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Bangladesh’s per capita debt $169

Bangladesh’s per capital gross external debt now stands at $169, or Tk13,160, which is higher than what it was two years ago. On behalf of Finance Minister AMA Muhith, junior finance minister MA Mannan yesterday revealed the information in parliament while responding to a query. As on June 30, 2015, that is the last day […]

M. Shahidul Islam in Toronto People get used to live in fear of life under chronic conditions of instability and insecurity accompanied by routine corruption and mafia coercion of a despotic rule. But fear of the unknown and unusual goings-on are bound to unnerve a nation. Many Bangladeshi high-ups and big-wigs have recently flown out […]

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Barrister Harun ur Rashid Current leaders reportedly attending the parade include Russian President Vladimir Putin, The military parade through Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on Sept. 3 marks the first time China is commemorating the allied victory in 1945 with such a high-profile event. Top leaders from 30 countries, including Russia, Venezuela and Sudan, will attend, and […]

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Footage of assault go viral on social media Footage of a schoolgirl being beaten up by a schoolboy in Sadar upazila of Habiganj has triggered a huge public outcry. Police yesterday arrested the assaulter, Ruhul Amin, after the footage went viral on the social networking site Facebook. The arrestee, a class-IX student of Habiganj High […]

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Given the antecedents of a section of the Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists—-who in the past decades have committed umpteen crimes often with impunity—-the reprehensible incident of their assault on agitating teachers including Prof Yasmeen Haque, wife of Computer Science and Engineering teacher and noted writer Prof Muhammed Iqbal of the Shahjalal University of Science […]

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 BNP standing committee member Gayeshwar Chandra Roy on Friday challenged the government to test its popularity through holding an acceptable election, as a survey conducted by the US-based International Republican Institute (IRI) found it has gained popularity. “Why are they (govt) afraid of arranging a fresh election if they have gained popularity? We want the […]

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‘If Bangladesh banned religious-based political parties, Jamaat will emulate the response of religious-based political parties in Turkey’ After failing to oust the government from office and halt the trial of its leaders for 1971 war crimes, the Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami’s “wait and see policy” belies the long-term preparations the party has made to survive. Jamaat leaders […]

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The deportation of Kamrul Islam, the prime accused in the murder of thirteen-year-old Sheikh Samiul Alam Rajon, has been approved by Saudi Arabia’s royal court. The extradition process is expected to take no more than two weeks. State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam confirmed the desert kingdom’s decision to extradite the prime suspect […]

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SUST student’s death triggers questions Shahriar, a SUST student found hanging at a student mess on Thursday night, had received repeated death threats, the last known one being early this year. “This is our last warning!” read a note sent with a burial cloth in the name of Nastik Murtad Protirodh Andolan in 2013. “Nobody […]

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Bangladesh have kicked off their ICRC T20 Cricket Tournament for people with disabilities in style, beating England in the opening match. The hosts put up a gritty show to edge the English side by 14 runs at the BKSP ground No. 3 on Friday. Bangladesh posted 117 for 8 after electing to bat first and […]

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Village households are inundated in Lalmonirhat The flood situation in Kurigram, Bogra, Gaibandha and Jamalpur worsened and the people of these districts are now facing an acute crisis of food and drinking water. Their houses and croplands have gone under floodwater. “We could not feed our children. Oftentimes, we go to dry land with boats […]

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Chowdhury Ashik Mahmud We need to talk about Bangladesh’s debt situationChowdhury Ashik Mahmud Bangladesh needs to take note of Greece’s financial mistakes I live in London: The greatest city in the world after Dhaka. The Greek debt crisis is one of hottest topics in the breakfast table here. There are extremists on both ends. Some […]

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