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India should step in to find a way out in Bangladesh: Asian Age

Sheikh Hasina Wajed has taken over as Prime Minister of Bangladesh for a third term after an extraordinary election that was boycotted by the primary Opposition.   India’s response to the election was tepid. Describing the polls as a “constitutional requirement,” the foreign ministry spokesman merely said that it is “for the people of Bangladesh […]

By Malik Siraj Akbar Dr Stephen P Cohen, a Senior Fellow at the Washington DC-based think tank the Brookings Institution, is considered as the ‘dean of the Pakistan experts’.  He is known as one of the world’s most trusted authorities on the Pakistani military and its relationship with the civilian governments. Author of Pakistan Army […]

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An eight-member international team, including three from Bangladesh, led by Dr Mark Steinhoff has received the Bruce Squires Award for their article titled “Neonatal outcomes after influenza immunization during pregnancy: a randomized controlled trial” in Canada.   The authors of a randomised controlled trial looking at the weight of newborns whose mothers were immunised for […]

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She urges people not to get frustrated   Claiming her party’s movement a success, BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Wednesday night said she has turned out to be the leader with 95 percent people’s support while her arch rival Sheikh Hasina became Prime Minister with the mandate of only five percent people.   “Don’t get […]

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 Claims that AL wants to destroy all opposition in its path Leaders of Jamaat-e-Islam are confident that the BNP would not break up ties with them, saying it would make the BNP highly unpopular in the long run. Several leaders of the party told the Dhaka Tribune that they were confident the BNP would face […]

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 We settle for less governance and more corruption to grab a bigger piece of the pie The question came from a bank executive friend of mine. The gentleman studied at Dhaka University, worked at home and abroad at a few banks, and is now managing a large branch of a local commercial bank. He thought, […]

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Awami League leader Tofail Ahmed has ruled out any possibility of talks with the BNP to pave the way for a fresh election in Bangladesh. “We are not talking about any dialogue. Rather, it is the foreigners who are talking about this,” he said. Awami League General Secretary Syed Ashraful Islam, who is also the […]

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Six projects, including the construction of a bridge across the Padma and the Rampal thermal power plant, have been fast-tracked by the new government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The other projects are the Rooppur nuclear power plant, metro rail, deep-sea port at Sonadia in Cox’s Bazar and constructing a liquefied natural gas terminal. […]

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Two tests in the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations have been deferred by a month due to the Upazila Parishad elections. Election Commission Deputy Secretary Mihir Sarwar Morshed said the education ministry informed the commission of the decision on Wednesday. The ministry letter, signed by education ministry Deputy Secretary Oliullah, said the tests in religion […]

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  The High Court on Wednesday asked the government to submit before it by February 2 the probe report of a judicial inquiry commission on the 2001 post-polls violence.   The court also issued a rule upon the government to explain in two weeks as to why the probe report should not be made public. […]

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Bharti Airtel has put the company’s Bangladesh tower assets on its divestiture list, says the ‘Times of India’. It says the world’s fourth largest mobile telephony firm is seeking to raise more than $2 billion by selling its infra networks to bolster cash reserves. The Sunil Mittal-led Bharti has received offers from potential acquirers to […]

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The protest rally would be a peaceful programme, says Shafiqur Rahman, acting secretary general of Jamaat Jamaat-e-Islami will hold a protest rally across the country on Thursday demanding to stop killing the party men and repression on them. Shafiqur Rahman, acting secretary general of the party, Wednesday made the disclosure at a press release. The […]

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