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2 hrs ago | The Indian Express

Man who got Wendy Doniger pulped is made - must reading' in Gujarat schools

It's "western culture" and needs to be shunned. Instead, wear "swadeshi clothes" this day, do a havan, pray to the ishtadev, feed cows.

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5 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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5 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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5 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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8 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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12 hrs ago | The Daily Star

BR water body being filled up ignoring legal notice

Illegal filling of a water body, popularly known as 'Jorapukur', of Bangladesh Railway at Neamatpur in Saidpur upazila of Nilphamari goes on, ignoring a legal notice served by the authorities concerned, inset, foundation of a boundary wall of a proposed Eidgah laid by the lawmaker on the filled up water body on Monday.

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17 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

The monetary policy is working well

It is now the time of the year when the Bangladesh Bank announces the next six monthly monetary policy stance.

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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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Newkerala.com

3000 passengers left stranded at Dhaka airport by Biman Bangladesh staff protest

A seven-hour-long strike by staffers of Bangladesh national carrier Biman Bangladesh left around 3,000 passengers stuck at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Wednesday morning.

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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 Washington Post

Herea s proof that child marriage and poverty go hand in hand

Fatema,15, sits on the bed at her home in Khulna, Bangladesh, weeks after local child protection committee members and law enforcement agencies saved her from marriage.

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The Daily Star

Tragedy saw rise of an unsung hero

Bangladesh is full of unsung heroes -- but few remain as unrecognised as Dhaka Shishu Hospital's kidney specialist, Prof Mohammed Hanif.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Genesee Country Express

What's a Tangelo? 5 Fruit Hybrids You Should Try

Tangelo, Ugli, Rangpur Fruit, Pluot, and Yuzu. All are hybrid fruits and most are fruits that American consumers have rarely seen.

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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

UK to work with Bangladesh

Voicing his government's firm confidence in the present Awami League government, British Prime Minister David Cameron yesterday said they would work together with Bangladesh for ensuring its socioeconomic development.

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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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The Peninsula

Bangladesh jails three over drug scam that killed hundr...

DHAKA: A court on Tuesday sentenced three Bangladeshis to jail for making and selling a toxic paracetamol syrup that doctors say killed hundreds of children in the 1990s, a prosecutor said.

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The Daily Star

Derailment halts Sylhet-Dhaka-Ctg train service

An oil-laden train derailed in Dakshin Surma upazila of Sylhet, snapping its rail communication with Dhaka and Chittagong since this morning.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Daily Star

BB raises farm loan target

The target for farm loan disbursement goes up 6.54 percent year-on-year to Tk 15,550 crore in the current fiscal year.

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