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Amitava Kar “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society,” said Mark Twain. In fewer places than Myanmar has the saying held truer where clothed men—uniformed to be more precise—have had all the influence for more than 50 years. That’s changing with Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy […]

Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday said all democratic rights of people were usurped through killing, enforced disappearance and repression across the country. Fakhrul urged all have to get united and forge a movement to restore people’s rights and democracy. The BNP secretary general came up with the statements while […]

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during the ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 Super 10s Group 2 match between Australia and Bangladesh at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium on March 21, 2016 in Bangalore, India. Australia are likely to tour Bangladesh in 2017 to play the two-Test series that had been postponed last year due to security concerns. The teams were set to […]

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US ambassador in Dhaka Marcia Bernicat has said what has been happening here in Bangladesh is not the“characteristics” of Bangladesh at all as it has a long tradition of tolerance, free speech and certainly the diversity of religions and cultures. “What have been happening here are not the characteristics of Bangladesh at all,” she said […]

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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said the hacking of money from Bangladesh central bank’s account with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York will have no impact on the country’s economy in the long run,. She also said there is no apprehension that this heist will hamper the monetary policy either. The prime minister […]

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Finance minister AMA Muhith has said a surge in consumption caused by the pay hike in the public sector alongside increased investment would help the country’s economy attain the GDP growth target in the current fiscal year, reports UNB. GDP growth target is anticipated 7.05 per cent in the current fiscal year (FY16). “It’s my […]

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Clinton wins four primaries in White House race; Trump says ‘it’s over’ after five-state sweep Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were a giant step closer toward securing their parties’ presidential nominations with powerful wins in a string of primary wins in the US Northeast. Barring a dramatic turn of events, Clinton has now cleared the […]

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A Dhaka court on Wednesday sent journalist Shafik Rehman, arrested in connection with a case filed over an alleged plot to abduct and kill the prime minister’s son Sajeeb Wazed Joy, to jail on completion of his second remand. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate SM Masud Zaman passed the order when police produced him before the court […]

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