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FBCCI seeks appointment from Khaleda, Ershad

The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) on Tuesday sought an audience with the BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. The apex business body’s Secretary General Mir Shahabuddin told bdnews24.com that they sent a letter to the opposition leader for her time. Shahabuddin said the effort was for a courtesy call by the newly […]

The Privatisation Commission is going to propose sale of two state-owned textile mills at prices half their asset value. Chairman Mirza Abdul Jalil on Tuesday said the proposals to sell off Magura Textiles Mills Limited and Rangamati Textile Mills Limited would be placed on Wednesday at a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs. […]

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The condition of President Zillur Rahman, who was undergoing treatment at a Singapore hospital, had improved slightly, his press secretary said yesterday. “His condition is better now than what it was in Dhaka,” AKM Nesar Uddin Bhuiyan told BSS quoting a message received here from Singapore in the afternoon. Bhuiyan said the president is undergoing […]

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By Eric W. Dolan Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) is leading a small group of House Democrats in calling on President Barack Obama to release information regarding the Administration’s use of drone strikes. In a letter sent Monday, Lee said a leaked Department of Justice memo showed an “increasing devolution of accountability, transparency, and Constitutional protections […]

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BNP leaders Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, Altaf Hossain Chowdhury and Sadeque Hossain Khoka talk to media after their release Tuesday. They were picked up by police from the party’s Nayapaltan office yesterday. Photo: Firoz Ahmed BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has said the government will have to pay a high price for […]

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This March 7 photo shows thousands of people join a grand rally of Gonojagoron Mancha at Press Club in Chittagong. Unidentified criminals exploded at least three cocktails near the Gonojagoron Mancha adjacent to the Chittagong press club on Tuesday evening. Meanwhile, the administration has imposed Section 144 in the city following calls for staging rallies […]

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F R Chowdhury It was not long after the liberation of Bangladesh, the Organization of Islamic Countries’ Conference was scheduled to be held in Lahore, Pakistan in February 1974. At that time when Pakistan had still not recognized Bangladesh as an independent state, it was not likely that Bangladesh would attend the Conference. Then something […]

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One of India’s most senior diplomats Rajiv Sikri has described Bangladesh as ‘India’s most important neighbour’. “Without Bangladesh’s help and support, we cannot access our north-eastern region. Bangladesh is central to the success of our Look-East policy,” Sikri said. Rajiv Sikri retired as the Secretary (East) in India’s Ministry of External Affairs. His wife, Veena […]

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Several bombs exploded in Bangladesh’s capital and police clashed with protesters Tuesday as opposition leaders enforced a daylong, nationwide general strike over what they say is police intimidation. By JULHAS ALAM Associated Press DHAKA, Bangladesh — Several bombs exploded in Bangladesh’s capital and police clashed with protesters Tuesday as opposition leaders enforced a daylong, nationwide general […]

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For the first time in a Test match against Bangladesh, Sri Lanka have failed to register a win. Sri Lanka had won all previous twelve Tests against Bangladesh. Sri Lanka’s winning % of 92.30 against Bangladesh is quite impressive. Since registering a ten-wicket win over New Zealand at Galle in November 2012, Sri Lanka have […]

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Claims have emerged that asparagus has potential to become an export item for Bangladesh. Horticultural exports at Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, carried out experimental production of asparagus two years ago and it is said this has met with success. “We brought asparagus seed from Japan and planted it in the university’s research field. Now new spores […]

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Obaid Chowdhury, USA Seven thousand people were gunned down in two days in Dhaka alone following the crackdown by Pakistan military on March 26/26, 1971. It was reported in the International Herald Tribune on March 30, 1971, quoting an eyewitness. Similar massacres were committed in Chittagong, Comilla, Jessore, Khulna, Bogra, Rangpur and Sylhet. Body counts in […]

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