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Low transit fee for India raises eyebrows

By allowing India to transport its cargo through Bangladesh paying Tk 192 as the transit fee per tonne raised many eyebrows in the country. A core committee of Bangladesh Tariff commission recommended charging Tk 1,058 as the transit fee per tonne of Indian cargo set to pass through Bangladesh any time soon. Bangladesh Inland Water […]

Clockwise: A human hauler plies beneath Gulistan-Jatrabari flyover at Jatrabari, woman crosses a muddy road in Saidabad intersection, concrete rings are left at Tikatuli and commuters near Saidabad bus terminal inhale smoky air. People continued to suffer on Gulistan-Jatrabari road under the country’s biggest Mayor Hanif Flyover although the flyover was opened to traffic in […]

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In light of local and foreign nationals being killed in a spate of recent terrorist attacks, the US is placing special importance on steps against terrorism and militancy in Bangladesh. Washington has been reportedly concerned about the safety of its diplomats in Bangladesh, particularly after the killing of Xulhas Mannan, a local staff of USAID. […]

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MP Aalim Osman has said he will ‘never apologise’ to the school teacher he had harassed in his Narayanganj constituency. Shyamal Kanti Bhakta, who was beaten and made to do sit-ups holding his ears on flimsy accusations that he had criticised Islam, was not punished for being a Hindu, but for his ‘atheism’, he claimed […]

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Shahab Enam Khan Does total oblivion await the BNP? This is the concluding part of yesterday’s long form What’s next for Khaleda? While the BNP is surviving through some populist TV talk shows, which the government is sportively allowing in order to project its pledge for freedom of speech, and through loud speakers in the […]

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Currently in India, I have had a feel of the heat generated by the climactic phase of the IPL 2016 series. Only last Sunday, Sunrisers Hyderabad were beaten hands down by Kolkata Knight Riders. Within three days, they turned around and won the vital eliminator by defeating KKR and qualified to meet Gujrat Lions on […]

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Detective Branch of police on Thursday filed a sedition case against Bangladesh Nationalist Party joint secretary general Aslam Chowdhury for plotting with Israel to overthrow the government. Dhaka Metropolitan Police deputy commissioner [media] Masudur Rahman confirmed the matter to New Age. He said that the DB north division filed the case with Gulshan police station […]

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Bangladesh police are reviewing a nearly forgotten 2013 cyber heist at the nation’s largest commercial bank for connections to February’s $81 million heist at the country’s central bank, a senior law enforcement official said on Wednesday. The unsolved theft of $250,000 at Sonali Bank involved fraudulent transfer requests sent over the SWIFT international payments network. […]

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About 2,000 families depending on Jhoom cultivation at Thanchhi in Bandarban have been in food crisis due to heavy rainfalls. They fear the crisis may worsen during the rainy season. The district administration said in a media conference on Thursday that steps have been taken to resolve the food crisis in the area near the border with […]

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