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Tarique return will wash away AL

The BNP has said the Awami League will be washed away when its Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman will come back home. Spokesperson Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir made the statement on Sunday at a meeting organised in the city in protest against a remark of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s son Sajeeb Ahmed Wazed Joy that Tarique […]

Ruling party MP Golam Maula Rony, detained in a case filed for assaulting television journalists, will have to celebrate the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr in jail as the hearing on his bail petition will be held only when the festival will be over.   Rony, now in Kashimpur Jail in Gazipur, spent time in jail never before. […]

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Japanese automobiles giants Toyota Motor and Nissan Motor have expressed their keen interest to launch social businesses after they were convinced by the potential of the new business model. It came during a visit of Nobel laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus, who developed the social business theory, to Osaka in Japan on Friday and Saturday. Nobuyori  […]

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The New york Times Exclusive Jonathan Tepperman Earlier this month, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel went on American television to remind the world (in case anyone had forgotten) that the threat from Iran remains very much alive. Speaking on “Face the Nation,” Netanyahu warned that the Islamic Republic is once again approaching a nuclear […]

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Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmed on Sunday said the Commission’s move to amend the electoral laws, including the Representation of the People Order, is not targeting any individual or political party to keep them outside the election race.   “The Election Commission has no target to keep any person or party away from the […]

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Secretary general of Islami Oikya Jote Mufti Faizullah on Sunday said the ruling party Awami League’s bid to return to power through an ‘election of blueprint’ has got exposed with the remarks of Prime Minister’s son Sajeeb Wazed Joy.   Terming Joy an astronomic, Faizullah said the way Joy confidently stated about AL’s win in […]

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Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Faruk Khan on Sunday said Bangladesh has become a centre of attraction for foreign airlines due to Bangladesh’s strategic position.   “If proper planning is taken, Bangladesh can be turned into a centre of air route. We need to ensure infrastructure development and international standard,” he said.   The minister […]

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Egyptians need to provide an answer on what kind of change they want. Awaiting history’s judgment of Defence Minister Abdel Fattah El Sisi, his call for street demonstrations to support his fight against “violence and terror”, is outrageous, though not terribly surprising. Faced with mounting outcry from the Brotherhood’s rank and file against the ousting of President Morsi, […]

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The central bank chief has said Bangladesh is making considerable progress despite the global recession. “Bangladesh will become a middle-income nation by 2020 if it maintains the current economic growrth,” Bangaldesh Bank Governor Atiur Rahman said at a training workshop in Sylhet on Sunday. He said the country had achieved a 6.26 percent growth in […]

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Members of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) picked up two Bangladeshi schoolboys from Pakuria border point in Doulatpur upazila on Sunday.   The victims were identified as Azam Ali, 15, a class X student of Pakuria Secondary School, son of Rafiqul Islam of Pakuria village, and Mamun, 15, a class X student of Insafnagar Secondary […]

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The government has planned afresh to introduce prepaid digital electricity meters in Chittagong, Comilla, Rajshahi and Pabna gradually in an effort to get rid of the system loss culture and electricity pilferage.   The government is now working on four projects for Chittagong, Comilla-Mymensingh, Rajshahi Pabna and a unified meter for five utility services under […]

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Leading food policy experts, policymakers, and legislatures from five South Asian countries, including Bangladesh, are going to meet in Kathmandu on July 30-31 to discuss legal ways and solutions to fight food insecurity in the region.   The South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE) in partnership with Oxfam and its biggest-ever global […]

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