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The BNP has asked the ruling coalition to install a non-partisan poll-time administration before asking it to take preparations for national elections. Awami League General Secretary Syed Ashraful Islam on Monday had asked the BNP to prepare with everything for the general elections, warning that forgoing it would prove ‘suicidal’ for the opposition. Chairperson Khaleda […]

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A crude bomb exploded on the premises of the Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court during the opposition alliance’s 36-hour shutdown demanding the release of its leaders. Police say two more crude bombs exploded near the Jagannath University Vice-Chancellor’s office, and one each in Fakirarpool and Gulistan in the city. The law keepers detained three suspects […]

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With hundreds of rivers and a population of close to 150 million people, Bangladesh boasts an efficient and entrepreneurial work force that has been changing the profile of the country. The country has natural endowments which increase the potential for development. Bangladesh has an educated, adaptive and industrious work force ready to work at low […]

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Bangladesh wants to initiate a pilot project for wind mapping and hydroelectricity potential here with the support of Asian Development Bank (ADB). Bangladesh Power division secretary Monwar Islam expressed the desire during the ADB initiated workshop at Bidyut Bhaban in the capital on Sunday. The ADB officials responded positively to the proposal of the power […]

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Spoon-billed Sandpiper, here photographed at Pak Thale, Petchaburi, Thailand, should benefit form the declaration of the new IBA at Sonadia Island in Bangladesh. Sonadia Island in Bangladesh, where 10 per cent of the wintering population of the Critically Endangered Spoon-billed Sandpiper can be found, has been recognised as Bangladesh’s 20th Important Bird Area (IBA) by […]

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Police fire teargas shells and rubber bullets to disperse a BNP procession in Rajshahi city during the first day of 18-party-enforced 36-hr shutdown. The 36-hour hartal (shutdown) enforced by BNP-led 18-party alliance is progressing amid clashes, vandalism and arson across the country on Tuesday. The 18-party called the shutdown protesting a Dhaka court order denying […]

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Assistant Sub-Inspector Haider is being taken on a helicopter to Dhaka after alleged BNP activists beat him up mercilessly at Bagharpara upazila of Jessore during the opposition-sponsored hartal on Tuesday. Alleged activists of main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) thrashed the head of a policeman and injured two of his colleagues in Bagharpara upazila of […]

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Mobarak Hossain, a former Awami League leader of Akhaura, Brahmanbaria. A Bangladesh tribunal on Tuesday framed charges against Mobarak Hossain, known as a leader of Awami League, the ruling party, for wartime offences. Mobarak, a former organising secretary of a union parishad unit of AL in Akhaura upazila of Brahmanbaria for 16 years till 2012, […]

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Foreign Minister Dipu Moni hands over the formal letter from the SAARC Secretary General to celebrated singer Runa Laila at her Foreign Ministry office in the capital on Tuesday. Celebrated singer Runa Laila has been made new Saarc Goodwill Ambassador for HIV/AIDS for the next two years. She is the first Bangladeshi to become the […]

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Climate adaptation planning is likely to become a priority for Bangladesh’s leaders as the hopes of keeping global temperatures within safe limits decrease. The country is already one of the most vulnerable in the world to flooding and storm surges. Torrential rain last year left over 100 dead and 250,000 stranded. And compared to the […]

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Railway connectivity between India and Bangladesh would enhance cross-border trade and strengthen the bilateral relations between the two nations, industrialist Anand Mittal has said. Mittal, the Director of the PCM Group, said to and fro movement of the people would provide an impetus to business relations. “In order to improve relations between India and Bangladesh, […]

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State-owned Bangladesh Petroleum Corp. plans to build 14 new oil storage tanks with a total capacity of 100,000 mt by 2014 to increase the country’s overall fuel storage capacity from 894,000 mt currently and avoid paying demurrage on delays in discharging oil products, BPC Chairman Md Eunusur Rahman said Monday. All the tanks are slated […]

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