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Stimulus for the dairy industry

In the ancient past, this region of which Bangladesh is a part, could impart knowledge about the art of livestock-raising and producing milk and its various derivatives to the rest of the world. In recent times though, it had been striving hard to meet its own demand for milk from...

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Policy instruments for food sector

Among the things the nation can proudly celebrate in Mujib Borsho is, one is the achievements in the food sector. It is mainly because. Over the past three decades or so, Bangladesh has achieved enviable progress in improving food security and nutritional status of its population. This is no less...

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Marketing of books

The month-long Amar Ekushey Grantha Mela comes to an end today. Some 5,000 books hit the stand this year and the total sale reached at around Tk 1.0 billion (or Tk 100 crore). Thus the number of book appears in the fair increased by around 9.0 per cent over the...

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Reintegration of returnees

My attention has been drawn to a Financial Express news item on 'Introduce 'reintegration' loan for returnee migrant workers'. It is encouraging to note that suggestion came from activists for providing returnee migrant workers with facilities including loans to start their life anew. It's only logical that mostly young expatriates...

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Yet another fire, at Dilu Road

Incidents of fire recur in the city and Dhaka's people started the day on Thursday with the news of a horrifying fire at a residential building on Dilu Road. Three people -a man, a woman and a child - died in the fire at dawn and a few more were...

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People's influx into Dhaka

Around 600,000 people come to Dhaka every year to live permanently, a conference in Dhaka was told on February 26. Every day around 1,700 people are added to the capital city's 16 million population. Many of them are migrating due to climate change effects - river erosion, water-logging, cyclone, drought,...

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Coronavirus preparedness

Although no Bangladeshi has been found infected with coronavirus at home, it is important to get ready for fighting the virus. It was informed at an ICDDR,B briefing that the authorities have taken preparations for combating the virus. If any coronavirus patient is found, s/he would not only be quarantined,...

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