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1 hr ago | The Daily Star

a Serenade for saris

Derived from the Sanskrit word "sati", which essentially means a strip of cloth, modern day saris have come a long way. Evolving from basic everyday wear, the sari has established itself as a predominant piece of clothing in every South Asian woman's wardrobe.

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5 hrs ago | The Daily Star

DESHAL

Have you ever decided to wear a sari and walk the streets of the Western world? For those who have, it must have been like a few minutes' celebrity walk down the road because of all the 'heads-turning-towards-you' reaction and the double takes. For Bengali women, this unique one of a kind, five-nine yards of drape is one of their most iconic traditional attire.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Daily Star

NBR felicitates top taxpayers

Finance Minister AMA Muhith presents crests to top taxpayers at a ceremony organised by the National Board of Revenue at Sonargaon Hotel in Dhaka yesterday. Ghulam Hussain, chairman of NBR, and Kazi Akram Uddin Ahmed, president of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry, were also present.

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The Daily Star

Cold chain can save food supply chain

When Brazil, the Philippines and the Caribbean countries have been supplying banana, a highly perishable fruit, to the other corners of the world, Bangladesh cannot do so even within its small boundaries without using toxic preservatives. Also, countries like the US, Canada, Brazil, China and Australia, which are much bigger than Bangladesh, ensure safe food for their people.

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The Daily Star

DESH belongs to Bangladesh...Akram Khan

Just three days in the countdown to his grand show, internationally acclaimed dancer/choreographer Akram Khan, at a press conference, said, "DESH belongs to Bangladesh." A press conference focusing on DESH was held yesterday at Bengal Shilpalaya in Dhanmondi, Dhaka.

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The Daily Star

300 more illegal shops demolished in Tejgaon

Bangladesh Railway destroying illegal structures built beside rail lines in Moghbazar area on September 12, 2014. The move comes after four people got killed by a train at an illegal fish market set up on the train lines in Karwan Bazar on Thursday.

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The Daily Star

Govt gets 72-hr to withdraw illegal human hauliers in 5 dists

The High Court today directed the government to stop the plying of illegal three-wheelers on the highways of five southern districts within 72 hours. Deputy commissioners and superintendents of police of Barisal, Khulna, Madaripur, Faridpur and Rajbari have been asked to comply with the order and submit a report before it by two weeks.

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Newkerala.com

Dhaka wants time-frame to resolve Teesta, land issues

Bangladesh will seek "specific time-frame" from India to settle the Teesta water sharing and implement the land boundary agreement at the upcoming foreign ministers' meeting. The third Joint Consultative Commission meeting to be held in New Delhi Sep 20 will be the first after Narendra Modi became the Indian prime minister.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Asia News Network

DHAKA: Govt rolls out project to make economic plans pro-poor

The government has launched a project to give a pro-poor bent to key state institutions responsible for formulating economic policies. Called the Support to Inclusive and Sustainable Planning Project, the $4.7 million-worth scheme is meant for implementation between June 2013 and December 2016.

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The Daily Star

NBR's online tax system floundering

With much enthusiasm, a big foreign bank filed its tax returns online just after the Large Taxpayer Unit launched its electronic system in 2009. That was not a unique case.

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The Daily Star

Arrest order for Fakhrul

A Dhaka court yesterday issued an arrest warrant for BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on charges of assaulting police and torching vehicles during an opposition blockade in 2012. Metropolitan Magistrate Md Yunus Khan passed the order after accepting the chargesheet in the case.

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The Daily Star

Save tigers, save nature: PM

Assuring her government will do everything necessary for conservation of the tigers, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today called upon the tiger range countries to continue their sincere efforts for protecting tigers. "I want to assure you all that my government will do everything and continue all sorts of cooperation for conservation of the tigers.

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The Daily Star

SCBA chief sees govt link to Prof Mahbubullah attack

It could not be possible for miscreants to attack Prof Mahbubullah, a pro-BNP former teacher of Dhaka University, without signals from the government, Supreme Court Bar Association President Khandaker Mahbub Hossain today alleged. "We think Mahbubullah came under attack as he made comments against the government in television talk shows," he said while speaking at a protest programme at the SCBA auditorium this afternoon.

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The Daily Star

Asia-Pacific military seminar begins in Dhaka

This May file photo shows, the US Army and the Bangladesh Army conduct the initial planning conference for the Pacific Armies Management Seminar 2014, 4-7 May in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photo taken from PAMS Facebook page A four-day Pacific Army's Management Seminar kicked off in Dhaka today with participation of premier-level army officials of 25 Asia-Pacific countries.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Bangladesh's Zia loses court battle on corruption charges

Bangladesh's highest court on Sunday rejected appeals by opposition leader Khaleda Zia, clearing the way for her to stand trial on embezzlement charges that could see her jailed for life. File photo: Bangladesh's opposition leader and Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia in Dhaka.

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Bangladesh's Zia loses court battle on...

Bangladesh's highest court on Sunday rejected appeals by opposition leader Khaleda Zia, clearing the way for her to stand trial on embezzlement charges that could see her jailed for life. Lawyers of former Bangladeshi prime minister and Bangladesh Nationalist Party leader Khaleda Zia speak to the media outside the Supreme Court in Dhaka, on September 14, 2014 - by Munir Uz Zaman Zia, a two times former prime minister and leader of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party , went to the Supreme Court to seek a suspension of the proceedings, saying the lower court judge who has been hearing her cases was appointed illegally.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Daily Star

350 makeshift shops removed

A betel leaf trader returns to the rail tracks with a train whooshing past in the capital's Malibagh yesterday. Photo: Star The railway authorities demolished around 350 makeshift shops along the rail tracks in the capital's Malibagh and Khilgaon areas in the second day of a drive yesterday.

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The Daily Star

A global superstar in town

One of the most celebrated dance troupes in the world, the Akram Khan Company, is currently in Dhaka, news that will excite connoisseurs of performing arts greatly. The British Council, with help of the Bengal Foundation, is facilitating the 'homecoming' of world-renowned dancer-choreographer Akram Khan -- whose roots lie in Bangladesh.

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The Daily Star

Dhaka heading for disaster

Probashi Polli project, a housing scheme for Bangladeshi expatriates, is seen occupying the Nagda river at Narayankul of Gazipur. The project on 90 acres of flood flow zone has government approval.

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The Daily Star

Hasina, Modi to meet in New York Sept 27

In a bid to take bilateral relations to a new height through solving pending issues, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi will hold a crucial meeting in New York on September 27. Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque today confirmed about the first-ever Hasina-Modi meeting since the BJP assumed power in May through overwhelming victory. He said the two prime ministers are expected to meet on September 27 on the sidelines of the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly .

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