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Enclaves fall, dwellers erupt into celebration Two men in their 90s in Banshpachai enclave of Lalmonirhat embrace on the eve of the exchange of enclaves between Bangladesh and India. The two neighbours were not on talking terms for 30 years over a piece of land. The exchange of enclaves put an end to their longstanding […]

The ruling Awami League general secretary, Syed Ashraful Islam, on Friday said that the next general elections would be held under the incumbent government in line with the constitution. Ashraful, also the public administration minister, hoped that the Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson, Khaleda Zia, would not repeat the same mistake she made by not participating […]

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Prime minister’s ICT Adviser Sajeeb Ahmed Wazed Joy has said the Bangladesh has shown the world it can surge ahead all by itself by climbing up the economic ladder well ahead of the targeted year. Joy made the remark before 200 youths in the interactive discussion styled ‘Let’s Talk’ on Bangladesh’s achievement of lower middle-income […]

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The National Board of Revenue (NBR) is going to launch a special drive soon for identifying the business firms that are recruiting foreigners illegally. Once identified, such companies will have to pay penalty as per new provisions incorporated in the finance bill 2015, that came into effect from July 1, said a NBR official. According […]

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Law minister Anisul Huq distributes crestsLaw minister Anisul Huq on Friday said Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) standing committee member Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury, also a death row convict, must be hanged. “You must be executed,” Anisul said, referring to Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury while addressing a reception of freedom fighters at Akhaura upazila auditorium in Brahmanbaria. The […]

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Over 200 people were killed and 26,470 were injured in Awami League infighting since the party assumed power in 2009. Statistics available with rights groups showed that at least 219 leaders and activists of district to union units, educational institutes and different associate organisations and many apolitical people were killed in 2,544 infightings between January […]

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Southeast region remain inundated Cyclonic storm Komen, which crossed Chittagong coast near Sandwip at 6:00am on Friday, became weak, turned into land depression and lay over central part of the country near Faridpur in the evening. Under influence of the cyclonic storm, almost all the districts across the country including the capital Dhaka witnessed cloudy […]

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The Election Commission (EC) will brief Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on the use and technical aspects of smart National ID cards. EC Secretary Sirazul Islam, officials of ID registration cell and other relevant officials would meet the prime minister at her office on Sunday with an appraisal of the smart card. Now the voters have […]

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Prices of vegetables have shot up in Chittagong due to the impact of cyclone ‘Komen’. Prices of fish and meat were however stable on Friday. The vegetables, which had been sold at Tk 40 to 50 a kg before the rains triggered by ‘Komen’, were being sold at Tk 60 to 80 per kg. The prices […]

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Tajuddin Ahmad, an outstanding organiser and leader, played a pivotal role in making the preparations for country’s Liberation War, and also as the prime minister of Bangladesh throughout the war in 1971. But Bangladesh is yet to acknowledge him with due evaluation whereas killers took away his life for his valiant role. Speakers at a […]

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India has tagged a tough condition with the proposed $2 billion loan to Bangladesh. Bangladesh would have to spend as much as 75 per cent of the loan to purchase Indian goods for the projects to be undertaken with the loan. Officials in the Economic Relations Division (ERD) said Bangladesh would need to procure construction […]

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Persistent rain forced the umpires to call off play on day 2 of the second and final Test against South Africa at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka. The umpires have made a quick call considering that the outfield won’t get ready in time even if the rain stops. This rain is a result of a […]

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