Programme supporting small businesses has grown 4 times: Flipkart

The programme currently supports over six lakh artisans, weavers and craftsmen across India and is working towards bringing more such sellers to the platform, the company said in a statement. Flipkart on Friday said the company’s Samarth programme that aims to support small businesses has seen a nearly four times quarter-on-quarter growth since its launch …

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After days of gloom, Dhaka cattle traders smile big on Eid eve amid pandemic

Sale of sacrificial animals on the internet also appeared to have satisfied the traders as many chose online marketplaces over the traditional ones mostly to reduce the risk of coronavirus infection amid the pandemic. A few cows were left at Kamalapur market on Friday afternoon. Idris Mia, a trader from Barishal, said they were finally …

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Alan Parker, director of ‘Bugsy Malone’ and ‘Mississippi Burning’, dies at 76

Parker, who also directed “Fame”, “Mississippi Burning”, “Evita”, “The Commitments” and other successful movies, died after a lengthy illness, a spokeswoman said. Known for his eclecticism, Parker was equally at ease in the worlds of musical comedy and of hard-hitting true crime drama. “Bugsy Malone”, Parker’s highly original feature film debut in 1976, was a …

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Five Chattogram newspapers pause publication after journalists protest for payment

Bangla newspapers The Daily Azadi, the Daily Purbokone, the Suprobhat Bangladesh, the Dainik Purbodesh, and the Dainik Bir Chattogram did not hit the newsstands on Thursday and Friday. The Chattogram Union of Journalists has expressed concerns over the decisions by the owners and editors to suspend the publication “indefinitely” when the newspaper industry is teetering …

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