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Tetul Hujur now sour with Khaleda, sweet with Hasina

Tetul Hujur now sour with Khaleda, sweet with Hasina Minar Rashid   It requires a little bit of explanation of this title for non-Bengali readers of this column. Tetul is a Bengali word for tamarind, and ‘Hujur’ is used to address a Muslim cleric. Tetul Hujur in English would be something like Mister Tamarind even […]

PM’S VISIT TO INDIA The devils in the details A lot has been made of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s visit to India. After all, it was her first bilateral visit to the neighbouring country in seven years. As expected, discussions in the Bangladeshi media was dominated by the Teesta water sharing issue which, as predicted, […]

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Bangladesh Nationalist Party senior leader Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury on Sunday warned that Awami League will have to face a trial of international standard someday for making around 500 BNP leaders and activists, including Ilias Ali, disappeared. ‘Our about 500 leaders and activists have been made disappeared. We’ll hold trial of international standard of the […]

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A woman, wife of a slain police officer, holding a child on her lap attends a programme organised by Bangladesh Police at police headquarters in Dhaka on Sunday. — New Age photo Inspector general of police AKM Shahidul Hoque on Sunday criticised a section of political leaders, terming their comments questioning the ‘anti-extremist raids’ ‘irresponsible’ […]

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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina along with others visits a gallery of Liberation War Museum after she opened the museum at Agargaon in Dhaka on Sunday. — New Age photo Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said it’s foremost important for the next generation to know the history of the country for imbuing them with the […]

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According to a latest report of World Bank, South Asia remains the fastest-growing region in the world with Bangladesh sustaining growth at 6.8 percent in 2017, gradually widening its lead relative to East Asia. Regional GDP growth of South Asia is expected to jump from 6.7 percent in 2016 to 6.8 percent in 2017, and […]

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Bangladesh Road Transport Authority officials, led by executive magistrates, check documents of vehicles and drivers on Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh premises in Dhaka during a drive on Sunday. — Sanaul Haque The drive against buses charging extra and doing other irregularities brought only miseries to the commuters in the capital on Sunday amid a shortage […]

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A Dhaka metropolitan court on Sunday acquitted Bangladeshi origin Canadian student Tahmid Hasib Khan, one of the survivors of the terrorist attack in Gulshan Holey Artisan Bakery in July 1, 2016, in a non-prosecution case for withholding information over the cafe attack. Metropolitan magistrate Mahmudul Hasan announced the verdict in presence of Tahmid. The court […]

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