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Elections to 5 city corporations ‘before Ramadan’

Elections to five city corporations, including the newly-formed Gazipur one, are likely to be held before Ramadan, election commissioner Javed Ali said on Monday. “We may complete elections to the five city corporations at a time before Ramadan,” he said while talking to reporters at his Election Commission (EC) office. The Ramadan is expected to […]

The state-owned Sonali Bank has decided to not sanction further loan to little-known Hall-Mark Group, which is at the heart of arguably Bangladesh’s biggest financial scam. The position of the bank was clear in one of its draft proposal made on Monday after it received a letter from the Ministry of Finance that had asked […]

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What started as an effort to try crimes committed during our Liberation War has turned into a fight about the place of Islam – or the lack of it – in our national politics. The optimism of Shahbagh suddenly seems like an event from the distant past. In the last two months, we have witnessed […]

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    Hauled up for gender insensitivity, Prothom Alo, the second best-selling broadsheet in Bangladesh, has retracted a short story by Hasnat Abdul Hye carried in its Bangla New Year special on Apr 14. The story ‘demeaned’ female protesters at Shahbagh’s Ganajagaran Mancha, triggering widespread protests and burning of its copies. The short story, titled […]

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  A 291-member full-fledged committee of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD), the associate student body of the main opposition BNP, has been announced. The announcement came after BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia approved the committee on Monday night. Earlier in September last year, Khaleda had formed the JCD central committee with Abdul Quader Bhuiyan Jewel as its […]

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  Amar Desh management on Monday alleged the government has created hurdles, including sealing its press, in publication of the newspaper. Newspaper’s Executive Editor Syed Abdal Ahmed made the allegation at a press briefing three days after the arrest of its Acting Editor Mahmudur Rahman and sealing off its press by the law enforcers. Asked […]

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 Elections to five city corporations, including the newly-formed Gazipur one, are likely to be held before Ramadan, election commissioner Javed Ali said on Monday. “We may complete elections to the five city corporations at a time before Ramadan,” he said while talking to reporters at his Election Commission (EC) office. The Ramadan is expected to […]

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Late socialist leader Hugo Chavez’s chosen successor Nicolas Maduro won Venezuela’s presidential election by a whisker but now faces opposition protests plus a host of economic and political challenges in the OPEC nation. The 50-year-old former bus driver, whom Chavez named as his preferred heir before dying from cancer, edged out opposition challenger Henrique Capriles […]

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  Two senior leaders of the main opposition BNP on Monday said the current political impasse cannot end without a non-partisan caretaker government in place. Supporting a proposal recently from the Transparency International, Bangladesh party’s Standing Committee member Khandker Mosharraf Hossain said, “It is clear from their proposal that under a partisan government, next national […]

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The Amar Desh authorities have decided to temporarily stop publications of the vernacular daily as they alleged due to government’s obstruction to printing the newspaper. They alleged that the government had illegally sealed off the printing press of the newspaper. The administration again barred printing of the newspaper when they went to Al-Falah Printing Press […]

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 Communications Minister Obaidul Quader on Monday accused the pro-liberation politicians of ‘giving only lip services’ against the ‘silent action’ of their communal opponents over the last four decades. “Over the last four decades, the communal opponents have become stronger organisationally. They’ve rallied huge public support and arms behind them. They were in silent action over […]

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 Foreign Minister Dr Dipu Moni on Monday said the D-8 countries have great potentials to emerge as a powerful economic bloc with vast human and natural resources and complementary economies. She said the D-8 offers an excellent platform for cooperation in realising that potential and reaffirmed the commitment of Bangladesh government to the D-8 process. […]

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