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After dramatic meteor strike, Russians pick up pieces

CHELYABINSK, RUSSIA A small army of workers set to work Saturday to replace acres of windows shattered by the enormous explosion from a meteor, while other residents contemplated the astonishing event with pride and humor. The fireball that streaked into the sky over Chelyabinsk at about sunrise Friday was undeniably traumatic. Nearly 1,200 people were […]

Shahana Bilkis Shipbuilding has of late emerged as an important sector in the Bangladesh economy. All inland and coastal ships are now manufactured in Bangladeshi shipyards. The government has declared shipping industry as one of the driving forces of our economy. The government’s move aims at developing the shipbuilding sector to its full scale so […]

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By JIM YARDLEY NEW DELHI — Tens of thousands of people resumed mass demonstrations in Bangladesh’s capital on Saturday, intensifying their demands for more severe punishment for war criminals from the country’s 1971 liberation war, while also demanding justice for the slaying of a blogger who had been a leading organizer of the protests. The coffin […]

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Hasanul Banna Joy  Every year, the Urs or the so called ‘religious gathering’ at the Kutub Bagh Darbar Sharif is held much to the discomfort of the people who live in the nearby places. This year the two day long Urs was held on 7 and 8 February despite a volatile political situation. It seems […]

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The killing of Bangladeshi blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider has sparked an uproar online among netizens who have mobilised around the hashtag #Shahbag. The hashtag refers to Shahbag square, where thousands of people have rallied since February 5 over a recent war crimes trial verdict. Haider is believed to have been active with protesters who are […]

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By Anis Ahmed DHAKA, Feb 16 (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of Bangladeshi protesters, angered by the killing of one of their leaders, poured back onto the streets of the capital on Saturday to demand the death penalty for those found guilty of war crimes in the 1971 independence conflict. The demonstrators, who denounce a […]

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Dhaka: In a major step forward to resolve the land boundary issue, India and Bangladesh today exchanged maps of demarcated stretches, as New Delhi said it was ready to release USD 50 million out of a USD 200 million credit line to Dhaka. The strip maps were exchanged by External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid and […]

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DHAKA—Bangladesh’s largest public protests in over two decades swelled, as tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the street Friday to demand the death penalty for people convicted of war crimes in the country’s 1971 war of independence. Meanwhile, clashes have intensified between security forces and Islamist protesters who claim Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government […]

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HAKA: A Bangladeshi blogger who had been critical of the Islamist groups has been killed, prompting the protesters here to continue their round the clock sit-in vigil demanding death penalties for 1971 war criminals. Rajib Haidar, 30, an architect and Shahbagh protest activist, was stabbed to death near his house at Pallabi in the capital […]

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DHAKA, Bangladesh-Taslima Masud faces a dilemma every morning: should she prepare food or stay hungry to avoid illness? “The kitchen is so close to the toilet,” she says. “When I cook, I can’t smell the curry but I can smell the toilet. It disgusts me every day, but there is nothing I can do except […]

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