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Khaleda for unity of ‘nationalist’ forces

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson, Khaleda Zia, on Monday said people were now looking to the ‘nationalist forces’ to rid them of the current situation. She urged all nationalist forces to work together narrowing differences to build up a happy Bangladesh. She made the remarks while briefly addressing an iftar party hosted by Bikalpadhara Bangladesh […]

Analysis of int’l firm states project not maintaining minimum social, environmental standards Md Fazlur Rahman An international organisation has raised serious questions about the much-debated Rampal coal-fired power plant, saying it does not maintain the minimum social and environmental standards. “The project poses significant adverse social and environmental risks and impacts that are diverse and […]

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Their number shoots up as Eid draws nearer Beggars on Dhaka streets, at intersections and in front of markets. Hundreds of them, mostly able-bodied, arrive in the capital before Eid to earn some quick bucks with almost no effort at all. They tap on car windows until its annoyed passengers give in and pay them […]

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 BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Monday night asked her party’s senior leaders to visit their respective areas before and during eid for carrying out anti-government campaign and also standing beside grassroots leaders and activists affected during the party’s past movement. The BNP chief gave the direction at a meeting with them at her Gulshan office. […]

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 A petition has been filed with the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) to bring contempt of court proceedings afresh against Gonoshasthaya Kendra founder Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury for his derogatory remarks about the tribunal. Several freedom fighters, including Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra artiste Monoronjon Ghoshal, and Ganajagaran Manch organisers filed the petition with the ICT registrar office […]

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Raffaele Petralla, a documentary photographer based in Rome, was struck by what he witnessed when he first arrived on the outskirts of Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka. “I saw hundreds and hundreds of chimneys around me. It was a landscape of smoke and chimneys,” he said. Petralla was in Bangladesh to document the brick factories that cluster […]

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Total earnings stand at $31.19b against the govt target of $33.2b                     The export earnings growth hit its 13-year low at 3.35 per cent year-on-year in the just concluded financial year 2014-15 as political turmoil in the country and decline in the readymade garment prices on […]

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Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority’s (BIWTA) new ship ‘Madhumati’ is set hit the water on July 14. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will flag it off through a video conference on the day, the shipping ministry said in a statement on Monday. A total of 750 passengers can travel at a time in the two-storey ship […]

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This Facebook file photo shows the incident of sexual assault on women during Pahela Baishakh celebrations near TSC of Dhaka Univesrsity on April 14. Some people identified from video footage of sexual assault on women on Dhaka University campus during Bangla New Year celebration have been arrested, state minister for home Asaduzzaman Khan told the parliament today. However, […]

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BNP spokesperson Asaduzzaman Ripon. BNP called unbecoming and unexpected Inspector General of Police AKM Shahidul Haque’s statement countering the party chairperson Khaleda Zia’s comment and asking her to be ‘more responsible’ in making remarks about police, reports United News of Bangladesh The party also voiced concern that the IGP’s comment over the violence during its […]

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Bangladesh and India on Monday launched a joint survey to record the ‘choice of nationality’ of 51,584 people in 162 enclaves in each other’s territories ahead of the July 31 integration of the land with the respective mainland under the historic Land Boundary Agreement. Officials said, 50 teams began the survey in 111 Indian enclaves […]

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A huge stash of explosives materials were seized from Dhaka and Chittagong, detectives claimed. Four persons who were arrested in this connection were produced before a press briefing at Dhaka Metropolitan Police media centre on Monday. Detectives today claimed to have seized huge stash of explosives materials from Dhaka and Chittagong and arrested four persons in […]

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