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Typhoon Haiyan: UN launches $301m Philippines aid appeal

The UN has launched an appeal for $301m (£190m) to help relief efforts in typhoon-hit areas of the Philippines.   Thousands of people are feared to have been killed by Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the central Philippines on Friday, reports the BBC.   The UN says more than 11 million people are believed to have […]

He wants Hasina, Khaleda to resolve crisis thru talks   Voicing concern over the country’s ongoing political crisis, Language Movement veteran Abdul Matin on Tuesday said it can be resolved through forming a non-party polls-time neutral administration.   “I think the ongoing political crisis will be over through establishing an election-time non-party government,” he reportedly […]

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The Torch

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I was ten years old, on a bicycle, taking the only path I knew. I was going from my mother’s place to my father’s. People would ask me what it was like, having parents who were separated. I never really had an answer. Honestly, it wasn’t strange for me, it was the only life I […]

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Over 3.7 lakh litres of milk either wasted or sold at throwaway prices on a hartal day Farmers dumping sour milk at Madarganj in Jamalpur yesterday, as dairy producers have stopped taking the risk of buying or transporting milk during hartal days. Collected milk stays good only for six hours. At least 3.7 lakh litres […]

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Wife of a burn victim wails at the DMCH burn unit. Hartal pickets yesterday set alight a bus at Rayerbagh in the capital injuring 10 people. Inset, other arson victims at the hospital. Photo: Star At least 10 people, including a girl, were injured when hartal supporters set a bus ablaze at Rayerbagh in Kadamtali […]

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It urges law enforcers not to allow ‘illegal’ ministers to use nat’l flag   Opposition BNP on Tuesday termed the government illegal following the resignation of the cabinet members saying that it has lost its right to carry out executive functions.   “As per Article 58/1 (A) of the constitution, the posts of the ministers […]

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  The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday approved ‘The Coastal Town Infrastructure Development Project’ involving Tk 875 crore to pave the way for developing climate resilient infrastructures in eight coastal municipalities of the country.   The approval came from an Ecnec meeting held at the NEC conference room in the […]

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  Election Commissioner Brig Gen (retd) Zabed Ali on Tuesday said the Election Commission has started communicating with the main opposition BNP in a bid to woo it to join the next parliamentary elections.   “Yes, we’re communicating with the party personally and we’ll continue it,” he told reporters at the EC secretariat on Tuesday […]

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Govt celebrates power sector success in grand style   The government on Tuesday celebrated its power generation capacity of over 10,000 MW in a grand style and cheerful jubilation as Bangladesh had to suffer from a nagging power crisis barely five years back before the AL-led Grand Alliance government assumed office in January, 2009.   […]

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Police have accused BNP vice-chairman Sadeque Hossain Khoka of instigating bomb attacks that left seven people grievously injured. A case filed with the Sutrapur Police Station on Monday charged Khoka as the instigator of Sunday’s petrol-bomb attack that caused burn injuries to the victims. File Photo Ten, including the BNP’s student affairs advisor Shahid Uddin […]

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FILE – A bus stands in flames after it was set afire by opposition supporters trying to defy a ban on protests, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Oct. 25, 2013. A clash of ideologies has plunged Bangladesh into a cycle of violence as the two main political parties – the ruling Awami League, led by Prime Minister […]

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Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu has ruled out any scope of controversy over the constitutional validity of the resignation of ministers, advising those in doubt to go to court for an explanation. Ministers handed in their resignation letters to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasia on Monday to enable her to form an all-party Cabinet to oversee […]

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