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Farewell to a revolutionary

People from all walks of life, with love and respect, yesterday bid farewell to anti-British and Language Movement veteran Binod Bihari Chowdhury, a close aide to Masterda Surya Sen. He was cremated at Abhoy Mitra Cremation Centre of Baluar Dighir Par in Chittagong last night. Born at Dakshin Bhurshi of Chittagong, Binod Bihari passed away […]

Unloading, delivery hampered due to hartal, strike; 12 lakh tonnes of imported goods await delivery Containers are stacked at the jetty of Chittagong Port yesterday as they had not been delivered due to back to back hartals and a week-long workers’ strike. Photo: Anurup Kanti Das All is not well in Chittagong Port. Recurrent hartals […]

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The country’s first search engine www.pipilika.com goes online officially on the eve of Pahela Baishakh today. At least 11 researchers and developers at computer science and engineering department of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet, in collaboration with GPIT Ltd have already launched a beta. However, its formal launching would be at 6:30pm at […]

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 Putting utmost importance to implementation of the budget, former Bangladesh Bank Governor Dr Salehuddin Ahmed said the next budget would have to be pragmatic and should focus more on domestic resource mobilisation and attracting Foreign Direct Investment. “If you see few previous budgets, all were ambitious…when budget becomes ambitious, then it also becomes tougher to […]

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Unidentified people have exploded three crude bombs in front of the car of Indian High Commissioner Pankaj Saran in Khulna, police say. Khulna Sadar Police Station OC Sahabuddin Azad confirmed bdnews24.com the incident took place at around 8:15pm on Friday. He said the High Commissioner was not in the car but three people, including his […]

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The Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) has laid bare an outline of an election-time government for Bangladesh to overcome the current ‘political impasse’. At a programme on Friday, the organisation put forth its proposal. As per the proposal, the poll-time government would be formed through a consensus-based parliamentary committee, and its tenure would be 90 days […]

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 Country’s tea export may face severe setback after three years if necessary steps are not immediately taken for increasing its production. “Our tea has great demand in internal as well as external markets. The demand is on the rise day by day, but production of tea in the country has not increased in proportion to […]

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Two days ahead of the Bengali New Year, police have requested everyone to conclude their Pahela Baishakh celebrations at the Ramna Park by 5pm on Sunday. At a media call on Friday, Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner Benazir Ahmed suggested everyone to leave the park by the time. A deadly bomb attack was carried out at […]

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 “No market will ever be ‘completely formalin-free’ despite being declared as such,” said Farid Uddin while buying fish from the capital’s Kaptan Bazar – home to a thriving kitchen market that was declared “formalin-free” around a month back. Talking to UNB, the middle-aged man was quite cynical about the recent initiative taken by several markets […]

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Remains of Binod Bihari Chowdhury were flown to Chittagong on Friday, where his last rites will be performed, after people paid their last respects to the anti-British movement legend in the capital. It was his last wish to return to his home-ground Chittagong. International Crimes Tribunal-2 prosecutor Rana Das Gupta, who is known to have […]

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Glimpses of the almost destroyed premises of a medicine factory where criminals vandalised and torched valuables using gunpowder in Fakirhat of Bagerhat early Friday. Photo: TV grab Criminals on Friday set fire to a pharmaceutical factory in Fakirhat upazila of Begerhat owned by a key organiser of Gonojagoron Mancha. Police said a group of armed […]

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 Senior BNP leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Friday alleged that the government is conspiring to return to the one-party ‘Baksal rule’ keeping top BNP leaders in jail and gagging the media. He came up with the allegation while addressing a human chain programme in front of the National Press Club. People of Noakhali-5 constituency living […]

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