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‘Tele-talk battle’ indicative of war ahead

M. Shahidul Islam Leaders are bedrocks of history. What they think, talk and do make up the gist of politics too. President Woodrow Wilson craved for a peaceful world and crafted the League of Nations which today is known as the United Nations. Adolf Hitler believed in suppression and conquest. They are known by what […]

Sadeq Khan The farce of a dialogue on phone between two leaders of the two benches of the National Assembly, the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition is occupying the minds of Dhaka elite, including civil society stalwarts, business leaders, media commentators and foreign diplomats, oblivious of the reality that the country all […]

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M. Serajul Islam The 1972 constitution was drafted out of a number of available written parliamentary constitutions at the time. If it were merely that, perhaps it would have served the interests of the people. Instead, it was drafted as the party’s gratitude to its founder. Thus while it adopted the parliamentary government, it gave […]

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Business Report A demoralized FBCCI  leadership at the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry is failing to speak for the business interest of trade and industry reportedly because of their high level involvement in the ruling party politics. FBCCI president Kazi Akramuddin Ahmed who is also an Awami League presidium member appears that […]

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All-party govt with parties having representation to JS, she reiterates – See more at: http://unbconnect.com/pm-jp/#&panel1-1 All-party govt with parties having representation to JS, she reiterates Criticising the opposition leader for not accepting her request over phone to withdraw the 60-hour shutdown that ultimately claimed 20 lives, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday alleged that her […]

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Yet another child has fallen victim to a cocktail blast in the capital yesterday. This brings the total number of children’s casualties to seven, including one dead in growing political tension of the last six days. Aged about 10, third grader Murad Hossain picked up what he thought to be a tennis ball wrapped with […]

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Most people happy with AL govt’s performance, yet they don’t want to vote for it in the next polls; caretaker issue a big blow S   At first glance it looks like a paradox. The AL-government receives a lot of laurels from voters on various issues including agriculture, power supply, delivery of public service and […]

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  Foreign Minister Dr Dipu Moni on Friday alleged that opposition leader Khaleda Zia’s claim of becoming her red phone out of order was nothing but a drama.   “The opposition leader staged a drama over the red phone. She (Khaleda) claimed that her red phone was inoperative. But when a mechanic had been there […]

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Commodities dearer

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The recent shutdown and political unrest over a polls-time government have impacted the commodity prices. Traders said, though prices of several commodities including rice, lentil, sugar and edible oil were stable for last several weeks, they started rising following the opposition-sponsored Oct 27-29 nationwide general strike. They said prices of different varieties of rice shot […]

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US drone strike in North Waziristan kills Hakimullah Mehsud, head of Pakistan Taliban, according to Al Jazeera sources. Hakimullah Mehsud has been reported dead several times before [EPA] A US drone strike in Pakistan has killed Hakimullah Mehsud, the head of the Pakistani Taliban, Pakistani sources have told Al Jazeera. “We can confirm Hakimullah Mehsud […]

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Dhaka, Nov 1 (UNB) – BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Friday urged the opposition leaders and activists to take a strong vow for a decisive movement to force the government to hold the next national election under a non-party government.   “The autocratic government has killed 20 democray-loving people during the […]

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Joy airs AL promises

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Prime Minister’s son Sajeeb Ahmed Wazed Joy has promised health centres in every village and university in every district if the Awami League is voted to power again. He also pledged to take power to every house, free Bangladesh of poverty by 2021 and bring unions under fibre-optic cable network to build a ‘digital Bangladesh’. […]

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