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Front Pagearrow Gloomy prospect for reform dialogue
The ruling BNP and main opposition Awami League (AL) are at loggerheads over a 'formal proposal' for a secretary level dialogue between the rival parties on the political impasse centring reforms in the
 arrow BDR fires at villagers over smuggled bidi
Two people were shot dead and at least 20 others injured as Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) men fired on the villagers protesting against the paramilitary force who were reportedly helping out smugglers at bordering
 arrow Glitch in ship alert system at sea ports
Following a collapse of the international standard ship security alert system in Chittagong and Mongla ports since Thursday afternoon, the ships failing to get information about the security situation
 arrow Hasina terms dialogue offer doublespeak
Leader of the Opposition Sheikh Hasina yesterday said Prime Minister Khaleda Zia's offer of a dialogue with the opposition is nothing but doublespeak.
 arrow Pope 'sorry' for offence to Islam
Pope Benedict told Muslims on Saturday he was sorry they had found his speech on Islam offensive, expressing his respect for their faith and hoping they would understand the "true sense" of his words.
 arrow Verdict of graft case against Ershad today
After deferring twice earlier, a Dhaka court is likely to deliver today the verdict on the graft case against the deposed president and Jatiya Party (JP) Chairman HM Ershad.
 arrow New workers' wage low, skilled ones' acceptable
Leading economists think that the proposed minimum wage of Tk 1,604 a month for the entry-level workers in the first year is lower but Tk 2,117 in the third year should be acceptable.
 arrow EU team gathers polls information from Khulna
The visiting European Union (EU) Election Observation Exploratory Mission yesterday held two separate meetings with officials of the district election office and local journalists.
 arrow WB chief again asks for hiking oil price
World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz has again stressed the need for raising fuel oil prices in Bangladesh, with a subsidy provision for the poor, as a means of making its economy sustainable.
 arrow Let it be last polls under interim govt
Political parties should pledge in their manifestos that the coming general election would be the last one under a caretaker government, and polls in future will be held under elected governments.
 arrow Least bothered if anyone accepts talks offer or not
Prime Minister Khaleda Zia yesterday said she offered discussion not being afraid of her political opponents' 'so-called' programmes but to bring them onto the 'right track' from the path of violence.
 arrow Jamaat not happy with proposed AL-BNP talk
Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh, a key partner in the BNP-led ruling coalition, yesterday expressed dissatisfaction over the proposed one-to-one dialogue between BNP and Awami League.
 arrow Mass arrest drive intensifies ahead of grand rally
Police started arresting opposition activists and innocent people on Friday night ahead of tomorrow's grand rally of Awami League-led 14-party opposition combine at Paltan.
 arrow Factory workers start indefinite strike to realise 15-pt demand
Workers of the only two operational industrial units of Uttara Export Processing Zone (UEPZ) in Nilphamari yesterday started an indefinite strike programme and demanded implementation of their 15-point
 arrow Barapukuria plant tripped again
The Barapukuria 250MW coal-based power plant tripped again last Friday for the 19th time since going into operation in February last year and worsened power outages in the region.
 arrow Nitun cremated with state honour
Noted sculptor, freedom fighter and business entrepreneur Nitun Kundu was cremated yesterday with state honour after people from all strata paid their last homage to the late artist.
 arrow 5 journos hurt as BCL faction attacks rival's briefing
At least five journalists were wounded when a group of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists attacked a press conference of their rival faction at the Modhu's Canteen of Dhaka University (DU) yesterday.
 arrow Doctor jailed for 3 years for negligence in duty
A court here on Thursday sentenced a doctor to three years' rigorous imprisonment (RI) on charge of negligence in duty that cost the premature death of a boy in June 2005.
 arrow Lightning kills 6 in Cox's Bazar
Lighting killed six people in the district yesterday, leaving eight others injured.
 arrow KM Hasan visits Comilla mazars
Justice KM Hasan, who is supposed to be the chief adviser to the next caretaker government, visited several shrines in Comilla yesterday.
 arrow Oli hints at floating new party
Estranged BNP leader Col (retd) Oli Ahmed yesterday gave indication of floating a new party after the caretaker government takes over by the end of next month.
 arrow US brackets 6 Asian nations as violators
The United States on Friday classified six Asian countries as religious freedom violators, aside from China, Myanmar, North Korea and Vietnam already blacklisted as worst offenders in the region.
