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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....

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    Farida Parveen: A life lived for Lalon songs

    Sadiqur Rahman | Updated at 12:05am on September 14, 2018

    Music was in her blood as a flower lies deep asleep in the seed before it comes into full bloom. While still in her childhood, aged merely five, she showed her indomitable urge for...

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    The British Council coming up with more programmes

    Ershad Kamol | Updated at 12:05am on September 14, 2018

    The British Council, in Bangladesh since 1951, is now planning to introduce more comprehensive programmes for fostering cultural activities in Bangladesh incorporating more...

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    Road safety remains elusive in Bangladesh

    | Updated at 01:09am on September 07, 2018

    Hasib Mohammed Ahsan, known for his expertise in transport engineering, said road safety cannot be ensured in Bangladesh as mismanagement plagues traffic engineering, law enforcement and educating people about traffic discipline....

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    Film industry in Bangladesh taking new shape

    Ershad Kamol | Updated at 09:48pm on September 06, 2018

    Berlin International Film Festival delegate Dorothee Wenner, herself a filmmaker in her own right, says the Berlin-based world famous film festival is interested in promoting films and filmmakers from Bangladesh....

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    Relegation of science education would make economic dev in Bangladesh unsustainable

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 12:00am on August 31, 2018

    The number of students studying subjects like physics, mathematics, chemistry and biology sharply decreased in Bangladesh....