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রং-সাইডের লাট সায়েব এবং তাজ্জব হিসাব

 Minar Rashid  রং-সাইডের লাট সায়েব এবং তাজ্জব হিসাব =================== ( দৈনিক নয়া দিগন্তে প্রকাশিত উপ সম্পাদকীয় কলাম ) স্বনামধন্য রম্য লেখক সৈয়দ মুজতবা আলীর অমর সৃষ্টি ‘পণ্ডিতমশাই’। ‘সেই পণ্ডিতমশাই যত না পড়াতেন, তার চেয়ে বকতেন ঢের বেশি এবং টেবিলের ওপর পা দু’খানা তুলে দিয়ে ঘুমুতেন সবচেয়ে বেশি। বেশ নাক ডাকিয়ে এবং হেডমাস্টারকে একদম পরোয়া না […]

Bangladeshi national and United Nations employee Hamidur Rashid exits following his arraignment at the US District Courthouse for the Southern District of New York, in Manhattan, New York, US June 20, 2017. — Reuters photo A 50-year-old economist working for the UN Secretariat on Tuesday became the second official from Bangladesh charged in New York […]

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The cost of infrastructure projects in Bangladesh is much higher than that in India, China and even Europe. The World Bank in Dhaka revealed the information in a post budget press conference at its office on Tuesday. Quoting a previous study conducted by the bank, World Bank officials said that corruption and lack of competitive […]

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Darjeeling: Why a school syllabus has triggered violence By Subir Bhaumik Kolkata 20 June 2017 Image copyright AFP India’s tea producing region of Darjeeling has turned into a battleground with a local party demanding a separate state for the area’s majority Nepali-speaking Gorkha community. In recent days, the army has been called out to help […]

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Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia on Tuesday claimed that the government was killing and subjecting her party’s dedicated leaders and activists to enforced disappearance to cling to power forever. ‘They (government) thought that BNP would become weak and vanish if her party’s dedicated leaders and activists could be eliminated,’ she said. Khaleda, a former […]

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Bangladesh seeks to import more food grains as the government has floated new tenders to procure 100,000 tonnes of rice and wheat in a desperate bid to bring down local prices. The Directorate General of Food posted two separated tender notices on its website on Tuesday, just ten days before this fiscal year ends. The […]

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Finance Minister AMA Muhith today defended the excise duty he proposes on bank accounts and said school banking activities will be out of its purview. Under fire within his party for the budget he has proposed for 2017-18 fiscal, Muhith has labeled the excise duty as a “legendary step” of the government. In a scripted […]

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UN secretary-general António Guterres has expressed his admiration about Bangladesh’s tremendous progress, particularly in the areas of economic growth, resilience and risk management. Referring to the threats of climate change, the secretary-general said he wanted Bangladesh in the frontline of the battle against climate change, as always. He also expressed hope that Bangladesh would be […]

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Having faced insulting comments and criticism from the ruling party, secretary general of the opposition BNP Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir had wanted to go and stand by the side of the suffering people of Rangamati in the Chittagong Hill Tracts. But he was not allowed to go. The administration could have prevented him, but no, […]

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Dhaka-Tangail Highway, riddled with potholes, may turn worse following recent rainfalls, police and transport workers fear. The road which connects northern districts to the capital witnesses a heavy rush of vehicles before Eid. Four of its lanes stretching from the Gazipur intersection to the Bangabandhu Bridge are under construction. Police and transport workers fear massive […]

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‘I am not sure if I will be able to buy clothes for my children. All I am thinking about is how to arrange the next meal’ With Eid-ul-Fitr only a week away, people of the flood-ravaged Haor areas in Sunamganj are not yet sure about how they are going to observe the festive occasion […]

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Mohammad Ashadul Islam placed all his hopes for a better life for his family in Bangladesh on getting a construction job in Singapore. He sold his father’s land and fish farm and also borrowed money from banks and relatives to pay S$17,000 ($12,000) in fees to multiple agencies who helped arrange the job and his […]

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