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No respite from violence

BNP, allies call 36-hour hartal from today Five more people suffered burns as miscreants hurled petrol bombs at transports and ferries in different districts on Saturday, the 19th day of the nonstop blockade enforced by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance, that so far left 36 people dead, most of them in arson attacks, and scores […]

Bangladesh Police have announced Tk 500,000 reward for anyone helping to catch the arsonists who torched a bus on Friday evening in capital Dhaka’s Jatrabarhi. Twenty-seven people suffered burns in that fire. Six of them are in a critical condition and undergoing treatment at the burns unit of the Dhaka Medical College and Hospital. The […]

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Experts, entrepreneurs say at BoI seminar Experts and entrepreneurs on Saturday said that the government and businesses should take immediate steps to enhance productivity and value addition in the leather sector to explore huge untapped international export market. Tanneries should also be environment-friendly and should fulfil other compliance issues to keep protected its global market […]

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Obama will be the first US president to visit India twice while in office; he also traveled there in 2010 for an economic summit President Barack Obama will cut short his three-day trip to India to travel to Saudi Arabia to pay respects following the death of King Abdullah, US and Indian officials said yesterday, […]

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Khadimul Islam and Iqbal Mahmud Stricken by arson attacks, the capital’s streets as well as the highways are getting more and more deserted after sunset. Blasts at nights puncture the capital’s deceptive day time calm. Reports of arson attacks cause panic. The streets remain virtually deserted at night, said commuters   and transport workers scared of […]

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Sumaiya Anzum Mithila has won the title of “Veet Channel i Top Model” at the grand finale of the competition at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the capital. Mithila from Gazipur beat 20 contestants to win the title and prize money of Tk 5 lakh. She will get a chance to work in a film […]

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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina returned to Ganabhaban after being unable to meet BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia to console her after the premature demise of her son. Hasina, accompanied by her some senior cabinet colleagues, reached Khaleda’s Gulshan office at 8:40pm and waited for few minutes before leaving. Earlier, Khaleda’s special assistant SR Shimul Biswash told […]

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Thai authorities dealt a double blow to ousted prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her powerful family on Friday, banning her from politics for five years and proceeding with criminal charges for negligence that could put her in jail. The moves could stoke tension in the politically divided country still living under martial law after the […]

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Spate of transport arsons leave scores injured, spread panic in city At least two more arson victims died in hospital and an auto-rickshaw driver was killed after a truck rammed the three-wheeler while trying to escape a petrol-bomb attack on Friday, the 18th day of the blockade enforced by the BNP-led alliance. [A spate of […]

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Dhiraj Kumar Nath Finance Minister AMA Muhith has emphasised continuation of both coins and notes of taka 1 and 2 in the market as before, on 19 January, 2015. He has thus revised his earlier statement of withdrawal of these two denominations from circulation. Possibly, he thought the withdrawal of such denomination of coins and […]

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BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s younger son Arafat Rahman Koko has died in Malaysia on Saturday. Khaleda’s press wing official Shairul Kabir Khan confirmed the Dhaka Tribune about the death. Source: Dhaka Tribune

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Bikers said it would be difficult for them to drop off and pick up, in many cases, their respective spouse and children to and from the work stations and schools The ban on pillion riding caused sufferings to many motorbike riders yesterday as they faced difficulties in making their way of doing day-to-day affairs – […]

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