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Suranjit is dead

Top politician and Awami League MP Suranjit Sengupta, nearly six decades of whose illustrious career crashed in a sack-of-cash debacle, is dead. The 77-year old former minister had been on life support at Labaid Hospital in Dhaka. The eloquent parliamentarian and witty public speaker was declared dead at 4:10am, the hospital’s Chief Operating Officer Al […]

The country is witnessing a serious exercise in search of honest and capable person(s) with strong personality as some have defined the move to appoint the new Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and four members of the election commission (EC). The existing commission’s tenure is expiring this month. So a new Election  Commission has to be set […]

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Bangladesh has received Tk 2.43 billion ($30.43 m) spot orders at the month-long Dhaka International Trade Fair, which is more than double the direct sale at the fair. “The spot orders are worth around Tk 2.43 billion is more than double the sale this year,” said Begum Mafruha Sultana, Vice-Chairperson of the Export Promotion Bureau. […]

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The net investment in the national savings certificates and bonds in the first half of the current financial year 2016-17 increased by 76.41 per cent to Tk 23,473.56 crore from Tk 13,305.59 crore during the same period a fiscal year ago. Economists and Bangladesh Bank officials say clients continue to invest heavily in the savings […]

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On his inauguration as president of the United States, on January 20, Donald Trump took the oath of office in accordance with the US constitution. He swore that he would do the best of his ability “preserve, protect, and defend the constitution of the United States.” A week later, on January 27, he signed an […]

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Iran is holding a military exercise on Saturday to test its missile and radar systems, a day after US President Donald Trump’s administration imposed sanctions on Tehran for a recent ballistic missile test. The United States sanctioned 13 individuals and 12 entities related to Iran’s missile programme and Trump’s national security adviser Michael Flynn said […]

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The 40s witnessed worldwide war, despair and asceticism. By the time the United States emerged out of depression, the rest of the world including Europe and Asia were already submerged knee-deep into terrible combat. The partition of British India in 1947 gave way to modern states of India and Pakistan – an era of turmoil […]

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Essential Context about Trump’s Refugee Ban   President Trump has issued an executive order suspending entry to the U.S for people from Iraq, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Iran, and Yemen (the order is called “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States”). These same countries were the focus of the “Visa Waiver Program Improvement […]

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