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Bangladesh tightens security along border to prevent refugee influx: Sectarian violence in W-Rakhine state of Myanmar

By: Nizam Ahmed Bangladesh has tightened security along the border with Myanmar to prevent a possible influx of Rohingya Muslims following raging sectarian violence that killed 12 people in western Rakhine state over the last one week, security officials said in Dhaka on Friday. The sectarian violence has spread into Maungdaw town close to Bangladesh […]

By: Tarek Mahmud Six out of 12 stations of Chittagong Metropolitan Police (CMP) have long been in poor condition, due to which service there has lost much of its quality. Halishahar, Bayezid, Karnaphuli, Bakalia, Khulshi and Pahartali police stations have various problems like inadequate workspace, lack of accommodation for policemen, and water and transportation crisis. […]

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The World Environment Day was observed in Bangladesh last week . But its observance in a ritualistic manner came at a time when the overall environmental decline of Bangladesh has reached a peak. Indeed, a thorough environmental clean up of Bangladesh under a well executed, comprehensive and integrated plan, has been long overdue. The air […]

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Finance Minister A M A Muhith at a post-budget briefing Friday termed the proposed budget as ‘people’s budget’, and defended the money whitening facility offered in the budget for the sake of economy and investment. He said the siphoning off undisclosed money would decrease, if such money is injected into the formal economy. The finance […]

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By: Sajjadur Rahman Owing to what the finance minister called a gradual decline in international trade-based revenues, the government is making all-out efforts to boost revenue from domestic sources, thereby forcing people to carry a heavy tax burden. Income tax and Value Added Tax (VAT) seem to have caught the government’s eyes. Even though the […]

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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned Pakistan on Thursday Washington is losing patience over its failure to eliminate safe havens for insurgents who attack US troops in neighbouring Afghanistan. Panetta lashed out at Pakistan and the Al-Qaeda-linked Haqqani network during a brief visit to Kabul overshadowed by fury over a NATO air strike that allegedly killed […]

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By: Ziauddin Choudhury For past several months the government agency that has featured most in media reports in Bangladesh, probably much more than its share of the national budget, is the Police.It may be justifiably so because Police is the first and most visible symbol of government in any country, let alone the sub continent. […]

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Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), a civil society think tank, on Friday said the black money-whitening scope cannot be there always because it is economically unjustifiable and discouraging for the honest taxpayers. “It can’t be continued for an unlimited period. It’s our clear stance,” CPD distinguished fellow Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya said at a media briefing […]

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A Hindi political thriller called “Shanghai” hits cinemas Friday, raising awkward questions about India’s development with a fictional town trying to emulate fellow giant China’s shiny financial capital. The film, an Indian version of 1966 Greek novel “Z”, is set in a small unnamed town being pumped with funds to become a major economic hub, […]

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