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Khaleda calls 20-party meet after 9 months

After over nine months, chiefs of the BNP-led 20-party alliance’s components sit in a meeting this evening to discuss its next course of action. BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, also the combine chief, yesterday called the meeting at her Gulshan political office. She last held the meeting of the opposition alliance on Nov 7 last year. […]

Concerned Citizens’ Group, a platform of noted citizens, at a roundtable here on Tuesday sought a constitutional amendment to make a balance between the power of the President and the Prime Minister. They said constitutional and institutional reforms are urgent for establishing a full and effective democratic ruling system in the country ensuring the balance […]

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The BNP has blamed the government’s ‘flawed’ foreign policy for Bangladesh losing the GSP facility in the US market but offered help to get preferential trade benefits back. Spokesperson Asaduzzaman Ripon said the GSP suspension was a matter of ‘grave concern’ for the country. “Bangladesh has certainly been harmed by not getting back GSP,” he […]

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The ruling Awami League general secretary and the public administration minister, Syed Ashraful Islam, on Tuesday warned there are many forces who don’t want the welfare of prime minister Sheikh Hasina, UNB news agency reported. Noting that the Father of Nation and his whole family were killed as part of a deep conspiracy, “They remain […]

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Conditions mostly fulfilled yet GSP privilege not given back to Bangladesh; 122 get it  The pace and scale of reforms over the past two years were unprecedented in the country’s garment sector that has been in existence since the 1980s. Yet, it was not enough for the Obama administration. It left out Bangladesh from the […]

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Chemically treated pineapples see higher demand People are busy in trading pineapples at Jalchhatra Bazar in Madhupur, Tangail on Monday. Photo: Mirza Shakil Consumers are falling for chemically grown eye-candy pineapples that look bigger and brighter than the naturally farmed ones but actually taste bland and have less nutrient content. This trend is hurting the […]

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He wants to make best use of every second to accomplish dev mission Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) Mayor AJM Nasir Uddin on Tuesday stressed protecting the port city of Chittagong to protect Bangladesh as it is the country’s economic lifeline. “We need to protect Chittagong city if we want to protect Bangladesh. It’s our economic […]

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Ruling Awami League’s Advisory Council Member Suranjit Sengupta has admitted that the government has failed to maintain law and order even though the ministers are unwilling to accept any such shortcoming despite recent spate of killings of children and secular bloggers. Sengupta also slated the inspector general of police for advising the bloggers ‘not to […]

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Shocked over the “unabated influx” of illegal migrants from Bangladesh, India is contemplating about “sealing” the international border between the countries. India’s Home Minister Rajnath Singh said his government wanted to “completely seal” the border to stop illegal migration as “it is a matter of serious concern,” “We want to take all possible steps to […]

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Ganajagaran Mancha has alleged the home minister and the police chief are effectively condoning murders of bloggers by warning of action against hurting religious sentiments in writings. Mancha spokesman Imran H Sarker made the allegation at a demonstration at Shahbagh on Tuesday. He demanded of the government to arrest the murderers of the bloggers, including […]

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–Hosts Bangladesh smartly reached the semi-final of the six-nation SAFF U-16 Championship with one match to spare eliminating Sri Lanka by 4-0 goals in their first Group A match at the Sylhet Stadium on Tuesday, UNB news agency reported. Sarwan Zaman Nipu struck twice, Atiquzzaman and Abedin Rakib netted one goal each for Bangladesh, which […]

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