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India needs to recalibrate its policies in South Asia

By N Sathiya Moorthy The Nepali government’s allegation that India was plotting a regime-change in the young Himalayan Republic should make both nations think. Even as India has refuted the allegation, as in the normal, obvious course it would have, the Nepali envoy, who has ostensibly been recalled from Delhi, has contested it all, though […]

Bangladesh is sliding into one-party dictatorship IN TERMS of international news stories per head of population, Bangladesh, a Muslim-majority country of more than 160m, is among the world’s most underreported places. But recently it has been attracting headlines for ugly reasons. First came the religiously motivated murders—of more than two dozen secular bloggers, liberals and […]

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Heavy rain for couple of hours on Friday triggers water-clogging in the capital, causing immense inconvenience to city people. The photo was taken at Nazira Bazaar in old town of Dhaka. At least 11 more people were killed after getting struck by lightning at places in six districts during the Friday’s rain, coupled with thunder […]

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Announces two-day demonstrations for false cases against Khaleda Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Friday denied ever having any relation with Israel. BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir came up with the denial at a press conference the party central office at Nayapaltan in Dhaka against the backdrop of recent newspaper reports that BNP joint secretary […]

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An Ansar and VDP commander has been shot dead and several others injured in an attack on a platoon’s barrack in a refugee camp of the Rohingyas in Cox’s Bazar’s Teknaf. The 13-member platoon had been posted at the Rohingya camp in Hnila’s Muchni area for security reasons. The incident took place at dawn on […]

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BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir The BNP Standing Committee has demanded an investigation into $300 million allegedly stashed away in banks by prime minister’s son Sajeeb Ahmed Wazed Joy. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has already refuted the allegation. BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir raised the demand while briefing the media on […]

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A Turkish hacking group has leaked data belonging to three banks in Bangladesh, according to US-based cyber security related website Data Breach Today. The latest banks whose data has been posted online include the Dutch Bangla Bank, The City Bank and Trust Bank. According to the report, hacking group Bozkurtlar also leaked data of two […]

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A sign for pro Brexit group pressure group ‘Leave.eu’ is seen in their office in London of Britain on February 12. The International Monetary Fund on Friday warned that Britain’s potential exit from the European Union posed a ‘significant downside risk’ to the economy. The International Monetary Fund on Friday warned that Britain’s potential exit […]

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Buildings designated for parking cars in the capital lie underused as people park their vehicles on the streets flouting traffic rules. The photo was taken at Gulshan-1 in Dhaka on Friday. The capital’s traffic congestion has worsened further as the already inadequate parking lots are falling further short for the ever increasing number of motor […]

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