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‘It’s ugly and dangerous’: the inside story of the battle to be London mayor

The contest between Zac Goldsmith and Sadiq Khan has been marred by accusations of racism. Has this become the dirtiest fight in British political history? Anita Vasisht was going through her junk mail when she came across a surprising letter. It was printed on headed notepaper, from the Right Hon David Cameron MP, prime minister […]

Death row war criminal Motiur Rahman Nizami has been shifted to Dhaka Central Jail from a Kashimpur jail in Gazipur. The war criminal Nizami was brought to Dhaka guarded by a large number of law enforcers from Kashimpur Central Jail-2 in Gazipur around 11:50pm, Jahangir Kabir, senior jail super of Dhaka Central Jail told The […]

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Faruque Ahmed The Finance Ministry finalized revenue expenditures as well as Annual Development Programmes (ADP) for both the revised budget of the current fiscal and the budget for next fiscal 2016-17. Next fiscal year’s budgetary expenditure target of the government has been set at Tk 340,000 crore, which was below one trillion only few years […]

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Shakhawat Hossain London-based The Economist has witnessed a slow but steady political polarization between ruling “secular” Awami League and the Islamist political parties in Bangladesh. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, lacking a popular mandate (elections in 2014 were deeply flawed), has become increasingly deferential to religious conservatives. In March a court took just two minutes to […]

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Sadeq Khan Nisha Desai Biswal, US Assistant Secretary State for South and Central Asia has arrived in Dhaka on May 4. In her two-day programme at Dhaka, her primary mission is to discuss the jihadist threat and machete-murders in Bangladesh, and US-Bangladesh security cooperation in that area. On arrival, Ms. Biswal remembered late Xulhas Mannan, […]

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Motherhood isn’t just umbilical cords and purple roses. It’s about way more It’s difficult to look at our mothers as monsters. Be it the cultural background we’re brought up in, or the morally high standard that a patriarchal system such as ours holds motherhood to, nothing really allows us to look at our mothers as […]

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Bangladesh’s pace bowling sensation Mustafizur Rahman’s incredible run in the Indian Premier League continued as he picked three wickets to help his side Hyderabad Sunrisers reach the top spot of the league. Mustafiz, who has been revelation of this edition’s IPL, got 3-16, his best figure so far in IPL, against Mumbai Indians to aide […]

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In the years before hackers stole $81 million from a Bangladesh central bank account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, senior Fed security officials examined the risk of such an attack – but judged the prospect unlikely, bank sources told Reuters, reports Reuters. The Fed managers worried that lax security procedures and outdated […]

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The government has filed an application with the Appellate Division seeking stay on the High Court verdict that scrapped the 16th amendment to the constitution. Attorney general Mahbubey Alam said the application has already filed and the chamber judge is likely to hear it on Monday. A High Court bench of Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury, […]

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Mobile phone subscribers can re-buy their previous number upon failure to re-register their SIM cards with biometric data after May 31 deadline. Bangladesh’s telecom regulator BTRC took the decision today in a meeting with mobile companies allowing a 15-month window for the re-buy of SIM. Subscribers are now re-registering their SIM cards using biometric fingerprint […]

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State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam has urged Pakistan to stay away from the internal affairs of Bangladesh. He also urged Islamabad not to misinterpret 1974 tripartite agreement. He made the comment Sunday at his office in response to the statement by Pakistan on dismissal of Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh Amir Motiur Rahman Nizami’s review […]

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Fifteen people have received stray bullet wound during a factional clash between two groups of ruling Awami League in capital’s Mirpur. The clash occurred around 11:30am Sunday. The supporters of MP Aslamul Hoque Aslam locked into a quarrel with the supporters of female reserved seat MP Sabina Akhter Tuhin over holding a rally against the Jamaat-e-Islami […]

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