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Pakistan Army chief asks officers to read book on success of Indian democracy

Pakistan Army chief asks officers to read book on success of Indian democracy Rezaul H Laskar Hindustan Times, New Delhi File photo of Pakistani Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa at the Change of Command ceremony in Rawalpindi after he was appointed to the post last year. (AP)  Pakistan Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa […]

A challenger to Modi?

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Kenneth Bo Nielsen Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP may soon be recognised as a national party India’s Aam Admi Party — the party of the common man — is widely regarded as a Delhi-centric party, but this may be about to change. In early February, the voters of Goa and Punjab cast their ballots, and when the […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has responded to the BNP’s warning against any election without Khaleda Zia, saying the BNP chairperson will be punished if found guilty of corruption. At a reception organised by the Awami League’s Germany unit in Munich on Friday, she said, “If the court finds evidence that she stole money, she will […]

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The United Nations’ refugee agency has asked Bangladesh to allow it to negotiate with the United States, Canada and some European countries to resettle around 1,000 Rohingya Muslims living in the South Asian nation, a senior official at the agency said. Tens of thousands of Rohingya live in Bangladesh after fleeing Buddhist-majority Myanmar since the […]

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The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has cancelled licences (registration certificates) of 157 call centres as the firms failed to renew their licences in accordance with telecom rules. BTRC licensing department director MA Taleb Hossain recently issued a notice, declaring the licences null and void. The telecom regulator also asked the entities to refrain from providing […]

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The youths frisked the boy and searched his bag, and found a small knife with some clothes in it. On Thursday night, some youths were chatting in the TSC area near the book fair venue when they noticed a boy in white punjabi staring at them. Alarmed, they asked the boy about his identity and […]

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Dhaka city does not rank second in the world in terms of air pollution, as some news reports have recently suggested. Although particulate pollution levels are quite high in the capital, World Health Organisation’s numbers say it is 44th among the cities it monitors, in terms of fine particle (PM2.5) pollution. In terms of PM10, […]

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Leave Dr. Yunus alone

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Leave Dr. Yunus alone Once again, Sheikh Hasina and her Awami League stalwarts have started another tirade against our Nobel Laureate accusing him of collusion with the World Bank to stop the Padma Bridge construction loan. The press is abuzz about how a group in the country is working against the prosperity of Bangladesh. Every […]

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The Guardian Trump’s dangerous delusions about Islam The president and his advisers paint Muslims as enemies of modernity. The neglected history of an age of Middle Eastern liberalism proves them wrong by Christopher de Bellaigue Thursday 16 February 2017 01.00 EST In the aftermath of the attacks of 11 September 2001, amid the grief and rage […]

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