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Had BNP participated, election would have been too close to call; Jan 5 polls unacceptable to 77% but 41% say they will vote despite BNP boycott More than three- quarters of the people in Bangladesh think that the January 5 general elections without the main opposition BNP’s participation will not be acceptable, according to a […]

by  F R Chowdhury People in public life are expected to maintain essential principles and ethics. They are not expected to compromise on matter of principles. This is what we see in the democratic world. The exception is Bangladesh. The Chief Election Commissioner: If he had the slightest self respect, he should have already resigned. […]

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Sadeq Khan After nearly a month-long programme of siege of Dhaka (with short intermissions) left the national capital virtually cut off from the rest of the country blocking railway, waterway and road communications, and the commercial capital of the country rendered immobile for weeks at a stretch, the Leader of the Opposition Begum Khaleda Zia […]

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As most of Tokyo sleeps, men in rubber boots haggle over tuna in the cavernous halls of Tsukiji market. The clang of a bell around 5:30 am kicks off the action at the world’s biggest fish emporium. Traders flash hand signs and bellow out prices as they buy and sell what will soon end up […]

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The BNP says it is concerned over the safety of the party Chairperson after several crude bombs exploded in Dhaka’s Gulshan where her residence and office are. Police said the spot where the bombs exploded on Thursday evening, second day of the Opposition’s non-stop nationwide blockade, was a little far from the residence of Khaleda […]

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Long route buses were not to leave or enter into Dhaka while vehicular movement was very limited on City Street. All type of school, college, madrasha and university were closed The countrywide indefinite road-rail-waterways blockade program, called by BNP-BJI led 18 party alliance as last ditch effort to resist the January 5 unilateral parliamentary elections, […]

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Annual income of 153 MPs elected uncontested is more than 387 aspirants for the rest 147 seats in the 10th parliamentary election, according to Shushashoner Jonno Nagorik (Sujan). Badiul Alam Majumder, secretary of Sujan, a platform of civil society working for good governance, read out the report at a press conference at the Jatiya Press […]

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Tthe CEC said the army would be in the field at least till January 9 to maintain law and order during the polls Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad said yesterday the Election Commission would decide whether the timeframe of army deployment would be extended after January 9 considering the situation. “If needed, the […]

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The US north-east is bracing for a severe storm that is expected to cause havoc with transport schedules The north-eastern US is preparing for a fierce evening storm that is expected to dump up to 14in (35cm) of snow. Nearly 1,900 flights have been grounded nationwide as heavy snow falls from Illinois to Michigan in […]

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Bangladesh hosted the last edition of the Asia Cup in 2012, when they lost to Pakistan in the final. The had also hosted the tournament back in 2000, which was also won by Pakistan. Bangladesh’s fate as Asia Cup hosts depends on an Asian Cricket Council (ACC) meeting in Sri Lanka this week. The political […]

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The govt-controlled private bank gets Tk 67cr to fix capital shortfall The finance ministry injected Tk 67 crore of taxpayers’ money into Bangladesh Commerce Bank to help the private bank meet its capital shortfall brought about by bad management. The government has a 32 percent stake in the bank, and the fund injection on Thursday […]

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  Lashing out at the opposition leader again for her disparaging remarks against Gopalganj, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Thursday asked Khaleda Zia not to cause further suffering to the country’s people as they want to get rid of it.   “I want to say only this…if she (Khaleda) doesn’t feel good on this soil and […]

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