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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....

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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....