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Capitalism: A Ghost Story

Source: Outlook India Is it a house or a home? A temple to the new India, or a warehouse for its ghosts? Ever since Antilla arrived on Altamont Road in Mumbai, exuding mystery and quiet menace, things have not been the same. “Here we are,” the friend who took me there said, “Pay your respects […]

By: Asif Showkat   A high-powered team of the Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units will visit Dhaka in September to examine the anti-money laundering activities of the government, official sources said. During the visit, concerned officials of various ministries and divisions will inform the team about Dhaka’s anti-money laundering (AML) activities, a senior finance […]

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Thousands in and outside Dhaka suffered badly due to unavailability of transport yesterday. To obstruct people of other districts from joining a BNP-led 18-party alliance rally in the capital, the administration and ruling party men directed transport owners to suspend the operation of vehicles. Services of Dhaka-bound launches remained suspended since Sunday evening till yesterday […]

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BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Monday announced a countrywide series of demonstrations from June 17 and threatened to enforce hartal or blockade programme if their demands, particularly the restoration of the non-party government system, are not met, reports (UNB/The News Today ) Addressing a mammoth rally in front of BNP’s Nayapaltan central office in the […]

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By: Huma Yusuf On Wednesday, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will meet in Washington for the third annual US-India Strategic Dialogue. The ever-closer ties between Washington and New Delhi are a cause of many sleepless nights and conspiracy theories in Pakistan. But developing a nuanced understanding of […]

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By: Udayan Namboodiri India’s reigning sporting hero, Sachin Tendulkar, was sworn in as a Member of Parliament on Monday (June 4th), one of 12 distinguished citizens appointed by the president to the Upper House (Rajya Sabha) for six-year terms. Spared the rough-and-tumble of electoral politics, these eminences are supposed to “enrich” the Parliamentary process with […]

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By: Rejaul Karim Byron The net losses incurred by state enterprises doubled to Tk 16,880 crore in the current fiscal year compared to the previous year, mainly due to lower selling prices of fuel and electricity than their purchase prices. Of the 48 state enterprises, 36 made a profit of Tk 8,386 crore, while 12 […]

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Following the recent killing of 30 people in clashes at Mongdu city in Myanmar, hordes of panic-stricken Rohingyas have crossed over to Bangldesh in the last couple of days, sources in the district administration said on Saturday.(The Independent ) Also, around 250 Rohingya people, who earlier entered Bangladesh legally for business, are stuck as they […]

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Leaders of Bangladesh AbasanShilpa Rakkha Committee (Bangladesh Housing Industry Protection Committee), aforum of real estate companies and backward linkage organisations, havedemanded the cancellation of the ‘secret deal’ with Indian housing companySahara group to build four satellite towns in the outskirts of the capitalcity, Dhaka. The Bangladesh Abasan ShilpaRakkha Committee (BASRC) leaders also urged the government […]

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By:  B.Raman India, like Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan, is presently an observer of the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation (SCO), which has completed 10 years. Like Pakistan and Iran, it has sought full membership of an organisation over which China is seeking to establish its hegemony. The request for full membership was reiterated by Shri S.M.Krishna, our […]

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State playing role of criminal

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Police handcuff citizens and then tie them together after arresting them ahead of the opposition rally tomorrow and produce them before a Dhaka court yesterday. Photo: Palash Khan   Alleges BNP, vows to ‘resist any sort of obstructions’ Amid widespread arrests and political tension, the main opposition BNP and its allies have almost completed their […]

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