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Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury’s un-Islamic remarks at the UN Bangladesh mission, New York

প্রবাসীদের প্রবল বাধায় মুরতাদ গাফফার চৌধুরীর অনুষ্ঠান পন্ডঃ ৩ ঘন্টা অবরুদ্ধ নিউইয়র্ক থেকে ক্যাপ্টেন(অবঃ)মারুফ রাজুঃ গেলো শুক্রবার জাতিসংঘে বাংলাদেশ স্থায়ী মিশনের উদ্যোগে আয়োজিত এক আলোচনা অনুষ্ঠানে বিষয় বহির্ভূত ভাবে আল্লাহ তায়ালার পবিত্র নাম সমূহ, ইসলাম ধর্ম,নারীদের পর্দা এবং আরবী ভাষা নিয়ে চরম অবমাননাকর ও অশালীন মন্তব্য করে বিশ্ব ব্যাপি ব্যাপক নিন্দার ঝড়ে পড়েন আওয়ামী ভাবধারার […]

Malaysia has reportedly agreed to recruit 500,000 low-skilled migrant workers from Bangladesh, a move welcomed by many in a country from where scores of people have risked their lives to go abroad in search of work. Details of the agreement, called a Business-to-Business (B2B) mechanism that will use employment agencies, were discussed in Malaysia earlier […]

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The country’s trade deficit – gap between export earnings and import payments – is set to cross $10 billion mark for the first time in the just concluded financial year 2014-15 after hitting an all-time high of $9.46 billion in the first 11 months of the year. The dismal performance of the country’s trade balance […]

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Authorities of Viquarunnisa Noon School and College on Tuesday refused to enrol students who had been selected for migration to the college. A group of guardians and students blocked the road in front of the college and took part in a sit-in demanding the students be enrolled. Guardians said the education boards had published the […]

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An under-construction four-storey building leaned towards a pond in Subadda Paschimpara area of south Keraniganj in Dhaka on Monday night. No one was injured in the incident, said police. M Jamal Uddin Mir, officer-in- charge of south Keraniganj police station, said one Shahidul Islam is the owner of the building, which leaned at 10:30pm. Locals […]

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Syed Badrul Ahsan Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha deserves our thanks. He has reminded us once again of the ills which keep our society in a bind. To be sure, these are maladies we have consistently and regularly suffered from. But when the Chief Justice speaks of them, when he reflects on the role of […]

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Net overseas investment in the Dhaka Stock Exchange fell by 48 per cent or Tk 1,193.83 crore in the just-concluded financial year 2014-15 compared with the FY14, DSE data showed. In the FY14, net foreign investment in the country’s premier bourse was Tk 2,493.67 crore whereas the amount turned Tk 1,299.83 crore in the FY15. According […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that BNP chief Khaleda Zia’s son Tarique Rahman went to the extent of orchestrating attacks to thwart her niece Tulip Siddiq’s victory in the UK parliamentary election. Hasina and other Awami League leaders spoke of ‘conspiracies’ that were purportedly designed to prevent Tulip from winning the May polls. Hasina […]

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Lack of partnership and hesitation in making the shots cost Bangladesh the second Twenty20 international against South Africa, said skipper Mashrafee bin Murtaza after a 31-run defeat on Tuesday. Bangladesh collapsed to 138 all out replying to South Africa’s 169-4 in the face of an in experienced South African attack that saw a debutant leg-spinner […]

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By Helen Gao Checkpoints at schools, confiscated passports, and no cell phones. Beijing is tightening the screws on Uighur youth in Xinjiang. KASHGAR, China — As Muslims worldwide immerse themselves in the holy month of Ramadan, which started June 17, Uighurs in China’s far-west region of Xinjiang, the majority of whom follow the Islamic faith, […]

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By Palestine Chronicle By Richard Falk* Exactly a year ago, for 51 days between July 7 and August 26 Israel carried out its third major military assault (2008-09; 2012; 2014) on Gaza in the past six years. This last one, code named Operation Protective Edge by Israeli Defense Forces, was the most vicious, killing 2,251 […]

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By Kathryn Stone Police in the Philippines have filed murder charges against the owner and crew of the M/V Kim Nirvana, which sank on July 2nd killing over sixty people. The charges were filed against the ferry owner, Joge Bung Zarco, and the captain, Warren Oliverio, and 19 other people. During the initial investigation, police have concluded […]

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