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ACC probe findings on DWASA

The Dhaka Water and Sewerage Authority (DWASA), these days, often hit the news headlines for the proverbial neglect of its remit and apathy towards public sufferings on account of poor utility service. On occasions, reports do also appear in the newspapers on the prevalence of graft in this state-owned utility...

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Exploring new markets for overseas jobs

Following the decline in manpower recruitment by Middle Eastern nations, the country's overseas employment dropped by 18 per cent in the first six months of the current year. Countries like United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Malaysia stopped hiring Bangladeshi workers since long. Manpower recruiters say if the traditional job markets...

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Repairing disaster-stricken schools

Apart from homesteads, crop fields and different rural structures, there's another set-up which bears the brunt of prolonged floods. They are the rural schools. Both print and electronic media are seen broadcasting reports on flood- and river erosion-hit schools almost round the year. Unlike floods, erosions cause sudden damages to...

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Foreign employees in readymade garments sector

A survey by Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) shows that only 177 foreign expatriates are working in the readymade garments (RMG) sector. But the actual figure should be much higher. It is an open secret that many foreign nationals are working without work permit and job visa in...

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Random selection of BCS candidates for viva-voce schedule

The media has reported that the Public Service Commission (PSC) will be randomly selecting Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) candidates for their viva -voce schedule. They will decide randomly who will appear on which date. This new system will be applied from 38th BCS, which is supposed to begin from July...

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Drives against teenage criminal gangs

It is good that officials of law enforcing agencies are finally taking steps to apprehend members of teenage criminal gangs in Uttara area of Dhaka city. I hope that gradually this drive will spread across the entire Dhaka city and later to towns across the country.According to media reports, there...

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