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Khaleda Zia ‘seemed positive’ about city polls, says Emajuddin Ahamed

Khaleda Zia ‘appeared positive’ about the city corporation elections, pro-BNP academic Emajuddin Ahamed says after meeting her. The former Dhaka University vice chancellor met the BNP chief at her Gulshan office on Friday evening where she has been staying since Jan 3. “The BNP has always been an election-oriented party. I found her attitude positive,” he […]

A solar eclipse swept across the Atlantic Ocean on Friday with the moon set to block out the sun for a few thousand sky gazers on remote islands with millions more in Europe, Africa and Asia getting a partial celestial show. The moon’s shadow fell south of Greenland at 0741 GMT and sped eastwards towards […]

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 Prof Ajoy Roy, father of slain blogger Avijit Roy, on Friday expressed his suspicion that Tariq Farseem Mannan, a teacher of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet), might have had his hand in the murder. Just before the attack on Avijit and his wife Rafida Afrin Banya took place in TSC area of Dhaka […]

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Our political elite set to miss the bus Sadeq Khan In the seventeenth century, European maritime powers fought naval battles in the Bay of Bengal for dominance and access to Suba Bangla, the richest province of Mughal India turned virtually independent nazamat tributary under the Nawabs of Murshidabad. The riches of these parts came not […]

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HM Ershad has asked his followers to pray to God on his ‘85th birthday’ to add six more years to his life as he had spent as many years in jail. The former military dictator termed the activists of his Jatiya Party his children at a function held at Emanuell’s Convention Centre in Gulshan to […]

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by Arnold Zeitlin Here’s a copy of a message i’ve sent to family and other friends. Would you believe it! Tom cotton, the wunderkind 37-year-old freshman u.s. Senator from arkansas whose open letter after he had been in the senate for just two months counseled iran’s theocrats on his idiosyncratic view of congressional power and […]

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The International Cricket Council (ICC) has defended match officials following criticisms by its own president about the controversial no-ball decision in in the World Cup quarter-final match between Bangladesh and India. “The no-ball decision was a 50-50 call. The spirit of the game dictates that the umpire’s decision is final and must be respected.” ICC Chief Executive […]

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$510m purchased in 19 days to prevent depreciation of greenback Bangladesh Bank purchased the dollar worth $510 million in first 19 days of this month as most of the scheduled banks are now holding good amount of greenback amid stagnant business situation in the country due to the ongoing political unrest. A BB official told […]

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Australia overcame Pakistan on Friday to set up a World Cup semi-final with defending champions India, as the International Cricket Council took the extraordinary step of rebuking their own president in a row over ‘biased’ umpiring. Pakistan, the 1992 champions, collapsed to 213 after skipper Misbah-ul-Haq won the toss and batted first on a good […]

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BNP will soon declare whether it will field candidates in the Dhaka and Chittagong city corporation polls, a senior leader has said. “BNP has not decided on the matter yet. We are discussing whether or not to go to the polls,” Mahbubur Rahman, member of the National Standing Committee, the party’s highest policy-making body, said on […]

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An installation art show has begun in New York’s Jackson Heights, demanding exemplary punishment of those behind the killing of writer-blogger Avijit Roy. Roy, a US citizen, was hacked to death in Dhaka on Feb 26. The North America wing of the Sammilita Sangskritik Jote organised the programme launched on Thursday evening. Speakers at the inauguration offered […]

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A Myanmar court convicted five people for spreading fabricated allegations that a Muslim man raped a Buddhist woman, which led to deadly riots last July, a court official said on Friday. One Buddhist and one Muslim man were killed during two days of rioting in the central city of Mandalay, which began when a mob […]

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