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Ominous optimism?

Another year slipped by, good or bad or both; it has passed. Could there be some value in looking back? If nothing else, the year’s lessons might assist in predicting what is to come. Prediction, prophecy, soothsaying or fortune-telling are exciting – but only if one does not have to be accountable for the forecast. […]

NAK BrownePti, New Delhi Asserting that repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan are “unacceptable”, IAF chief Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne yesterday warned that India may have to look at “some other options for compliance” if such incidents continue. “We have a Line of Control, we have a ceasefire agreement, we have certain structures and mechanisms […]

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Analysts say smartphones, 3G to fuel e-commerce growth Analysts take part in a roundtable on e-commerce, jointly organised by Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services and The Daily Star at the newspaper’s office in Dhaka yesterday.  The volume of e-commerce business will get bigger in near future as the use of smartphones marked a […]

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Sit for a solution

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Barrister Rafiq urges AL, BNP Eminent lawyer Barrister Rafiq-ul Huq yesterday stressed the need for a dialogue and compromise between the heads of ruling Awami League and main opposition BNP to determine the polls-time government system. If the chiefs of AL and BNP don’t agree to sit in the dialogue, their general secretary and secretary […]

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A Chhatra League activist is banging on the door of the teachers’ lounge at Islamic University in Kushtia around 3:00am yesterday. Taken by surprise, inset, some teachers hold up their belongings while some try to hide under the table.  At least 30 teachers of Islamic University sustained injuries when a group of Bangladesh Chhatra League […]

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Death of Daughter

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BNP leader Tariqul Islam speaks at a seminar in the capital on Saturday. BNP on Saturday once again accused Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of legitimising the Fakhruddin-Moyeenuddin interim government by addressing the nation marking the 1/11 anniversary. “Yesterday (Friday), when lakhs of people were observing the black day expressing their hatred towards the autocratic rule […]

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Ten Bangladeshis along with three other foreign workers were killed when a fire swept through a three-storey labour camp in the Bahraini capital Manama on Friday. Counselor and Head of Chancery of Bangladesh Embassy in Manama Mehdi Hasan confirmed the death of 10 Bangladeshi workers. Of them, four hailed from Brahmanbaria, three from Chittagong, two […]

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Prime Minister’s Economic Affairs Adviser Mashiur Rahman Prime Minister’s Economic Affairs Adviser Mashiur Rahman on Saturday termed the World Bank’s allegation of corruption in the Padma bridge project as baseless. Speaking at the BBC Bangladesh Sanglap at Bangla Academy auditorium, he said the WB failed to provide any proof of corruption in favour of its […]

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