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China establishes ‘air-defence zone’ over East China Sea

China has demarcated an “air-defence identification zone” over an area of the East China Sea, covering islands that are also claimed by Japan.   China’s Defence Ministry said aircraft entering the zone must obey its rules or face “emergency defensive measures”.   The islands, known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, are a […]

Talks to lay the foundations for a new UN climate pact due in 2015 were deadlocked as they ran into overtime on Saturday, with nations at odds over stepping up finance for developing countries to ease the impact of global warming. The Warsaw meeting, which had been due to end on Friday, was meant to […]

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Shibir men on rampage

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Clash with cops, damage cars Activists of Islami Chhatra Shibir clashed with cops, vandalised vehicles and blasted crude bombs at the capital’s Merul Badda yesterday. About 100 Shibir men brought out a procession in the area around 8:15am as part of the Jamaat-e-Islami’s countrywide demonstrations protesting oppression on religious minorities throughout the country. As the […]

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Banks consider it a chance to recover some of the long overdue repayments The loan defaulters are making serious efforts to reschedule their accounts so they do not disqualify for participating in the upcoming general election, said Bangladesh Bank sources. As per the amended Representation of the People Order (RPO), the aspirants of the parliamentary […]

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The BNP leader denies Awami League General Secretary Syed Ashraful Islam and BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir had a closed-door meeting last night on the stalemate over polls-time government, sources in both parties told The Daily Star. However, talking to reporters at the BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office, Fakhrul denied having had any […]

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He urges JP followers to take to streets in favour of non-partisan cabinet Jatiya Party Presidium member Kazi Zafar Ahmad on Saturday said joining the polls-time cabinet by their party chief is nothing but betrayal with the nation and asked the party leaders and activists to take part in the movement for establishing a non-party […]

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Disagreement over whether Iran has the right under international law to enrich uranium goes to the heart of the decade-old dispute over its nuclear programme and has complicated diplomacy to end the standoff. Iranian officials made clear on the third day of talks in Geneva on Friday that the Islamic state’s “right” to enrich uranium […]

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US senators press Wal-Mart on Bangladesh unions The Tazreen fire victims are yet to receive any compensation one year after the industrial disaster, one of the worst in the country’s history, owing to mainly American retailers’ refusal to do so. Not only that, Delwar Hossain, owner of Tuba Group, the parent company of Tazreen Fashions, […]

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Bangladesh Bank’s foreign currency reserves have crossed the $17-billion mark for the second time in two months thanks to buoyant remittance flow and export income. BD can achieve much if it achieves political stability The role and participation of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami in national politics require close scrutiny by authorities as this organisation has created deep […]

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The UK’s foreign secretary has said “narrow gaps” remain between Iran and the six world powers meeting in Geneva to discuss Tehran’s nuclear programme.   William Hague called for any deal to be thorough, after he arrived to negotiate alongside counterparts from the US, Russia, France, China and Germany.   The ministers hope to persuade […]

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He urges JP followers to take to streets in favour of non-partisan cabinet   Jatiya Party Presidium member Kazi Zafar Ahmad on Saturday said joining the polls-time cabinet by their party chief is nothing but betrayal with the nation and asked the party leaders and activists to take part in the movement for establishing a […]

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Ershad nobody’s man

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It is difficult to recall a fallen military dictator anywhere in the world who has survived the pitfalls of democratic politics as well as H M Ershad has. Gen Suharto, Ferdinand Marcos, Idi Amin, Augusto Pinochet, Ayub Khan and Yayha Khan or the smart saluting Pervez Musharraf all faded away in disgrace or landed in huge […]

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