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Opposition’s non-stop blockade begins

The countrywide non-stop blockade, called by the BNP-led 18-party alliance as its last-ditch effort to resist the January 5 ‘one-sided’ parliamentary polls, began at 6am today (Wednesday).   BNP chairperson’s adviser Khandaker Mahbub Hossain announced the programme at a press conference on Monday.   The opposition’s announcement of the fresh blockade programme came following the […]

Country’s power generation in 2013 surpassed the previous record in 2012, after 500 MW electricity import from neighbouring India boosted the capacity.   As a result, the achievement in power sector in 2013 appeared to be relatively better compared to 2012. But if the import from India is not taken into account, the nett new […]

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Hoping to forget and leave behind pains and unpleasant memories, Bangladesh rang in New Year 2014 on Wednesday amid great political uncertainties. People are hoping for a year that is not so scarred by violence, of the kind seen in 2013. Casting worries aside, thousands of revellers welcomed in the New Year noisily with fireworks […]

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  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday strongly hit back at opposition leader Khaleda Zia for her disparaging remarks about Gopalganj, the home district of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.   “Nobody can erase the name of Gopalganj from the world, rather those who will try to do that will vanish; this […]

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 It would take so little for you to win the hearts of the majority in a durable manner. Still, all you can think of are narrow, short-time, tactical moves The high-stakes “game of thrones” continues and we, the common citizens, are either silent observers, if lucky, or fallen victims, if unlucky. We sometimes hold processions […]

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Country’s power generation in 2013 surpassed the previous record in 2012, after 500 MW electricity import from neighbouring India boosted the capacity.   As a result, the achievement in power sector in 2013 appeared to be relatively better compared to 2012. But if the import from India is not taken into account, the nett new […]

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The FBCCI has voiced ‘deep conern’ over the burning a businessman to death after his business was vandalised and torched in Chapainawabganj on Monday amid the political instability in Bangladesh. In a statement, it also urged the businessmen to stand united to prevent such acts and the government to ensure security. Miscreants had on Monday […]

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After recording the statement of the plaintiff Metropolitan Magistrate refused to accept the complaint under section 203 of the Code of Criminal Procedure A Dhaka Court yesterday dismissed a defamation case filed against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia for her comment that Gopalganj will cease to exist in the geography of Bangladesh. Jananetry Parishad, an organisation […]

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Sand-laden ‘out-of-order’ trucks which had been blocking the road number 79 in Dhaka’s Gulshan for last three days suddenly start making way for diplomats. Five trucks were stranded at the two entry points of the road which lead to the resident of Leader of the Opposition Khaleda Zia. Police said the vehicles were out of […]

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  Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad on Tuesday said country’s people are fed up with blockades sponsored by the BNP-led opposition alliance one after another.   “People are fed up because of long blockades. People are irritated with the programmes. I hope good sense will prevail among them (the opposition) regarding this,” he told […]

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  The BNP-led 18-party alliance is set to enforce a countrywide non-stop road-rail-waterway blockade on Wednesday, the first day of the New Year (2014), in a bid to thwart the January-5 10th parliamentary elections.   BNP chairperson’s adviser Khandaker Mahbub Hossain announced the programme at a press conference at his Bashundhara residence in the capital […]

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New year celebrations have been taking place in Australia and New Zealand   Celebrations around the world are under way to mark the start of 2014, with thousands attending the traditional spectacular pyrotechnics in Sydney.   Earlier, Auckland in New Zealand was one of the first cities to ring in the new year, at 11:00 […]

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