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BANGA BANDHU SHEIKH MUJIBUR RAHMAN MARITIME UNIVERSITY, BANGLADESH

by F R Chowdhury I think it was about 3 years back that the Prime Minister visited the Juldia Marine Academy and declared that Bangladesh will soon have a maritime university. The Bangladeshi marine community at home and abroad were delighted with the news. Since then we were eagerly looking forward to any further action […]

The US secretary of state has said the deal reached on Sunday over Iran’s nuclear programme will make Israel and the Middle East a safer place.   John Kerry was speaking after Iran agreed to curb some of its nuclear activities in return for about $7bn (£4.3bn) in sanctions relief, reports BBC.   Israel, however, […]

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Hefajat-e Islam will hold a rally at Shapla Chattar in the capital on December 24 to press home its controversial 13-point demand. Junaid Babunagari, secretary general of Hefajat, made the announcement at a press briefing at the group’s headquarters at Hathazari Qawmi madrasa in Chittagong this evening. The 13-point demand include reinstating the phrase “Absolute […]

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Opposition BNP on Sunday termed rumour and baseless the media reports on the meeting between Awami League general secretary Syed Ashraful Islam and BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday night.   “The news about the meeting between BNP acting secretary general and Awami League general secretary is baseless and untrue. It’s […]

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Responding to a public interest litigation (PIL) writ petition, the High Court on Sunday issued rule asking the government and the Election Commission to explain why they should not be directed to bring amendment to the Representation of the People Order (RPO) to reintroduce the provision for ‘no’ vote.   After a brief hearing on […]

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Urging the Prime Minister to shun the move to hold a unilateral election, secretary general of Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh (BDB) Abdul Mannan on Sunday night warned that any such polls will be resisted at any cost.   “Unilateral election will only pierce the country and put its democracy in jeopardy,” he said urging the Prime […]

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Polls schedule likely Monday Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad on Sunday said the Election Commission is looking for a political compromise to resolve the ongoing political standoff between the two major political camps over the polls-time administration.   ”The entire nation as well as you (media people) is looking for a political compromise…for a […]

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PM urges Khaleda, meets AL nomination seekers Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the government was ready to offer any ministry if the main opposition BNP joins the polls-time cabinet. Once again urging opposition leader Khaleda Zia to participate in the next national election and give names for the polls-time government, she said, “We are […]

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Charge framing order on Dec 18 Closing the charge framing arguments for and against war crimes accused Maulana Abdus Sobhan, a top leader of Jamaat-e-Islami, the International Crimes Tribunal-1 on Sunday set December 18 for order on indictment.   Moving a discharge plea, defence counsel Barrister Abdur Razzaq told the tribunal that the formal charges […]

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The much-hyped deal — Trade and Investment Cooperation Forum Agreement (Ticfa) — will be signed in Washington on Monday, which the government thinks will help expand trade and investment between Bangladesh and the USA through enhanced cooperation.   Commerce Secretary Mahbub Ahmed, now in the USA, confirmed UNB through a text message on Sunday saying […]

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The dissenting written judgment on condemned prisoner of 1971 war crimes Abdul Quader Mollah of Jamaat-e-Islami by Justice Abdul Wahhab Miah of the Appellate Division was finished on Sunday.   Sources at the apex court said now it has already been submitted to the Chief Justice.   According to the sources, the text of the […]

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Safe in his lair here because the British won’t extradite anyone to face death in another country, former al Badr leader Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin is bragging he can’t be hanged. “Those who tried me may get to hang, but they can’t hang me,” the former al-Badr leader sentenced to death by the Bangladesh war crimes tribunal […]

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