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700 Rangpur JP leaders, activists quit en masse

Around 700 leaders and activists of Rangpur district committee of Jatiya Party (Ershad) resigned en-masse on Sunday for extending party support to its Presidium Member Mosiur Rahman Ranga to contest the Rangpur City Corporation election. AKM Abdur Rauf Manik, organising secretary of JP central committee, also announced forming of a new party named ‘Trinamool Jatiya […]

Hillary’s Next Move

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Somewhere Over South America “Maybe I’ll get a decorating show,” said Hillary Clinton. It was a few weeks before the election. Clinton was flying back from an overnight trip to Peru, talking — without any great enthusiasm — about the topic that would begin to obsess the American political world as soon as the presidential […]

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Schoolboy kidnapped

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Criminals shoot mother, sister, driver before leaving on motor bikes Using a style seen in Hollywood action films, criminals abducted a six-year-old boy, shooting the mother, sister and the driver of their family car at Shuvadda Paschim Para in Keraniganj yesterday. Lipi Rani Mondol, 32, was about to make the school run yesterday morning with […]

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Israeli forces say they have fired warning shots into Syria after a mortar round fired from Syria hit an Israeli post in the Golan Heights. It is the first time that Israel has fired on Syrian forces since the Middle East war of 1973. The latest incident comes days after Israeli troops were put on […]

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Customs and Rapid Action Battalion seized 1,600 kilograms of pearls and arrested a businessman at a house in Old Dhaka early Sunday for importing those by dodging taxes. Acting on a tip-off, officials of customs and Rab-10 raided a five-storey building at Chakbazar and seized the pearls from two makeshift rooms on the roof, Md […]

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Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin, president of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association, speaks in a press briefing after the meeting with buyers at the BGMEA office in Dhaka Sunday.  Over two dozens of renowned global buyers on Sunday said Bangladesh is their first choice for garment sourcing in the wake of China’s shift from the RMG […]

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The Islamic University authorities on Sunday suspended its admission tests for first-year honours for ‘unavoidable circumstances’. The admission test for 2012-2013 session was scheduled to be held on November 17, reports our Kushtia correspondent. Dr Md Moslem Uddin, registrar of the university, confirmed it to The Daily Star, adding that “But now it is difficult […]

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BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia takes a look at the damaged idols at Buddha Bihar in Ramu upazila of Cox’s Bazar on Saturday. BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Sunday extended financial aid to the authorities of Buddhist and Hindu temples ravaged by the September attacks in Chittagong. Khaleda is on her way back to Dhaka after […]

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Mofazzel Hossain Chowdhury Maya, general secretary to the Awami League Dhaka city unit, speaks at an extended meeting of the AL city unit at its Bangabandhu Avenue office in the capital on Sunday. The Dhaka city unit of ruling Awami League on Sunday announced a one-and-a-half-month programme to resist what it said the evil effort […]

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