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12 ex-armed forces officers barred from taking food to Khaleda

Police today refused a team of retired officials from three services to visit and take food to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia at her Gulshan office. Some of the 12 retired AFD officers had their family members with them when they were going to meet the BNP chief, who has been staying at her office on […]

In the first 13 days of the current month of February, Bangladesh received $597.90 million in remittance. The four state-owned commercial banks — Agrani, Janata, Rupali and Sonali — received $196.59 million from the expatriate Bangladeshis while four state-owned specialised banks got $8.92 million, statistics from Bangladesh Bank showed. The highest remittance came through the […]

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Convicted war criminal Mohammad Kamaruzzaman has asked his lawyers to file a review petition against the Appellate Division verdict which upheld the International Crimes Tribunal’s sending the Jamaat leader to death. Kamaruzzaman’s lawyer Tajul Islam made the statement while talking to the journalists after meeting the Jamaat leader at Dhaka Central Jail on Saturday morning. […]

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Persistent rain washed out Bangladesh’s second match in the World Cup against Australia at the Gabba in Brisbane on Saturday without a ball being bowled, reports our correspondent Azad Majumder from Brisbane. With weather forecasts earlier in the day predicting rain clearing in the afternoon, ICC match officials were hopeful that a reduced overs match […]

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Andre Russell’s sparkling all-round performance helped West Indies deal a crushing blow to Pakistan’s 2015 World Cup campaign with a huge 150-run defeat in Pool B. Russell bludgeoned a 13-ball 42 after Dinesh Ramdin and Lendl Simmons scored half-centuries to fire the West Indies to 310 for 6 at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch on […]

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More than 80 sectors are directly and indirectly involved in the country’s tourism industry  The tourism sector has incurred a loss of Tk20,000 crore in this peak season, due to the non-stop transport blockade across the country, tour operators claimed yesterday. “Winter is the peak season for the tourism industry, but it has been seriously […]

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Once against a proposed treaty, Mamata now asks Bangladesh to keep confidence in her West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was apparently more enthusiastic about the implementation of Indo-Bangla Land Boundary Agreement than the Teesta water sharing issue during her talks with the Bangladesh prime minister in Dhaka yesterday. She addressed the Teesta issue only […]

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Minar Rashid হাতিয়ার ঢাল দো আকাশবাণী দিল্লী এবং কলকাতা থেকে কিছুক্ষণ পরপর ফিল্ড মার্শাল মানেক শ এর কন্ঠে শোনা যেতে থাকে ” হাতিয়ার ঢাল দো “। পাকিস্তানী সৈন্যদের আত্মসমর্পন করার জন্যে ঢাকার আকাশে বিমান থেকেও এই নির্দেশ দিয়ে হাজার হাজার লিফলেট ফেলা হতে থাকে। ১৯৭১ সালের ডিসেম্বর মাসে বিজয়ের সপ্তাহ খানেক আগে থেকেই এই হুমকিটি […]

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The date of preliminary test of the 35th BCS examination has not been changed, but it will be held at a deferred time. The preliminary test will be held at 3:00pm instead of 9:30am on the previously fixed date, 6 March, said a press release of PSC on Saturday. PSC examination controller (cadre) AIM Nesar […]

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The apex chamber body – Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) on Wednesday last said total losses to the economy and business so far from continued blockade and hartals stood at Tk 1.20 lakh crores. FBCCI president Kazi Akramuddin Ahmed made the disclosure while briefing the foreign envoys posted in the capital. […]

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Conversion of Muslims and Christians to Hinduism in India since the last year’s election that brought BJP to power raised concern and evoked strong criticism from the Western World. But sadly, Muslim countries and the OIC have so far remained conspicuously silent about the forced conversion. During his recent visit to India, US President Barak […]

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Modi wore the suit during US President Barack Obama’s visit to India in January An Indian diamond trader has agreed to pay 43.1m rupees ($690,000; £450,000) for a suit worn by PM Narendra Modi. Winning bidder Hitesh Patel told BBC Hindi: “We will keep the suit at our factory and it will be a source […]

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