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Unesco and the Rampal power plant

The third letter issued by Unesco regarding the proposed Rampal coal-fired power plant should be given due consideration. The government had dismissed the protests within the country against the plant as a foreign conspiracy, but that stand no longer is plausible. The government’s policymakers must analyse the issue carefully. After all, if for any reason […]

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s return home from the US, where she attended the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, has been deferred. The Prime Minister’s Principal Secretary, Abul Kalam Azad, said on Friday that she would nowleave the US for Bangladesh on Sep 29. Sheikh Hasina left Dhaka for Canada on Aug 14 to […]

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Their bowling actions declared legal Bangladesh fast-bowler Taskin Ahmed and left-arm spinner Arafat Sunny have had their remodelled actions cleared by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and may resume bowling in international cricket immediately, with Taskin set to be announced as the yet unnamed 14th member in Bangladesh’s ODI squad for their three-match One-Day International […]

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The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Friday claimed that terrorists have got a free hand to carry out brutal activities as there is ‘no rule of law’ in the country. In a statement, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir also said, “The country’s people have got panicked due to barbaric and desperate activities of […]

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People holding mobile phones are silhouetted against a backdrop projected with the Twitter logo in this illustration picture taken in Warsaw September 27, 2013. Reuters Twitter Inc is moving closer to a sale and has received expressions of interest, CNBC has reported, sending the microblogger’s shares up more than 19 percent in their biggest gain […]

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Flags of Pakistan and India painted on cracked wallBigstock Amid the Indian elite’s clamour for dispensing with “strategic restraint” and delivering a harsh, demonstrable blow to Pakistan after the Uri attack, some voices can now be heard, not least from elements within the Indian military, urging New Delhi to thoroughly deliberate over its battle plan […]

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The government has imposed a ban of 22 days on the catching of Hilsha fish across the country. All sorts of transport, sale and stock of Hilsa and Jatka (Hilsa fry less than 23 centimetres in length) will remain prohibited during this period, from Oct 12 to Nov 2. Fishermen, however, will be supplied with […]

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Two more Bangladeshis were shot dead by the Border Security Force of India in Kurigram and Jhenidah early Friday. According to Bangladesh home ministry, 109 Bangladeshi civilians were killed by the BSF in the borders between January 2012 and April 2016. At least 14 more Bangladeshi civilians were shot dead by the force since mid-May, […]

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BCB XI batman Mosaddek Hossain is bowled by Afghanistan spinner Mohammad Nabi (not in picture) during their warm-up match at Fatullah on Friday. Afghanistan showed what to expect from them in the upcoming three-match one-day international series as they beat BCB XI by 66 runs in their only practice match at Fatullah on Friday. Mosaddek […]

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Vehicles often form long queue for lone pontoon A landing station of Daulatdia Ferry Terminal under Goalanda upazila in Rajbari is washed away by erosion of the River Padma, The photo was taken on Friday. Four landing stations Daulatdia ferry services at Goalanda upazila of Rajbari district are under serious threat of being washed away […]

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A file photo shows a branch of Janata Bank in Dhaka. The four state-owned commercial banks are very likely to miss the deadline for implementing the core banking solution, a centralised online real-time system, at their all branches. The four state-owned commercial banks are very likely to miss the deadline for implementing the core banking […]

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