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Army, BGB raid Myanmar separatists

A BGB naik named Zakir Hossain was injured in an early morning gunfire exchange between the Bangladesh border security force and Myanmar separatist group the Arakan Army in a remote area of Bandarban yesterday. Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) believes that the Myanmar separatists opened fire when its troops and the personnel from Bangladesh Army were […]

Hasanul Haq Inu wonders why some Awami League leaders are echoing their BNP counterparts on his party’s suspected involvement in the assassination of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Inu heads the Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JaSaD), an ally of the Awami League, and serves as the information minister. Media reports said Awami League Presidium member Sheikh Fazlul […]

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Staff Correspondent A writ petition was filed with the High Court yesterday challenging the legality of Section 57 of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act which has come under severe criticism recently. Zakir Hossain, an accused of a case filed under this section with the cyber crimes tribunal in Dhaka, submitted the petition urging […]

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Terming imaginary, false and fabricated the charges pressed against party senior vice-chairman Tarique Rahman in connection with Gazipur arson attack, BNP on Wednesday said the government wants to take its political revenge on him. “It’s a matter of regret that a chargesheet has been submitted against our party senior vice chairman Tarique Rahman making him […]

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Staff Correspondent The 39th death anniversary of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam will be observed today. Composer and lyricist of about 4000 songs, which are collectively known as Nazrul Geeti, Nazrul’s literary talents were also evident in his poems, essays and novels. Known as the Rebel Poet, Nazrul was born on May 24, 1899 or […]

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Awami League General Secretary Syed Ashraful Islam has called on his party activists to remain united, saying he fears ‘something awful’ might take place. His warning came at a discussion in Dhaka marking the 11th anniversary of the 2004 grenade attack to kill party chief and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. “Something horrible might happen if […]

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Bangladesh (MNN) — Conditions are dire and desperate amid nonstop Bangladesh flooding. Landslides and a cyclone have intensified the effects of annual monsoon flooding, leaving at least 180,000 Bangladeshis homeless. Amid the chaos, national pastors and church planters supported byForgotten Missionaries International (FMI) are islands of security. “Members of their congregations are looking to them […]

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Bangladesh Biman Airline has been ranked one of the second worst airlines in the world, according to reports. SKYTRAX published the report on Wednesday. Skytrax, a web-based airline and airport rating and review platform, released the rankings through stars – with the “worst” going from one star to the best being “five stars.” On it, Bangladesh, […]

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Namia Akhtar We need to change ourselves if we are to change society Putting an end to violence against children should be a priority for all of us Photo- Bigstock If we collectively oppose social injustice, we are bound to find justice. If we collectively accommodate injustice, we are bound to see injustice. If we […]

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The last time the price of gas was increased in November 2008. After coming to power in 2009, the Awami League-led government only increased the price of compressed natural gas (CNG) several times The energy regulator may announce increased prices of electricity and gas today, or next week, but the decision to adjust fuel oil […]

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 Observing that the country’s people have lost their rights to freedom of speech, Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad on Wednesday said they want to see true democracy in the country. “People have lost the rights to live…. They’ve lost the rights to speech and writings. There’s no freedom of expression in the country. People don’t […]

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The government of India’s Maharashtra state is seeking help of Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus, the father of microcredit, to introduce a microfinancing system for small and medium scale industries in the state, reports The Indian Express. State finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar, rural development and women and child development minister Pankaja Munde and minister of state […]

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