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    ‘Separation between state, govt and political parties an illusion in current system’

    | Updated at 03:44pm on October 31, 2018

    Changes must take place in the constitution and the electoral process if we are to see any real transformation in the lives of ordinary people...

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    Selina Hossain writer & more

    Sadiqur Rahman | Updated at 02:49am on October 26, 2018

    Selina Hossian, with a 54-year writing career in the background, now looks forward to delving deep into the issue of being refugees, being uprooted from one’s land and being always on the move....

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    Selim sees huge potential in furniture sector

    Moinul Haque | Updated at 12:00am on October 20, 2018

    Furniture sector in Bangladesh has a huge potential to grow in global market as China, the major manufacturers in the sector, is moving towards high-tech due to increased labour cost, says Selim H Rahman, president of Bangladesh Furniture Industries Owners Association....

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    Mohammad Rafiq: a poet rooted in humanity

    Ershad Kamol | Updated at 12:00am on October 19, 2018

    Finding a unique language for his poems that would aptly depict the rural life which makes up most of Bangladesh, its nature, its pathos, its joys and overall its struggle against all odds is what poet Mohammad Rafiq has striven for all his life...

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    RCSC trying to bring back golden days

    Ershad Kamol | Updated at 12:00am on September 28, 2018

    Russian Centre of Science and Culture director Alexander P Demin says his government is interested to strengthen diplomatic ties with Bangladesh, which will be reflected in public diplomacy, especially in cultural exchange programmes, in the coming days....

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    More inclusive programmes in coming days: Kirsten Hackenbroch

    Ershad Kamol | Updated at 01:43am on September 21, 2018

    Goethe-Institut in Dhaka has been working to promote diverse cultural expressions within Bangladesh and also to present these in Europe, especially Germany, with the aim to showcase the country as a land of rich cultural heritage. ...

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    Monirul Islam: The portrait of an experimentalist

    Ershad Kamol | Updated at 01:34am on September 21, 2018

    Novelty in form, texture and composition is what Monirul Islam always seeks in an art work and it is written all over the Dhanmondi studio of the seasoned artist. ...

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    Wage hike to put Bangladesh RMG sector in dire straits

    | Updated at 12:43am on September 21, 2018

    The newly announced minimum wages for the workers at Tk 8,000 will put up a big challenge for the country’s readymade garment sector making it tough to remain competitive in the international market, forewarns Faruque Hassan....

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    Proposed minimum wage for RMG workers in Bangladesh inadequate

    | Updated at 12:34am on September 21, 2018

    The proposed minimum monthly wage, Tk 8,000, for readymade garment workers is inadequate to meet their cost of living if various basic needs and the rate of inflation are considered, says Centre for Policy Dialogue research director Khondaker Golam Moazzem....

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    Pesticide residues pose serious threat to human health

    | Updated at 12:27am on September 14, 2018

    The effects of residues of pesticides being indiscriminately used in Bangladesh for crop production became a cause of serious human health concern, noted agriculture scientist and vice-chancellor of Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University Dr Kamal Uddin Ahamed....