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Those with clean image should be picked, say 4 civil society members Former chief election commissioner Abu Hena talking to journalists after a meeting with the EC search committee members at the Supreme Court Judge’s Lounge yesterday. On his right, Daily Samakal Editor Golam Sarwar, and behind him, renowned jurist Barrister Rokanuddin Mahmud and The […]

  Brig Gen Shahedul Anam Khan ndc, psc (Retd)   The face of America that we witnessed following the US Presidential election was quite new to many around the world, quite different from the moderate face of the country, that had greeted people, most of the times, of all races, colours and religions with open arms […]

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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina poses for a photo with the recipients of Bangla Academy Award after inaugurating Ekushey Book Fair and international literary conference-2017 at Bangla Academy in Dhaka on Wednesday. Amar Ekushey Book Fair 2017 began on Bangla Academy premises and at Suhrawardy Udyan on Wednesday. Low turnout of visitors marked the inaugural day […]

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After being out of the Awami League’s leadership for almost eight years, Mukul Bose has been inducted to the party’s Advisory Council. A media statement on Tuesday said party chief Sheikh Hasina has made him an adviser by the power vested on her during Awami League’s 20th National Council in October last year. At the […]

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Violent clashes during a discussion meeting inside the Banshkhali coal-fired project in Chittagong has once again claimed a life. The incident occurred on Wednesday at the open space inside the S Alam Group-owned project where the meet was planned, police said. Mohammed Ali, 35, succumbed to his wounds about 9pm at Chittagong Medical College Hospital […]

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Haimchar upazila AL general secretary and upazila chairman Nur Hossain Patowary has apologised for walking down a “human-bridge” made of school children. Talking to the Prothom Alo, he said he will no more walk on such “human-bridge” in future. The people’s representative said he will neither attend such programmes nor allow holding of such ceremony […]

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Shahzad Uddin A controversial new coal power plant being built in Bangladesh is already running out of friends. Environmentalists worry it will spell disaster for the world’s largest mangrove forest, while locals worry about pollution and being driven from their homes. The vast majority of Bangladeshis have been critical of the project since its inception […]

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Dhaka on first-ever state visit  Staff Correspondent,  bdnews24.com Published: 2017-02-01 18:01:32.0 BdST Updated: 2017-02-01 22:22:36.0 BdST Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas has arrived in Dhaka on his first-ever state visit to Bangladesh. He was welcomed by President Md Abdul Hamid on arrival at Shahjalal International Airport on Wednesday. The Palestinian leader […]

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Legally I can kill him, Queen confirms 31-01-17 THE QUEEN has confirmed that if President Trump makes a state visit, she can kill him with a sword and nobody can touch her. Palace staff have assured the Queen that, according to English law, Trump is a subject of the Crown and can, if judged to […]

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