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Obama gets more time for Iran nuclear deal

Jim Lobe in Washington The administration of President Barack Obama appears to have succeeded in preventing Congress from enacting new sanctions against Iran before the next round of nuclear-related talks between the U.S. and other great powers and Tehran. As a result, optimism that at least an interim deal may soon be achieved between Iran […]

Business Report The country’s garment sector is moving towards a critical transformation as the latest reforms have started bearing fruits, industry insiders said. Workers unrest last week had picked up despite the wage hike, but reports said it was because of misunderstanding on when it will be implemented. The confusion has been removed, the sources […]

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A dire warning

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Sadeq Khan Motions of dramatic events of political and geopolitical engagement have of late been staged in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh. All of them appear to be either misdirected or misleading. In Indian media analyses and diplomatic innuendoes, an impression was created that a Delhi-Washington-Dhaka triangle of crisis management had been invoked to […]

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M. Shahidul Islam “Pity the nation that raises not its voice, save when it walks in a funeral; Boasts not except among its ruins, and will rebel not save when its neck is laid between the sword and the block.” (Khalil Gibran, The garden of the Prophet, 1933). Nations extol their heroes and heroes are […]

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Bangladesh Bank has issued guidelines to prevent money laundering and terror financing. In a media statement made available on Thursday, the central bank said it designated NGOs as reporting agencies to prevent the twin menaces. The central bank’s Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU) said each NGO had been instructed to formulate regulations on curbing money […]

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Fakhrul threatens at 18-party rally BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, inset, addresses a rally of the BNP-led 18-party opposition alliance at the capital’s Suhrawardy Udyan yesterday threatening to paralyse the country if the schedule for the 10th parliamentary election is declared without restoring the non-party caretaker government system. Photo: Palash Khan The […]

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Poor farmers forced to sell lands as law not enforced A real-estate company litters a low-lying arable land with billboards for their housing project in Munshiganj on the Dhaka-Mawa highway. Several such companies first install the hoardings, pump in sand to fill the land, and then force farmers to sell their land to them using […]

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The United States has expressed grave concern over the prevailing Bangladesh situation centering the upcoming national election to be held by January 24 next year. The Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee on Asia and the Pacific of the Congress has observed that rigid stance of both the major political parties and the increasing violence and attacks on […]

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  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, now in Saudi Arabia on a three-day visit, performed holy Umrah on Friday.   After performing Umrah, Hasina prayed for peace, progress and prosperity of the Muslim ummah as well as welfare of Bangladesh and its people. Later, she joined the Jum’a prayer at the Masjidul Haram in Makkah.   […]

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  Awami League presidium member Mohammad Nasim on Friday said they will continue their efforts to include the main opposition BNP in the newly-formed election-time cabinet till the final moment.   “Our efforts to include BNP in the recently-formed all-party government, led by Sheikh Hasina will continue, but they (BNP) will have to refrain from […]

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Rescue workers cleared away rubble from the store, which had occupied around 1,500 square metres (5,000 square feet), as ambulances and fire engines stood by. Police said the death toll had reached 38 as of 1230 GMT, including three rescue workers. Thirty eight more were injured. “In the past hours no survivors have been found,” […]

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Bangladesh will be set afire once a move is made to execute the death verdict on Jamaat-e-Islami Assistant Secretary Abdul Quader Molla, the party has threatened. The Jamaat opposed the birth of Bangladesh in 1971 and its active role against the liberation was highlighted a multiple times in verdicts against its top leaders. The ICT-1 […]

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