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Indian Naval ship replica handed over to Bangladesh Armed Forces

The visiting Indian Navy chief, RK Dhowan, on Thursday handed over a replica of Indian Naval ship INS Vikrant which took part in liberation war of Bangladesh in 1971 to the Armed Forces Division. Indian aircraft carrier INS Vikrant had played a key role in enforcing the Naval Blockade on the then East Pakistan during […]

Family members of convicted war criminal Muhammad Kamaruzzaman met him at Dhaka Central Jail on Saturday morning. A total of eight members including Nurunnahar, wife of Kamaruzzaman, entered the jail around 10:40am. She was accompanied by daughter Afia Nur, daughter-in-law Shamim Ara, brother-in-law Abul Kalam Azad, nephew Sanwar Hossain, three nieces Roksana Jebin, Shahana Jebin […]

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A huge cache of explosives, bomb making material and crude bombs have been recovered from a house in Chittagong amid the BNP-led alliance’s ongoing violent blockade. Four, including a woman, were arrested with the explosives from the port city’s Halishahar area during a night-long raid, says the Rapid Action Batallion (RAB). Over 100 kg of […]

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Microcredit is no panacea for lifting millions of people from poverty, leading economists said on Friday in releasing research from seven countries that challenges a key development tool. For over 15 years, extending microloans to very poor people has been hailed as a path out of poverty, especially for women. Microcredit, pioneered by Muhammad Yunus, founder of […]

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Faruque Ahmed When people are demanding more tolerance from the government and opening of dialogue with the opposition to end the ongoing political crisis, the ruling party seemingly made the situation more tense by issuing arrest orders for BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia and crush the opposition’s voice. The arrest of Nagorik Oikya convener Mahmudur […]

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Shamsuddin Ahmed The meaning of democracy is rule of law by those elected by the people for the welfare and progress of the nation. But in South Asia, particularly in Bangladesh, democracy is everything sans its definition. A survey conducted by UNDP revealed in 2002 democracy in South Asia was getting unpopular because of widespread […]

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Now we have an incident in hand revolving two telephone conversations between the current convener of Nagorik Oikyo, a political activist and a former VP of DUCSU and CUCSU, Mahmudur Rahman Manna and BNP leader Sadeq Hossain Khoka (now in USA), and  also between Manna and an unknown individual. If telephone discussions are anything to […]

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Google is opposing a plan to increase the US government’s power to infiltrate computer systems around the world, warning that it will raise a number of “monumental and highly complex” constitutional issues. In a submission to the Washington committee that is considering the proposed changes, Google said that the amendment would open the door to […]

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Business Report A survey report released on Sunday last by Japan External Trade Organization (Jetro) said most Japanese firms operating business in China favours Bangladesh as the second best investment destination in the region after India. The choice has been accredited to lowest production cost from its low labour cost. While the labour cost is […]

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Special Correspondent The Amnesty International has condemned the frequent incidents of arson and firebombing of vehicles in Bangladesh during the BNP-led coalition’s ongoing agitation. “These are criminal acts for political purpose. Whoever is doing these are criminals and have to be brought to justice,” said Amnesty’s South Asian affairs researcher Abbas Foiz. Launching of Amnesty […]

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Kane Williamson coolly struck a straight six to give New Zealand a one wicket victory over Australia in a dramatic battle between the cricket World Cup hosts at Eden Park on Saturday. Williamson lofted Pat Cummins over the boundary with last man Trent Boult at the wicket to finish on 45 not out inNew Zealand’s […]

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Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja and fast bowler Umesh Yadav chipped in with two wickets apiece as the Emiratis were bundled out for just 102 in 31.3 overs at the WACA to post the lowest score of this year’s tournament. Opener Rohit Sharma had missed out in India’s wins against Pakistan and South Africa but used […]

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