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Cox’s Bazar going to get satellite town

The Real Estate and Housing Association of Bangladesh (REHAB) is moving ahead with a big plan to build an attractive satellite town close to the world’s longest beach Cox’s Bazar on approximately 1,000 bighas of land.   The plan, according to REHAB leaders, has been chalked out to attract increased volume of tourists, both from […]

By Hasan Mir The 10th parliamentary election took place in Bangladesh on January 5 amid widespread boycotts, violence, vote rigging and without much fanfare. While the ruling Awami League claimed victory, it is hard to imagine a scenario where this election – where the fate of 154 parliament seats out of 300 were decided before […]

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ACC tracks him after verifying travel papers Recently retired special judge Motaher Hossain who acquitted BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman from a money laundering case is now staying in Malaysia, an ACC official said. The anti-graft body had launched a probe against Motaher Hossain following a “specific allegation” scrutinised by three-member ACC team that found […]

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 It also issued a rule seeking an explanation, within two weeks, as to why inaction of the administration in tackling the river pollution should not be held illegal Polluted water of Buriganga The High Court yesterday summoned the director general and director of enforcement of the Department of Environment, to appear before it on February […]

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The road back

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Julian Francis On January 21st, 2014, I was in thought remembering the difficult journey I made from Kolkata to Dhaka all those years ago in 1972. Having been responsible, for many months, for coordinating the assistance for up to 600,000 Bangladeshis in over 50 refugee camps in the border areas of India, I set off […]

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The bitter aftertaste of the parliamentary election on Jan 5 has prompted the Election Commission (EC) to seek the deployment of the army in the upcoming local polls. The bitter aftertaste of the parliamentary election on Jan 5 has prompted the Election Commission (EC) to station the army for the local polls. The decision to […]

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  BNP on Thursday lashed out at ruling party leaders for their remarks that neither dialogue nor election is possible before five years, saying it is nothing but their pointless harping.   “From the government’s top level to some ministers are saying that both election and dialogue are not possible before five years. It’s nothing […]

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Ganajagaran Mancha has found that Hindus have been attacked Bangladesh-wide because of inadequate protection during the general election held amid political violence. The Mancha has held the Election Commission responsible, while noting the failure of the candidates in doing their duty. Its spokesperson Imran H Sarker made these observations at Shahbagh on Thursday after their […]

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Measures will be taken against BNP chief Khaleda Zia for her seditious remark on Satkhira raids, Health Minister Mohammad Nasim has said. “Police will take measures against Khaleda Zia in due time for her seditious remark on the Satkhira operations,” Nasim told a media briefing on Thursday. The BNP Chairperson at a rally on Monday […]

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  Condemning the torching of their Chuadanga office, BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Thursday night alleged that the Prime Minister has let loose her party ‘cadres’ to oppress the opposition.   In a statement, he said, “Sheikh Hasina let loose her party cadres to persecute the opposition leaders and activists across […]

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  More than 30 Rohingya Muslims were killed in attacks by Buddhists last week in Burma’s Rakhine state, the BBC has been told.   Two international aid officials who were granted access to the area in the far west of the country said they had found evidence of a mass killing.   Human rights group […]

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The last passenger DC-10 aircraft is going to retire Feb 20 this year. The 30-year-old aircraft, which is now part of the fleet of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, will find its final resting place at the museum of Boeing, the Chicago-based aircraft manufacturer. A Biman media release said the aircraft will be boarded for the last […]

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