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Deep depression turns cyclonic storm ‘Komen’

Danger signal No 7 in 7 dists, 2 ports; danger signal 5 in 8 dists, 2 ports All fishing boats, trawlers and marine vessels over North Bay have been advised to remain in shelter till further notice. Photo: Severe Weather Information Centre – Coastal dists of Cox’s Bazar, Ctg, Noakhali, Laxmipur, Feni, Chandpur, Bhola and […]

Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Wednesday said the party was ‘disappointed, surprised and saddened’ at the Supreme Court Appellate division holding up the International War Crimes Tribunal’s verdict of death sentence against party standing committee member Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury for war crimes. BNP spokesman Asaduzzaman Ripon at a hurriedly called news briefing at the party’s central […]

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SM Shahrukh The officer-in-charge blows a long whistle to end this surreal scene and gives the green signal to all, and the crowd goes back to its usual chaos as if in relief at having passed the VIP like a kidney stone   Is there a better way to deal with this traffic gridlock? It […]

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The Bangladesh Bank will announce on Thursday a monetary policy for the first half of the 2015-16 financial year. The central bank issued a press statement on Wednesday saying Governor Atiur Rahman would unveil the half-yearly policy. Meanwhile, the governor said at a programme that the new monetary policy would encourage the productive sector. He […]

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 Observing that splitting a party is not the government’s duty or objective, Information Minister Hasanul Haque Inu on Tuesday said bringing BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia to justice does not mean breaking BNP. “The present government believes in multiparty democracy. It’s not the government’s duty, motive or objective to split any party,” he said. The Information […]

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by N Jayaram The former president rose through the ranks of the Indian scientific establishment with his firm backing for hawkish causes. As is usual when public personalities die, there is much outpouring of tributes after the passing of APJ Abdul Kalam. Newspaper headlines have described him as the “people’s president” and “missile man”. That […]

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Ruling Awami League on Wednesday expressed satisfaction over the verdict of the Supreme Court (SC) upholding the capital punishment handed down by the International Crimes Tribunal-1 to BNP standing committee member Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury, reports BSS news agency. “Through this verdict, the long cherished expectations of the people of Bangladesh have been fulfilled,” said AL […]

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Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim did not rule out their chance of winning the Test series against South Africa despite going to Mirpur today in the second and final Test as clear underdogs. The Proteas are formidable opponents in Tests not just for Bangladesh but for many other sides, which is reflected in their rankings as […]

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The Election Commission on Wednesday dismissed the apprehensions of including the people aged below 18 years into the national voters’ rolls. It said the people of the aforementioned age group, whose information are being collected by its enumerators in the ongoing voters’ list updating process, would in no way be enlisted in the electoral rolls […]

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War-time terror of Chittagong Salauddin Quader Chowdhury will have to hang after the Supreme Court in the final verdict has confirmed the death penalty of the war crimes tribunal. The four-member appeals bench led by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha delivered the final verdict just after 9am on Wednesday. The judgment was greeted with huge […]

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Prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Wednesday asked the Fisheries and Livestock Ministry to take effective steps to exploit the resources from the country’s vast marine areas, reports United News of Bangladesh. ‘We’ve got a huge marine zone…it’s almost 118,813 square kilometres, we must tap the resources from there, as we’re still lagging behind in this […]

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