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Tuesday’s SSC exams Friday

Controller of Examination for Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Mohammad Wahiduzzaman informed journalists about the decision almost an hour after Jamaat announced that it will enforce the strike on Tuesday and turn it into a ‘nonstop strike’ from Wednesday if one of its leaders is sentenced to die for crimes against humanity during the […]

The second war crimes tribunal of Bangladesh will deliver its verdict on Jamaat-e-Islami’s Assistant Secretary General Abdul Quader Molla facing charges of crimes against humanity on Tuesday, tribunal’s Registrar AKM Nasiruddin Mahmud said on Monday. The Registrar said that the tribunal had told him it would give the verdict on Tuesday. “Thus we may expect […]

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Says it does not support demand for scrapping of war crimes tribunals BNP does not support Jamaat-e-Islami’s demand for dismantling of the war crimes tribunals, the main opposition party’s coordinator Tariqul Islam said yesterday. “On this point, BNP does not bear any ideological resemblance to Jamaat,” Tariqul observed. He was talking to reporters at the […]

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Muhith unveils project plan at JS; design won’t be changed Finance Minister AMA Muhith yesterday told parliament that the government would build the Padma bridge with domestic funds keeping the present design intact. However, talks would continue with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) and Islamic Development Bank (IDB) over the […]

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At least 16 Bangladeshis were among the 22 Asian workers killed in a deadly road accident at Abu Dhabi of the United Arab Emirates on Monday. The fatal accident occurred when a bus transporting workers collided with a lorry carrying construction materials in the Zakhir district of the oasis city of al-Ain, also injuring 24 […]

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Kolkata: India and Bangladesh have agreed, in principle, to expand the existing railway links between the two countries and to start a second international passenger train to further strengthen the friendly ties between the two neighbouring countries. According to Indian railway officials, the new Maitree Express (Friendship Express) is being proposed to start from Kolkata […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday directed the senior army officials to resist any anti-democratic and anti-constitutional activity for continuation of the country’s development. “Stay alert so that no vested quarter can disrupt the country’s forward march riding over the army’s back. I hope you’ll resist any anti-democratic and anti-constitutional activity with your all-out strength,” she […]

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If works out, it may well turn out to be one of the first case in which an Indian private company will build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal outside the country. To add to the list firsts and making it strategically important for India, it would be the maiden floating LNG terminal in the […]

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Dhaka: Bangladeshi experts and activists on Monday urged the government to ban a “demeaning” physical examination of rape victims, saying the procedure is of no benefit in proving whether an assault has taken place. The country’s British colonial-era law, which dates back to 1872, requires that doctors use two fingers to determine whether a woman […]

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By: Dilasha Seth NEW DELHI: Bangladesh has asked India to commit 15 lakh bales of cotton each year to its fast-growing garments industry. India’s frequent bans and restriction on export of farm produce to keep a check on domestic prices has invited criticism from its regular buyers. In an interview to ET, Bangladesh Commerce Minister […]

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By ERIC WEINER Great writers often shape our impressions of a place. Steinbeck and Dust Bowl Oklahoma, for instance. Sometimes a writer might even define a place, as Hemingway did for 1920s Paris. Rarely, though, does a writer create a place. Yet that is what the Indian poet and Nobel Prize winner Rabindranath Tagore did […]

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