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On March 20, 2000, as part of a trip to South Asia, U.S. President Bill Clinton was scheduled to land his helicopter in the desperately poor village of Joypura, Bangladesh, and speak to locals under a 150-year-old banyan tree. At the last minute, though, the visit was canceled; U.S. intelligence agencies had discovered an assassination […]

Meenakshipuram, 33 years on: Muslims happy, Hindus not January 12, 2015 10:30 IST   A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.com visits the village in Tamil Nadu that shot into national prominence in 1981 when half the Dalits there converted to Islam. He spoke to the Hindus and Muslims and came back with two very different stories. In 1981, […]

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Over the last nine years, the BNP has typically dealt with its own failures by taking time to regroup and reorganise. But the much touted – and much needed – reorganisation of the party has never actually taken place. Instead, the party has experienced an unrelenting losing streak and fallen into increasing disarray. In this […]

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North Sentinel Island is located in the Bay of Bengal off of the coast of India. It is well away from landlocked earth, and while it is officially administered by India, no one has been able to make contact with the native inhabitants. The island is one of the last remaining uncivilized areas of the […]

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Claim British researchers Afp, Birmingham A Quran manuscript has been carbon dated to close to the time of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), making it one of the oldest in the world, a British university said yesterday. The two leaves of parchment, filled with “surprisingly legible” text from Islam’s holy book, have been dated to around […]

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The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry on Wednesday demanded gas connections by August to the industries which were issued demand notes as the industries have been stuck with their investment because of this problem. ‘In last few years a number of industries were established which received demand notes for gas connections but […]

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Mahmudullah of Bangladesh plays a shot during the 1st Test against South Africa at Chittagong. Rain at Chittagong was the spoilsport on day 2 of the 1st Test between Bangladesh and South Africa. In 65 overs bowled during the day, Bangladesh reached 179 for 4 and trail South Africa’s first innings total of 248 by […]

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The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Wednesday urged the foreign buyers to increase the price of Bangladeshi garment products, saying that this money would be spent for further welfare of the country’s four million apparel workers. The prime minister came up with the request when Dutch ambassador to Bangladesh Gerben de Jong paid a farewell […]

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BNP leader Salahuddin Ahmed stands in front of a Shillong court today. A Shillong court in the Indian state of Meghalaya today framed charges against BNP leader Salahuddin Ahmed for trespass. The court of Chief Judicial Magistrate KML Nongbri also fixed July 30 for starting the trial of the case filed under the foreigners act. […]

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BNP spokesperson Asaduzzaman Ripon. BNP today expressed concerns over India’s fresh move to implement the controversial river linking project and urged the government to take strong initiatives against the move. “Some newspapers of that country [India], quoting the Indian Water Resources minister, reported on July 13 that they are going to start the river linking […]

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                      Chittagong City Corporation, the police and Chittagong district administration on Tuesday jointly evicted a vegetable market built illegally encroaching local canal in Amin Jute Mill area under Bayezid police station. Led by executive magistrate Tamim Al Yamin, the eviction drive was conducted for two […]

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BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia may appear before a special court in Dhaka on Thursday to attend the hearing on the Zia Orphanage Trust and Zia Charitable Trust graft cases. “Khaleda Zia is respectful to law, and she’s likely to appear before the court on Thursday,” her counsel Sanaullah Mia said. Khaleda is scheduled to attend […]

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