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Obama Makes the Most of India’s Republic Day Parade

India’s military forces marched past President Obama and India’s president and prime minister in great waves of color on Monday morning. Crimson-clad border troops with identical mustaches, astride camels decked out in gold braid and multicolored pompoms. A bagpipe and drum corps in scotch plaid and leopard skin. Sikh regiments in dress turbans, their starched […]

For political parties themselves to be talking of patrolling the streets is wrong in principle and dangerous in practice. The AL’s action in forming so called resistance committees is wrong in principle and dangerous in practice. Nobody, least of all responsible officials in the ruling party, should need reminding of the risks inherent in people […]

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Police allegedly arresting and harassing innocent people in security drives Innocent civilians are being doubly victimised by the politics of picketing as they bear the brunt of firebomb attacks by blockaders on the one hand, and are getting ensnared in police dragnets on the other. As of yesterday, more than 30 people have been killed […]

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Manjurul Ahsan The government is planning to lower the ceiling on lifeline power consumption from 50 units or kilowatt-hours a month to 30 units that would force poor consumers to pay higher prices for electricity. The government’s plan, if implemented, would exclude a significant portion of consumers from the benefit making the lifeline tariff meaningless, […]

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Mohammad Al-Masum Molla ‘We will request madam to invite the PM to attend the Qulkhwani but the decision is hers’ . As a heavily sedated Khaleda Zia was not conscious and senior leaders were reluctant to take charge, her special assistant Shimul Biswas stepped up to fill the gap when Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina went […]

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General people have so far caught 106 anarchists either before or after arson attacks and vandalism during the ongoing blockade and handed them over to law enforcers, police said yesterday, praising the public role. The Dhaka Metropolitan Police said it had arrested a total of 633 suspects of such destructive activities during the blockade and […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to inaugurate the three-day-long the programme, and will take salute of police parade at the parade ground . The Police Week 2015 will begin at Rajarbagh Police Lines ground in the capital today. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to inaugurate the three-day-long the programme, and will take salute […]

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At least four people suffered burns in petrol bomb attacks on buses and trucks in Kishoreganj and Natore as arsons, vandalism and bomb blasts marked the 20th day of the BNP-led alliance’s countrywide blockade, supplemented by a 36-hour general strike, on Sunday. A train was derailed in Brahmanbaria as suspected blockaders removed sections of the […]

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 The BNP-led 20-party’s ongoing blockade programme will continue during the namaz-e-janaza and burial of BNP chairperson’s younger son Arafat Rahaman Koko, BNP standing committee member Moudud Ahmed said on Sunday night. Moudud came up with the announcement while talking to reporters after a meeting of BNP senior leaders at the BNP chief’s Gulshan office. Replying […]

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Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner Mohammad Asaduzzaman Miah addresses a press briefing at DMP media centre in Dhaka Monday. Dhaka Metropolitan Police today announced Tk 25,000 to Tk 1 lakh reward for information leading to the arrest of the anarchists in wake of violence amid nationwide nonstop blockade enforced by the BNP-led 20-Party alliance. “Identities of […]

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The net investment in the national savings certificates and bonds hit a new record at Tk 13,135.49 crore in the first six months of the current financial year 2014-15 as clients invested heavily in the savings tools due to low rates of interest on deposit products of the scheduled banks. Rising access liquidity amid sluggish business […]

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BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s youngest son Arafat Rahman Coco will be buried at the military graveyard at Banani after the Namaz-e-Janaza on Tuesday afternoon. The body is supposed to arrive in Dhaka in the morning. BNP Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi said in a statement that the Janaza will be held at the Baitul […]

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