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Party-neutrality to be basis of BNP’s poll-time govt formula

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) is preparing a formula for election-time government keeping several options for negotiating with the current regime. The BNP leaders said party-neutrality would be the basis of their proposed poll-time administration capable of holding free, fair and credible general elections. The main opposition political party in the country floated a 13-point […]

Despite the so-called bad governance, how has the economy of Bangladesh been growing at rates higher than those of most South Asian countries? Is this a black box whose mysteries cannot be known? Is this really a ‘paradox’ or ‘development surprise’ as perceived by some economists at the World Bank? Is it possible to have […]

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A Chevron gas station Bigstock A completed deal would mark China’s first major energy investment in Bangladesh, where Beijing is competing with New Delhi and Tokyo for influence China’s state-run Zhenhua Oil has signed a preliminary deal with Chevron to buy the US oil major’s natural gas fields in Bangladesh that are worth about $2 […]

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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina — Focusbangla photo Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday censured Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia for stepping onto the Central Shaheed Minar during placing wreath their on Tuesday. ‘How Khaleda Zia along with her party leaders stepped onto the main altar of the Shaheed Minar where the president, the prime […]

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Threats of violent Islamist and far-right extremism: What does the research say? A woman holds a flag as she looks out over the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson  On a Tuesday morning in September 2001, the American experience with terrorism was fundamentally altered. Two thousand, nine hundred and ninety-six people were murdered in […]

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Muslim Activists Raise Funds to Fix Vandalized Jewish Graves This is solidarity. After more than 150 headstones were damaged at a Jewish cemetery in University City, Missouri, Muslim activists Linda Sarsour and Tarek El-Messidi have crowdfunded more than $57,000 for repairs. Unused funds will go to other Jewish graveyards that have been vandalized. No arrests have been made in […]

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A court in Gaibandha on Wednesday placed former Jatiya Party lawmaker Abdul Quader Khan on 10 days’ remand under police custody in the case of Gaibandha-1 MP Manjurul Islam Liton murder. Additional chief judicial magistrate Moinul Hasan Yusuf passed the order while the former lawmaker, also a retired colonel, was produced before the court this […]

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A Manikganj court on Wednesday handed down life-term imprisonment to the bus driver in a case over road accident that killed filmmaker Tareque Masud, journalist Ashfaque Munier Mishuk and three others in 2011. Additional district and session judge Al Mahmud Faijul Kabir announced the verdict in presence of the convict, Md Jamir Hossain, 50, son […]

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Malaysian police named on Wednesday a senior official in the North Korean embassy and another linked to its state airline, wanted for questioning over the murder last week of Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean leader’s estranged half-brother. Kim Jong Nam was killed at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on February 13 while he was preparing […]

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