worse, the Dhaka film audience cannot get enough of MA Jalil Ananta's films.

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The Daily Star

30 more return from restive Iraq

Thirty Bangladeshis, who were suffering in inhuman condition in an under-construction hospital building in the restive Tikrit city of Iraq, have returned home finally.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Daily Star

Only influence can buy you one

While many people from the southern districts are desperately looking for cabin tickets of launches to travel home ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr, the private operators have created an artificial crisis of the tickets by preserving those for the influential people.

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The Daily Star

Prof Naiyyum gets bail

The High Court yesterday granted anticipatory bail for four weeks to Prof Naiyyum Choudhury, former chairman of Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission, in a case, which the professor said was lodged to defame him.

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The Daily Star

Road crash kills NGO officials

Four NGO officials died in a fatal road mishap at Jokarchar point of Kalihati upazila in Tangail under Dhaka-Tangail highway.

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The Daily Star

No reason to be feared: Abbas to govt

BNP's new Dhaka city chief Mirza Abbas today said the Awami League government has no reason to get feared of opposition's movement as what he said the anti-government agitation would be "peaceful and democratic".

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