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Bangladesh to be middle income country by 2021: Global report

A new report launched by an independent global media communication agency has predicted that Bangladesh will become a middle-income country by 2021, on the country’s golden jubilee of independence. “Located at the heart of a booming region, Bangladesh is ideally placed to maintain and improve economic growth and achieve middle-income country status by 2021″, read […]

Muslims across the country celebrated Eid-ul-Azha on Friday by saying prayers and slaughtering sacrificial animals with due solemnity and religious fervour. After the prayers, they exchanged greetings with friends and neighbours saying, ‘Eid Mubarak’. The well-off Muslims sacrificed cattle, goats or other animals, keeping a portion for themselves and distributing the rest to friends, family […]

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Come to think of it. The world, despite the increasingly shrinking frontiers it is being pushed into, remains a rather interesting place. Britain’s Labour Party has just elected the old-fashioned socialist Jeremy Corbyn as its new leader. You might be deluded into believing that the old days of socialism, or propagation of socialism, are back. […]

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BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has exchanged Eid-ul-Azha greetings in London with expatriate leaders and workers in the UK. Much of her speech at the gathering at the Fairlop Waters Country Park in east London was drowned out by chaos and confusion. The Eid was celebrated in Britain on Thursday. A tent was pitched in the […]

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Bangladesh’s no-nonsense prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, will tell world leaders to put their money where their mouth is as they gather at the UN general assembly to launch the sustainable development goals (SDGs). The success of the 17 ambitious goals and 169 targets, which replace the millennium development goals (MDGs) established in 2000, will depend […]

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A new report launched by an independent global media communication agency has predicted that Bangladesh will become a middle-income country by 2021, on the country’s golden jubilee of independence. “Located at the heart of a booming region, Bangladesh is ideally placed to maintain and improve economic growth and achieve middle-income country status by 2021″, read […]

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World leaders on Friday adopted the most sweeping agenda ever of global goals to combat poverty, inequality and climate change, described by the United Nations secretary-general as “a to-do list for people and planet”. Adopted in the shadow of the worst refugee crisis since World War II, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, call […]

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Swiss prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation into Sepp Blatter, the head of world football body Fifa, on suspicion of criminal mismanagement and misappropriation, the Swiss attorney general’s office said on Friday. It said Blatter was interrogated after a meeting of Fifa’s executive committee in Zurich, and authorities carried out a search at Fifa headquarters […]

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Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has expressed his hope that the water sharing agreement of Teesta river would be signed with Bangladesh. Modi came up with the view at a delegation-level unscheduled meeting with prime minister Sheikh Hasina at Hotel Waldrof Astoria in New York on Thursday. Both the next-door leaders, now in New York […]

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Six Bangladeshi nationals were found among the 717 pilgrims who died in a stampede during a hajj ritual on the outskirts of the holy city of Mecca on Thursday. Three of the victims hailed from Sonagazi upazila of Feni district while one each from Sumanganj, Dinajpur and Jamalpur.  Three people –Tahera Begum, 65, wife of […]

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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has ordered a safety review for the Hajj pilgrimage after at least 717 people died in a stampede near the holy city of Mecca. Another 863 people were injured in the incident at Mina, which occurred as two million pilgrims were taking part in the Hajj’s last major rite. It is […]

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