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Bangladesh Cricket Board should reconsider their stand on ICC revamp

CHITTAGONG, BANGLADESH – MARCH 11: Bangladesh supporters look on during the 2011 ICC World Cup Group B match between Bangladesh and England at Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on March 11, 2011 in Chittagong, Bangladesh. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images) Cricket keeps Bangladesh united. Cricket is the pride of Bangladesh. For a nation who are hungry […]

Imrul Kayes said he had to fine-tune his mental make-up more than his batting technique to forge a comeback to the Bangladesh Test team after more than two years. Imrul is one of two openers picked in the 14-man squad for the first Test against Sri Lanka starting in Dhaka on Monday. Imrul was not […]

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Political violence has cost Bangladesh over Tk 490 billion in lost earnings – or 4.7 percent of the Gross National Income – in the first half of the current fiscal year, says a private research organisation. The Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) also predicted between 5.6 and 5.8 percent growth of the Gross Development Product […]

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Experts at a roundtable have asserted that there are no alternatives other than a consensus among political parties to foster stability leading to economic growth. Leading politicians, diplomats, economists, analysts and rights activists came together at bdnews24.com on Saturday to join a roundtable titled ‘Bangladesh-After Jan 5. At the discussion, veteran Awami League leader and […]

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The Thai government declared a state of emergency in the capital, Bangkok, on 21 January to deal with growing violence ahead of next month’s elections. Anti-government protesters have been blocking parts of the capital to try to force PM Yingluck Shinawatra to resign. The emergency rule gives the government power to censor the media and […]

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Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed refused any possibility of dialogue with BNP or a fresh polls before this government runs full five years of its tenure. Tofail, also a senior leader of the ruling Awami League, made the comments to the press after Ambassador of the European Union (EU) William Hanna held a meeting with him […]

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The 10th tainted parliamentary election is over not as a traditional festive one. This questionable election has been clouded with violence, arrogance, mysteries, cunning maneuverings, low participation and what not. Innocent lives have been lost. The post-election ‘planned’ violence by miscreants has brutally damaged lives and means of living of some members of the Hindu […]

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Business Report Denim produced in Bangladesh is eyeing a bigger global market as its consumption is spreading among fashion hungry people, especially the younger people in the developed nations. It is the second largest export item of Bangladesh next to China. With changes in fashion and style, people are becoming accustomed to denim to make […]

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Cultural Correspondent The 13th Dhaka International Film Festival ended in  the National Museum auditorium on Saturday with the  jury failing to select the best film out of 23 entries of the main competition section this time. Besides screening three mainstream local films including Humayun Ahmed’s Ghetu Putra Kamola, Redoan Rony’s Chorabali and Mostofa Sarwar Farooki’s […]

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Khaleda also thanks Kazi Zafar for joining the 18-party alliance BNP Chairperson khaleda Zia has said the 18-party alliance has turned to 19-party with today’s joining of Kazi Zafar-led Jatiya Party. She said so while addressing the media at her Gulshan office in the capital on Saturday evening. Kazi Zafar joined the 18-party alliance through […]

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The government must ensure full accountability and transparency for public expenditure on these projects We applaud the government’s move to fast track certain high priority infrastructure projects. The move is a boost for much-awaited developments  including the Dhaka Metro Rail project , Padma Multipurpose Bridge, and the Sonadia Deep Seaport in Cox’s Bazar among others. […]

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Dr Anisuzzaman, Professor Emeritus at the University of Dhaka, has been named for Padma Bhushan award this year, the third highest civilian award in India.   Anisuzzaman is among the 25 people who would receive this year’s Padma Bushan (Literature and Education), according to Indian media.   Earlier, he received the Bangla Academy Award, the […]

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