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We need democracy for cricket while cricket is needed for democracy

Minar Rashid  ক্রিকেটের জন্যে দরকার গণতন্ত্র আবার গণতন্ত্রের জন্যে দরকার ক্রিকেট আমার এক সুহৃদ আমেরিকা থেকে একটি ব্যক্তিগত মেইল পাঠিয়েছেন। জাতির জীবনে ক্রিকেটের এই স্পন্দন বা ছোঁয়াটিকে একটু ভিন্ন অাঙ্গিকে তিনি তুলে ধরেছেন । তাঁর সেই ভাবনাটি পাঠকদের সম্মুখে তুলে না ধরে থাকতে পারলাম না। সেই সুহৃদের কথার সারমর্ম হলো, ডক্টর ইউনূসকে পৃথিবীর যত মানুষ […]

The policemen on Dhaka University campus did not stir to save blogger-writer Avijit Roy but simply watched on while he was being killed, his widow Rafida Ahmed Bonya has said. While Avijit and I were being ruthlessly attacked, the local police stood close by but did not act,” Bonya, who survived the attack on Feb […]

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Law enforcers last night picked up BNP spokesperson Salahuddin Ahmed from a house in Dhaka, claim his wife and the party. “Members of Rab, police and DB (Detective Branch of police) detained him from a residence at Uttara around 10:10pm yesterday,” Salahuddin’s wife Hasina Ahmed told The Daily Star this afternoon. In a press release, […]

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A striking lack in the anti-militancy drive is a nationwide socio-cultural campaign against militancy. By: Mahfuz Anam It was a murder announced well in advance. An important suspect, Shafiur Rahman Farabi, now in custody, told his Facebook friends a year ago — on February 9, 2014 — that Avijit Roy lived in the US, “So it […]

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The first of cricket’s traditional powers is gone from the World Cup with the demise of England, and a second may follow before the playoffs begins next week. England fell Monday when it lost by 15 runs to Bangladesh at the Adelaide Oval in Australia. The result finished off qualifying from Pool A, with both […]

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Ameer of Hefajat-e-Islam Bangladesh Allama Shah Ahmad Shafi on Wednesday said both the government and the major opposition party are engaged in an unruly competition of taking support from ‘foreign powers’ in their bid to gain political clout. “Their ill mindset is a matter of disgrace for an independent nation. The country didn’t achieve independence […]

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The Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday told the parliament that the leaders and activists of BNP were not with its Chairperson Khaleda Zia in her anti-government movement. The Premier made the comment while responding the queries of Parliament Member M A Awal in the parliament on the day. Responding to another question, Hasina, also […]

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Manna at DMCH CCU

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Nagorik Oikya convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna has been admitted to the Coronary Care Unit (CCU) of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) under police custody. Members of Detective Branch (DB) of police took Manna to DMCH on Tuesday night. DMCH sources said Manna is under treatment at bed no 11 at Unit-1 of the CCU under […]

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The government is finally going to introduce a single rate of value added tax (VAT) from July 2016 replacing the existing multiple rates. Finance minister AMA Muhith said at a meeting to motivate the taxpayers at Diploma Engineers Institute in Dhaka on Wednesday. Multilateral agencies, particularly International Monetary Fund (IMF), have been pressing the government […]

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Indian visa applicants have been requested to also submit applications at the new Dhanmondi centre to avoid congestion at the Gulshan visa application centre (IVAC). The State Bank of India once again made the request in a statement on Wednesday as the opening of new centre failed to lessen the rush at Gulshan. The Dhanmondi […]

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Kumar Sangakkara became the first batsman to hit four successive centuries in one-day internationals to help Sri Lanka wrap up their World Cup pool campaign with a 148-run romp over Scotland at Bellerive Oval on Wednesday. His team had already booked a place in the quarter-finals but Sangakkara’s insatiable appetite for runs continued unabated as […]

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