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Pran RFL’s successful apparel venture

Top local conglomerate Pran-RFL Group, after grabbing sizable shares in various sectors, is now keen to put its global footprint in the apparel industry, by strengthening its apparel wing, Chorka Textile Limited. Visiting their factory at Danga area of Palash in...
Remembering the Life and Legend of Professor J N Islam

Remembering the Life and Legend of Professor J N Islam

A kaleidoscope of memories shine in front of my eyes as I write this – memories of Professor Dr. Jamal Nazrul Islam. Professor J N Islam, a Bangladeshi, was a prominent physicist and cosmologist in Asia as well as an internationally recognised and revered scientist. I...

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Hasnaeen Rizvi Rahman paves the way for many

Hasnaeen Rizvi Rahman paves the way for many

After finishing his graduation from NSU, Hasnaeen started his career as a programmer and later in 2007, he went on to his Masters on Interaction Design from Chalmers University of Technology with a 7 year experience in programming. This was the time when the idea of...

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A tribute to Samson H Chowdhury

A tribute to Samson H Chowdhury

Samson H Chowdhury (1926-2012), who himself became an institution, was a legendary entrepreneur in Bangladesh. He was more of an entrepreneur than a capitalist, as he shared the slice of the cake with all others. With his innovation, leadership and perseverance, he...

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Journey to the Apex: In conversation with Syed Manzur Elahi

Journey to the Apex: In conversation with Syed Manzur Elahi

Syed Manzur Elahi, the founding chairman of Apex Footwear Ltd and Apex Tannery Ltd was interviewed by Dr Melita Mehjabeen who is an associate Professor of the Institute of Business Administration at University of Dhaka. Below are excerpts from the interview where the...

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Sir Fazle Hasan Abed: A great poverty warrior

Sir Fazle Hasan Abed: A great poverty warrior

Everything we did in Bangladesh we did with one focus: getting poor people out of poverty because we feel that poverty is dehumanising, Sir Abed had told The Guardian Sir Fazle Hasan Abed is a perfect example of greatness from humble beginnings. Dr MS Swaminathan,...

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How Brain Station 23 Was Created

How Brain Station 23 Was Created

Brain Station 23 is one of the most successful software companies in Bangladesh. Founded in 2006, from a tiny operation, the company has grown to become one of the most important technology companies in Bangladesh over the last one decade or so. Brain Station...

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Bangladeshi-American Arshad Mansoor elected EPRI CEO

Bangladeshi-American Arshad Mansoor elected EPRI CEO

Arshad Mansoor completed his bachelor’s degree from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), and went on to earn a doctoral degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas, Austin US-based research and development organisation,...

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