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Iran’s nuclear deal isolates Israel

Robert Fisk in Beirut It marks a victory for the Shia in their growing conflict with the Sunni Muslim Middle East. It gives substantial hope to Bashar al-Assad that he will be left in power in Syria. It isolates Israel. And it infuriates Saudi Arabia and Qatar and Kuwait and other Sunni Gulf States which […]

The region is able and readier to boot out governments SOUTH Asians, nearly a quarter of the world’s population, are no pushovers. Some 1.6 billion people—the entire region—now live within civilian-led democracies, however imperfect. South Asian voters are ever readier to eject out-of-favour rulers. In the year to May 2014, governments in six out of […]

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The BNP-led 18-party alliance’s nationwide 71-hour rail-road-waterway blockade programme ended at 5am on Friday amid widespread violent incidents, leaving 16 people dead, including a youth in the capital.   The opposition alliance had originally called a 48-hour blockade programme from 6am on Tuesday protesting the announcement of the schedule for the next general election. However, […]

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Manik Miazee Former president Ershad on Thursday expelled Kazi Zafar for making frequent statements against him “violating the party charter” Jatiya Party leader Kazi Zafar Ahmed, who had joined former military dictator HM Ershad’s cabinet dissolving his own party in 1980s and defended all his undemocratic steps, now says he was a victim of his […]

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Faruque Ahmed The election schedules as announced by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Rokibuddin Ahmed last week fixing January 5 as the date for election to the 10th Parliament sidetracking the BNP-led major opposition which has sparked widespread protest throughout the country. The present crisis is the lone creation of the CEC who can otherwise […]

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M. Shahidul Islam Resolution of any protracted crisis is dependent on the aggrieved parties conceding something in return for better collective interests. With public sentiments running high against a unilateral election in which the main and the majority of the opposition parties will not participate, it’s high time that the warring factions make some concessions […]

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M. Serajul Islam Dr. Sadat Hossain, former Chairman of the Public Service Commission and former Cabinet Secretary in his matter of fact way perhaps articulated the current situation and the BNP’s predicament of election and level playing ground better than most Talk Show participants. Amidst claims by the government that it has done everything for […]

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Cultural Correspondent Bengal Foundation has launched its second year version of Bengal Classical Music Festival 2013, the biggest music festival of the country. The four-day programme was formally inaugurated on Thursday evening at the Bangladesh Army Stadium. A huge number of over 41 thousand people have already registered for the event which promises to be […]

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Cultural Corresponden The six-day film festival conclude at the  Biswa Sahitya Kendra in the city on Thursday. Biswa Sahitya Kendra, in association with Unesco, has organised the event to give the younger generation a chance to enjoy a number of  famous films. Defying the opposition’s 48-hour road blockade, a large number of audience flocked to […]

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The army is likely to be deployed after mid-December ahead of the country’s 10th parliamentary election slated for January 5.   The Election Commission will take the decision in this regard following a meeting with returning officers in mid-December.   Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad on Thursday said, “It’s yet to be decided when […]

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Japanese and South Korean military aircraft flew through disputed air space over the East China Sea without informing China, officials said on Thursday, challenging a new Chinese air defence zone that has increased regional tensions and sparked concerns of an unintended clash. The move came after Tokyo’s close ally Washington defied China’s demand that airplanes […]

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One of the 18 bus passengers injured in an arson attack at Shahbagh in capital Dhaka has died of his burns. Nahid Morol, 18, of Shibchar in Madaripur, died around 11:30pm Thursday while undergoing treatment, Dr Samanta Lal, the burn unit coordinator at the Dhaka Medical College and Hospital told reporters. He had suffered 53 […]

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