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Grameen Bank goes under full state control today

With the expiry of tenure of the nine elected female board members today, Nobel winning micro-credit organisation Grameen Bank would run by government-appointed people. However, the female representative directors, who has since the beginning been opposing the amended Grameen Bank Act 2013, said they will continue to go to the board meetings even if they […]

All-rounder Mitchell Marsh then took a career-best 5-33 as Australia put on a ruthless Valentine Day’s display in the field that amplified the abysmal nature of their opponents’ earlier efforts. Having reprieved bulky opener Finch, England let a string of chances go begging, dropping catches and missing run-out opportunities to set a miserable tone for […]

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New Zealand recorded an authoritative 98-run win over Sri Lanka in the World Cup’s opening game Saturday, with Brendon McCullum and Corey Anderson producing the destructive batting the co-hosts hope will carry them to the title. Sri Lanka sent New Zealand in to bat, but soon regretted that decision as McCullum made 65 from 49 […]

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Twelve scheduled banks including eight state-run banks held 70.06 per cent of the total defaulted loans in the banking sector as of December 31, 2014 as they disbursed huge amount of loans unlawfully to their clients, said Bangladesh Bank officials. Three out of the 12 banks also failed to keep required provision against their disbursed […]

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A good number of long-distance buses operated during day time across the country, while the capital saw a healthy rush of traffic on Friday, the 39th straight day of indefinite blockade. The ongoing blockade called by the BNP-led alliance appeared to hardly affect life, despite irregular incidents of vandalism and arson attack. No major violence […]

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Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance called a fresh spell of 72-hour general strike across the country from 6:00am Sunday to be coupled with ongoing nationwide non-stop transport blockade. In a press statement, signed by BNP joint secretary general Salahuddin Ahmed, the shutdown was announced on Saturday noon. Salahuddin accused that the government is conspiring to let […]

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The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Saturday urged all the Muslims, including Islamic scholars, to resist the evil politics of Bangladesh Nationalist Party-Jamaat-e-Islami as they were undermining Islam through their heinous acts of burning people to death, reports United News of Bangladesh. She also called upon the Muslims, including pir, mashayekh and ulema, to come […]

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Mohammad Ali Sattar So the government has decided not to budge from its present stance. Over the last week, Prime minister and her colleagues have made it more than clear that those who are even ‘thinking’ of a dialogue with the opposition are living in fool’s paradise. Every day the government and AL party men […]

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Faruque Ahmed The fate of the leading citizens initiative to bring the two major parties closer to a national dialogue seems to have lost relevance on its very debut as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and senior ruling party leaders already strongly rebuffed the move ruling out possibility of its success. The Prime Minister in her […]

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Italian fashion brand Benetton is facing renewed pressure to contribute to a compensation fund for victims of the Bangladesh’s Rana Plaza factory disaster in which more than 1,100 people died, reports The Guardian. Almost 1 million (10 lakh) people have signed a petition on Avaaz, the campaigning site, calling on the Italian company to contribute […]

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At least three people have died after a boat carrying Muslim pilgrims travelling to an annual Islamic congregation capsized in a river in southern Bangladesh. The overloaded ferry with 200 passengers aboard sank on Friday in the Taltoli estuary leading to the Bay of Bengal, about 200 kilometers (124 miles) south of the capital, Dhaka, […]

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A. M. K. Chowdhury There are some fortunate persons who can transfer money abroad by using their influence in political establishments and administrative machinery of the government.  News report said some $ 1.78 billion equivalent to Tk. 13,732 crore  in 2012, $ 60 crore equivalent to Tk. 4630 crore in 2011, Taka 20 thousand 576 […]

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