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New Election Commission can make history . . . or repeat it

Now that the President has appointed a new Election Commission, the next move will be one of seeing how the team led by Chief Election Commissioner-designate KM Nurul Huda performs. By any measure and through the years, Bangladesh’s Election Commission has remained under pressure, with that taint, real or otherwise, of partisanship regularly undermining it […]

A high-level conference in Dhaka yesterday called for deepening of regional integration in Asia and the Pacific with the view to lifting millions out of poverty, driving economic growth and achieving sustainable development goals. “We have to harness the prosperity and probability of this region for the socio-economic development of the people,” said President Abdul […]

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By 2050, Bangladesh’s GDP at PPP terms will overtake Malaysia Bangladesh has the potential to be among the fastest growing economies in coming years, which will help it take 28th place among the world’s most powerful economies by 2030. The country will benefit from its youthful and fast growing working-age population, boosting domestic demand and […]

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Anyone who had come to Rajib Gandhi Stadium early on Wednesday must had been curious looking at the pitch, not because of its greenish look but due to a ritual being performed around it. A group of groundsmen was worshiping the pitch in the morning, apparently to wish hosts India good luck against Bangladesh in […]

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Pope Francis defends right of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims to ‘live their faith’ Pope Francis has issued a strong defence of the right of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims to “live their faith”, and criticised the country’s government for an alleged campaign of persecution. In a stinging attack on the Burmese regime, the Pope said the Rohingyas have […]

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Bangladesh is going to connect with the second submarine cable on February 21 to get another 1500 gbps bandwidth, as the SEA-ME-WE-5 consortium is set to launch its global operation on this day. The South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe 5 (SEA-ME-WE-5), a consortium of 15 leading telecom operators from 17 countries, will announce its operation […]

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United Nations reports ‘horrors’ inflicted on Rohingya in Myanmar’s Rakhine state Lindsay Murdoch  Soldiers dragged a pregnant woman who was in labour out of her house in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state and smashed her stomach with a stick. “They killed the baby by stomping on it with heavy boots. Then they burned the house,” a 19-year-old woman witness told […]

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