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History’s cry and history of crying

Minar Rashid ইতিহাসের কান্না এবং কান্নার ইতিহাস আমাদের দেশে অনেক কান্না ইতিহাস হয়ে রয়েছে। এই ধরনের ঐতিহাসিক কান্না শুরু হয়েছিল এরশাদের জমানায়। আর বর্তমান সময়ে তা সর্বোচ্চ মাত্রায় পৌছে গেছে। স্বৈর শাসকদের অনেকগুলি বৈশিষ্টের মধ্যে এটিও একটি অন্যতম বৈশিষ্ট্য। জনগণের প্রতি ভালোবাসা দেখাতে গিয়ে এই ভন্ডরা প্রায়ই কেঁদে ওঠেন। মুশকিল হলো, এসব সার্কাস দেখে জনগনের […]

M Niaz Asadullah and Zaki Wahhaj Increasing state control over Grameen Bank will not serve Bangladesh’s best interests and will be detrimental to the nation’s progress on gender equality instead. Bangladesh has improved its rank in this year’s Global Gender Gap report, moving from 75 in 2013 to 68 in 2014. Much of its progress […]

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A leading Islamic organisation has called on the United Nations to make “contempt of religions” illegal and urged the West to protect Muslim communities following the attack on French magazine Charlie Hebdo, reports The Economic Times. The Qatar-based International Union of Muslim Scholars, headed by influential preacher Yusuf al-Qaradawi, appealed to Muslims to continue peaceful […]

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Foreign contractors and suppliers will have to pay income tax, customs duties and value-added tax on their total receipts and supply of goods for execution of the foreign-funded development projects, a senior official of the National Board of Revenue told New Age on Wednesday. The international taxes wing of the revenue board took the decision […]

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Wholesale arrests and alleged targeted killings by the law enforcement agencies, since they began a joint drive instilled fear and panic among anti-government protesters in their strongholds. Anti-government protesters in at least 15 districts, particularly in Rangpur, Chapainawabganj, Tangail and Pabna told New Age they cannot stay at home at night. They said that they […]

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by Andrew Sayer You have got some spare cash, maybe an inheritance from your parents. What should you do with it? Surely you should invest it wisely, by buying something that will produce a secure source of income and a pension in later life. As a smart investor you deserve a return on your investment, […]

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More than 350,000 babies are born globally every day. Yet in many cultures it remains a mystical and deeply superstitious act. Now expertise from the UK’s TV hit Call the Midwife is helping people in Bangladesh to break the taboo and improve the health of mothers and babies. Twenty-two-year-old Bimola is lying covered in robes […]

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Bangladesh has arrested more than 7,000 opposition activists since the start of nationwide protests two weeks ago, ministers have said. The authorities are struggling to deal with unrest in which activists have bombed vehicles and blockaded roads, and 29 people have died. Opposition leader Khaleda Zia called for protests on the anniversary of last year’s […]

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Taxmen cite slower economic activities for sluggish collection Revenue collection fell short of target by Tk 2,004.13 crore in the first half of the current fiscal year mainly because of fall in domestic consumption, sluggish economic activities and political uncertainly prevailing in the country, officials told New Age on Tuesday. They said that value-added tax […]

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Unidentified people on Wednesday set a teachers’ bus of Jagannath University on Old Dhaka on fire on the campus. The bus was parked in front of the university’s academic building and it was set on fire at around 11:30am leaving it badly damaged. The university authorities have formed 3-member probe body led by Nur-e-Alam Abdullah, […]

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Reuters. Lahore / New Age Online Pakistani security forces have arrested a man they believe is the commander of the Islamic State group in the country as well as two accomplices involved in recruiting and sending fighters to Syria, intelligence sources said on Wednesday. Authorities in South Asia are concerned about the rise of the […]

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Saudi Arabia will lift a six-year ban to resume hiring workers from Bangladesh, its labour minister has said. Adel Fakeih made the announcement after an hour-long meeting with Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Khandker Mosharraf Hossain on Wednesday, Arab News reports. The kingdom recruited about 150,000 Bangladeshis each year until 2008, according to a statement […]

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