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18-party also calls hartal for Tuesday

Rally in Dhaka on Apr 10; nonstop shutdown in case of obstruction to Tuesday’s hartal The BNP-led 18-party alliance on Sunday night called a nationwide daylong shutdown for Tuesday demanding the release of its leaders and workers arrested on March 11 and protesting the recent ‘mass killing’ in three districts. BNP acting secretary general Mirza […]

Bangladesh’s ready made garments (RMG) exports to India has countered a severe decline as atleast 22 local garment factories have failed to secure payment of nearly $5.0 million from an Indian buyer Liliput Kidswear Ltd, exporters in Dhaka said, according to the sources. According to a report on the Indian based website, it mentioned, labours […]

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Both the semifinals of the ATN Bangla Independence Cup Football Tournament will be held today(Sunday) at the Bangabandhu National Stadium. Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club will meet Dhaka Mohammedan SC in the first semifinal at 4:30 pm while Sheikh Russell KC will encounter Muktijoddha Sangsad KC in the other semis which will start at 7 pm. […]

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Dhaka: Amid heightened political tensions, a group of Bangladesh Islamic scholars Sunday submitted a list of bloggers who they alleged had committed blasphemy. They handed over the list to the head of a government-formed committee, tasked with identifying and bringing to book bloggers and online activists who engaged themselves in writing derogatory contents. Prime Minister […]

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By Mizan Rahman /Dhaka More than 100 people, including two policemen, were injured in clashes between activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir and police at Ranibazar Bata Crossing in northwestern Rajshahi city of Bangladesh yesterday. The wrists of a police sub-inspector were blown off when Islami Chhatra Shibir activists hurled bombs […]

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War-crimes tribunal that has convicted three people has unleashed mass demonstrations and strikes in which more than 100 have been killed. By: Haroon Siddiqui Columnist The mass killings and rapes took place 42 years ago. It was worse than what we have seen since in the former Yugoslavia, Sudan, perhaps even Rwanda. Yet the world […]

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Arafat Ara The government has planned to send workers to the Middle East (ME) countries at a migration cost of only Tk 20,000 each under the state arrangement, Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Engineer Khandker Mosharraf Hossain, said. “Already Bahrain and Qatar have agreed to recruit Bangladeshis through Government to Government (G to G) […]

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Unidentified bike-riding youths passed by BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan office firing gunshots on Sunday night. “The BNP chairperson was in the office when the motorcyclists fired several gunshots around 11:12pm,” Khaleda’s press secretary Maruf Kamal Khan told UNB. He said the youths fired shots and sped away although security personnel were around the office. […]

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PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka registered a 17-run victory over Bangladesh in the one-off Twenty20 international in Pallekele on Sunday. Bangladesh finished at 181-7 in reply to Sri Lanka’s 198-5, with Mohammad Ashraful (43), skipper Mushfiqur Rahim (39) and Mohammad Mahmudullah (31) being the main scorers. Sri Lankan pacemen Angelo Mathews and Thisara Perera […]

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By Dr. Habib Siddiqui March 26 is a very important day in the history of Bangladesh. It is celebrated as the Independence Day of Bangladesh although the true liberation of the country came some nine months later in 16 December, 1971. I was a high school student studying in a cadet college. Our school was […]

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Heroin is the most frequently abused drug in Bangladesh followed by codeine contained in cough syrups, while the third most abused one is cannabis, says a UN report released in March. Recently, Yaba has become one of the three main non-pharmaceutical drugs abused in Bangladesh after heroin and cannabis, says the report, ‘Report of the […]

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The Dow Jones and Standard & Poor’s 500 indexes reached record highs on Thursday, having completely erased the losses since the stock market’s last peak, in 2007. But instead of cheering, we should be very afraid. Over the last 13 years, the stock market has twice crashed and touched off a recession: American households lost […]

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