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BNP may boycott next phases of UP polls

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party is contemplating boycott of the next phases of staggered partisan elections to union parishads. Party leaders said that the party did not want to be a part of the ‘farcical polls marked by widespread violence, killing and vote rigging by the ruling Awami League under shelter of administration and law enforcers.’ […]

PM tells new civil service officials Prime minister Sheikh Hasina, public administration minister Syed Ashraful Islam, finance minister Abul Mal Abdul Muhith and other guests, along with the participants in the 60th BPATC foundation training course, pose for a photograph at a city auditorium on Thursday. — Focusbangla photo Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday […]

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Chinese casino junket operator Kim Wong gestures as he answers questions during a Reuters interview in Manila April 1, 2016. For Kim Wong, the Chinese casino owner in the Philippines entangled in one of the world’s largest bank heists, there are two golden rules for dealing with wealthy punters: always demand to see their money, […]

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Police on Friday opened a case of culpable homicide against the company building a flyover that collapsed in Kolkata, killing at least 23 people and injuring dozens more. Rescuers worked all night with cranes and jackhammers to clear concrete slabs and steel girders from the 100-metre (110-yard) length of the flyover that broke off suddenly […]

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As March turns to April and we pack up the festoons and flags commemorating our independence, we can look back at the past 46 years and sigh, shake our heads and mumble, “What have we achieved?” Or we can look forward to the years ahead and decide where we want to go, where we want […]

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Ruling Bangladesh Awami League’s advisory council member Suranjit Sengupta on Friday blasted the election commission for its inaction as people are losing their lives in the ensuing Union Parishad elections. At least nine people were killed and at least 64 others injured in clashes in different parts of the country during the second phase Union […]

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Ittefaq Report Bangladesh wicket-keeper Mushfiqur Rahim went a step ahead in bantering and mocked Indian team’s semifinal loss to West Indies and faced a lot of blacklash. Allegedly, just after India’s demoralising defeat, the Bangladesh player tweeted, “Happiness is this….!!! #ha ha ha..!!!! India lost in the semifinal.” He attached a Dhoni picture with the […]

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Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia attends conference of Islami Oikya Jote at Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh in Dhaka on Thursday. Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia on Thursday urged the government to resolve the present political problem through dialogue, shunning the path of confrontation. ‘The ball is now in the court of the ruling […]

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Photo shows ballot papers illegally stamped allegedly by AL activists in a polling booth of Konakhola Model Government Primary School centre at Keraniganj, left. A man wails holding the hand of his only son shot dead in a clash during polls at Madhurchar Government Primary School centre at Keraniganj on Thursday, right. At least nine […]

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A team of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on Friday visited the spot in Mainamati Cantonment area where the body of Comilla Victoria college student Sohagi Jahan Tonu was found. The CID team led by investigation officer of the case and CID inspector Gazi Mohammad Ibrahim visited the murder site around 10:30am, reports UNB. “We […]

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When Hagoda Gamage Shalika Perera, a small Sri Lankan businesswoman, got a deposit of $20 million in her account last month, she said the funds were expected but had no idea they were stolen from Bangladesh’s central bank in one of the largest cyber heists in history. Unknown hackers breached Bangladesh Bank’s systems between February […]

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