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Bangladesh to bring back 125 more boat people from Myanmar on Aug 25

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) will bring back 125 more Bangladeshis rescued by Myanmar from the sea. BGB Cox’s Bazar Sector Commander Col M Anisur Rahman told bdnews24.com on Saturday that they would be brought back after a flag meeting with Myanmar’s immigration department at Dhenkibunia around 10:30am on Aug 25. National Programme Officer of the Bangladesh chapter of the […]

Businesses are likely to get the privilege of doing any business procedures sitting at home as the government has agreed to establish the National Single Window (NSW) in the country. Once the NSW – the virtual platform is established, it is expected to improve trade facilitation and reduce the cost of doing business since everything […]

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by Samira Shackle Niloy Chakrabarti was only the latest atheist blogger to be hacked to death in the country this year. The government crackdown on ‘blasphemers’ has sent others into hiding. What is the future for the country’s liberal writers? In February 2015, Avijit Roy and his wife, Rafida Bonya Ahmed, travelled from their home in […]

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Bangladesh have swept into the semifinals of the SAFF U19 Championship 2015 after beating Bhutan comfortably by 2-0 in their first match of the six-nation meet at the ANFA Complex in Lalitpur, Nepal on Saturday. The young Tigers exhibited a dominating display to salvage all three points after two beautiful goals by Rohit Sarkar and Mannaf […]

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The government failure to implementation of the labour law in the garment sector has been blamed by the US government for dropping the country from the list of GSP beneficiaries which Washington announced on July 29. Though belated, the government realization has made sense. The government will now will finalise the rules for the law […]

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By Uri Avnery Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu. Photo U.S. Department of State, Wikipedia Commons. One has to choose: Binyamin Netanyahu is either incredibly shrewd or incredibly foolish. Take his Iran policy. Actually, there is little to choose from. Netanyahu has no other policy to speak off. According to him, Iran constitutes a mortal danger to Israel. […]

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BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia on Wednesday strongly denounced government action in taking party senior leader MK Anwar into prison and arresting of her adviser Shawkat Mahmud. Chief of the 20-party opposition alliance, begum Zia also urged the government to return to the path of democracy shunning its repressive acts and political vengeance. In a […]

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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said her government would set up a trust fund like the education assistance trust fund so that none can shut down the community clinics with the change in government, news agency BSS reports. Sheikh Hasina said her government has established the prime minister’s Education Assistance Trust Fund to provide […]

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The wind of change

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Shahabuddin Ahmed “There is a tide in the affairs of men, taken in the floods, leads to fortune” — Shakespeare The current political discourses are indicative of some impending changes in the political management of the country. The following information lead: The High Court has come up with two formulas for an interim government to […]

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A free press is not a privilege but an organic necessity in a society. Without criticism and reliable and intelligent reporting, the government cannot govern. For there is no adequate way in which it can keep itself informed about what the people of the country are thinking and doing and wanting. This is what the […]

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Faruqque Ahmed The breakdown of law and order throughout the country has sent the distress signals to the ruling party as the nation is going through terrible incidents of killing, rapes and other gruesome brutalities on daily basis. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is reported to have asked the law enforcers to use strong hand to […]

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