Businessarrow NCB capital shortfall drops 7.14pc in Dec-June
Overall capital shortfall of the four nationalised commercial banks (NCBs) dropped by 7.14 per cent during the December-June period last fiscal as the banks made handsome profits.
 arrow The rich split
In a major development here yesterday in the current clamor for restructuring the multilateral donor-duo, ministers from 24 developed countries, known as G-24, agreed that the current IMF-reform proposal
 arrow Career fair at DU gets huge response
A two-day career development and job fair that began yesterday at the Faculty of Business Studies at Dhaka University received a huge response from visitors, who include students.
 arrow Cost cut in RMG sector a must to up competitiveness
Reducing costs in the readymade garment (RMG) sector has become a crying need of the country already faced with the challenges of globalisation and competitions with other nations, said a leader of Bangladesh
 arrow 8pc growth hinges on FDI in manufacturing sector
Country needs foreign direct investment (FDI) in manufacturing sector instead of service sector not only to sustain the present GDP growth but also to achieve a target of 7 to 8 percent growth, observed
 arrow World trading system comes under fire
The G-24 ministers here yesterday lashed at the current world trading system for its heavy biases against the least developed countries (LDCs), as they are pressed for opening their markets while richer
 arrow Training on WTO, trade policy for journos begins
A residential advanced training titled 'WTO and Bangladesh Trade Policy' for journalists began yesterday at Savar, Dhaka, says a press release.
 arrow Winners get awards Tuesday
The five winners of Citigroup Microentrepreneurship Awards 2006 in the categories of - `Best Innovative Micro Business of the Year', `Best Woman Microentrepreneur of the Year', `Best Microentrepreneur
 arrow $11b FDI to poorest states in '05: UN
The world's 50 poorest countries received record foreign investment of 11.0 billion dollars last year, but only a handful of them actually saw major inflows of capital, a UN body said on Friday.
Sportsarrow Cricket: Acme dominate Day Two
Acme Laboratories stole the limelight as they roped in as many as eight top players on the second day of the players' transfer of the Corporate Cricket League (CCL) at the Bangabandhu National Stadium
 arrow Cricket: Costly carelessness
Bangladesh cricket once again got a Mashrafee scare when the country's premier fast bowler twisted his right ankle after falling awkwardly while coming down the stairs of his uncle's Mirpur residenceon
 arrow Football: BFF cancels transfers
Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) bowed to the clubs' demands as it cancelled the players' transfers for the first-ever Professional Football League.
 arrow Cricket: Appointment of manager stirs up trouble
The selection of flight lieutenant (retd) Mohammed Harunoor Rashid Bhuiyan as the national team's operations manager last Thursday has created quite a stir and put the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) in
 arrow Cricket: Rain robs Australia
An on-fire Mitchell Johnson took four wickets in 12 balls before rain rescued India in their DLF Cup one-day match against Australia here Saturday, which was abandoned.
 arrow Cricket: Ds propel Proteas
Jean-Paul Duminy staked his claim for a future in international cricket with a classy half-century in South Africa's five-wicket win over Zimbabwe at Springbok Park Friday.
 arrow Hockey: Aussie-Deutsch finale
Germany booked a final clash against Australia in the men's field hockey World Cup championship after a dramatic penalty shoot-out against Spain here Friday.
 arrow Cricket: Report 'shocks' Shane
Shane Warne has furiously backtracked from reported criticism of Australian coach John Buchanan, saying he was "shocked" at the way he claimed his words had been taken out of context.
 arrow Tennis: Ancic exacts Croat revenge
Mario Ancic earned revenge for Croatia as he defeated Hyung-taik Lee 4-6, 6-1, 6-1 to reach the final of the China Open Saturday, eliminating the Asian who stunned compatriot Ivan Ljubicic in the previous
 arrow Tennis: Svetlana makes it 12-0
Svetlana Kuznetsova sweated to keep her record at the Wismilak International a perfect 12-0 Saturday night, twice recovering from a break down to defeat Lindsay Davenport 7-6, 7-6 to reach her third final.
