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    Dozens of families leave homes as erosions continue

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 03:07am on September 21, 2018

    Erosions caused by swelling rivers continued to force people out of their homes in several districts including Manikganj, Shariatpur, Rajbari and Kurigram until Thursday. ...

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    Engaged in traffic control, student volunteers ignored, abused

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 02:59am on September 21, 2018

    Student volunteers, fielded to help control city traffic, find themselves helpless as transport drivers, including those of government offices, and pedestrians pay hardly any heed to their polite requests to follow traffic rules. ...

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    PM censures journalists

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:50am on September 21, 2018

    Coming down heavily on journalists for opposing the Digital Security Bill, prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday claimed that there was nothing to be worried about the new law....

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    Minimum wage still one of the lowest

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 01:13am on September 21, 2018

    Readymade garment workers in Bangladesh are paid one of the lowest minimum monthly wages among the global apparel producing countries. ...

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    Apparel workers reject new wage

    Rashad Ahamad | Updated at 01:12am on September 21, 2018

    Apparel workers have rejected the new minimum gross monthly wage of Tk 8,000 declared by the government on September 13, saying it was too insufficient to meet the prevailing cost of living....

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    New gross minimum wage for beginners far too insufficient for apparel workers

    | Updated at 01:10am on September 21, 2018

    If the workers and their leaders were united, I could negotiate from a stronger footing to increase the minimum wages for the apparel workers....

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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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    Pros and cons of wage hike for apparel workers in Bangladesh

    Moinul Haque | Updated at 12:26am on September 21, 2018

    The government has announced Tk 8,000 as minimum monthly wage, up from existing Tk 5,300, for the country’s readymade garment workers amid protests from labour groups demanding higher pays....

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    ACC to revive TAC graft cases

    Ahammad Foyez | Updated at 02:45am on September 21, 2018

    The Anti-Corruption Commission has decided to reopen cases against the people who got clemency from the now-defunct Truth and Accountability Commission created by the army-backed caretaker government during 2007-08....

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