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Bangla’desh out from SAFF championship

Bangladesh made exit from the 2nd SAFF Championship race as they lost to host Nepal in the first semifinal held Saturday at Dasharath Rangasala Stadium in Kathmandu, Nepal, reports BSS Nepal will fight for title in the final against the second semifinal winners India or Afghanistan on July 30 at the same venue. India take […]

Detectives in separate drives arrested 11 people along with two firearms and over 5,500 sedative tablets from different parts of the capital Friday night. The law enforcers also seized Tk 50,500 during the raids, said Monirul Islam, joint commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP). Acting on a tip-off, a team of Detective Branch of police […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today apprehended that election might not be held in the country even in ten years if any unconstitutional government comes to power. “There will be no democracy or election in the country if any unconstitutional government takes over,” she said at an Iftar party organized by Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists […]

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Purchase panel to approve 15 lakh tonnes of petroleum products today The government is set to import 15 lakh tonnes of petroleum products in six months, which is 22 percent of the target for the current fiscal year. The proposal for procuring the products at a cost of Tk 10,436 crore is due to be […]

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The launch service on Mawa-Kawrakandi and Mawa-Majhikandi routes remained halted since Saturday morning as launch owners enforced an indefinite strike, demanding action against unauthorised launches plying on the routes.   Witnesses said no launch arrived at the terminals since morning, forcing many passengers from nearby areas to reschedule their trips amid the uncertainty.   Speedboats […]

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Tragedies like the Rana Plaza collapse loom large over the capital, as the government is yet to implement vital recommendations in the Detailed Area Plan (DAP), say experts. “Structural and industrial disasters may occur further, as development has taken place defying the authorised land use plan,” said Prof Jamilur Reza Choudhury, who headed the DAP […]

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The central bank considers the fears of political instability and uncertainty ahead of the general elections as the biggest challenge for the economy. Top officials of Bangladesh Bank made the observation while announcing the new monetary policy for the first half of the 2013-14 financial year at a press conference on Thursday. Governor Atiur Rahman […]

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BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday night categorically said the opposition will not accept any election without restoration of the non-party caretaker government.   “We won’t accept any election without reinstatement of the non-party caretaker government. People also won’t accept any election under a party-government,” he said.   The BNP spokesman […]

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Tailbacks on roads, crowds at malls With Eid-ul-Fitr fast approaching, all roads yesterday led to the city’s shopping centres, which witnessed one of the biggest crowds in recent times. “Our store is packed with Eid shoppers. We couldn’t be more pleased,” said Mohammad Ismail, a salesman at Additta Trading, a womenswear store at Eastern Mollika […]

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After a dismal first half of the year, plagued by political unrest and a spate of shutdowns, leading boutiques in Chittagong now hope to have an Eid bonanza. In an effort to recoup the losses and bring a bit of smile on the faces of the customers, the boutiques have been making elaborate preparations ahead […]

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M. Serajul Islam   The Prime Minister’s recent announcement that the next general election would be held under the Westminster model confused the country’s most ordinary folks. Perhaps they don’t know that the name Westminster is derived from Westminster Palace, the seat of the British parliament. The British parliamentary system is known as the Westminster […]

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M. I. Ali Bangladesh is unique in many ways, but the one that sets it aside from all other countries of the world is that it has two major political groupings, one comprising 18 parties and the other 14, both of which are in the opposition. This is unique because in all other countries the […]

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