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‘Little help’ for RanaPlaza victims even after 6 months

Six months after the RanaPlaza collapse in Savar, 94 percent of the victims are still awaiting compensation, a charity says.   The charity, Action Aid, says many survivors have serious injuries that have prevented them returning to work, reports BBC.   More than 1,130 people died when the RanaPlaza building near Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka, collapsed […]

The ruling Grand Alliance government will become ‘illegal’ from the moment the 90-day countdown to the next election begins, Khaleda Zia has asserted. The BNP Chairperson vowed to wage an anti-government movement from that day, Oct 25. “The current government would cease to be legal from tomorrow. They will be forced out of power through […]

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  Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad on Thursday said they will not compromise with any quarter when it comes to holding a free fair election.   “There’s no scope of ‘if or if not’ about the election. The schedule will be announced in time so that no problem is created for anyone, and the […]

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Considerably fewer vehicles were seen on the streets of the capital yesterday as many city dwellers stayed indoors fearing violence and torching of vehicles ahead of the 18-party opposition alliance rally in the capital today. The photo of the roundabout was taken at the eastern end of Manik Mia Avenue. Photo: Star Rafiq Mia was […]

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Ruling Awami League workers will be out on the streets of capital Dhaka to resist what they describe as any ‘disorder’ by opposition BNP activists during their party’s rally on Friday. The BNP is set to hold a public meeting on the day the 90-day countdown to the 10th parliamentary election begins. Police have given […]

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Chancellor Merkel: “I’ve made it clear to the US president that spying on friends is not acceptable” Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel has said it is “really not on” for friends to spy on each other, referring to alleged US snooping on her phone calls. On arrival at an EU summit in Brussels Mrs Merkel said […]

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While most of the media focus of Khaleda Zia’s press statement on Monday has been on her interim government formula, there were other parts of her speech which deserve close scrutiny. Her statement was a refreshing departure from her past stance and tasks relating to terrorism and militancy, which is very significant in nature. We […]

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A CPD study says the WTO scheme had little impact on Bangladesh’s exports Second from left, Mustafizur Rahman, executive director of the CPD, speaks at a dialogue at Brac Centre Inn in Dhaka yesterday. Extreme right, Christophe Bellmann, programme director of International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, was also present. Photo: Star Aid for […]

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  Budging from its rigid stance, the BNP-led 18-party alliance has finally decided to hold its scheduled rally on Friday at Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital.   BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will address the rally as the chief guest.   BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir came up with the announcement at a […]

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  Police will resist with an iron fist if any attempt is made to hamper the law-and-order situation centring Friday’s rally of the BNP-led 18-party alliance to be held in the capital.   “Police will resist with an iron hand any attempt to hinder law and order centring the October 25 rally (of the 18-party […]

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‘Youth future of a nation’   Indian President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said India and Bangladesh have a common history, heritage and culture and the bondage between the two countries is deep rooted.   Welcoming the delegation of 100 members from Bangladesh, the Indian President said the youth are the future of a nation.   […]

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  Opposition leader and BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Thursday said the Awami League-led grand alliance government to be illegal from tomorrow (Friday) as its term expires today (Thursday).   “Your tenure expires today (Thursday) …From tomorrow (Friday), the government will be illegal. It’s our duty as citizens of the country to wage a movement […]

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