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In search of Moral High Ground

So this is one side of the story. Facebook was used to incite emotion among naive Muslims of Bangladesh. A photo of Kaaba Gilaaf exchange ceremony was broadcast as a rally to vouch for Sayedee as a scholar. The Daily Star’s Zulfikar Ali Manik published a front page story with full “gotcha” vigor. Here is […]

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Sharp divisions within the Awami League-led grand alliance have left the coalition in a quandary about how to go about handling the growing political crisis over a polls-time government, war crimes trial and the recent violence by religious fanatics. While Ershad’s Jatiya Party, a major component of the ruling coalition, has apparently taken a completely […]

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Muslim and western nations overcame deep divisions to agree a historic United Nations declaration setting out a code of conduct for combatting violence against women. Iran, Libya, Sudan and other Muslim nations agreed to language stating that violence against women and girls could not be justified by “any custom, tradition or religious consideration.” Western nations, […]

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Moloy Saha BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Sunday said that the government should create the atmosphere for holding dialogue with the opposition if it really wanted to resolve the political crisis. Speaking at a protest meeting in the city, he said that there was a big gap between what the  government […]

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Frequent general strikes and political unrest in recent times have taken their toll on the readymade garments sector, raising cost of production, industry people said. And due to the rise in the production cost country’s RMG sector is losing its competitiveness, they said. They expressed their concern that a number of small and medium level […]

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ভারতীয় জনতা পার্টি (বিজেপি)’র ঢাকামুখী লংমার্চের ঘোষণায় সতর্ক বর্ডার গার্ড বাংলাদেশ (বিজিবি)। সীমান্তবর্তী জিরো লাইন তাদের কিছুতেই অতিক্রম করতে দেয়া হবে না। গতকাল বর্ডার গার্ড বাংলাদেশ (বিজিবি)’র মহাপরিচালক ব্রিগেডিয়ার জেনারেল আজিজ আহম্মেদ মানবজমিনকে বলেন, অন্যায়ভাবে জিরো লাইন  অতিক্রমের চেষ্টা করলে আইনগতভাবে ব্যবস্থা নেয়া হবে। কোনভাবেই বাংলাদেশের অভ্যন্তরে তাদের প্রবেশ করতে দেয়া হবে না। এর আগে […]

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Rabiul Islam runs a roadside shop of garment products in busy Motijheel commercial area. He makes a good business during weekdays with people buzzing the streets, but he is getting frustrated over repeated shutdowns that force him to stay home without any options for earning money his family badly needs. “For me hartal means loss,” […]

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The Anti Corruption Commission has found some 41 commercial banks were involved in the non-funded part of the Sonali Bank loan scam, according to a news source. “During our investigations, we’ve so far found that 41 commercial banks were involved in the non-funded part of the Sonali Bank loan scam. The banks released loans to […]

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Due to the rising numbers of new entrants, Software & IT enabled services’ exports witnessed 55 percent year-on-year rise in the first seven months of the fiscal year. According Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Service (BASIS) data, IT export in the July-January period of fiscal 2012-13 marked $60 million, which stood $38.47 million for […]

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Despite suffering only a tiny drop in approval perhaps due to votes from recently-released executives Tim Cook’s rank on job and boss review site Glassdoor fell from the top spot last year to number 18 on the latest list. His replacement is actually three CEOs, including Facebook leader Mark Zuckerberg and SAP’s co-CEOs Bill McDermott […]

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  Run by Maoist revolutionaries and plagued by poverty, Nepal is not the most obvious place to make big bucks. But Binod Chaudhary, the country’s first billionaire, sees no reason why his breakthrough shouldn’t inspire other success stories. “I am proof to the younger generation that you can accomplish things here,” Chaudhary told AFP as […]

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Trina was turning the pages of the books and notebooks her little brother used to read and write on. She sobbed and shuddered as she touched the pages, as if touching her brother who perished in Saturday’s road crash. Her brother, Hasibul Hasan Nihad, a play group student, was among the eight schoolkids killed in […]

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