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Out to book ‘advance bus tickets’ with Hanif Enterprise on Friday, Imran Hossain’s eyes brightened at the thought of spending Eid with his relatives back home in Dinajpur. “I am desperate to be home for Eid,” he said. During this festive rush, if tickets are not booked in advance, there is every possibility of missing […]

  BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia goes to Saudi Arabia on Saturday to perform Umrah at the invitation of the Saudi government. She is scheduled to fly from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in a flight of Emirates Airlines around 7:10pm. Khaleda, also the leader of the opposition in parliament, will perform Umrah as a royal guest […]

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The last survivor from the Bangladeshi vessel, MV Hope, which tilted and partially sank in the Andaman Sea, has returned home. Second Officer Mohammad Mobarak Hossain reached Dhaka on Friday by a Thai Airways flight. Mohiuddin Abdul Quader of Interport Maritime Ltd, a representative of the vessel’s owners, said Hossain was sent to Chittagong on […]

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Sir Philip Green’s brands include TopShop, BHS and Miss Selfridge. Sir Philip Green’s clothing empire has been criticised for shunning a new initiative aimed at improving safety standards at Bangladeshi clothing manufacturers in the wake of the Rana Plaza disaster in April, according to a Guardian report. The tycoon’s brands, which include TopShop, BHS and […]

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An exhibition of photographs depicting the War of Independence and mass uprisings in Bangladesh has begun at Dhaka’s Shahbagh. The organisers hope the show will foster the spirit of the Liberation War in today’s generation. Human rights activists Sultana Kamal, Liberation War Museum Trustee Sarowar Ali and photographer Shahidul Alam inaugurated the exhibition, organised by […]

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  Nine Bangladeshis, recently arrested in Mexico, will land in Mexican jail for 15 days for their illegal entry into the North American country. An official release issued by Bangladesh Foreign Ministry on Friday said the number of Bangladesh nationals who were arrested on July 24 are not 10 but nine. It said the Mexican […]

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The Jamaat-e-Islami has demanded the release of its top leaders, some of whom have been convicted of war crimes during Bangladesh’s Liberation War. It also dubbed the two tribunals dealing with war-time atrocities ‘a farce’. In a media statement issued on Friday, party’s acting chief Maqbul Ahmed and Acting Secretary General Rafiqul Islam Khan claimed […]

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Mobile banking services are becoming increasingly popular among Bangladesh’s 100 million cell phone users. The number of clients registered for online banking is increasing by 10 percent every month, according to Bangladesh Bank’s statistics. Transactions over mobile phones are increasing by 12 percent. Dashgupta Ashim Kumar, Executive Director for Payment Systems Division of Bangladesh Bank, […]

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Bangladesh ranks the highest among the countries Indians trust, Pakistan ranks the lowest. CNN IBN-The Hindu Election Tracker Survey, conducted by the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, has revealed that while 37 per cent of India’s voters feel that relations with neighbours have become better under UPA-2, only 19 per cent disagree with […]

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Driver also killed as car loses control, hits tree Golam Shabur Tulu Awami League parliamentarian from Barguna-2 Golam Shabur Tulu and his car driver died after the vehicle lost control and hit a tree in Bhanga upazila of Faridpur Friday afternoon. The accident, which took place around 4:00pm, left Shabur’s brother Golam Muhith Nilu and […]

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Senior BNP leader Moudud Ahmed has urged the government to ‘walk the path of compromise’ and restore the neutral caretaker provision in the Constitution. He said there were only two options before the government: one, compromise; the other, conflict. “It seems they (the government) are choosing conflict,” Moudud said at a discussion in Dhaka on […]

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18 days into kidnap 4 Teletalk-contractor staff, college student walk to locality The five who were abducted pose for photograph at the office of Rangamati superintendent of police on Friday. Eighteen days into their abduction in Rangamati, a college student and four staff of a firm, which provides tower installation service to state-run telecom company […]

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