 arrow Football: LuaLua puts Pompey atop
Lomama LuaLua put Portsmouth on top of the Premiership as his second-half strike earned a 1-0 win at Charlton on Saturday.
 arrow Football: Winning the sole goal
Champions Chelsea will be purely out for the points rather than to settle any scores with Liverpool when they meet on Sunday, according to Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho.
 arrow Football: Arsene confident of Arsenal victory
Arsenal go to Manchester United on Sun-day knowing that a defeat will open up a 13-point gap between the two sides.
 arrow Handball: Scholastica start well
Scholastica crushed Green Herald 11-3 in the inaugural match of the Bexi Fabrics third Mini Handball Tournament for girls at the Women's Sports Complex in Dhanmondi yesterday.
 arrow Football: Marma hits hattrick
Ahmraching Marma struck a hattrick as Khagrachhari crushed Shariatpur 8-1 in the first Inter-District Women's Football Competition at the Dhanmondi Women Sports Complex yesterday.
 arrow Hockey: Combined SC go down
Combined Sporting Club suffered the heartbreak of relegation after going down 0-2 against Victoria Sporting Club in the Green Delta Metropolis First Division Hockey League at the Maulana Bhasani National
 arrow Cricket: HK women on World Cup mission
Neisha Pratt leads a determined Hong Kong women's cricket team against Pakistan here next week, vying for a place in the 2009 World Cup.
 arrow Football: Sven, Klinsi in line for US job
Former England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson has reportedly spoken with the US Soccer Federation about taking the vacant post.
 arrow Football: Zlatan snubs Sweden
Striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has refused to play for Sweden in the next two Euro 2008 qualifying ties after being sent home for staying out late before the previous match, the soccer association said on
 arrow Football: $ 4.5 million for Club world champs
The winners of this year's FIFA Club World Cup will receive 4.5 million dollars-- the same as in 2005, organisers said on Friday.
 arrow Football: Retirement? You joking?
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said he has no immediate plans to retire despite the approach of his 65th birthday.
 arrow Football: Coe the man for ethics
FIFA have named twice Olympic 1,500 metres champion Sebastian Coe as chairman of the organisation's new independent ethics committee.
 arrow Football: New twist in Real elections
The results of the Real Madrid presidential election could be changed after former candidate Arturo Baldasano withdrew the civil lawsuit which brought about the suspension of the postal vote.
 arrow Football: Jose accepts Rafa truce
Jose Mourinho has accepted Rafael Benitez's offer of a truce in their long-running feud -- provided it is genuine.
 arrow Football: D-day for Gunners
There can have been few title deciders as early as September between the two most successful clubs of the Premiership era.
 arrow Football: The World Cup of hope
There was not much to link between former Liberian child soldiers with a destitute Scot, the editor of a Russian street paper and a Manchester United coach -- until the Homeless World Cup.
 arrow Football: Blatter to speed up 2010 preparations
FIFA president Sepp Blatter said Friday that he will visit South Africa shortly to urge lawmakers to speed up building work for the 2010 World Cup, amid growing concern about delays.
 arrow Tennis: Italy draw first blood
Italy's Francesca Schiavone powered past Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens 6-1 6-3 on Saturday to take the opening match of the Fed Cup final on Saturday.
 arrow Football: Wenger wants English values
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hit out at foreign businessman buying top English football clubs after rumours suggested Arsenal are the subject of a 350 million pounds (660.
 arrow Football: Racism costs Rostock
The German football association (DFB) fined Hansa Rostock's regional league side 20,000 euros (25,450 dollars) on Friday after their fans chanted racist slogans at Schalke 04 striker Gerald Asamoah in
 arrow Football: Hanover claim first points
Hanover 96 finally got off the mark in the Bundesliga when Thomas Brdaric struck twice to earn them a 2-1 derby win away to VfL Wolfsburg on Friday.
 arrow Football: Ravaged Deisler steps up comeback
Injury-prone German international midfielder Sebastian Deisler is set to return to full training with German champions Bayern Munich after six months out with a serious knee injury.
 arrow Football: Ferguson's call to fans
Manager Alex Ferguson has accused half of Manchester United's fans of being asleep when they turn up for weekend matches at Old Trafford.
