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How the United States Can Maintain Its Dominance in the Pacific Ocean

Washington wants India’s help with naval logistics. But is New Delhi scared enough of China to sign the unpopular agreement? Negotiations on sharing logistics and military bases in the Pacific Ocean have exposed the sturm und drang plaguing recent U.S.-India relations. In mid-April, during U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter’s trip to South Asia, he and […]

The national assembly of Pakistan on Wednesday passed a unanimous resolution expressing serious concerns over the execution of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami ameer Matiur Rahman Nizami, reports news agency UNB. The resolution was moved by minister for science and technology Rana Tanvir Hussain. It condemned the judicial proceedings describing those as against the ‘law, justice and human […]

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The BNP has cancelled several party programmes on the day following the execution of war criminal Motiur Rahman Nizami, who was chief of its ally Jamaat-e-Islami. A press briefing, to be held at the party’s Naya Paltan headquarters on Wednesday morning, was cancelled 45 minutes after it was announced on Tuesdaynight. It was cancelled for […]

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Visiting India foreign secretary S Jaishankar calls on prime minister Sheikh Hasina at Gananbhaban in the capital on Wednesday. Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday reaffirmed Bangladesh’s support to the people of the brotherly country of Palestine. The prime minister extended the support when Palestine charge d’ affaires Yousef S Y Ramadan made a courtesy […]

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Educationists blame shortage of facilities Students of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College show V-sign after their SSC results were published on Wednesday. Less than 50 per cent students from rural schools passed the Secondary School Certificate and equivalent examinations for the third consecutive year ending 2016. This year, the nation wide pass rate is 88.29 […]

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First EU-Bangladesh joint business council to be held today Bangladesh will underline the progresses made in workplace safety in the country’s garment sector since the Rana Plaza collapse in the first EU-Bangladesh joint business council scheduled to be held today. “We will highlight the improved safety measures as the customers in Europe want to know […]

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Twenty-nine artistes and film professionals have received the National Film Award, 2014 in 26 categories for their outstanding contributions to the film industry. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina formally handed over the awards on Wednesday to the recipients at a ceremony held at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC) in the afternoon. Chaired by Information Minister […]

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A team of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on Wednesday visited Comilla Mainamati Cantonment in search of the murder spot of college girl Sohagi Jahan Tonu. The team has visited two spots. CID officials said that the investigation team at first visited Coffee House of Comilla Cantonment around 11:00am. Tonu’s father Yar Hossain, who works as […]

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Since 2013, more than 20 people in Bangladesh have been murdered by Islamist extremists, many hacked to death. Among the first victims were bloggers who had criticized Islamic fundamentalism. Then, two foreigners, an Italian aid worker and a Japanese farmer, were struck down last year. In just nine days last month, five people were hacked […]

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