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Headless democracy, heartless neighbor

We need a good neighbor; neighbor needs it too. Minar Rashid A good neighbor is the blessing from the creator. As the saying goes, you can change your life partner if it does not suit you, but cannot change your neighbor. Pakistan or India would have changed their neighbors’ long time back if there was any […]

Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Thursday demanded disbanding of the Rapid Action Battalion for its  alleged involvement in ‘secret killings of people’ referring a Swedish radio revealing it through a recorded audio. BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi at a news briefing at the party’s central office alleged that the incumbent government has turned […]

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The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Thursday fixed May 14 to hear the two review petitions — one filed by the government and the other by convicted war criminal Delwar Hossain Sayedee — against its earlier verdict in a war crimes case. A four-member bench led by Chief Justice SK Sinha fixed the […]

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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina. — Focusbangla file photo Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said the 2001 national election had a result of a huge conspiracy against her party and she was a witness to it. ‘I was the direct witness to that incident (reaching an understanding) as BNP gave undertaking to sell gas if […]

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— BGB, MPF 6-day conference ends Bangladesh and Myanmar will jointly work to remove land mines from their respective border areas. Both the countries agreed to take necessary steps in this regard in a bid to establish good border management, said a press release jointly issued by Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Myanmar Police Force […]

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Bangladesh has moved three places up in the Global Human Development Index (HDI) and ranked 139th out of 188 nations.   The Human Development Report (HDR) 2016 was released at the NEC Conference Room of the Planning Commission on Wednesday. The General Economics Division (GED) of the Planning Commission and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) […]

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Awami League activists blockade Dhaka-Mymensingh highway for over two hours protesting the arrest of a local leader on April 6, 2017. Photo courtesy: Prothom Alo Awami League activists blockaded Dhaka-Mymensingh highway for over two hours today protesting the arrest of a local ruling party leader. Detectives arrested Mahtab Uddin, member of district AL unit and […]

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