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Gunmen have attacked the Paris office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people and injuring seven in an apparent Islamist attack. At least two masked attackers opened fire with assault rifles in the office and exchanged shots with police in the street outside before escaping by car. The gunmen shouted “we have avenged […]

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BY JENNA GARRETT Dhallywood is a wild cinematic genre overflowing with noble heroes, epic danger, and ludicrous levels of glitz and glam. Thrilling stories and legendary romances have been told through Bengali cinema since 1956, with some 100 Dhallywood movies released every year. Sarker Protick takes us onto the sets and into the studios for an intimate look at the […]

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by Minar Rashid তলাবিহীন ঝুড়ি থেকে তলাছেদা ঝুড়ি ( দৈনিক নয়াদিগন্তে প্রকাশিত আমার আজকের কলাম) সাদাসিধে কথার মানুষ এক প্রফেসরের সাদা দিলে কালা লাগিয়ে দিয়েছেন বাংলাদেশী বংশোদ্ভূত একজন ব্রিটিশ লেখক। জিয়া হায়দার নামে এই তরুণ লেখককে নিয়ে প্রফেসর সাব এতটাই হতাশ হয়েছেন যে তাকে ‘বাংলাদেশী বংশোদ্ভূত’ না লিখে ‘বাংলাদেশী বংশোভূত’ হিসেবে উল্লেখ করেছেন। কারণ, প্রতিভাবান […]

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A few weeks ago, I wrote about China and India’s challenges with high particulate matter pollution — widely believed to be the mostharmful form of air pollution. A chart comparing air pollution levels caught many eyes because it showed the severity of the problem in China, and even more in India. It also showed that […]

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By SYED ZAIN AL-MAHMOOD DHAKA, Bangladesh—At least four people were killed and dozens injured across Bangladesh on Monday, police and protesters said, as opposition supporters clashed with police and ruling-party activists on the anniversary of last year’s divisive parliamentary elections. The deadly clashes erupted after police banned protests in the capital, Dhaka, and confined opposition […]

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By Kevin Cullen Once testimony begins, we’ll get a good idea of some of the things accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev believes in. But if his appearance Monday in federal court is any indication, we can assume he does not believe in that old defense tactic of cleaning up for the jury. In many […]

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By ASMG Kibria In recent months, both Bangladesh and Japan have appeared to be committed to taking the bilateral relationship to a new level. And the Bay of Bengal Industrial Growth Belt (BIG-B) has emerged as a cornerstone of Japan’s strategy for South Asia. The BIG-B concept consists of infrastructure improvement for industrial development, creating […]

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Despite a ban on rallies and procession in Dhaka, Awami League activists have hit the streets of the capital in large numbers on Monday. Amid rising tension over the first anniversary of the contentious Jan 5 parliamentary election police banned all kinds of processions, meetings and rallies since Sunday afternoon after the Awami League (AL) […]

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Bangladeshi opposition leader Khaleda Zia has called on her supporters to enforce a transport blockade after two of her activists were shot dead during clashes with pro-government crowds. She urged members of her Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) to halt road, rail and river transport indefinitely. The shootings in the northern town of Natore came on […]

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Tension and uneasiness intensified in the city and some district towns as the Bangladesh Nationalist Party men, law enforcers and Awami League men scuffled with each other. Some of the miscreants, who could not be identified, torched vehicles in the city, witnesses said. In Paltan, the miscreants torched a bus and a motorbike of traffic […]

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A group of 10-12 youths, who identified themselves as Awami Juba League activists, on Sunday assaulted journalists, who were on duty near BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan office, besieged by the law enforcers since Saturday night. Witnesses said that the youths attacked leaders of Jatiyatabadi Mahida Dal, women organisation backed by the BNP, after they […]

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The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has announced the 15-man squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in Australia and New Zealand. BCB President Nazmul Hasan Papon made the announcement at a press conference on Sunday afternoon. He said the national selection panel kept its eyes on the Dhaka league and named the final squad […]

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