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UN GEN ASSEMBLY Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina flies to New York

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina greets members of the cabinet and foreign diplomats at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital yesterday, before leaving the country to attend the 70th United Nations General Assembly in New York. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday left Dhaka on an eight-day official visit to the United States to attend the […]

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With Eid-ul_Azha only a day away, tens of thousands of people left the capital Wednesday,the last working day, by buses, trains and water vessels to celebrate the great festival of sacrifice at ancestral homes in the countryside. The railway stations, as well as the bus and launch terminals were over crowded with the home goers […]

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City corporations move to keep Dhaka clean Ahead of the Eid-ul-Azha, the two city corporations in Dhaka have called upon all to use the designated spots for slaughter of sacrificial animals and biodegradable bags for controlled and faster disposal of waste. To keep the capital clean, the corporations for the first time have fixed 595 […]

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  Many of the faithful from around the globe camped at the foot of Mount Arafat where they slept, exhausted from their journey, and prayed despite the scorching sun. Carrying colourful umbrellas, they walked from dawn in massive crowds towards the slippery, rocky hill which is also known as Mount Mercy. Here they believe Mohammed […]

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The Trade and Investment Cooperation Forum Agreement will not be implemented if the US do not restore GSP facilities for Bangladesh, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed has hinted. He was speaking to reporters after signing the Annual Performance Agreement (APA) with the chiefs of the organisations under his ministry on Wednesday. Earlier, he met a USTR […]

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Traders and customers in cattle markets in Dhaka seem to have adopted a cautious wait-and-watch policy two days ahead of Eid even as rain played spoilsport. Most of the customers in these markets on Wednesday were seen only enquiring about the prices without actually making any purchase in the hope that price might fall on the penultimate […]

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An Islamic militant group in Bangladesh has issued a hit list of secular bloggers, writers and activists around the world, saying they will be killed if its demands are not met. The list will raise fears that ongoing Islamic militant violence within the unstable south Asian country could take on an international dimension. The targets […]

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এই বছর আমার পরিচিত একজন মেডিকেলে ভর্তিপরীক্ষা দিয়েছে। পরীক্ষা শেষে আমি তাকে ফোন করেছি, জিজ্ঞেস করেছি পরীক্ষা কেমন হয়েছে। সে বলল, পরীক্ষা যথেষ্ট ভালো হয়েছে, এই রেজাল্ট দিয়ে তার কোনো একটা পাবলিক মেডিকেল কলেজে ভর্তি হওয়ার কথা ছিল। কিন্তু তার হবে না। আমি জিজ্ঞেস করলাম, কেন হবে না? সে বলল, মেডিকেলে ভর্তিপরীক্ষার প্রশ্ন ফাঁস হয়েছে, […]

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By Ramzy Baroud The State of Israel was established on the ruins of Palestine, based on a series of objectives that were named after letters from the Hebrew alphabet, the consequences of which continue to guide Israeli strategies to this day. The current violence against Palestinian worshippers at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Occupied East Jerusalem is […]

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By Binoy Kampmark The last thing the GOP field of candidates would have wanted was Donald Trump continuing to make headlines and confronting them with such bread and butter issues of prejudice as what to do with Islam in the United States. Then there was that issue that had shadowed Trump like a storm of […]

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