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BNP celebrates Zia’s birthday today

Opposition BNP has chalked out a five-day programme to celebrate the 77th birth anniversary of party founder and slain President Ziaur Rahman today in a befitting manner. This day in 1936, Ziaur Rahman was born at Bagbari in Gabtoli upazila of Bogra. The military ruler who later opted for elective multiparty democracy was assassinated by […]

Sandhya Nair MUMBAI: The Mira-Bhayander unit of Shiv Sena on Wednesday burnt photocopies of government documents that mention the address of three areas in Bhayander (west) as Bangladesh. The mention of a settlement in Bhayander (west) also known as ‘Bangladesh zopadpatti’ on government documents, came to light recently. The slum which has been carrying the name for […]

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Indrani Bagchi NEW DELHI: Iran is a strategic partner for India. India and Iran are cooperating in Afghanistan and India has taken considerable flak from the US about maintaining ties with Iran. So is Bangladesh, which is now one of India’s most important partners in the neighbourhood. But for some time now, India’s security establishment […]

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By Indo Asian News Service | IANS Adelaide, Jan 18 (IANS/CMC) Former West Indies captain Carl Hooper says he has no interest in becoming the next head coach of the Bangladesh cricket team. Hooper was reacting to claims by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) media committee chairman Jalal Yunus that he was one of those interested in taking […]

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By Maria Saporta Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus would like to set up a Grameen Bank (which means village bank) in Atlanta. All he needs is for someone to champion the effort to provide $6 million over four years to help create a self-sustaining bank that will offer micro-loans to the poor and give […]

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Gopalganj correspondent Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said that her government would have nationalised all educational institutions had the country’s economy been strong enough. She said this while addressing a function, in Tungipara upazila headquarters, to felicitate and award scholarships to those students of Gopalganj district who got GPA-5 in SSC, HSC and equivalent […]

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Abdur Rahim Harmachi The World Bank’s Country Director for Bangladesh, Ellen Goldstein on Saturday said she will be ‘remembered’ for the Padma Bridge project, which is currently caught up over alleged graft-related complexities. The outgoing WB official, whose term expires in January this year, acknowledged Bangladesh’s discontent over the failure to launch the much awaited […]

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LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has rejected the claim of its Bangladesh counterpart that the latter sent a request to the former regarding release of its players for the Bangladesh Premier League. Commenting on the media release issued by the Bangladesh Cricket Board on Jan 18, the PCB spokesman said, “In order to put […]

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  Economic prospects for Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, in contrast to the rest of South Asia, remained favourable despite a moderate slowdown last year, says a United Nations report. Strong growth in private investment and consumption, backed by a steady increase in remittances, contributed to economic expansion in the two countries. Titled “World Economic Situation […]

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DHAKA, Jan 19, 2013 (AFP) – Bangladesh will drop plans to impose the death penalty for counterfeiting, a central bank official said on Friday, as it seeks technical cooperation from Germany’s Bundesbank in tackling the crime. The German central bank said Thursday it had suspended a prospective cooperative venture with Bangladesh Bank following media reports […]

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SUJEET SENNIK The Globe and Mail I would like to confess to lighting the recent fire that lead to the many deaths at the Tazreen Fashions Ltd. factory in Bangladesh. I am neither Bangladeshi nor a factory worker, and I have never set foot in the building that was set ablaze in late November. Nonetheless, […]

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