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For God’s sake stop beating the children

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By Sir Frank Peters

There’s an horrific misconception out there that beating children (corporal punishment) is obeying a command from God. There’s another totally ignorant belief that corporal punishment beats hell out of a child. There’s also one that claims corporal punishment serves the best interests of the child. And there are people who camouflage their own mental demons that torment them and these people perform the abuse and cruelty regularly in Allah’s name. What chances do a defenceless innocent child, only a few years away from the mother’s womb, have of living a normal childhood and becoming a balanced adult against such influential, compressed flawless ignorance? Many ‘teachers’ do not beat children in their charge allegedly for the chi...

Structural transformation of the economy

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By Finance Minister A. M. A. Muhith

As economy develops, a country's agriculture, industry and services sectors are also transformed. The economy consolidates during this process of development if the contributions of industry as well as services sectors to GDP are the rise. In the case of Bangladesh, encouraging signs of structural transformation are gradually becoming visible albeit the strong presence of agricultural sector in food production and employment generation is still there. In FY2005-06, the contributions of agriculture, industry and services

PBL elects its Vice-Chairmen

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Eminent Industrialist and social worker Moniruddin Ahmed has been elected as           Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Pubali Bank Ltd (PBL) and Eminent Industrialist and social worker Syed Moazzem Hussain has been elected as Vice-Chairman and Chairman of Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of Pubali Bank Ltd. in its 1162nd Board Meeting. Mr. Moniruddin Ahmed is a renowned businessman and engaging himself with various social Vice_chairman_PBL18activities. He has been wo...

Valiant Freedom Fighter AK Chowdhury passes away

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A. K. Chowdhury FCA, a valiant Freedom Fighter and Adviser to the Interim Mujib Nagar Government 1971, Founder Council Member & Past President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB) and Managing Partner of Hoda Vasi Chowdhury & Co. breathed his last on Saturday, 12 May 2018 at Apollo Hospital, Dhaka (Innalillahe .... Rajeun). He was 78. Abul Khair ChowdhuryHe served the Government in exile in Mujib Nagar in 1971 (April-December) as a lone Financial Advisor from the Pr...

Pioneering diocesan priest dies

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Senior clergy in Bangladesh have been praising the achievements of Father Philip D’Rozario, the most senior diocesan priest in the country, after he passed away this week at the age of 82. He succumbed to old age at the Bishop’s House in southern Barisal Diocese during the evening of May 10 after suffering from a range of ailments for years including several strokes. [caption id="attachment_26752" align="alignleft" width="540"]priest Father Philip D’Rozario, Bangladesh’s most senior diocesan priest, is seen at the priests’ residence ...

Habibur re-elected as PBL chairman

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The 35th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Pubali Bank Limited was held at bank’s auditorium on May 10, 2018. Chairman of the Board of Directors of Pubali Bank Ltd. was re-elected Habibur Rahmanunanimously in its 1161st Board Meeting after Annual General Meeting. Eminent Industrialist and social worker Habibur Rahman has been re-elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Pubali Bank Ltd. for 02(two) years. Mr. Habibur Rahman is a renowned businessman and engaging himself with various s...