JS panel for realistic export targets for missions abroad

A parliamentary watchdog on Sunday asked the authorities concerned to set realistic export targets for Bangladeshi missions abroad as the existing system of fixing yearly export goals appeared unreasonable.
Our missions abroad frequently fail to achieve their targets as no study is done before

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Grameenphone rumour lifts bourse

Grameenphone led yesterday’s rally on the premier bourse, as stocks soared 1.5 percent for a second day of strong gains.
The benchmark index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange — DSE General Index — jumped 94 points to 6,436.
Grameenphone, the sole constituent in the telecom sector, rose nearly 50 points based in

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Int’l education fair begins tomorrow

A two-day international education fair begins tomorrow in the Dhaka city’s Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel.
A total of 45 foreign education consultant organisations will take part in the fair organised by the Foreign Admission and Career Development Consultants Association of

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Collegiate School anniversary on Dec 17

The Dhaka Collegiate School Alumni Association will observe its 175th founding anniversary on December 17 and 18 this year at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the city.
Former students and their wives will participate in the function on first day and the current

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Siddiqur puts country on golfing map

Siddiqur Rahman became the pride of the nation by winning an Asian Tour professional golf tournament as the first Bangladeshi on Sunday, when he lifted the Brunei Open title in Bandar Seri Begawan.
The 26-year-old Siddiqur, who hails from Madaripur, secured his career breakthrough in

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Five ODIs in place of two Tests?

The upcoming New Zealand tour to Bangladesh could only have one-day matches due to the upcoming World Cup early next year.
The schedule was supposed to have two Tests and a three-match one-day series but it could

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RMG unrest spreads in Ashulia, N’ganj

More than 200 injured as workers, cops clash; rubber bullets, tear gas used; factories, shops vandalised again
More than 200 RMG workers and 20 policemen were injured in clashes between the two sides in Ashulia after the labourers protested a new wage hike, which they say is still too low.
Meanwhile, garment workers and activists of Communist Party of Bangladesh clashed

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8 cheated job seekers return

Fake New Zealand Visa
8 cheated job seekers return
The eight Bangladeshi jobseekers, whom an organised gang deserted in Malaysia with fake visas of New Zealand, returned home yesterday.
The victims are Ruhul Amin, Abu Al-Razin, Santo Ghosh, Nesar Uddin, Abul Kashem,

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Most ISD call rates down from today

The cost of telephone calls to most overseas destinations will be reduced from (today) Sunday, according to the website of Bangladesh Telecommunication Company Limited.
These lower call rates fixed by the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission

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Siddikur eyes history

Bangladeshi golfer Siddikur Rahman is on the verge of a unique feat as he maintained the third-round lead at the Brunei Open in Bandar Seri Begawan yesterday.
The 25-year-old Siddikur, who became a professional golfer in April 2008 after playing the

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Corporate identity shows upholds peace

A five-day exhibition titled ‘Hiromi Inayoshi exhibition’ began on July 30 at the Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts in Dhanmondi, featuring works of Japanese master artist Hiromi Inayoshi along with twelve award winning works of promising Bangladeshi graphic designers.
This exhibition demonstrates that professionally designed corporate logos that contain the essence of the business

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TV specials on Friendship Day

Different satellite channels will celebrate Friendship Day through airing special programmes. Here are highlights of some of them.
“Bondhu Dibosher Gaan” on Banglavision
Live musical programme “Bhondhu Dibosher Gaan” will be aired tonight on Banglavision at 11:25pm. Young singers Mahadi and Adit will appear on the programme as guests. They will perform

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90pc of Sylhet kindergartens run without approval

More than 90 per cent kindergarten and non-government English medium primary-level educational institutions in Sylhet are running without approval in the absence of monitoring by the authorities concerned.
No specific data about how many of such institutions are running in the city and on

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Water scanty to rot jute

Good yield of jute this season fails to make farmers happy as they are facing problem to rot and process the natural fibre due to lack of water in absence of adequate rain in the ongoing monsoon.
Encouraged by good price of jute last year, farmers in Tangail grew the cash crop on more areas of land this season, reports our Tangail correspondent.
According to local Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE), jute was cultivated on 22,867 hectares of land in 12 upazilas of the district this year while it was cultivated on

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