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Is economic uncertainty the latest norm?

Dr. Abdullah Shibli What is happening in the world today? An apt manner to describe the current economic situation and future prospects is to paraphrase Charles Dickens who wrote, “It is the best of times, it is the worst of times.”  As I reflect on the economic problems we face at the beginning of 2016, I […]

Anu Muhammad I first visited Bashkhali in 1991, immediately after a deadly cyclone devastated the area. I could not walk without touching a dead body or its parts; I could not see even an inch of area which had not been destroyed by the natural disaster. In this coastal area, people live on and struggle […]

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Bangladesh is now well placed in the list of corrupt practice in siphoning money from the country The scandalous way of owning overseas companies has found its place in the global investigation report . The directors of some of Bangladesh’s biggest business conglomerates, including Summit, Square, and the United group, own or have owned offshore […]

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Shamsuddin Ahmed India is making frantic efforts to internationalize Nepal’s Madhesi issue and Maldives’ jailing of Delhi-friendly former president Mohammad Nasheed. A joint statement of European Union and India issued on the conclusion of their summit meeting in Brussels March 30 points out the issues. The statement said they agreed that Madeshi issue needs a […]

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Dr. Abdul Ruff in New Delhi It appears India and Pakistan continue to confront on terror related issues, caused by not giving sovereignty to Kashmiris whose nation both occupy. While Pakistan would be willing to surrender the part of Kashmir, Azad Kashmir, from it control, India is willing for a nuke war if only that […]

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Voting as a bloc for the first time in over a decade, Muslims have shifted their support to Democrats. Saif Alnuweiri in Washington The political future of the American Muslim vote seems anchored in the Democratic Party after years of enduring Islamophobia and bigotry from the Republican Party. This year’s election cycle marked the return of […]

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An explosion and blaze sparked by fireworks have killed at least 100 people at a Hindu temple in the Indian state of Kerala, police say. The fireworks, which were to be used to celebrate a local new year festival, exploded about 03:30 (22:15 GMT Saturday), local media say. A building at the temple then collapsed, […]

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Bangladesh is the world’s bright spot for off-grid solar firms as more than 30% people still have no access to the grid electricity, according to a new report of the World Bank. Globally, the off-grid solar market will reach 99m households by 2020, a fourfold increase from 25m today, according to the Off-Grid Solar Market […]

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A member of parliament has been charged in court over the shooting of a 9-year old boy at his constituency in Gaibandha’s Sundarganj. But the Awami League MP Manjurul Islam Liton secured permanent bail on Sunday afternoon in the case initiated by the child’s father. Liton was present in court when Gaibandha’s Additional Chief Judicial […]

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge played a charity cricket match with underprivileged children in Mumbai on Sunday, the first day of a week-long tour of India that will include a trip to the isolated Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton flew into India’s financial capital and met children from Magic Bus, […]

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One of the most sensual attires of a woman is undoubtedly sari in Bengali culture. Every woman desires to wear a colourful new saree to celebrate Pohela Boishahk, the first day of Bangla new year. It is the tradition. But it of course is very tragic when a woman is to give her life for […]

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It was ten years ago that the London Review of Books published an article on the Israel Lobby by John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt, distinguished scholars at two of America’s top universities.  The following year the publisher, Farrar, Straus and Giroux found the courage to publish The Israel Lobby, a book with 357 […]

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