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Teary-eyed Sachin walks into sunset

Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar wept as he left the pitch for the final time on Saturday after his 200th Test match, ending a dazzling career spanning nearly a quarter of a century. The master batsman, who has god-like popularity across India, waved to thousands of cheering, emotional fans and wiped tears from his eyes […]

A day before the judgment in money laundering case against BNP senior vice-chairman Tarique Rahman, the main opposition party on Saturday apprehended that their leader might be punished at the government’s behest.   “We don’t know what would be the verdict. But we can say the government couldn’t prove any charge brought against Tarique Rahman. […]

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Finance ministry says slow remittance, low revenue and dull investment will hamper GDP growth Rejaul Karim Byron The finance ministry has identified some risks to the economy — slow remittance inflow, low revenue collection and a dull investment demand — that it said will slow GDP growth in the current fiscal year. The risks originate […]

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Bank profit halves

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The profit of the banks has halved in the first nine months of the current calendar year compared to what they achieved during the same period in the previous year. Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) made the revelation in a recent report. According to an audited report, during Jan-Sept period, 30 banks together posted a profit […]

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The BNP has agreed to hold talks over the polls-time dispensation, hinting its willingness to make concession over its ‘non-party’ election-time government demand. BNP acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday said his party has no dearth of sincerity to hold talks with the government. “The talks should be held only on the […]

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Abul Hasan Mohammad Nouman, a Bangladeshi rights activist, has won this year’s Philippines-based international peace prize ‘The Gusi Peace Prize’, Asia’s foremost awarding body and among the leading in the world.   Nouman is one of the 17 recipients of the year. The other winners are from Algeria, Belgium, Nigeria, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Russia, the […]

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At least 20 people were injured as activists of BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami clashed with police in Sitakunda upazila of Chittagong today. The opposition workers vandalised several dozen vehicles and set fire to more than five others on Dhaka-Chittagong highway, halting traffic movement on the road for more than three hours from 4:30pm. Two train trains […]

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The ongoing political unrest has seen both domestic and foreign investments dry up for the last one year, severely narrowing the avenues to create jobs. This has also led to a liquidity freeze in the banks. The experts are of the view that Bangladesh’s economy could have grown one to one and a half percent […]

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Worried at the ‘growing repressive acts by the government’, opposition BNP on Saturday deplored the regime and threatened to give a ‘befitting reply’ in time.   “BNP is not a hapless and shelter-less party. Every due is on our record. We’ll repay to everything properly in time,” warned BNP joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi. […]

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Despite low wages, female workers are increasingly migrating to Middle East countries with a dream of a better future. The trend of female workers going overseas is very high this year because some new markets such as Hong Kong, Singapore and Jordan are being explored, said Begum Shamsun Nahar, director general of Bureau of Manpower, […]

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Supreme Court lawyer Tuhin Malik on Saturday said it will be ‘tantamount to treason’ for Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina if she holds a cabinet meeting with the ministers and state ministers who have already resigned.   “It’s tantamount to treason when the ministers after submitting the resignation in public continuing to hold their respective offices, […]

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Biswal holds meeting with 6 civil society members The USA wants free, fair and credible elections in Bangladesh to maintain its development as it sees huge prospect in this South Asian country, says a prominent civil society member.   Sushashoner Jonno Nagorik (Sujan) Secretary Dr Badiul Alam Majumder said this after visiting US Assistant Secretary […]

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