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Tendulkar falls short of fairytale farewell ton

Sachin Tendulkar fell short of a fairytale ton in his farewell Test on Friday but the Indian batsman’s 74-run knock was embellished by a full repertoire of classy shots the ‘Little Master’ was renowned for during a sparkling 24-year career. The packed Wankhede Stadium was jolted from euphoria to deathly silence within a second as […]

If you want to tickle your taste buds with winter vegetables, give a second thought for their prices have hit the roof. The traders though say it is normal for the prices of seasonal vegetables to go up at the beginning of a season, they quickly add the prolonged strikes have also attributed to the […]

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Special Correspondent A Dhaka court on Thursday granted police eight days to question each of five BNP leaders, including three Standing Committee members in two cases. Metropolitan Magistrate Rezaul Karim rejected their bail petition and gave police five days in one case and three days in the other case. Three BNP Standing Committee members, an […]

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Barrister Nazir Ahmed Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina nowadays seems to be giving an impression to the nation that she is a real follower of the Constitution. Almost in each and every meeting she clearly says: “I will not go beyond the Constitution,” “I will not barge an inch from the Constitution,” “the opposition party’s demand […]

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Country’s biggest agricultural festival, Nobanno Utshob, is being celebrated across the country. Each year, a festival is organized to celebrate the harvesting of Aman which is known as the festival of harvest. In Bengali Nobanno means “New Rice”. The main new rice comes at the Bengali month of Agrayhan and the festival is held at […]

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  Prime Minister Sheikh returned home on Friday night from Colombo, wrapping up her two-day visit to the Sri Lankan capital to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), 2013.   A special flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, carrying the Prime Minister and her 47-member entourage, landed at the Shahjalal International Airport at 11:45pm. […]

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Hasina can’t buy my election symbol ‘Towel’: Kader Siddiqui   President of Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh (BDB) AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury on Friday said they would resist any lopsided polls through united efforts of people and restore the caretaker government system for saving the country through holding a credible election.   “We won’t allow any one-sided election […]

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Kevin Rafferty says bitter divisions over war crimes probe show need for an independent tribunal Female police officers stand guard on the first day of a country-wide strike in Dhaka. Photo: EPA Bangladesh, that most beautiful and tragic of countries, today risks tearing itself apart in renewed vicious squabbles over its violent creation. It is […]

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Dilapidated water bodies in Lanka can also be restored for inland fish culture, she says   Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday told the Sri Lankan President that Bangladesh is ready to cooperate with the island nation in cultivating unused lands in the down-south and east of his country and produce diversified agricultural products like […]

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Eminent educationist and former Vice Chancellor (VC) of Bangladesh Open University (BOU) Dr M Aminul Islam passed away due to old age complications in a city hospital on Friday. He was 81.   Dr M Aminul Islam, a former professor of Geography & Environment department of the Dhaka University (DU), died at LabAid Hospital in […]

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Workers urged to get back to work, ensure smooth production   Owners and workers’ leaders of the country’s apparel sector on Friday agreed to wait until November 21 for a final decision on the new minimum wage structure and maintain an uninterrupted production refraining from destructive activities.   “We’ve agreed to wait until November 21. […]

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The number of people in the Philippines confirmed dead from Typhoon Haiyan now stands at 3,621, officials say. UN and local agencies have issued conflicting tolls, and the final figure is likely to rise still higher. One week after the storm, food and supplies are now beginning to reach survivors, but aid agencies say the […]

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