Rajshahi, Bangladesh Newswire

Rajshahi, Bangladesh Newswire

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  1. Bon voyageRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 14 | The Daily Star

    Ratna Khatun reached Kamalapur Railway Station at 8:00am from Savar along with her son, daughter and a granddaughter and immediately bought standing tickets of a Chapainawabganj-bound local train. As the departure of the train was scheduled at 12:20pm, they laid out a plastic sheet on the floor of the railway station, sat down there and waited for hours.

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  2. Better this timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 13 | The Daily Star

    With the Eid-ul-Fitr just around the corner, holidaymakers' journey home was largely hassle-free yesterday as they did not have to endure major tailbacks either at the exit points of the capital or on the highways. Most of the long-haul buses left Gabtali, Sayedabad and Mohakhali terminals on time and no major traffic congestion was reported from any highways.

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  3. Set up industries in poor regions to reduce inequality: IBFBRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 11 | The Daily Star

    Hafizur Rahman Khan, president of the International Business Forum of Bangladesh , speaks at a press conference on the national budget for 2018-19 in the capital's Tejgaon industrial area yesterday. Photo: IBFB The International Business Forum of Bangladesh yesterday urged the government to set up industries in the country's poor regions to reduce inequality and give them an equal share of economic development.

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  4. Eid Holidaymakers' Journey: Some start early to skip mad rushRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 10 | The Daily Star

    With the Eid-ul-Fitr only days away, holidaymakers started leaving the capital yesterday without much trouble to celebrate the festival with their dear ones. To avoid possible hassles on highways due to their poor conditions and tailbacks, many have already sent their families to village homes much ahead of the Eid vacation beginning on Friday.

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  5. Tax measures to hurt middle classRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 8 | The Daily Star

    The proposed budgetary measures for fiscal 2018-19 will benefit the high and low income people, leaving the middle- and lower middle-class, which form the majority of Bangladesh's population, strained, said the Centre for Policy Dialogue yesterday. "Policymakers do not feel the need to hear the voices of the middle-class and the lower middle income people to the extent they feel necessary to pay attention to the poor for vote and affluent class for election finance," said Debapriya Bhattacharya, distinguished fellow of the CPD.

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  6. Drives against militancy, terrorism, drugs to continue: PMRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 6 | The Daily Star

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on June 06, 2018 says the drives against militancy, terrorism and drugs will continue to make Bangladesh free from anti-social elements. Star file photo.

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  7. Advance Eid train ticket sale beginsRead the original story

    Friday Jun 1 | The Daily Star

    People wait in queue at Kamalapur Railway Station for advance train tickets ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr as the sale begins on Friday, June 1, 2018. Photo: Tuhin Shubhra Adhikary Bangladesh Railway authorities this morning began selling advance train tickets ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr as per the previous announcement.

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  8. TIB demands judicial probe into 'shootouts'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 31 | The Daily Star

    Transparency International Bangladesh has expressed deep concern over the killing of more than 100 people in "gunfights" during the ongoing nationwide anti-narcotics drive. Questioning the authenticity of the law enforcers' explanation on the "shootouts", TIB in a statement yesterday demanded the government conduct a judicial probe into the incidents.

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  9. 5 'JMB militants' held in Rajshahi, ChapainawabganjRead the original story

    Thursday May 31 | The Daily Star

    Members of Rapid Action Battalion in separate drives arrested five alleged members of banned Islamist militant outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh from different places of Rajshahi yesterday. The arrestees were identified as Khairul Islam, 48, son of late Jahir Uddin of Jahanabad area in Godagari upazila of the district, Selim Reza, 26, son of Golam Mostofa of Hakimpur village, Akbar Ali, 39, son of Saidur Rahman, Nawshad Ali, 50, son of late Siddique of Nerendrapur and Shakil Ahmed, 50, son of Jafar Ali of Gotapara village of Chapainawabganj district.

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  10. BANGLADESH: Government escalates extrajudicial executionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 25 | Scoop

    A Written Submission to the 38th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre T he Asian Legal Resource Centre requests the attention of the Human Rights Council to the pattern of extrajudicial executions in Bangladesh. The incumbent government of Bangladesh has escalated extrajudicial executions in the country with new excuses.

