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Khaleda joins Jasas progs

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Sunday attended the Bangla New Year celebrations of Jatiyatabadi Samajik Sangskritik Sangstha (Jasas) in front of BNP’s Nayapaltan central office. Khaleda joined the celebrations at about 6:15pm and enjoyed the cultural programmes for a while. She also exchanged greetings with the leaders and activists during her stay there. Khaleda, however, […]

The private sector credit growth dropped to 13.96 percent year-on-year in February, on the back of declining imports and political unrest. In February last year, the figure stood at 19.55 percent, according to data from Bangladesh Bank. Economists and bankers alike blame the recent political turmoil for the decline, as businessmen shy away from making […]

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Venezuelans decide on Sunday whether to honor Hugo Chavez’s dying wish for a longtime loyalist to continue his hardline socialism or hand power to a young challenger vowing business-friendly changes. Acting President Nicolas Maduro had a double-digit lead in most polls, largely thanks to his former boss’s public blessing before he died from cancer last […]

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Ganajagaran Manch will form a human chain in front of Sangsad Bhaban on May 4, demanding a ban on Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami. The announcement came from the Manch on the first evening of Bangla New Year 1420. Spokesperson of the Ganajagaran Manch Imran H Sarkar made the announcement. The human chain will be formed at 4pm. […]

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The Baishakh this year resembles the turmoil of a summer storm more than the placid celebration of spring. We are moving through a time of anxiety and confusion. Everyone is telling us what is right, what is wrong. They are questioning our identity and we are trying to impose our own on others. We have […]

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According to a note prepared by the Ministries of Power, Water Resources and External Affairs, the Ganga Basin has tremendous potential for development of water resources and hydropower. In a significant development indicating a sub-regional strategic alliance, Nepal, India and Bangladesh (NIB) have decided to join hands to cooperate and exploit the hydropower sector and […]

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The Chairman of the parliamentary committee on the Ministry of Finance has said another meeting between the stakeholders and the Prime Minister might be held to fully implement the incentive package to stimulate the stock market. “Some parts of the incentive package have been implemented, but some have not. If necessary, the Prime Minister will […]

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 To counter fraud in the recruitment of overseas workers, the Bangladesh government is issuing smart cards with the names, photographs and fingerprints of workers heading to Saudi Arabia and other countries. Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni told Arab News here this week that Dhaka is currently streamlining its processes to suit the employment policies and […]

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 Those came out of their houses with friends and families to welcome the Bangla New Year suffered a lot due to unusual traffic congestions in many parts of the capital. A number of city points were made off-limit to traffic causing additional sufferings to the revellers, especially those who came out with kids. Karwanbazar, Farmgate, […]

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Bangladesh Qaumi Madrasah Education Commission on Saturday submitted the Qaumi Madrasah Education Policy 2012 to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her government’s consideration. A three-member, team led by its cochairman Allama Farid Uddin Masud, formally submitted the policy to the Prime Minister at her official residence Ganobhaban. Commission’s member secretary Allama Mufti Ruhul Amin and […]

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The Editor and Publisher of Jamaat-e-Islami mouthpiece Daily Sangram, Abul Asad, has been sued on charges of illegally printing copies of BNP-leaning Daily Amar Desh newspaper in his press, police say.   Pro-BNP Amar Desh’s Publication Division’s Acting Chairman Mahmuda Begum has also been implicated in the case filed under the Printing Presses and Publications […]

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Demanding Razakar free Bangladesh, the students of the Institute of Fine Arts of Dhaka University bring out a colourful procession, known as Mongol Shobhajatra, in the capital to celebrate Pahela Baishakh. The nation is celebrating the Pahela Baishakh, its biggest and most colourful festival to mark the first day of the Bangla year, on Sunday […]

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