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Safety now rests on self

Life is set to return to 'new normal' today (Sunday). The government on Thursday through a notification ended the 66-day unscheduled holiday declared in a staggered manner following the outbreak of deadly Covid-19. A few restrictions that came along with the holiday -- many, however, tend to describe the period...

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FDI in the time of pandemic

The ambitious target set in the country's medium-term development programme to attract a big volume of foreign direct investment (FDI) in five years (2015-2020) has been shattered. The Seventh Five-Year Plan (7FYP) projected to attract FDI worth $30.20 billion in five-year period ending the current fiscal year (FY20). In reality,...

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Why villages fascinate city people

Many hygiene-conscious people have fretted about the general masses' recent exodus for their village homes prior to Eid. The print media and TV channels have also shown their return to the cities, with crowd pressing against crowd, with the mandatory 'social distancing' thrown to the wind. The return was also...

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Tribute to a mother-like teacher

Mrs. Niloufer Manzur was daughter of late Dr. Mafiz Ali Chowdhury, a former member of parliament and minister, mother of Syed Nasim Manzur, a former President of MCCI and Ms. Munize Manzur, Director at Apex and teacher at Sunbeams School, and wife of the country's eminent entrepreneur and former caretaker...

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Once again the Sundarbans shield

Cyclone Aphan didn't cause as much damage as was apprehended in the coastal districts thanks to the Sundarbans that protected the coastal people like a shield. It did the same during the Sidr and many other cyclones that caused severe damage in areas not covered by the world's largest mangrove...

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Dealing with share market

Bangladesh is going to see a growth decline due to slowdown in economic activities and disruption of global supply chains during the pandemic. This situation might have a lingering impact on the country's capital market which is still in infancy where mainly shares of companies are bought and sold. Only...

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Digital platform for farmers

Free Digital platform 'Food for Nation' has started its journey to create direct communications between agricultural producers and buyers. It is expected to help farmers get fair price of their produces. This portal is the first open agricultural marketplace in Bangladesh on the Internet. Its goal is to ensure marketing...

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