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BNP now goes to court to settle political crisis

The opposition party yesterday afternoon filed a writ petition and urged the court to pass an order to the government to hold a fresh election The BNP, who earlier vehemently opposed the court’s ruling that scrapped the caretaker government system terming it interference, has moved to the High Court asking it to cancel the just-concluded […]

Ministers are dropped either because they performed poorly or there are criminal or graft allegations against them Most of the members of the last cabinet, who the Awami League leaders themselves think have given rise to controversies over the last five years, have been dropped from the newly-formed cabinet. Awami League General Secretary and LGRD […]

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The apparel exports to the non-traditional markets registered a sharp growth by over 37% in the first half of the current fiscal year The country’s apparel exporters gradually penetrating into new markets thanks to their efforts in diversifying markets – a strategy to reduce dependence on the traditional market that often poses threat to the […]

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Retaining her office as Prime Minister for the second consecutive term, Awami League President Sheikh Hasina on Sunday started the journey of her new government with a 49-member cabinet promising to ensure good governance.   Sheikh Hasina, the eldest daughter of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, was sworn in as Prime Minister for the second successive […]

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The Cabinet Division on Sunday published a gazette notification on the portfolios of the new cabinet members.   As per the notification, the Cabinet Division, the Public Administration Ministry, the Defence Ministry and the Armed Force Division went under Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.   Of the 29 ministers, Abul Maal Abdul Muhith was given Finance […]

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It claims 95pc people have no support to new govt Claiming that the country’s people will not accept the new government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, BNP on Sunday said an ominous journey of democracy began with the oath-taking of ‘illegal and immoral regime’.   In a statement, BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul […]

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by Zia Hassan Faced with an impotent opposition, the Awami League carries on with impunity. “In death, Kadambini proved she had indeed been alive.” This popular line from the ending of a Tagore novel comes to mind as the aftermath of the January 5th elections proves how the opposition’s call for a caretaker government  to oversee […]

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Victory to defeat

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Bill Slim’s “Defeat into Victory” is a must-read for students of warfare. It could well be a must read for politicians who seek to turn the tide and come out successful amid all the adversity. But if a publishing house was looking for an author to title something like “Victory to Defeat”, BNP chairperson Khaleda […]

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An activist of Islami Chhatra Shibir was killed and over 15 people were injured in a sporadic clash between activists of Shibir and Bangladesh Chhatra League at Chittagong University on Sunday.   The deceased was identified as Mamun Hossain, organising secretary of Shah Amanat Hall unit of Shibir and a fourth year student of Marine […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday appointed four advisers to her.   The four advertisers are HT Imam (political), Dr Moshiur Rahman (economic), Dr Gowhar Rizvi (international affairs) and Maj Gen (retd) Tarique Ahmed Siddique (security).   The Cabinet Division published a gazette notification regarding appointment of the four advisers.   They will enjoy the […]

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Iran and six world powers have agreed on how to implement a nuclear deal struck in November, with its terms starting from Jan. 20, officials announced Sunday.   The announcement, made first by Iranian officials and later confirmed elsewhere, starts a six-month clock for a final deal to be struck over the Islamic Republic’s contested […]

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  Ruling out the possibility of bowing down to any sort of international pressure over the just held 10th parliamentary polls, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said that her government will continue to work for the welfare of the country and its people.   “You know well that Sheikh Hasina does not succumb to […]

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