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Sheikh Hasina unveils plan to exploit marine resources


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday in Parliament unveiled a six-point short and long term plan to exploit marine resources and for their best utilization following the demarcation of the country’s maritime boundary with Myanmar. Replying to treasury bench

Lawyer requests to remove Justice Chowdhury


A Supreme Court lawyer on Tuesday sent a letter to President Zillur Rahman requesting him to form Supreme Judicial Council soon in order to remove High Court judge AHM Shamsuddin Chowdhury from his office. The lawyer, Mohammad Mozammel Huq, said he was protesting t

Resolve differences thru’ mutual respect,


Eminent jurists yesterday urged the legislature and the judiciary to resolve the existing divergence between them in a manner that upholds mutual respect. The disagreement between the two supreme organs of the state surfaced after a High Court bench and some Awami

Muhith faces challenge to spur economic growth


Finance minister AMA Muhith is facing the daunting task of lifting the flagging economy and containing high inflation when he is going to place the new budget today in Parliament with wide opportunities for ‘whitening black money’. Finance ministry officials sa

Sing with Michael Learns to Rock


Popular Danish pop-soft rock band Michael Learns will perform for the first time in Bangladesh. This will also provide a great opportunity for a Bangladeshi musician to perform with one of the world’s leading bands. The music talent from Bangladesh will be ch

Of Men, Music and Movies


It was an Indian Airlines flight from Madras (now Chennai) to Calcutta (Kolkata). The plane in full had a copybook take off. The smiling flight attendants were doing their job with utmost care. A young man in the front row was flicking through the pages of Filmfare

BKMEA polls postponed

The election to the governing body of Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturer and Exporter Association (BKMEA) for 2012-14 has been postponed, the association said yesterday. The election board of the association postponed the poll, which was due to be held tomorrow, foll

How to bring in more FDI


Foreign direct investment (FDI) has made enormous leaps since the 1990s in terms of its growth in the global economic landscape. Due to paucity of resources in developing and least developed countries, FDI has become an important component of their development stra

Inflation eases as food prices fall


Inflation fell by 0.68 percentage points to 9.15 percent in May compared to the previous month due to falling prices of rice, wheat and sugar, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics said yesterday. Non-food inflation decreased to 12.72 percent from 13.77 percent in April,

Jayadevan calls ICC biased

An Indian civil engineer has complained about bias within cricket’s governing body after his rival method to the Duckworth-Lewis (D/L) system for rain-affected games was rejected. V Jayadevan, who invented the “VJD system” as a different way to ca

Gazi save Victoria


Gazi Tank batsman Nasir Hossain cuts the ball during his century against Old DOHS in their Dhaka Premier League match at the Fatullah Cricket Stadium yesterday. Old DOHS could have clinched the Dhaka Premier League title yesterday, but the dramatic afternoon turned

Designed for death


Star roundtable explores reasons behind unsafe roads. There is no designated government body that can make coordinated efforts to prevent fatalities on roads despite frequent accidents, said speakers at a discussion yesterday. Communications and Railway Minister Ob

Expunge diatribes (TIB urges Sangsad)


Transparency International Bangladesh yesterday demanded that parliament expunge some lawmakers’ remarks about noted litterateur Prof Abdullah Abu Sayeed, a member of the TIB trustee board, from its proceedings. “The parliamentarians’ comments are

Opposition’s vague budget thoughts


BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday criticised the government for all the economic woes facing the country and accused the Awami League-led alliance government of preparing the coming budget on political consideration. “The ruling party has been demolishing ind


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Early birth ‘risks mental health’


Being born prematurely is linked to an increased risk of a range of mental health problems much later in life, according to researchers. Bipolar disorder, depression and psychosis were all more likely, the study in The Archives of General Psychiatry suggested. The