Metropolitanarrow WB calls for developing human capital
Rural productivity needs to be increased in Bangladesh to accommodate the growing number of young educated people coming into the job market every year, said a World Bank economist in a policy recommendation
 arrow Cross-border crimes to figure in Kolkata meet
Bangladesh will raise the issue of Bangladeshi criminals' activities on Indian soil, other security matters and the handover of the newly surveyed 766 acres of land by India in the forthcoming borderconference
 arrow 'Adopt nat'l strategy for proper medical waste management'
Speakers at a roundtable here in the port city yesterday underscored the need for formulating a national strategy through scientific study for proper management of medical and clinical wastes with the
 arrow Eight accomplices of Shahadat arrested with firearms
Detective police arrested eight accomplices of Shahadat, a notorious criminal in Mirpur, along with two revolvers, one shotgun, one pistol and 91 bullets from Mirpur area in the city yesterday.
 arrow Non-govt pry teachers begin sit-in
Teachers of non-government primary schools yesterday began a 48-hour-long sit-in programme in the city demanding nationalisation of their jobs.
 arrow Cabinet secy asks Ctg admin to maintain law & order in Ramadan
Cabinet Secretary Abu Solaiman Chowdhury at a meeting with top officials of the district administration here in the port city yesterday instructed them to maintain law and order in Chittagong before and
 arrow Reforms in laws a must to curb corruption
There are constitutional and legal limitations which obstruct the process of curbing corruption, said the speakers at a seminar yesterday. "We need reforms in the existing laws to eliminate corruption.
 arrow AEJB condemns threat to arrest protesters
Alliance for Economic Justice, Bangladesh (AEJB), a platform of 38 organisations, yesterday condemned the threats by Singaporean and Indonesian police to arrest and club protesters during the upcoming
 arrow 15 injured as Ctg Polytech JCD factions clash
At least 15 activists of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) of Chittagong Polytechnic Institute unit were injured in a factional clash near the institute campus yesterday.
 arrow ACC files cases against 10 forest staffs
Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday filed five cases against 10 forest officials and employees on charge of plundering timber worth over Tk 78.
 arrow Dhaka calls for united OIC stance against anti-Muslim campaign
Bangladesh has reinforced its call for consolidated OIC stance on countering "maligning campaign" against the Muslims in the Western media as the information ministers of the forum joined a two-day conference
 arrow Police attack on political activists condemned
Dhaka University Teachers' Association (Duta) yesterday brought out a silent procession on the DU campus protesting recent police atrocities on pedestrians and political activists and demanding reforms
 arrow CUFL employees suspend supply of fertiliser from today
Chittagong Urea Fertiliser Limited (CUFL) Sramik Karmachari Union leaders yesterday declared that they would suspend sale and supply of fertiliser to the dealers for three days from today to press home
 arrow Businessman strangled
A businessman was strangled in the city's Khilgaon area on Friday night. The victim, Pranjeet Kumar Dey, 40, of Debidwar in Comilla, was found dead near the Ansars camp at Khilgaon.
 arrow Hartal victim dies
A cab driver, badly burned during the Opposition's hartal on September 10, succumbed to his injuries at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital on Friday.
 arrow British Council announces new English courses
The British Council has announced new English courses beginning September 20, as part of its recently launched new courses to help develop local businesses in Bangladesh.
 arrow Bomb blast in Khulna
Unidentified miscreants exploded a bomb in front of Daulatpur Government BL University College at 7:30pm yesterday. However, no case of injuries or causalities was reported regarding the incident.
