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The plan is to minus me: Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina sees ‘dubious intentions’ behind the proposals put forward for conducting the next parliamentary elections. “These formulas are being prescribed to cut out the Awami League and me [from politics],” a ruling party MP, who preferred anonymity, quoted her as saying during its Parliamentary Party meeting on Sunday. Amid the standoff between […]

WORLD renowned Bangladeshi economist, Professor Muhammad Yunus, was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in a joyous and glittering ceremony on April 17. The occasion took place in the large hall beneath the Dome, or the Rotunda, in the Unites States Capitol building in Washington DC. Democratic and the Republican leaders were present, along with a […]

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Unloading at the ports, including at Chittagong and Monagla, resumed on Sunday after lighterage vessel workers withdrew their 16-day strike following assurances on increased wages. “Ship owners have assured payment of 20 percent more wages from this month, and on that basis we are withdrawing our strike,” Lighterage Labour Union General Secretary Nabi Alam Master […]

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Angry crowds demonstrated in New Delhi on Saturday after a five-year-old girl was allegedly raped, tortured and kept in captivity for 40 hours, reviving memories of last December’s brutal assault on a woman that shook the country. Police arrested a man they accuse of the attack from Bihar, and brought him back to New Delhi […]

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India’s constitutional amendment Bill for redrawing the boundary with Bangladesh is set to face a stormy passage in the Rajya Sabha with the numbers not in favour of the ruling UPA. Union External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid is scheduled to introduce the 119th constitutional amendment in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday — over a year […]

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A general Diary (GD) has been filed against BNP leader Sadeque Hossain Khoka for allegedly threatening Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and his “provocative” speech. AB Siddique, president of Jana Netri Parishad, registered the GD with Paltan Police Station around 8:30 pm on Sunday. In his GD, Siddique alleged that Khoka at a meeting on April […]

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The race to the Bangabhaban is not going to be the marathon one, neither it was thought to be — at the end of a brief process it is acting President Abdul Hamid who is going to adorn the highest office of the country. Abdul Hamid, the lone candidate for the presidency, is deemed to […]

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A Dhaka court on Sunday granted bail to three BNP MPs but denied that to its top seven leaders, including acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, in seven cases filed over March 2 and March 6 violence in city. The opposition MPs granted bail are BNP standing committee member Barrister Moudud Ahmed, joint secretary […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said the recent proposals coming from different quarters over the interim government are nothing but to minus her and her party from national politics. She made the observation while speaking at the Awami League Parliamentary Party (ALPP) meeting held at Sangsad Bhaban in the morning. The proposals are designed […]

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Party men vandalise 100 vehicles   Unidentified miscreants shot dead a ward-level leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) in Kafrul area in the city Sunday morning, triggering angry protests. Aggrieved activists of BCL, the student wing of the ruling Awami League, blocked Kazipara-Shewrapara road for about half an hour and vandalised at least 100 vehicles […]

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The BNP along with its allies has called a 36-hour shutdown beginning from Tuesday minutes after a Dhaka court refused bail to seven of its top leaders. The 18-Party’s general strike aims to put pressure on the government to free the senior leaders and withdraw cases against them. The party’s Standing Committee Member Khandaker Mosharraf […]

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Bangladesh could slash greenhouse gas emissions by around 22 percent by 2020 by introducing a variety of clean technologies that would cost less than $10 per ton of carbon dioxide equivalent, according to a study by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The total greenhouse gas emissions are estimated to increase by 5.8 percent annually to […]

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