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Fish, living organisms endangered in Buriganga

A survey conducted on Tuesday at different spots on the Buriganga River — from Sadarghat to Pagla — showed inadequate presence of dissolved oxygen (DO) in the water to support the existence of fish and other living organisms.   The survey conducted by a group of experts under Poribesh Bachao Andolon (Poba) collected water samples […]

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s unprecedented dharna in the heart of the capital came to an abrupt end tonight after two police officers were sent on leave under a neat compromise with the Centre over his demand for suspension of five officials for alleged dereliction of duty.   The over 30-hour protest outside Rail Bhavan […]

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Bangladesh needs a political future in which no mainstream parties are attached to terrorism Normally I would not comment publicly on Bangladeshi politics for the simple reason that I am an outsider. As it happens though, having spent seven years here – off and on – since 2006, I have grown particularly fond of Bangladesh […]

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by F R Chowdhury   Even though I have been living in the United Kingdom since 1991, I still keep in touch with every development in Bangladesh. I do watch those TV programs and frequently read locally published Bengali papers. Perhaps it is difficult to forget the roots. With thousands of Bangladeshis living abroad, Bangladesh […]

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The water had lost all its aquatic life because rampant waste dumping, the study observed, reveals a study A study conducted on the waters of the Buriganga River has revealed an inadequate presence of dissolved oxygen to support the existence of fish or other living organisms. The survey, conducted yesterday by a group of specialists […]

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Dhaka’s rival political matriarchs must talk to each other for the good of their country It is a story worthy of great theatre: the bitter rivalry between two women that is tearing apart a country. Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia head the two main political parties of Bangladesh, and have swapped power back and forth […]

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  A young housewife was hacked and strangulated to death allegedly by her husband and mother-in-law over dowry related conflict in Chandkhali village in Betagi upazila of Barguna district on Monday evening.   The victim was identified as Sharifa Khatun, 25, wife of Kamal Hossain of the village and daughter of Nur Mohammad of Harezuddin […]

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Muhith, Tofail to sit with business leaders soon   The country’s top business leaders on Tuesday urged the government to use all possible means and launch an ‘image-rebuilding campaign’ immediately in an effort to let the entire world know ‘things are normal now and Bangladesh is back to business’.   Sharing their experiences, the business […]

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The Thai government declared a 60-day state of emergency to start on Wednesday, saying it wanted to prevent any escalation of more than two months of protests aimed at forcing Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra from power. The decree, which covers Bangkok and surrounding provinces, allows security agencies to impose curfews, detain suspects without charge, censor […]

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The High Court has halted proceedings for three months and has summoned for case details The High Court has halted proceedings of the case against Odhikar Secretary Adilur Rahman Khan and Director Nasir Uddin Elan for three months. The bench of Justice Borhanuddin and Justice KM Kamrul Kader passed the order moved by a petition […]

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Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu has said BNP leader Khaleda Zia should apologise for “dishonouring” the people, army and law enforcers of Bangladesh by her remarks about the joint forces’ drive in Satkhira. The BNP Chairperson’s comments during Monday’s 18-Party alliance’s rally at Suhrawardy Udyan were ‘disappointing’ and ‘ominous for the people,’ Inu told a […]

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 It is Tarique Rahman’s own matter whether he will surrender or not but he can get bail after surrendering to the trial court, says law minister BNP Senior Vice Chairman Tarique Rahman can secure bail if he surrenders to the trial court in the money laundering case following the High Court order. Law Minister Anisul […]

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