Nationalarrow Inflated service charges fatten up lessees
Lessees of different canals under Teesta Irrigation Project are illegally realising about 10 times higher service than the official rate, depriving the government.
 arrow New Kailashtila well set for gas production
Gas extraction from well no. 5 in Kailashtila gas field will start within a fortnight.
 arrow BNP aspirant calls party lawmaker 'inefficient'
BNP leader Obaidul Haque, an engineer-turned politician, has declared his candidature from Netrakona-5 constituency, calling the incumbent lawmaker inefficient and unpopular. Incumbent lawmaker Dr.
 arrow Hartal called for Sept 20 in Rangpur
Rangpur Nagorik Committee, a local civic body, yesterday called a hartal for September 20 in the district to press its demand for formation of Rangpur division, pipeline gas supply and setting up of
 arrow 2 Jubo Dal men held with arms
Police yesterday arrested two Jubo Dal activists --Md. Badal Talukder and Kazi Abdur Hamid -- with a US-made pistol and four bullets from in front of Government Azizul Haque Collage in the town.
 arrow Crime increases due to police corruption
President of Rangpur Krishak Dal, farmer's font of ruling BNP at a meeting of district law and order coordination committee yesterday denounced alleged harassment of innocent people by police by filing
 arrow B'baria cleric passes away
Maolana Sirajul Islam, known Bara Huzur in Brahmanbaria district, died a his Bhadughar here yesterday. He was 122.
 arrow Lightning kills 6 in Cox's Bazar
Lighting killed six people in Cox's Bazar yesterday and injured eight others. The tragic incident took place at Khachopiya Bazar in Gorgoniya union in Ramo upazila in the afternoon.
Point-Counterpointarrow The common sense decision of the decade
I would like to commend the recent article written by Ibrahim Salek for its superb objectivity that contrasts the shrill tones of a few recent articles on the same subject.
 arrow The vocabulary of the war on terror
In pursuing their "war on terror" (now christened as the epic "ideological struggle of the 21st century"), the US neo-cons and the Christian Right have invented a new vocabulary to vilify their invisible
 arrow Let's pray for President Al Gore
AL Gore has delivered an ominous warning for Bangladesh -- if things don't improve, the nation of 140 million could soon be facing the wrath of Mother Nature.
 arrow The state of our governance
THE World Bank released on September 15 the new Governance Matters: Worldwide Governance Indicators (1996-2005) covering and comparing 213 countries.
Culturearrow Debu Chowdhury speaks on ecstasy of rhythm
It was a treat watching Debu Chowdhury back on the mini screen -- his magic fingers on the tabla.
 arrow 'Paappunya': An adaptation of Tolstoy's 'The Power of Darkness'
Many of us are acquainted with Leo Tolstoy's five-act play The Power of Darkness, written in 1886, which was long banned in Russia.
 arrow Adaptation of Mark Twain's story on Channel 1
Based on a story by the great American writer Mark twain, the play Daanpotro will be aired in Bishwasahitya Shambhar series today at 8:15 pm on Channel 1, says a press release.
 arrow Generating awareness through plays
Bhumij Foundation, a local NGO based in Tala upazila, working for the marginalised people, has started an innovative cultural programme to generate awareness on social discrimination.
 arrow fan mail!
In our monthly fan mail section this month we turn the spotlight on veteran film actor Razzak.
Generalarrow Govt urged to implement MoU with people of Phulbari
Speakers at a roundtable discussion demanded that the government immediately implement the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the government and the people of Phulbari and cancel the agreement
 arrow Two orphanage officials suspended
Two officials of Shabdalhat Fazilatunnesa Orphanage at Sadar upazila have been suspended on charge of corruption and irregularities.
 arrow Drug trader shot dead
A drug trader was gunned down by unknown assailants at Chheuria on the outskirts of the town on Friday night. The police suspect that Shawkat Ali, 30, was murdered by drug peddlers.
 arrow 14 phensidyl peddlers held
Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in a combing operation arrested 14 phensidyl peddlers from Jamtoli station and bazar areas in Kamarkhanda upazila on Friday night.
Internationalarrow NAM takes aim at US might
Developing-country leaders in the Non-Aligned Movement put finishing touches yesterday on initiatives aimed at countering US might, capping a summit in Havana that an ailing Fidel Castro sat out.
 arrow Manmohan makes a strong pitch against terrorism at NAM
Urging the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) to reject extremes and be the voice of "moderation, harmony and reason", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday said it should deal with urgent transnational issues
 arrow US pledges more troops for Baghdad
Dozens of corpses were found across Baghdad yesterday, as Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki launched a fresh peace bid and the US pledged more troops to help to restore stability in the Iraqi capital.
