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Met predicts surging tides, cyclonic winds to sweep across Chittagong, Barisal on Saturday

Chittagong-Barisal tract is likely to experience the fury of Roanu on Saturday as the cyclone is slated to pass over the region in the afternoon that day, a Met bulletin has confirmed. The Bangladesh Meteorological Department has been monitoring the buildup and tracking the progress of the cyclone since it developed out of a depression […]

Stating that Bangladesh is a country of religious harmony, BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Friday said her party does not believe in the division of ‘religious minority and majority’, says news agency UNB. “The fraternity among different religious communities is our golden tradition. The people of all religions in Bangladesh are bonded with mutual relation […]

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Demands trial of N’ganj teacher humiliated by MP Shyamal Kanti Bhakta sitting on his bed at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital yesterday. Hefajat-e Islam, a radical Islamist group, yesterday gave a 72-hour ultimatum to the government to try Shyamal Kanti Bhakta for “demeaning religion” though a government probe body found no evidence that the Narayanganj […]

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The US Senate Homeland Security Committee’s top Democrat sought information on Thursday from global financial network SWIFT and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on steps being taken to bolster cyber security in the wake of the theft of $81 million from the central bank of Bangladesh, reported Reuters. Senator Tom Carper of Delaware […]

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Saiduzzaman, a faculty of Bangla department at Islami University in Kushtia, receives treatment at a local hospital after being injured by miscreants who hacked his friend, Sanaullah, to death on Friday morning. Three assailants riding on a motorbike hacked to death a homeopath and injured Kushtia University teacher in Kushtia on Friday morning when the […]

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US diplomat and scholar William B Milam has said the ruling Bangladesh Awami League’s “relentless campaign against the political opposition and civil society has allowed violent radicals of all stripes to let loose.” In an opinion piece in The New York Times styled ‘The Real Source of Terror in Bangladesh’ on Thursday, former US ambassador […]

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WILLAM B. MILAMMAY  On Friday, a doctor in western Bangladesh was hacked to death. Last weekend, it was a Buddhist monk, in southeastern Bangladesh. The week before, it was a Sufi Muslim leader, up north. Less than two weeks earlier, it was an L.G.B.T. activist. Just days before that, an English professor. Some of these […]

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Shahriar tells The Daily Star about Pakistan’s ‘move to go to UN over Nizami issue’  Bangladesh is “not worried at all” about the apparent threat posed by Pakistan that it would move the UN to raise the issue of hanging war criminals as the initiative would only expose Pakistan’s heinous and brutal wartime role. “We’re […]

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Bangladesh Ambassdor and PR at ESCAP making statement during adoption of Bangladesh Resolution on Oceans and Seas The heads of governments and other high-level officials of the Asia and the Pacific region have unanimously adopted a resolution on blue economy placed by Bangladesh. Bangladesh embassy in Bangkok termed it “historic” and said the resolution was […]

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Murder conspiracy mustn’t be excused as merely political rivalry ANALYSIS/OPINION: Ayear-and-a-half ago I received an out-of-the-blue phone call from the U.S. Department of Justice. The news was shocking: People were planning to abduct and possibly kill me. It turned out that a former FBI agent, Robert Lustyik, was sentenced to five years in prison last […]

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