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The Price of Damming Tibet’s Rivers

By MICHAEL BUCKLEY CHINA has more than 26,000 large dams, more than the rest of the world combined. They feed its insatiable demand for energy and supply water for mining, manufacturing and agriculture. In 2011, when China was already generating more than a fifth of the total hydropower in the world, the leadership announced that […]

By ELLEN BARRYMARCH When the steamy, clamorous evening had settled over this city, and Oyasiqur Rhaman had finished his day’s work at a travel agency, he would turn to one of his favorite pastimes: Poking fun at fundamentalist Islam. Mr. Rhaman, 27, blogged under the name Kutshit Hasher Chhana, or The Ugly Duckling, and he […]

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Annisul leaves a blank in ownership of motor vehicle                 BNP leader Abdul Awal Mintoo emerged as the richest candidate vying for the mayoral post of Dhaka north city, and also in most legal trouble, with 13 cases against him pending with the courts. Mintoo reported annual income […]

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The right umpires

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Aaqib Md Shatil The Bangladesh-India match reminded many of the January 5 election Politics can be a bit like cricket At last, the BNP, desperately counting on its international friends to put an end to the current political stalemate, has found two new friends in Aleem Dar and Ian Gould — who have made the […]

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With the political violence on the streets easing, the supply chain across the country is slowly becoming normal Business got back its rhythm amid cautious mood as the violence eased but the political turmoil continues to deepen, according to people involved with the supply chain. Suppliers and traders opined that supply of food grains and […]

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Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) on Tuesday said the law enforcement agencies have killed a total of 64 people in separate incidents of ‘crossfire’ in the country from January till March this year. Among them, 15 were killed by Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), 24 by police and seven were killed by other law enforcement agencies. […]

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Police have seized private station Somoy TV’s live broadcast instruments while they were being brought out from BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s office at Gulshan. Somoy TV reporter Shatila Sarmin was handing the live broadcast device in a backpack to cameraperson Ruhul Rahman Sohail when it was seized on Tuesday afternoon. Assistant commissioner of DMP Nurul […]

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Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) officials say there is no confusion over the Pakistan team coming over to Bangladesh on Apr 13 as no objections have been raised over their proposal. BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury also said at their office at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium that the tourists would be playing three tests, two ODIs and a […]

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On a day when union home minister Rajnath Singh reached West Bengal to take stock of situations at Indo-Bangla border, the Supreme Court on Tuesday lashed out against Assam government over its lackadaisical attitude in checking the influx of illegal migrants. The court rejected by calling it “vague” and “highly unsatisfactory” an affidavit by the […]

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EC’s sincerity questioned A level-playing field for candidates from all sides in the ensuing civic polls is hardly visible as the Election Commission has neither moved to stop alleged violation of electoral code of conducts by the ruling party men nor ensured an environment so that the pro-opposition aspirants could campaign without fear. Election experts […]

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The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Tuesday termed it unfortunate and odd that International Cricket Council (ICC) president AHM Mustafa Kamal was not allowed onto the stage for the purpose of handing over the World Cup trophy to champions Australia after the final match. The prime minister made the comments during the meeting of the […]

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 Eying the maximum ward councillor posts alongside all the mayoral ones, BNP was learned to have formed two separate committees for Dhaka North City Corporations (DNCC) and Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) to ensure one party-blessed candidate at every ward of the two cities. BNP insiders said the committees will finalise two lists — one […]

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