 arrow US troops launch big Afghan offensive
About 7,000 US and Afghan government forces launched an offensive against the Taliban in central and eastern Afghan provinces yesterday, as a blast near Kabul killed three Afghan aid workers.
 arrow Bush seeks UN action against Iran, Sudan
US President George W Bush heads to the United Nations next week to defend his Middle East policy, push for sanctions on Iran, and seek new UN action to quell violence in Sudan's Darfur region.
 arrow Hezbollah sends veiled warning to UN troops
Hezbollah said Saturday it would have no problem with UN peacekeepers as long as they stick to defending Lebanon against Israel, two days after the French general who leads the troops hinted they would
 arrow Divided UNSC puts focus on Myanmar
A divided UN Security Council voted on Friday to add Myanmar to its formal list of global hot spots, deeming the Asian country's junta government a threat to international peace and security.
 arrow Four killed in fresh Lankan fighting
Suspected Tamil Tiger rebels shot dead three civilians and a government soldier in separate incidents, the defence ministry said yesterday.
 arrow Abbas to meet Bush on Wednesday
Moderate Palestinian Authority president Mahmud Abbas is to meet US President George W Bush in New York Wednesday, a Palestinian official said.
 arrow Cancer killed 7.5 million people in 2005, says WHO
Seven and a half million people worldwide died from cancer in 2005 and the number of cases in the Middle East is expected to soar over the next 15 years, Moroccan news agency MAP quoted the World Health
Editorialarrow Editorial: RMG workers' pay
It is extremely disconcerting that the issue of the RMG workers' pay is yet to be resolved.
 arrow Editorial: A tribute to Nitun Kundu
We deeply mourn the death of Nitun Kundu, a valiant freedom fighter and an artist-turned-entrepreneur of unequalled vision. He passed away on Friday morning following a cardiac arrest.
 arrow Is American policy changing?
Despite popular perception that the aggressive foreign policy of the Bush administration has undergone a perceptible change towards multi-lateralism, the Bush National Security Strategy of 2006 does not
 arrow Cost of doing business
Bangladesh has been ranked 88th among 175 countries in terms of cost of doing business in a global survey jointly prepared by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the World Bank (WB).
 arrow A secular state
I do not know why after every bomb blast, whether at Mumbai in a Hindu locality or at Malegaon outside a mosque, or elsewhere, we, particularly the media, resoundingly say that there was no communal riot.
Star Healtharrow Simple measures to avoid avoidable blindness
There are many reasons why hundreds of thousands of children across the country are missing out on a childhood. Among the causes, blindness is most important one.
 arrow Tips for coping with stress
Unusual levels of stress can negatively impact the ability to accomplish personal goals and maintain good health.
 arrow Treatment of muscle cramps with self-care
Muscle cramp is a sudden contraction of one or more of muscles of the body. The result can be intense pain and an inability to use the affected muscles.
 arrow DDT, the long-banned insecticide now approved to fight malaria
DDT, the long-banned insecticide blamed for killing birds and other wildlife, is now approved for use indoors to fight malaria, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced recently.
 arrow Active women with breast cancer may live longer
Recreational physical activity in the year before a diagnosis of breast cancer seems to have a positive influence on the prognosis of young women who are overweight or obese when they are diagnosed, new
 arrow ICD implanted at BSMMU
An ICD has been implanted recently in a patient at Cardiology department of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Dhaka - says a press release.
 arrow Your Doctor
Dear Doctor
What is factor VIII deficiency?
Regards - Wahida Sultana

Factor VIII deficiency, also known as hemophilia A, is an inherited bleeding disorder caused

Star Cityarrow Consumers worried over price hikes
Consumers are gripped with fear of tackling spiralling prices of essentials during the forthcoming Ramadan even though authorities assure them of price stability.
 arrow Most city areas fall in 'slum category'
Seventy percent of the housing development in Dhaka falls under slum category in terms of residential quality and facilities, according to city experts who demand effective implementation of the new building
 arrow Experiencing din, colours and enthusiasm...
"Each day has been different since we came to Bangladesh.
 arrow Lack of slaughterhouse impedes meat export
Bangladesh could not grip the chance of exporting meat to the international market, as the government did not allocate funds for proposed four modern slaughterhouses in last nine years.
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