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Largest-ever Ekushey Book Fair begins Feb 1

Booklovers are going to see the country’s largest-ever book fair as Bangla Academy authorities have taken an all-out preparation to arrange the month-long ‘Amar Ekushey Book Fair’ with an increased number of participating publishers. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to inaugurate the book fair at 3 pm on February 1, deputy director of Bangla […]

The RAB has again proved its mettle. Barely two days after the bank heist was discovered at Kishoreganj’s Sonali Bank branch, the RAB arrested two bank robbers on Tuesday in Dhaka. Tk 161.9 million was recovered from them, stuffed in five sacks. Tk 2.1 million is yet to be recovered. The robbers say they have […]

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 The party should be banned not because of war crimes only, but also for deep flaws in its ideology Do war criminals have a place in politics? Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing, Chhatra Shibir, have once again come to the focus of attention due to strong demand from many quar-ters – national and international – […]

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On November 19, 2012, Barack Obama visited Burma to keep a promise he made in 2009 to tyrants everywhere. The promise: Stop being so tyrannical, and we’ll make it worth your while. “To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent,” he said in his inaugural address, speaking to […]

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The BNP-led 19-party alliance will display black flags at all wards of the city on Wednesday if police finally deny it permission to stage its scheduled black-flag procession on the city roads.   Speaking at a press briefing at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office, BNP spokesman Asaduzzaman Ripon said police as of 6pm did not give […]

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Tofail hopes to reap trade benefit out of the agreement A team from the United States would visit Bangladesh by April to have discussion on the follow up of Trade and Investment Cooperation Framework Agreement (Ticfa) Bangladesh signed with its biggest importing country last year. “The government already had talks with the US administration for […]

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  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday asked the newly-elected MPs not to indulge in irregularities, corruption and nepotism while discharging their duties.   She came up with the directive while addressing the Awami League Parliamentary Party (ALPP) meeting at Sangsad Bhaban.   Ruling party Chief Whip ASM Feroz briefed reporters at the Media Centre […]

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UpRising is not uprising but about rising up. It is an UK-based charity founded by Bangladeshi-born British MP Rushanara Ali that has just got off the ground. A media release issued from London said three top British political leaders, including Prime Minister and Conservative Party chief David Cameron, have agreed to become founding patrons of […]

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Although situated in close proximity to Afghanistan and Pakistan, Bangladesh has to this point somehow avoided becoming a major headache for Washington. Yet, given recent developments, Bangladesh could soon cause U.S. officials a migraine. Bangladesh is currently suffering some of the worst political unrest in its history. After several months of unprecedented levels of political […]

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Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed has said the BNP has to first recognise the incumbent government and cut off its ties with the Jamaat-e-Islami if it wants dialogues on a fresh general election. Talking to reporters at his Secretariat office on Tuesday, he said: “We also want dialogue. Dialogue is a continuous process. But with whom […]

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The Awami League has nominated Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury as Speaker and Fazle Rabbi Miah as Deputy Speaker for Parliament. The Parliamentary Party of the Awami League nominated them at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday. Their election is of academic interest as the ruling party enjoys a huge majority. Syeda Sajeda […]

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In early December, after weeks of strikes and road blocks called by the political opposition, the dairy farmers of the Rangpur district, in northern Bangladesh, started protesting the disruption to their business by pouring milk onto highways. For many weeks, they hadn’t been able to get their milk to the processing and packaging plants in […]

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