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Two die in Brazil World Cup stadium accident

Two people have died in an accident at Sao Paulo’s stadium that is due to host the opening ceremony of the 2014 Football World Cup, police say. A senior local fire official said crews were called to the Arena Corinthians after reports of a collapsed crane. It fell on top of a metal structure, destroying […]

M Nooruddin Chowdhury, a Transportation & Supply Chain Management Professional & operations expert shared his insights about the increasing need for logistical expertise in trading There is no debate about our world being shrunk into a global village. As I type away on my laptop while humming to the Winds of Change by the Scorpions […]

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PIA Group with home energy company to set up the project at Anwara The consortium of PIA Group LCC and Bangladesh Alternative Energy Systems Limited will set up the country’s largest wind-based power project at Anwara in Chittagong with 100 megawatt generation capacity. Power Development Board (PDB) will buy per unit electricity for 12 US […]

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Blockade Till 6:00pm Today At least six more people were killed in fresh violence that rocked several districts across the country yesterday, the second day of the opposition’s nationwide blockade. It was initially a 48-hour blockade in protest at the announcement of the polls schedule, but the 18-party alliance yesterday extended it by 12 hours […]

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WHAT we have seen happen all over the country after the CEC announcement of the election schedule is a very good example of the effect of profligate politics in Bangladesh. On first day count seven people are dead. Who knows what happens in the coming days. There has been incremental growth in the level of […]

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Hussein Muhammad Ershad’s Jatiya Party is now back to democracy, JaSaD President Hasanul Haq Inu has said, arguing for an alliance with Ershad’s party. Inu, whose party blames Ershad for the killing of the party’s leader physician Shamsul Alam Khan Milon, said this after placing flowers at Milon’s memorial plaque at TSC crossing on the […]

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  The BNP-led-18-party on Wednesday night extended its blockade programme by another 11 hours till 5 am Friday.   “The blockade programme has been extended in protest against the government‘s continued repressive acts, filing of false cases against our leaders and raids on their houses,” BNP joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Razbi told reporters at […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina can resolve the ongoing political crisis in a minute if she wants, Dr Kamal Hossain has said as he believes her role is ‘major’ here. He said this at a press conference on Wednesday, expressing concern over the political crisis in Bangladesh. A six-member civil society delegation, led by Akbar Ali […]

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140 electoral enquiry committees to be formed   The Election Commission will deploy some 900 executive and judicial magistrates across the country to curb violence and violation of the election code of conduct during the country’s 10th general election slated for January 5 next.   In the first phase, 300 executive magistrates will be fielded […]

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The arrest of two of Bangladesh’s foremost human rights activists has brought to light the country’s severe crackdown on journalists and NGOs. Increasingly oppressive information laws in Bangladesh now mean that anyone arrested for publishing information that the government sees as damaging to its image, faces up to 14 years in prison and can be […]

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Among the more useful things that the international community has done for Bangladesh since a textile factory collapse killed more than 1,100 workers this past spring was to send DNA kits. They came courtesy of the U.S. government and helped identify dozens of bodies crushed in the collapse of Rana Plaza in April, said Khondaker […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, also the president of Awami League, delivers an introductory speech before holding a meeting of the AL Parliamentary Board at her Dhanmondi office in the capital this morning. The premier alleged that the main opposition BNP is trying to boycott the next general election in fear of defeat. Photo: BSS Prime […]

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