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Looking forward

In order to achieve a sustainable growth and momentum in the economy, Bangladesh should be looking forward and not bogged down with dogmatic agendas. A lot of good can be achieved in bi-partisan decision making which can permeate into the general well-being of the nation. Let’s look into the glass half full and propel our […]

M. Shahidul Islam On a frigid Friday night last week when the Dhaka residents were about to retire into their slumbers, a white Toyota car screeched to a halt outside a high-walled, sprawling bungalow only yards away from an entrance to the Dhaka Cantonment. The car jettisoned three VIP passengers, and the trio got whisked […]

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Shakhawat Hossain The government is going to revive its plan to impose additional levy on nearly a dozen of items, including mobile phone, air tickets and land sales for mobilising fund for construction of the Padma Bridge on own finance, officials said. Finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith has already given a verbal order to […]

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More than 50 people unaccounted for after ferry went down on River Meghna, police say. Scores of people are missing after a ferry carrying about 100 passengers sank in a river in Bangladesh, officials say. Police on Friday said there were no immediate reports of casualties after the ferry, MV Sarosh, collided with a barge laden with […]

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Tens of thousands of people at Shahbagh grand rally took an oath Friday afternoon to carry on their movement demanding death penalty for all war criminals including Abdul Quader Mollah. Calling for a ban on the politics of Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir, the demonstrators pledged to boycott all business and social […]

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By MOSI SECRET A Bangladeshi man who tried to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank of New York remotely only to find that the bomb was fake and his plot had been under the constant surveillance of federal agents pleaded guilty on Thursday to terrorism charges. The plea of the man, Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, […]

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The government is following a dual policy on war crimes trial, alleged the BNP Friday blaming the government for the recent controversy arising over the war crimes trial. “Now the government itself has landed in the trap it had laid,” said Standing Committee member Moudud Ahmed. “The government itself formed laws for war crimes and […]

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Hundreds of thousands of Bangladeshis have joined protests in Dhaka to demand the death penalty for a political leader convicted of war crimes. Protests have grown since Abdul Kader Mullah was given life on Tuesday for crimes including torture, murder and rape during the 1971 independence war. Supporters of Mullah’s party, the Islamist Jamaat-e-Islami, held […]

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