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Emile Nakhleh in Washington   The military’s removal of democratically elected President Mohamed Morsi poses a serious challenge to Washington’s pro-democracy agenda and its ability to influence events in Egypt and the rest of the region. The Barack Obama administration should make it clear to Egyptian Secretary of Defence Abdel Fattah al-Sisi the coup cannot […]

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Faruque Ahmed The arrest of ruling party lawmaker Gulam Mowla Roni came in a dramatic background. In the case over attack on two Independent TV channel journalist, Roni  received bail from the district court. But on the very next day the court cancelled the bail and then within several hours he was put under the […]

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Ghulam Murshed W`the nation tiptoes toward the general election come Jan 2014, the government of the day has tall orders. Almost all economic sectors are posting negative growth. About 5, 000 RMG units laying golden eggs became heroes from zeroes because of nearly 4 million poor females as cheap labour since 80s.  After serial tragedies […]

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More than 100 people are reported to have been killed in Cairo at a protest held by supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi. Clashes are still taking place around the Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque and there is blood on the streets, says the BBC’s Quentin Sommerville at the scene. A doctor at a field hospital […]

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Development is often used as a buzz word by politicians, leaders, philanthropists, businesses and multinational conglomerates to showcase achievement. If the international hegemony tries to insinuate it through setting up milestone targets such as Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and displaying progress through periodic reports, it remains a lynch-pin of politics and business in developing regions, […]

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IFTAR WARS

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The iftar market at Baily Road, though not as ancient as its counterpart at Chawk Bazaar, has been important in Dhaka’s iftar scenario for quite a while. While Chawk specialises in traditional iftar items, Baily Road offers a tad more modern delicacies. It’s common knowledge among the city dwellers that Baily Road and the Chawk […]

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Awami League joint general secretary Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif on Saturday alleged that BNP’s senior vice-chairman Tarique Rahman engaged himself in various conspiracies to thwart the march forward of the country’s democracy.   “Tarique Rahman is a fugitive in the eye of law as he didn’t return home abusing parole. Though it’s unfortunate, the fact is that […]

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Forty-two long years have passed. There is nobody to take care of her, no government before today cared to look after her. But she made the supreme sacrifice for the independence of the country.   She is Roma Chowdhury, a Birangana.   Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, after learning about her from media reports, started to […]

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The National Education Policy 2010 states that “4-year Honours degree will be considered as the terminal degree and acceptable/required qualification for jobs in all sectors excepting teaching positions at higher education institutions.” And it says that “Masters, M.Phil or Ph.D will be considered as specialised education. Only those interested in research and teaching positions at […]

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Vice Chairman of Korea Importers Association (Koima) Hi-Hyun Kim has said they will request their 8000-member importers to import more products from Bangladesh, especially the RMG ones.   Kim said this during meeting with the visiting Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) trade delegation in Korea on Friday, said a DCCI release on Saturday. […]

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The ruling Awami League has clarified a recent remark by Sheikh Hasina’s son Sajeeb Ahmed Wazed following fierce BNP criticism. The BNP said on Friday that it saw the remark by Sajeeb, better known by his nickname, Joy, the ‘hints of a conspiracy’. Sanjeeb had said, “I have had information that the Awami League will […]

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The new monetary policy that set a lower private sector credit growth target will increase the volume of surplus liquidity in the banking sector which might go to the capital market giving it a significant boost.   “There’re no major changes in the new monetary policy. But surplus liquidity in the banking sector will increase […]

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