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Jail killing trial in shortest possible time

Ruling Awami League leaders on Saturday expressed hope that the verdict on the Jail Killing case would be pronounced in the shortest possible time. They also alleged that the main opposition, BNP, would not be able to evade their responsibility in the assassination of the four national leaders. Awami League’s Presidium member and Agriculture Minister […]

Hardliners show no change of heart; liberals want a change While the mainstream BNP welcomes Khaleda Zia’s latest steps to reverse their long-held anti-India stance, hardliners are yet to believe the big neighbour can be friendlier to the party. As Khaleda during her just-concluded India visit said she would never support insurgents or terrorists and […]

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The World Bank, irked by Mashiur Rahman’s claim that he joined office on return from leave, has been told by government officials that the adviser to the prime minister is still on leave. Mashiur had to go on leave after a prolonged drama at the Bank’s insistence that all public officials, including the adviser, against […]

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Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations will begin on Sunday and will run through Nov 15. A total of 1,908,365 students from 27,642 educational institutions will appear in the exams at 2,250 centres across the country. Of them, 1,011,503 are girls and 896,862 boys. The Education Ministry said this year 47, […]

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Rebels in Syria say they have launched a major offensive to capture a key airbase in the north of the country. Video posted on the internet showed fighters attacking the Taftanaz base in an attempt to control a strategic zone between Syria’s two biggest cities, Aleppo and Damascus. The attack comes a day before a […]

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BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia calls on Indian President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on November 3. Photo courtesy: Office of the Indian president  Opposition leader and BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Saturday met Indian President Pranab Mukherjee and later termed her visit to India as “highly successful” and her talks with Indian […]

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US President and his Republican challenger step up attacks in states likely to decide winner in Tuesday’s election. President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney have made late pitches in two political battlegrounds likely to decide the winner in next week’s closely fought election for the White House. In dueling campaign appearances on Friday in the […]

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Moshiur Rahman The government officials told the World Bank that prime minister’s adviser Mashiur Rahman is still on leave. The global lender was irked by Mashiur’s claim that he has joined office on return from leave. After a prolonged drama, Mashiur had to go on leave at the Bank’s insistence that all public officials including […]

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By Persis Khambatta On November 1, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India called a rare meeting with his newly assembled team of Union Council of Ministers. The meeting was expected to set the tone for the next year, as well as highlight the need to push through legislation that has been sitting idle since the […]

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