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EC must fulfill promise to punish perpetrators of poll violence

It is shameful that seven people, including a 10-year-old boy, were killed in violence during the second phase of union parishad elections on Thursday. Shubho Kazi Srabon, a fourth-grader at Madhurchar Government Primary School was tragically killed in a shooting after being taken by his uncle to watch the polling process. Around 130 other people […]

Myanmar’s upper house of parliament approved a bill on Friday that gives Aung San Suu Kyi a powerful government role, despite opposition from the military on the second day of her party’s new administration. The bill creates the post of state counsellor and would allow the Nobel laureate to coordinate ministers and influence the executive. […]

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West Indies’ rag-tag army of short-format mercenaries will be hoping they have the weapons to overcome a fearless England in Sunday’s World Twenty20 final as both sides target the honour of being the first to claim a second title in the tournament. For a group of players who nearly boycotted the event over a contractual […]

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Lutfus Sayeed What are the lessons learned by the management, IT department, and the rest of the banking industry as a result of the recent digital heist at Bangladesh Bank? In addition to the huge financial loss, Bangladesh Bank’s professional credibility as a reliable business partner has been tarnished in the global banking network, where […]

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Local MP Abdul Wadud Dara’s car has been vandalised and several others injured in a clash between two factions of ruling Awami League in Rajshahi. Police said the clash erupted when Awami League’s district unit leader Abdul Majid was prevented from joining an extended meeting of Joynagar union council unit ahead of Union Parishad election […]

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The threat from terrorists trying to launch a nuclear attack that would ‘change our world’ is real, US president Barack Obama has said. The world has taken ‘concrete’ steps to prevent nuclear terrorism, he told the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington. But the so-called Islamic State obtaining a nuclear weapon is ‘one of the greatest […]

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An apparel worker was allegedly gang raped by driver and staff on a running bus at Madhupur in Tangail on Friday morning. The police arrested three people including the prime accused at places in Dhanbari on Friday night, Mozibur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Dhanbari police station, said on Saturday. The arrested — prime accused Habibur Rahman […]

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Can the Biharis of Bangladesh hear the chimes of freedom? Anique Newaz Bangladesh as a nation just observed the forty-fifth anniversary of its glorious independence. While it is time for celebration for most of its citizens, a minority group still faces daunting challenges to secure its fundamental rights. This is the Urdu-speaking Bihari people of […]

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Ananta Yusuf It could have passed as any other building of old town, except for its spacious green lawn that attracts a visitor at first sight. Nestled inside the building are rare antique collections of Old Dhaka, from daily life artifacts of nobles to old photographs along with many other treasures, one would be amazed […]

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