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Emirates’ net profit doubles in first half

The Emirates Group yesterday announced its half yearly results, which remain robust despite continued global economic pressure and high fuel prices. The Group posted $575 million net profit for the first six months of its current fiscal year that ended on September 30, up 68 percent from $343 million from September 30 last year, said […]

Dhaka, Nov 12 (bdnews24.com)—BNP spokesperson Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday said the government, not the opposition chief, has assumed the roles of both the ‘snake’ and the ‘quack’. His remark came in response to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s criticism of Khaleda Zia on Sunday over the Sept 29-30 attacks on the Buddhists in Cox’s […]

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Dhaka, Nov 12 (bdnews24.com) — Jamaat-e-Islami guru Ghulam Azam’s son Abdullahil Amaan Azmi on Monday testified as the first defence witness for his father at the first war crimes tribunal of Bangladesh. However, the 53-year old Azmi, a former infantry officer with a military career of 30 years, only managed to get through a part […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Belarusian counterpart Mikhail Myasnikovich witness the signing of 12 agreements and MoUs between Dhaka and Minsk at her office on Monday. Bangladesh and Belarus inked seven agreements and five memorandums of understanding (MoU) on Monday to strengthen bilateral relationship. The agreement and MoUs were signed for expansion of trade […]

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In this Friday file photo, Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar calls on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Gono Bhaban to deliver Pakistan president’s invitation to her for the upcoming D-8 summit in Islamabad. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will not go to Pakistan to attend the D-8 summit scheduled for November 22 on “physical ground”. […]

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A damaged road is marked with flags after an earthquake struck an area near Kyauk Myaung, Myanmar on Sunday. Photo: Reuters Aftershocks rattled central Myanmar after an earthquake that killed at least 11 people, with that toll likely to rise on Monday as several workers were missing after a half-built bridge collapsed on the Irrawaddy […]

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US Ambassador Dan W Mozena on Monday said Banglabandha land port could become an easy route to increase regional connectivity between Bangladesh and other South Asian countries. The US envoy came up with the remark after his visit to the port in Tentulia upazila of Panchagarh. Mozena said each country would be benefited with intra-regional […]

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President Obama will be in Myanmar from November 17th-21st. By contacting Congressman, Senators, and the State Department, we can let our voices be heard. Allowing the Rohingya to be expelled simply to placate the ruling Burmese junta is unacceptable. More information on the current situation is here. A long form analysis of the Rohingya’s history […]

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The High Court on Monday adjourned the hearing of a writ petition that challenged a government move to introduce parliamentarians’ quota for enrollment at non-government schools until the government takes a final decision in this regard. Rights organizations — Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust and Ain O Salish Kendra jointly filed the petition based […]

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Awami League leader Mohammad Nasim addresses a meeting at National Press Club in the capital on Monday. Photo: Focus Bangla Awami League leader Mohammad Nasim on Monday urged Finance Minister AMA Muhith to talk less as a true ‘leader talks less and listens more’. “You (Finance Minister) are our senior. We’ll be happy if you […]

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