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High Court orders government to stop the violence

AG: Saving people’s lives is more important than preserving democratic rights The High Court has ordered the government to take effective steps to stop the violence that has been going on across the country in the name of blockade and hartal. The court also asked the government to ensure holding of the Secondary School Certificate […]

BNP activist shot dead in Magura, miscreants set fire to train in Narayanganj Another opposition activist was killed in police firing in Magura as blockade and general strike intensified with vandalism, crude bomb blasts and presence of pickets in the streets in the capital as elsewhere across the country on Sunday, the first day of […]

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Virat Kohli scored an imperious century as India opened their World Cup defence in convincing fashion with a 76-run victory over Pakistan in a frenzied atmosphere at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday. The much-anticipated Pool B grudge match, the latest chapter in one of the great rivalries in sport, attracted a passionate crowd of 41,587 […]

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David Miller and JP Duminy both scored hundreds as South Africa overcame a nervy start to beat Zimbabwe by 62 runs in their World Cup Pool B opener in Hamilton on Sunday. Wobbling at 83 for four, South Africa were lifted by brilliant hundreds by Miller (138 not out) and Duminy (115 not out), with […]

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Entrepreneurs can now apply for funds to help meet the cost of implementing energy efficiency measures, as the central bank plans to launch green business financing. “Fund worth $500m will be dedicated to green textiles,” said Bangladesh Bank Governor Atiur Rahman at a seminar in the city yesterday. “This will be an incremental fund like […]

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Police intercepted protesters at places and opened fire in Magura as the Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance on Saturday staged countrywide demonstrations to press for fresh polls under a non-party administration and ‘restoration’ of democracy and people’s voting rights. At least three activists of BNP were wounded in police firing during demonstration in Magura. Ruling party […]

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The Police on Sunday evening briefly held singer Baby Naznin from the entrance of Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson’s office in Gulshan after she insisted to meet Khaleda Zia ignoring police obstruction. Baby Naznin went there with some soup and yogurt for Khaleda Zia. ‘I just come here with some soup and yogurt for her as […]

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Chhayanaut couldn’t have chosen a more appropriate time to host its annual folk music programme: Pahela Phalgun, the first day of Phalgun marking the beginning of the spring season. On Friday, the organisation hosted the event as part of its campaign to promote the musical heritage of rural Bangladesh, before an audience mostly dressed in […]

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