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BNP offers olive branch again

The alliance after the election they had boycotted declared black flag processions across the country for January 29, the day when the first session of 10th parliament sits BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday condemned the Sheikh Hasina-led government for the January 5 election and the misdeeds during its previous term, and also asked it to […]

India will be the next target of terror groups like Taliban operating in Afghanistan if they succeeded in capturing power in the war-ravaged country, former national security adviser MK Narayanan said here on Monday.   The West Bengal governor also said what was particularly worrying was that Pakistan shows no inclination to desist from pursuing […]

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Iran has begun curbing uranium enrichment under a deal which will also see international sanctions eased, the UN nuclear watchdog (IAEA) says.   Earlier, centrifuges used for enrichment were disconnected at the Natanz plant, Iranian TV reported.   The move is part of a six-month nuclear deal reached with the US, Russia, China and European […]

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The Jamaat-e-Islami was conspicuous by its absence at BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s rally on Monday despite extending support to it. This was evident as no one from the Jamaat spoke, though leaders of other constituents of the BNP-led 18-Party alliance, including Kazi Zafar Ahmed of a Jatiya Party faction, addressed the gathering. The Jamaat is […]

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Amar Ekushey Book Fair will be allowed to spill over to the Suhrawardy Udyan this year. This has been decided at a meeting with Culture Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor in the chair, said Shamsuzzaman Khan, director general of Bangla Academy. A part of the fair is being shifted to the Suhrawardy Udyan because of shortage […]

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 There are no quick fixes for Bangladesh. The failures of the past can be attributed to this fact not being recognised Our future depends on getting out political house in order The message from the new world order is clear: The show is over, and Bangladesh has a new, legitimate, long-term government. India’s repeated congratulations […]

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  Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Monday said the growth projection of the current fiscal year (2013-14) would be revised downwards from the targeted 7.2 percent as he thinks it would be 6.3 percent this time.   “The GDP growth projection for the current year would be revised as I expect it won’t be less […]

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 So what do we gain from all the infighting and bloodshed? Is there any change in sight? This is post-election time. After the January 5 polls, people from all walks of life seem to have gone into a recess. There has been discernible change in the political atmosphere of the country. All fronts went quiet […]

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BSF personnel at the Angrail camp rescue the two and hand them over to police Two women from Chittagong were allegedly gang-raped on a boat while crossing over to Gaighata in West Bengal’s North 24-Parganas on Sunday, reports Times of India. According to police, the two women, aged 18 and 20, left home Sunday morning […]

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Several top BNP leaders, including its spokesperson Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, have got bail from the High Court in various cases. The bench of Justice Borhanuddin and Justice KM Kamrul Kader granted their pleas on Monday. Deputy Attorney General (DAG) Md Selim said Fakhrul had been given an eight-week bail in a case. BNP Standing […]

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Senior Awami League parliamentarian Suranjti Sengupta has been taken into cabin from the Coronary Care Unit (CCU) after his condition improved. Doctors at LabAid Hospital said on Monday afternoon he was out of danger. Dr APM Sohrabuzzaman is treating the 68-year-old politician. Suranjit’s personal assistant Qamrul Haque said, “His physical condition has improved. He was […]

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Ugo Lucio Borga—Echo The Buriganga River gave life to Dhaka and Dhaka destroyed it. Chemical agents such as hexavalent chromium, mercury, sulphuric acid, formaldehyde, toluene, cadmium, chromium acetate are responsible for the death of the Buriganga River and for thousands of cases of severe intoxication, often with fatal consequences for the people who work or […]

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