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Bangladesh observing Independence Day with humility, celebrates martyrs

People light candles at the ‘Shaheed Bedi’ in memory of those killed by Pakistani army on the night of March 25, 1971, at Jagannath Hall on Tuesday. Bangladesh is observing the Independence Day on Thursday by paying homage to the millions of martyrs who gave their lives in Liberation War against Pakistan in 1971. The […]

Says no scope to extend nomination filing deadline The chief election commissioner has turned down a suggestion of pro-BNP professionals to extend the deadline by two or three days for submission of nomination papers in the upcoming city polls. ‘There is no chance to extend the deadline,’ CEC Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad told reporters on Wednesday […]

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The BNP-led 20-party alliance alleged that the government has announced the city corporation schedules to divert the party’s ongoing movement. The BNP joint secretary general Barkatullah said this in a press release on Wednesday. “The Election Commission (EC) is going to stage another drama like last year’s 5 January election by organising the city corporation […]

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Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) president ASM Abdur Rab on Wednesday alleged that Nagarik Oikya convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna has been arrested in order to stop the rise of a third democratic force in the country. “We wanted a politics devoid of hartal, blockade, arson, abduction and crossfire. Manna has been arrested so that this dream […]

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Nadeem Qadir That March in 1971 saw the euphoria of a nation on the edge of being born — not knowing how painful the delivery would be Photo- BANGLADESH OLD PHOTO ARCHIVE When the month of March comes, we all welcome the spring season. I did the same in 1971. I had a small garden […]

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The National Board of Revenue has instructed the customs houses for imposing proper and reasonable amount of preventive penalty to check duty evasion through misdeclaration in imports and exports, officials said. They said that the revenue board found that many customs officials imposed penalty at lower rates which failed to prevent repetition of such misdeclaration […]

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Top leaders of Bangladesh Nationalist Party demanded the government take measures to ensure a ‘level-playing field’ for the party to consider taking part in the civic polls in Dhaka and Chittagong. The measures included reopening its central office, release of its ‘50,000 leaders and workers’ including party’s acting secretary general, returning of ‘disappeared’ joint secretary […]

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Stats and facts of the cricket giants Australia have a great chance to win on their own ground against India. History said so. As Australia, host of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 (CWC15), will take on India, defending world and unbeaten group champion of Pool B of the tournament, in the second semifinal on March […]

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President Abdul Hamid has invited BNP chief Khaleda Zia to attend a reception to celebrate the 45th Independence and National Day of Bangladesh. A letter has already been sent to Khaleda’s political office in Gulshan, requesting her to join the reception hosted by the president at Bangabhaban, the presidential palace, on March 26. BNP’s Media […]

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Bangladesh’s current political issues, including the recent incidents of disappearances, came up for discussions as Early Day Motion in the UK parliament and noted with alarm the ‘lack of a free and open democratic process in Bangladesh’. The MPs who came up with the EDM called on their government to put pressure on the Bangladesh […]

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Clockwise from left: Shah AMS Kibria, Manik Chowdhury, Mamun Mahmud, Mohammad Hossain Mandal, Santosh Gupta, Abdur Razzak and Prof Anisuzzaman. Seven prominent personalities have received the Independence Award this year. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina handed over Bangladesh’s highest civilian award on Wednesday at Dhaka’s Osmani Memorial Auditorium. Late finance minister Shah AMS Kibria, matinee idol […]

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Nomination papers for the mayor’s race in the Dhaka North and South City Corporation have been collected on behalf of BNP’s Abdul Awal Mintoo and Abdus Salam. The move could well be BNP’s first step towards joining the Apr 28 polls, ending a widespread speculation over its participation. Nomination papers for Khaleda Zia’s advisor Abdul […]

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