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Bangladeshis begin celebrating Eid

After a month of restraint and reflection, Muslims in Bangladesh began celebrating the Eid-ul-Fitr early on Saturday. President Md Abdul Hamid and Prime minister Sheikh Hasina have greeted the people and called for amity on the occasion. According to police, around six million people left Dhaka to celebrate the Eid with their loved ones back in […]

The Shawwal moon this year has failed to put a smile on most of the BNP leaders’ faces who are accused in dozens of cases, their families say. Most prominent among the accused are Chairperson Khaleda Zia and Acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. Many of the grassroots leaders of the party face more […]

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On a day of giant killings around the world on Wednesday, the ultimate prize went to the Bangladesh cricket team. While Oman stunned Afghanistan and Papua New Guinea upset Ireland in the World T20 qualifiers, the Tigers hunted down South Africa. This Bangladesh team has created history almost every month this year, especially in one-day […]

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By Eurasia Review Pakistan’s Army claimed on  Wednesday to have shot down an Indian “spy” drone, which it alleged was being used for aerial photography near the Line of Control, the Hindu reported. The incident come days after a meeting between Indian PM Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in Russia last week. […]

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By ISN Security Watch Those who believe the West is experiencing a form of imperial decline cite familiar reasons – eroding military budgets, the growing assertiveness of China and Russia, etc. John Rapley, however, points to another cause. He attributes the West’s decline to capital flows making their way to emerging markets. By John Rapley* […]

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By Dr. Bibhu Prasad Routray and Mantraya Over the past year, number of Indians and people of Indian origin have been associated with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Mantraya.org profiles these individuals who have shared different categories of alliances with the Islamic State as fighters, propagandists, fan-boys, wannabe extremists and even people willing […]

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Bangladesh Bank has tightened the rules for import of capital machinery in a bid to tackle money laundering as the clients are now attaching only one Harmonised System code of particular capital machinery with their import form. The BB issued a circular to all banks in this regard on July 9 saying the clients would […]

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Eid and the moon are both part of the festival. In a way one births the other. And like all births and deliveries, there can be occasional complications. Did it happen this time? I remember an Eid in 1962 when we went to bed thinking there would be another Iftar the next day to find […]

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Thousands of Eid revellers have been making agonising journeys home as travel is taking much longer time on the highways due to huge tailbacks. More home bound people are joining the streams every hour to meet their near and dear ones back home to celebrate Eid and have family reunions. Long queues of traffic were […]

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Bangladesh will celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Saturday as the Shawaal Moon has been sighted. The National Moon Sighting Committee met at 7:30pm to take decision in this regard after reviewing the information of the moon sighting. The meeting was chaired by Religious Affairs Minister Matior Rahaman, who is also the president of the committee. The state […]

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