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The Guardian view on the Bangladesh history debate: distorted by politics Editorial

Bangladesh’s politicians still can’t agree on the war that won the country’s independence Bangladesh’s first prime minister, Sheik Mujibur Rahman, who took power after the 1971 war.  Mature countries should be ready to interrogate their own history, and accept there are diverse interpretations of how they came to be. This is particularly the case where […]

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is in an “arms race” to keep beefing up protections against cyber threats, its president has when asked about the heist of $81 million from Bangladesh’s central bank’s account held at his institution. “This is an ongoing effort to continue to upgrade (and) reduce the vulnerabilities of our […]

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Nazmul Hasan The Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hasan on Friday promised to look an alternative for controversial ‘players’ by choice’ system for the Dhaka Premier League. Amid huge pressure from the participating clubs, the BCB brought back the lottery-based transfer system for this season much to the chagrin of players, who were denied of […]

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A group affiliated with al Qaeda has reportedly claimed responsibility for the killing of online activist Nazimuddin Samad in Dhaka. The SITE monitoring service reported the claim on Friday, citing a statement posted by the group online. Ansar al-Islam, the Bangladesh division of al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), said its members had carried […]

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BNP on Friday threatened to take tougher action programmes if the government raises the gas and power tariffs further. BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi issued the threat at a press briefing at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office. ‘People will fall into a deep trouble as they’ll lose their buying capacity, if the power […]

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sent a formal invitation to his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina to attend the meeting of G-7 starts May 27 in Japan. Apart from Bangladesh, six other countries including Laos PDR, Indonesia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Papua New Guniea and Chand will join the meeting, says a a release of Bangladesh […]

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Unemployment in the country is increasing faster due to lack of employment. The number of unemployed people stands more than 2.6 million at present, reaching an 18-year-high, says a report of Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS). According to the BBS report, on average only 0.3 million people were employed every year in the past two […]

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The US said Thursday it’s considering granting refuge to a select number of Bangladesh bloggers who face imminent danger for speaking out against radical Islam after militants killed another outspoken opponent of extremism, reports Fox News. Nazimuddin Samad, 28, was hacked and shot to death by unidentified assailants Wednesday in the streets of Dhaka, the […]

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Seven Indian soldiers died in the attack on the Pathankot air base. Pakistan’s ambassador to India has said the peace process between India and Pakistan is currently suspended. Abdul Basit said no meetings were currently scheduled between the foreign secretaries of the two countries. Diplomatic talks were postponed after an attack on an Indian air […]

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