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 Home Minister Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir on Monday said the law enforcement agencies have been directed to curb fundamentalism from the Rajshahi region. He made the remark emerging from a closed-door meeting with several other ministers at his secretariat office in the evening. Asked about the meeting, the home minister said they exchanged views on the […]

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Denmark is keen to build cooperation in the renewable energy sector and increase its trade with Bangladesh. The interest of the European country was conveyed when visiting Danish Minister for Development Cooperation Christian Friis Bach met Finance Minister AMA Muhith at his office on Monday. Referring to his discussion with Danish Minister, Muhith said Denmark […]

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Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Monday said the provision for election of Grameen Bank (GB) directors will be changed as it has various flaws. “While making the change, the GB’s paid-up capital will be raised to incorporate additional members as well as its borrowers,” he said. The Finance Minister came up with the remarks following […]

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Dhaka, Apr 1 (UNB) – Export orders worth about US$ 500 million of the readymade garment sector have already got diverted to neighbouring nations amid the political instability in the country, BGMEA and BKMEA claimed on Monday. “It seems that export orders are declining gradually…many entrepreneurs have failed to maintain their shipment schedules due to […]

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Part I: by Asif Mohiuddin: Our opportunistic politics haven’t been able to ban Jamaat. Instead, the rotten politics of compromises continues to court and feed Jamaat and Shibir. By playing for and against Jamaat, the two main opposing political parties have filled up their vote banks, but to this date no acceptable decision has been […]

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Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Dhaka: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today pledged stern action against people found guilty of defaming Islam using the internet as right-wing Islamic parties threatened to wage an intensified street campaign against “atheist bloggers”. “You (Islamic parties) do not need to go for any movement. As a Muslim, I have the […]

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Sub-Inspector Mokbul Hossain lies on a street after his wrists were blown off during a clash with the activists of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami in Rajshahi yesterday. 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 […]

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Khaleda Zia, the former premier and who is the chairman of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and the leader of an 18-party opposition coalition Bangladeshi officials say gunmen have targeted the country’s former prime minister’s political office in a shooting, which took place an hour after a general strike was announced by the opposition leader. […]

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 Eminent economist Prof Rehman Sobhan on Monday suggested earmarking a ‘democracy fund’ in the upcoming national budget for election expenditures to keep the national election out of the traditional money game. “If a democracy fund could be introduced in the national budget to manage election costs, I think, the money game will be stopped ahead […]

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 The government is going to undertake the first phase for setting up Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant with a view to accomplish the indispensable preparatory construction works at Rooppur in Ishwardi upazila of Pabna district. A project, titled ‘Construction of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (1st phase)’ involving Tk 5,241.67 crore will be placed before the Executive […]

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 Pro-hartal elements torched six vehicles in separate places of the city on Monday, ahead of the BNP-led 18-party’s Tuesday’s daylong countrywide shutdown. Fire Service sources said two private cars and a microbus of ATN News were set afire by the hartal supporters near BNP’s Nayapaltan central office around 12:35 pm. Witnesses said another two vehicles […]

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 Denouncing Sunday night’s firing of gunshots at BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office, opposition BNP on Monday blamed the ruling party ‘cadres’ for the incident. “Awami League cadres riding three motorcycles opened fire at the opposition leader’s Gulshan office and sped away. This proves there’s no rule of law in the country. It’s jungle out there. We […]

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