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West Indies win World T20 title

West Indies win by 4 wickets West Indies have clinched the World T20 title after a dramatic thriller in the last over of the final encounter against England. Nineteen required off the final over. Stokes has a whole bed-rock of cotton-wool to safeguard. And Brathwaite finishes it with 2 balls to spare. 4 consecutive sixes. […]

Ahmed Rashid The suicide bomber who killed seventy-two people on Easter Sunday in a park in Lahore, Pakistan has drawn condemnation from around the world. Among the killed were twenty-nine children, and another 370 people were wounded, many of them members of the country’s Christian minority. Far less noted, however, has been the attack’s equally […]

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Faruque Ahmed The government is going to approve the revised annual development programme (RADP) at Tk 90,000 crore down from Tk 97,000 in the original development budget for 2915-16.  It will be 7 per cent less but 20 per cent higher compared to last year’s budget. The downward revision of the ADP is a regular […]

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The prime minister is right to have emphasised the need to improve the country’s road network at the inauguration of the first part of the Moghbazar-Mouchak flyover project. A better road network is essential to reduce journey times and open up new economic opportunities. The costs of congestion alone make it imperative the government do […]

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US President Barack Obama said on Friday that Donald Trump’s recent comments that South Korea and Japan should acquire nuclear weapons show the leading Republican presidential candidate is not well informed on international relations. Trump told The New York Times in an interview published on Sunday that he would consider letting the countries build their […]

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Shahid Islam Neither the government, nor the people are attentive to what they must do and what must be abstained from. The social contract between the government and the governed is full of cracks and vulnerabilities. To be candid, it’s on the throes of total rupture. The implicit agreement between the rulers and the ruled […]

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Hayley Matthews and Stafanie Taylor both struck half-centuries as West Indies beat three-times defending champions Australia by eight wickets to win the women’s World Twenty20 title at Eden Gardens on Sunday. Matthews (66) and captain Taylor (59) added 120 for their opening stand as West Indies chased down a 148-run target with three balls to […]

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Dhaka University students, peeved by the murder of Sohagi Jahan Tonu, have stayed away from their classrooms to turn up the heat on the government. Classes were not held in most departments on Sunday due to a strike called by student protesters after police failed to arrest any suspect. The boycott, however, did not apply to examinations, which continued […]

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The Appellate Division of Supreme Court on Sunday said that the hearing of the review petition filed by death row war criminal Motiur Rahman Nizami will be heard next week. A chamber bench headed by the chief justice SK Sinha deferred the scheduled hearing as Nizami’s counsel SM Shahjahan sought time. SM Shahjahal sought time […]

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Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia on Tuesday will surrender before a trial court in Dhaka and seek bail as the court has issued a warrant for her arrest in a case filed over an arson attack on a bus at Jatrabari in the city last year. ‘As BNP chairperson is a law-abiding citizen and […]

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The minister for finance, AMA Muhith, on Sunday ruled out appointment of a proposed commission on the country’s banking sector in the current fiscal year saying probe into scams in the banks are going on. ‘We will consider necessity of the commission later on’, he said during a pre-budget discussion with the Economic Reporters’ Association […]

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