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  11. JMB's robbery exposed againRead the original story

    Saturday May 26 | The Daily Star

    Its operatives robbed Tk 17.50 lakh in Rajshahi last year; four arrestees confess; police say the outfit using looted money to regroup, fight cases Fazlur Rahman never worries about carrying cash in Rajshahi but he remains cautious. When he needs money for paying workers' wages at his Rahman Jute Spinners Private Ltd, he sends more than one official to withdraw the cash from a bank in the city.

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  12. The Forbidden Fruit?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 25 | The Daily Star

    Artificially ripened mangoes are being destroyed in the capital's Kawran Bazar on May 15 after a Rab mobile court seized around 600 maunds of such mangoes during a drive. Photo: Prabir Das Besides sending a strong message to shady traders, the picture of RAB destroying 40 tonnes of chemically ripened mangoes felt as if the fruit was on the verge of taking the baton of the "forbidden fruit" from the "infamous" apple.

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  13. Banks waive huge interestRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 24 | The Daily Star

    Interest waivers against bad loans more than doubled to Tk 1,753 crore in 2017, with National Bank alone accounting for 37.13 percent of the sum. Economists and bankers said such waiver is unethical and impacts good borrowers adversely.

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  14. Lack of interest or planning?Read the original story

    May 22, 2018 | The Daily Star

    It is an encouraging development that Bangladeshi girls are playing various sports in defiance of social pressure and the recent, amazing success story of female age-level footballers has been the most glittering example of a budding women's revolution in sport. The female presence has also been felt in the country's most popular sport, cricket.

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  15. GODFATHERS remain untouchedRead the original story

    May 22, 2018 | The Daily Star

    As the special drive against yaba peddlers goes on in full swing, questions arise why some alleged yaba godfathers in Ukhia-Teknaf, the gateway of smuggling the crazy drug into Bangladesh, whose names have prominently figured in multiple intelligence reports, remain out of the net. Abdur Rahman Bodi, the Awami League MP from Teknaf, has long been known as the godfather of yaba trade and he has allegedly set up a powerful network that includes his five brothers, personal assistant Mong Mong Sen and Teknaf Upazila Chairman Zafar Ahmed to spread the drug across the country.

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  16. Huge loans written off to flatter balance sheetsRead the original story

    May 21, 2018 | The Daily Star

    Banks made wholesale loan write-offs in the final quarter of 2017 in a bid to flatter their balance sheets and overall performance. As much as Tk 1,875 crore was written-off between October and December of last year, in contrast to Tk 322 crore three months earlier.

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  17. Sabbir's lessons from suspensionRead the original story

    May 19, 2018 | The Daily Star

    One can turn any negative experience into a positive one and Sabbir Rahman has done just that during his exile from domestic cricket. During his banishment, which saw him miss this season's Dhaka Premier League and Bangladesh Cricket League due to suspension, two realisations dawned on the 26-year-old.

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  18. Four killed in two 'gunfights'Read the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2018 | The Daily Star

    With them, at least nine suspected peddlers have been killed in such shootouts as the special force continues an anti-drug drive which began on May 4. In another instance, six people were killed earlier in a shootout with Rab-- Ripon of Narayanganj, Hamidul Islam of Kushtia, Abul Hasan of Rajshahi, Abdul Alim of Chapainawabganj, Habibur Rahman Prokash and Mosharraf of Chittagong. The three killed yesterday were identified as Milon Kasari, 38, Habibur Rahman alias Habi Sheikh, 39, and Abul Kalam, 40, reports our Jessore correspondent.

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  19. Organic mango farmers overlooked for exportsRead the original story

    May 16, 2018 | The Daily Star

    The sweet scent of mango is in the air once again. But, instead of rejoicing, Rajshahi's orchardists are feeling uneasy.

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  20. Khirsa mango to get GI tag soonRead the original story

    May 16, 2018 | The Daily Star

    The Khirsapat mango of Chapai-nawabganj, popularly known as himsagar, is set to become the third product after hilsa and jamdani to get the Geographical Indication tag. The development comes after the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute applied for GI certification for the mango variety in February last year on behalf of the growers of Chapainawabganj, one of the main mango-producing districts.

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