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  • Bangladesh e-commerce to see explosive growth in next 3 years

    Bangladesh e-commerce to see explosive growth in next 3 years

    Trading is increasingly entering into the world of online in Bangladesh as today’s busy people look to find a simpler way in their daily purchases and transactions. The system is popularly dubbed as e-commerce. As E-commerce Day is set to be observed today, the Dhaka Tribune approached Rezwanul Haque Jami, vice-president of e-Commerce Association of

  • Wedson, Emeka brilliance inspire Sk Jamal

    Wedson, Emeka brilliance inspire Sk Jamal

    A brilliant hattrick by Wedson Anselme propelled Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi to a comprehensive 5-0 win over Brothers Union in the KFC Independence Cup at Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday. Emeka Darlington and Wedson, who have been in superb form in the last two seasons, were involved in all five goals as the premier league champions inched

  • Why Americans not included in #PanamaPapers

    Why Americans not included in #PanamaPapers

    One of the many remarkable things about the massive leak of documents known as the Panama Papers is what’s so far been lacking. Americans. The documents, related to a Panamanian law firm that specialises in creating shell companies for many of the world’s richest people, provide a glimpse into how secret fortunes and ill-gotten gains

  • The Serenity of Kuakata

    The Serenity of Kuakata

    The best part of Kuakata beach is its serenity. Unlike Cox’s Bazaar, where roads get caught up in traffic snarlups just like in the capital, Kuakata is a land of tranquility and peace. The place still has a lot to offer to those who prefer enjoying the seashore on their own, away from the hustle

  • Let’s get our priorities straight

    Let’s get our priorities straight

    Over the course of the past few months, I watched from afar some remarkable things in Bangladesh. For instance, the government proposed a value added tax on private universities, which common sense dictated would inevitably be passed on to the students. The system would have a disproportionate regressive burden on students from middle class families.

  • Turn loss-making state jute mills into EPZs

    Turn loss-making state jute mills into EPZs

    Around 50,000 workers at seven state-run jute mills in Khulna and Jessore have abstained from work this week because they have not been paid for nearly two months. These government-run jute mills are in gross violation of laws safeguarding the payment of wages. Jute mills and other state-owned enterprises which make losses and are consequently

  • Study: Child workers in a state of being slave

    Study: Child workers in a state of being slave

    Child domestic workers in Bangladesh work for an average of 17 hours a day without weekly holidays, and even so over half of them face psychical torture under their employers. A nationwide study of 1,230 child domestic workers revealed that 53.7 percent of them have faced physical punishment and 17.6 percent of them have suffered

  • Metro vs subway: Planners at odds

    Metro vs subway: Planners at odds

    The Bridges Division’s proposal to build a four-route city-wide subway system was presented at a seminar at the Shetu Bhaban on April 3. Representatives of Road Transport and Highways Division and Dhaka Transport Coordination Authority (DTCA) were present at the event. At that seminar, Bangladesh Bridge Authority laid out a plan to build four subways

  • Report: Bangladesh 3rd in death penalty

    Report: Bangladesh 3rd in death penalty

    Bangladesh courts have sentenced at least 198 people to death in 2015, bagging the third highest position in the world, said an Amnesty International report. According to the report titled “Death Sentences and Executions Report 2015,” the South Asian nation also occupied the top spot among the South Asian countries where such sentences were handed

  • Investigators await 2nd autopsy report

    Investigators await 2nd autopsy report

    Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officials probing Comilla Victoria Government College Sohagi Jahan Tonu murder case yesterday said they were waiting for the second autopsy report as the first one could not reveal the cause of her death. Dr Nazmul Karim Khan, special superintendent of police of Dhaka CID for Comilla and Noakhali zone, said the

  • HRW: Arsenic kills 1 every 12 minutes

    HRW: Arsenic kills 1 every 12 minutes

    A damning report begins with a farmer in his mid-30s sweating from exertion after working the fields. The rural farmer, father to three children, and son to dead arsenic victims, could well become another damning statistic. He is already showing signs of lesions on his chest just like ones his parents had on their hands

  • Subway plan in chaos

    Subway plan in chaos

    The Bridges Division and the Road Transport and Highways Division are at loggerheads over the plan to build an underground railway system in Dhaka. The Bangladesh Bridge Authority, a wing of Bridges Division, brought forth a proposal to build a four-route city-wide subway system, at a seminar at the Shetu Bhaban on April 3. However,

  • JnU student killed in suspected militant attack

    JnU student killed in suspected militant attack

    A masters student of Jagannath University was killed by suspected Islamist militants in Old Dhaka’s Sutrapur area last night. Nazimuddin Samad, 28, was a student of the law department’s evening batch. He was attacked at Ekrampur intersection around 8:30pm by three assailants while walking to his home in Gendaria with another youth after completing classes

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