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Ensure equal scope for all

President Abdul Hamid on Saturday urged the world leaders to work for ending discriminations based on race, faith, colour, religion and ethnicity and ensuring equal opportunities for all, reports UNB."We must end discriminations based on race, faith, colour, religion and ethnicity, and ensure equal opportunities for all," he said.President Hamid...

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Tie up with regional peers to face odds, reap benefits

Bangladesh needs closer economic partnership with its regional peers to reap the benefits from enormous potentials of the current century which is predicted to be dominated by the Asian economies, economists have suggested.They called upon the policymakers to revisit the existing trade and investment policies and prepare those in a...

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Students from different educational institutions demonstrating with 'red cards' in their hands on the Rampura Bridge

Students from different educational institutions demonstrating with 'red cards' in their hands on the Rampura Bridge in the city on Saturday as part of their movement for safer roads. Story on page 7 — FE photo

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Over 58pc marginal, ultra poor see notable decline in income

More than 58 per cent marginal and ultra poor in the country witnessed a notable decline in their income due to the Covid-19 pandemic that forced many of them to eat even one meal a day instead of three, a World Vision study revealed.The study, which was disclosed recently, said...

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WB to lend REB $515m

The World Bank (WB) will supply over half a billion US dollar to the Rural Electrification Board (REB) to upgrade distribution systems in two divisions.It has recently done negotiations with the Economic Relations Division (ERD) for a $515-million loan disbursement for the REB, official said on Saturday.The loan will be...

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Malaysia to source security guards from Bangladesh

Bangladesh is going to send security guards to Malaysia as the second country after Nepal.To this effect, Bangladesh's Sena Kalyan Sangstha and Malaysian Security Industry Association (PIKM) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at the Bangladesh High Commission in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday, according to a report of Malaysiakini, a...

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Cyclone 'Jawad' brewing in Bay of Bengal

The cyclonic storm 'Jawad' over the west-central Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas has moved north-northwestwards and currently lies over the same area, weather officials have said, reports UNB.Around 6am on Saturday, the storm was centred about 1,030 kms southwest of Chattogram port, 995 kms southwest of Cox's Bazar port,...

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FBCCI preparing 10-year master plan

The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) is preparing a 10-year master plan for developing the country's trade and economy and also to determine necessary strategies for logistics in the coming days.FBCCI President Md Jashim Uddin said this at a press conference held at the FBCCI on...

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Dengue: 53 more hospitalized in 24 hrs

Fifty-three new dengue patients have been hospitalised in 24 hours until Saturday morning, health authorities said, reports UNB.The number of fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease remained unchanged at 98 in the current year as no fresh death was reported during the period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services...

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