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‘Dreams have no end’

Bishwajit Roy The Yarra River, which runs right through the middle of Melbourne, flowed gently yesterday.  The city life buzzed just like any other occasion. As you turn the pages of the local newspapers one can’t help but be puzzled about the lack of coverage. Is there a big cricket game due on Thursday? However, […]

Major opposition political parties, including the Bangldesh Nationalist Party, have yet to decide whether to contest the upcoming elections to three city corporations or not. The Bangladesh Nationalist Party has not yet taken a decision on whether it would put candidates in the elections to the two Dhaka city corporations and Chittagong city corporation, scheduled […]

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Lawyers representing the wife of Salah Uddin Ahmed, a joint–secretary general of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, will ask the High Court to add the Detective Branch as a respondent to its habeas corpus petition which is currently before the bench of Justices Quamrul Islam Siddiqui and Gobinda Chandra Tagore. On Monday, the bench had adjourned […]

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New VAT rate from Jul 1, 2016 to affect consumers, start-ups The government has finally agreed to a proposal of the International Monetary Fund on implementing the new value added tax, much to the worry for both consumers and small and medium businesses. Economists criticising the move to accept the controversial IMF prescription on VAT […]

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The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Wednesday expressed her firm determination to give tough punishment to arsonists and militants, saying that there is no mercy to them. ‘There is no mercy to those who are burning people to death and unleashing militant acts in the name of hartals and blockades. Insha Allah, we must give […]

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 The elections to Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC), Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) and Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) will be held on April 28 next. Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad announced the polls schedules for the three city corporations at a press briefing at the EC Secretariat on Wednesday. According to the schedules, the […]

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11 families to be taken to safer place from Sirte city  The Bangladeshis living in Libya are so far safe, and steps have been taken to move 11 families to a safer place from Sirte city in Libya amid clashes between conflicting groups, said an official on Wednesday. “Steps have been taken to take 11 […]

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Fed up with his team being treated as a laughing stock, Bangladeshi cricket fan Khairul Islam grins at the prospect of the game’s superpower having the smile wiped off its face. “Victory would be sweet in itself, but it will taste even sweeter over India as they behave like they’re our big brother,” said Islam […]

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Police have raided two hostels of the Chittagong College dominated by the Islami Chhatra Shibir and nabbed 72 inmates. Shibir is the student affiliate of the Jamaat-e-Islami and police say those detained belong to the organisation. Police say a lot of weapons and ammunition have been seized from the two hostels. Detective Branch’s Additional Deputy […]

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At the recent press conference of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia, she displayed a softened stance in the interests of dialogue, but there has been no change in this week’s hartal (general strike) programme. After the end of the 72-hour hartal, the BNP-led 20-party alliance called for a 48-hour hartal. This started from six this morning, […]

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JP Duminy took a hat-trick as South Africa’s bowlers set up a crushing nine-wicket World Cup quarter-final win over Sri Lanka in Sydney on Wednesday. Sri Lanka, who won the toss, were bowled out for just 133 on a good Sydney Cricket Ground pitch. After South Africa’s pacemen reduced Sri Lanka to four for two, […]

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