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Is Bangladesh becoming transit for counterfeit currency smuggling?

A multinational currency fraud syndicate has been using Bangladesh and Sri Lanka as transits to smuggle counterfeit Indian rupees to India. A senior police officer stated that this whole operation...

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Why hasn't the Pahartali Baddhyabhumi been preserved after 50 years?

During the War of Liberation in 1971, countless people were massacred at a Pahartali site in Chattogram. A witness to this genocide for the last 50 years, the Baddhyabhumi has received no...

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Untimely heavy rainfall adds to suffering of public

Cyclone Jawad has weakened and changed into a deep depression in the West-Central Bay of Bengal. As a result of the non-seasonal heavy rains, Dhaka's roads have been submerged. On the roads,...

Govt seeking new investors for rail projects after China pulls out

China pulled out of two of the largest railway projects -- Joydebpur-Ishwardi Double-Line Project budgeted at TK 14,250 crore and Akhaura-Sylhet Dual-Gauge Railway Line budgeted at TK 16,104 crore....

Bangladesh now a developing country: What are the gains and losses?

Great news for Bangladesh on the year of the golden jubilee. Bangladesh has been promoted to a developing country from an underdeveloped country. After 45 years of being a Least Developed Country ...

Source tax and the plight of small investors

A mammoth source of income for the National Board of Revenue is now source tax on savings instruments. In the last fiscal year, the government has earned around Tk 3,000 crore from taxing savings...

Will the country be hit by another wave of coronavirus?

Coronavirus infections are on the wane in the country, as are the death numbers.

Four brave women perform funeral rites of female Covid victims

Four women from Mymensingh have come forward to perform the funeral rites for female Covid-19 deceased -- an altruistic work beyond social stigma and health risk, a work where only male volunteers...

Is importing oxygen enough?

Countrywide oxygen demand has increased 4 to 5 times, and still the health ministry is claiming that Bangladesh is not at risk of oxygen shortage. On the other hand, the director general of the...

Rash Purnima: A Manipuri tradition spanning 242 years

Rash Purnima -- one of the major festivals of the Manipuri community -- is celebrated during the full moon of autumn. According to legend, In 1779, Maharaja Bhagya Chandra, on the day of Shukla...

Festivities for Khasi tribe!

Moulvibazar's Kamalganj upazila Magurchara Khashia Punji holds a traditional end-of-the-year and New Year celebrations of the Khashia community.

Cultural engagement and growth to mend communal divide

“Poth cherona pother manush -- Shamprodayik montrona rukhte chhorai shompritir shur” -- was the slogan for cultural programme and protest arranged by Prachyanat at the base of Aparajeyo Bangla on...