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    A step forward towards easing SME loans

    | Updated at 09:40pm on January 04, 2017

    THE Bangladesh Bank’s move to ask scheduled banks to cut the imposition of charges and fees on services from the current 12 types down to...

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    A welcome move on migrant worker database

    | Updated at 09:40pm on January 04, 2017

    A FRESH government move to make it mandatory for recruiting agencies to send workers listed on the government database for overseas jobs is welcome...

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    Indicative of poor workplace safety

    | Updated at 09:25pm on January 03, 2017

    THE death of 1,240 workers from workplace injuries in 2016 indicates that workplace safety is still largely elusive. Moreover, as New Age reported on Saturday,...

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    Traffic accidents call out govt on stepping up the plate

    | Updated at 05:20pm on January 03, 2017

    TRAFFIC accidents have been the most frequent, with high fatality rate in Bangladesh. As New Age reported on Monday, at least 4,144 people died in...

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    Alarming new dimension of extrajudicial murder

    | Updated at 10:15pm on January 02, 2017

    EXTRAJUDICIAL killings by law enforcement agencies had an alarming rise in 2016. At least 195 people were killed in ‘crossfire’, ‘gunfight’, and ‘exchange of bullets’...

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    Travail of tannery relocation with no results as yet

    | Updated at 09:55pm on January 02, 2017

    GOVERNMENT efforts — taking place since 2003 when the BSCIC, on a High Court order in 2001, took up a two-year project involving Tk 1.76...

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    No end to risky ride on roads

    | Updated at 10:00pm on January 01, 2017

    THE photograph that New Age published on Saturday of a rundown pickup truck carrying people and goods much beyond its capacity at Srinagar in Munshiganj...

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    English teaching should be in focus, not English version

    | Updated at 09:35pm on January 01, 2017

    AN INCERASE in the number of students in the English version of the national curriculum, offered by both government and private, aided and unaided, schools,...

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    No real growth in apparel sector with wage stagnation

    | Updated at 10:45pm on December 31, 2016

    THAT the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters’ Association demanded for a higher cash incentive but brushed aside any possibility of an increase in apparel workers’...

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    Strategies needed to improve char people’s lives

    | Updated at 10:40pm on December 31, 2016

    ABOUT 10 million people, who account for an estimated 4 per cent of the total population of Bangladesh, still having to live without basic amenities...