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Turning the Tide Against Cholera

Turning the Tide Against Cholera A global pandemic rose from these swamps.Now scientists may have a way to stop it.   SUNDARBANS NATIONAL PARK, Bangladesh Two hundred years ago, the first cholera pandemic emerged from these tiger-infested mangrove swamps. It began in 1817, after the British East India Company sent thousands of workers deep into […]

CAIR Files Federal Suit Challenging Constitutionality of Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’ Executive Order   (WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/30/2017) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today held a news conference at its Capitol Hill headquarters in Washington, D.C., to announce the filing of a federal lawsuit on behalf […]

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US’ current stance on climate change Saleemul Huq Although President Trump has only been in office for less than a month, it is already becoming clear how he intends to carry out implementing his campaign pledges and who he is appointing in his cabinet. It is therefore possible to assess some likely actions and policies […]

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It was around 9:15am yesterday. SSC examinee Sakibul Islam along with his mother Farida Yeasmin was going to his exam centre at a school inside Dhaka Cantonment. Amid heavy traffic, their bus was moving very slowly near Mohakhali, and Sakibul’s English First Paper test would begin in less than 45 minutes. Worried sick, they got […]

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Complaints filed by clients with Bangladesh Bank against scheduled banks and non-bank financial institutions swelled in the last financial year with Sonali Bank and BRAC Bank topping the chart. A Bangladesh Bank report released on Tuesday showed that financial integrity and customer services department, a wing of the central bank, received as many as 4,530 […]

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To be or not to be?

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IN JANUARY 2017, Pakistan again turned out to be in the centre of Middle East politics, when the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia made a hasty statement on its joining the Islamic Military Alliance; Riyadh also wanted to appoint the former chief of army staff general Raheel Sharif as commander-in-chief of the IMA. The KSA authorities’ […]

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DONALD Trump’s regime is rapidly reconfiguring the United States into an authoritarian state. All forms of dissent will soon be criminalised. Civil liberties will no longer exist. Corporate exploitation, through the abolition of regulations and laws, will be unimpeded. Global warming will accelerate. A repugnant nationalism, amplified by government propaganda, will promote bigotry and racism. […]

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The Yangon-bound Rohingya aid ship Nautical Aliya on Tuesday reached Andaman Sea and a Myanmar navy vessel started escorting the ship to the port, according to Malaysian newspaper the Star online. Malaysian foreign ministry on Tuesday requested the Bangladesh government to provide access the ship, with aid meant for Rohingyas in both Myanmar and Bangladesh, […]

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The BNP has expressed ‘frustration’ in its official reaction to the formation of the new Election Commission, which will oversee the next parliamentary polls by early 2019. It says the appointments to the new EC ‘reflect Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s wishes’. Its official reaction came on Tuesday, a day after President Md Abdul Hamid named […]

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আমার মতো অধিকারহীন কেউ নেই: মাহমুদুর রহমান নিজস্ব প্রতিবেদক | আপডেট: ১৬:১৫, ফেব্রুয়ারি ০৭, ২০১৭         মাহমুদুর রহমানদৈনিক ‘আমার দেশ’ পত্রিকার ভারপ্রাপ্ত সম্পাদক মাহমুদুর রহমান বলেছেন, রাষ্ট্র তাঁর পাঁচটি সংবিধানিক মৌলিক অধিকার কেড়ে নিয়েছে। তিনি দাবি করেন, তাঁর মতো অধিকারহীন মানুষ এই মুহূর্তে বাংলাদেশে দ্বিতীয় আর কেউ নেই। আজ মঙ্গলবার সকালে ঢাকা রিপোর্টার্স ইউনিটিতে এক […]

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Minar Rashid ঠগদের হাতে পড়েছে দেশ ,লেফ-রাইটেই কারবার শেষ ========================= বিচারপতি হাবিবুর রহমান বলে গেছেন , দেশটি পড়ে গেছে বাজিকরদের হাতে । একই কথা এবিএম মুসা একটু ঘুরিয়ে বলেছেন , চোরদের হাতে পড়েছে দেশ। এই দুজন প্রয়াত গুণী লোকের মধ্যে একজন আওয়ামীলীগের এমপি ও আওয়ামীপন্থী বুদ্ধিজীবীদের সর্দার ছিলেন । অন্যজন সরাসরি আওয়ামীলীগের সাথে জড়িত না […]

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Burma: Rakhine State Violence Could Be Crime Against Humanity – UN Location of Burma. Source: CIA World Factbook. By UN News February 7, 2017 The scale of violence against the Rohingya community in Myanmar’s Rakhine state documented in a recent United Nations human rights report is a level of dehumanization and cruelty that is “revolting […]

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