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Bangladesh profile; A chronology of key events:

 3 November 2014 Source BBC 1947 – British colonial rule over India ends. A largely Muslim state comprising East and West Pakistan is established, either side of India. The two provinces are separated from each other by more than 1,500 km of Indian territory. Indian military support during the the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971 helped […]

 Bishawjit hacked to death by Chatra League strudents in Jagannath University Sharifuzzaman Nomani From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Sharifuzzaman Nomani (d. 13 March 2009) was a member activist of Bangladesh Islami Chhatra Shibir and secretary of Rajshahi University unit of the organisation. He was killed as a result of an attack by Bangladesh Chatra League […]

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Dr. Kalam Azad The Constitution of Bangladesh asserts that its citizens are the sole owners of the country. On the other hand, political parties, theoretically, are just non-profit voluntary organisations who are meant to serve the citizens as governing party or opposition, both on the citizens’ behalf. Unfortunately, those parties more or less have now […]

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Twice rescheduled SSC exams start amid deployment of 326 BGB platoons Amid tensions and anxiety among examinees and guardians over the political unrest that has rocked the country, the much-awaited Secondary School Certificate and equivalent examinations begin today. The SSC exams were shifted twice within a week from the original date of February 2 to […]

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Bangladesh’s knitwear exports to Japan is set to get a big boost as Tokyo has decided to further relax rules of origin for importing knitwear products from the country. Japan’s Deputy Foreign Minister Shinsuke Sugiyama conveyed this decision to Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque at the first-ever foreign office consultation held in Dhaka on Thursday. […]

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Reiterating its policy, spokesperson of Indian Ministry of External  Affairs (MEA) Syed Akbaruddin on Thursday said the people and government of Bangladesh would resolve issues themselves and India will not interfere in it. “…it has always been our view that it is for the people and Government of Bangladesh to resolve issues themselves,” he said […]

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She wants to work with govt to make ties stronger Dhaka, Feb 5 (UNB) – Newly appointed US Ambassador in Dhaka Marcia Stephens Bloom Bernicat on Thursday said she would work with everyone in the government here to make the relations with Bangladesh ‘stronger’. “We’ve such a deep and broad relationship. I’ve a direct mandate […]

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The Dalai Lama fled to India in 1959 after Chinese troops crushed an attempted uprising in Tibet President Barack Obama has called the Dalai Lama a “good friend” and an inspiration for freedom and dignity of all human beings. Mr Obama was speaking at a prayer event in Washington with Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader among […]

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Pakistan has dismissed as “baseless” the allegations against its High Commission staffer in Bangladesh who was asked to leave the country after being found indulging in terror financing including circulating fake Indian currency notes. Based on intelligence reports, the Sheikh Hasina government asked Pakistan to remove Mohammad Mazhar Khan, a non-diplomat attaché at the consular […]

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                Terming crimes against humanity the ongoing subversive acts like burning people to death, the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Thursday hoped that public wraths and tough government actions against BNP-Jamaat will bring an end to the current situation. ‘Now it is a matter of hope that the […]

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Nargis Akhter tries to comfort her seven-year-old daughter Rupa who suffered burn injuries to 45% of her body during an arson attack at Gazipur. With her entire torso wrapped in bandages, Rupa is now writhing in pain at the DMCH burn institute Photo- Mahmud Hossain Opu It is better to die for Nargis Begum rather […]

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Bangladesh Navy have seized 1,500,000 yaba tablets worth Tk83 crore and a trawler carrying them from the outer anchorage of Chittagong Port. Navy’s Anti-smuggling cell recovered the tablets at 2:30am on Thursday. Commander Atiur Rahman, in charge of the cell, said: “A patrol team chased the trawler and recovered the tablets sensing suspicious activities of […]

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