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Dhaka Metro: Can A New Rail Project Ease Bangladesh’s Traffic Nightmares?

Sheikh Hasina, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, laid the foundation stone for first metro rail project in the nation’s history that is expected to partially alleviate the extreme traffic congestion in the overcrowded capital city of Dhaka. The ceremony, which took place in Gazipur just outside of Dhaka, formally commences a project that is expected to […]

BNP keep silence about unconditional talk praising the initiative taken by businessmen Main opposition BNP has agreed to hold “unconditional” secretary general level talks with the ruling Awami League over the polls-time government issue, claimed FBCCI President Kazi Akram Uddin Ahmed. “This message will be conveyed to the prime minister in a day or two […]

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Organisers hope political unrest to ease by then The three-day tourism fair is scheduled to be held in Dhaka next month, amid apprehension over the ongoing political unrest. Tour Operators Association of Bangladesh (TOAB) is set to host the Bangladesh Travel and Tourism Fair (BTTF) 2013 from December 12 to 14 at Bangabandhu International Conference […]

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Dhaka Central Jail is going to be shifted to Keraniganj The Dhaka Central Jail that inherits the rich history of ancient Dhaka and Bengal, is expected to be shifted to Keraniganj in the outskirts of the capital, leaving behind the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum and the National Four Leaders Memorial Museum inside. After the shifting, the […]

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Publicly, India and the US may appear to be on the same page regarding the situation in Bangladesh. But in reality, India is increasingly uncomfortable with the US’ positions, and believes it can have negative implications for Bangladesh and the region. Last week, US ambassador to Dhaka, Dan Mozena, visited South Block and spent long […]

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Stella Paul in Rome Jassiben, a self-employed potter from Nana Shahpur village in western India, loves summer despite the heat waves and frequent power cuts, because summer days always mean great business. “Poor people like us do not have refrigerators, so they store drinking water in the earthen pots that keep the water cool,” says […]

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Special Correspondent A general strike enforced  by  the  opposition defying  the telephone  request  by  Prime Minister  Sheikh Hasina,    the  deaths  and  injuries during   60-hour  opposition  hartal  and  the  accusation  and  counter accusation from both sides – all  clearly  reflects the widening  difference  between  the  government and  the opposition. After Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s initiative for […]

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Hefajat-e-Islam on Saturday announced to hold a grand rally in the capital on November 15 to press home their various demands, including cancellation of Qawmi Education Law-2013 and implementation of their 13-point demand.   Their other demands include the release of their detained leaders and judicial investigation into the ‘mass killing’ at Shapla Chattar.   […]

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BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday demanded resignation of Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu for disclosing the high-profile telephone conversation between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Opposition Leader Khaleda Zia.   “The Information Minister is guilty of the same offence for which the government arrested Amar Desh editor Mahmudur Rahman and […]

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They plan to meet PM within next couple of days Top business leaders on Saturday night suggested BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia to sit at secretary general-level dialogue to break the country’s prolonged political deadlock through a peaceful way.   “We’ve proposed sitting in an unconditional dialogue at secretary general-level. She (Khaleda) agreed on the proposal,” […]

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A group of Muslims went on a rampage at Bangram in Sathia upazila on Saturday attacking and looting the houses and shops of Hindu community members following reported derogatory remarks against Prophet Muhammad (SM) and the holy Quran on a Facebook account.   The attackers vandalised and looted 10-12 business establishments, 25-30 houses and three […]

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Cultural Correspondent Udichi artistes present a song at the 45th founding anniversary of the organisation. Udichi artistes present a song at the 45th founding anniversary of the organisation. Forty-five artistes of different branches of Udichi Shilpigoshthi in chorus presented the signature tune of the organisation, Arshir samne eka eka, at the 45th founding anniversary programme […]

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