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Homes and hearths drowned in deluge

“Everything was washed away before our eyes. We managed to survive somehow. Our little one is lost…” Kachua Mamud (61) broke down in tears as he spoke. He had to shift from his home in Jagmohan Char of Bhogdanga union, Kurigram to take shelter on the Water Development Board’s embankment near the Bhogdanga Pateswari bazaar. […]

To cut or not to cut yield on national savings schemes (NSS)—that’s one headache our finance minister is unable to get rid of. Will reducing rates on national savings schemes (NSS) have a strictly positive impact on our economy? Not necessarily, unless the gains from cutting rates are complemented by other necessary reforms, namely stronger […]

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Beef is 32 percent costlier in the country than the global average, largely due to inadequate domestic production, drop in the flow of cattle smuggled in from India and extortion from traders. Consumers paid Tk 480-510 or about $6 for each kg of beef in Dhaka last month when the global average price was $ […]

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The terror suspect killed in an anti-terror raid in Dhaka’s Panthapath was a member of the Jamaat-e-Islami’s student wing and his father is a leader of the Islamist party in his native Khulna, police officers say. The man, who blew himself up at a hotel in the capital’s Panthapath, has been identified as Saiful Islam, […]

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A file photo shows a partial view of a kitchen market in the capital, Dhaka. The prices of daily essential commodities including rice and vegetables have gone up in the city markets as the current spate of floods disrupted the supply chain as well as the agricultural production across the country. — New Age photo […]

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A man works on the roof a house submerged in flood water as severe flooding pushes people to adopt a different way of living amid adversity of nature. The photo was taken at Char Kabilpur in Gaibandha on Tuesday. — Focusbagla photo Millions of people, marooned by floods, evacuated themselves to schools, embankments, and highways […]

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Prime minister and Awami League president Sheikh Hasina and her sister Sheikh Rehana stand in solemn silence after placing a wreath at the grave of the country’s founding president, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, at Tungipara in Gopalganj on Tuesday, marking his 42nd death anniversary. — BSS photo The nation observed the National Mourning Day on Tuesday […]

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Windows and wall of the third floor of Hotel Olio International at Panthapath fell apart after an extremist blew off himself inside a room of the hotel in the face of law enforcers.– Sourav Lasker A suspected extremist was killed during an operation codenamed ‘Operation August Bite’ by police at a suspected hideout at a […]

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Chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha on Tuesday said that flawed investigation into the murder of the country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family members had spared some big fishes from prosecution. ‘I found involvement of more big fishes in the murders but we could not bring them to book because of flaws in […]

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BNP on Tuesday claimed that the Awami League is actually mocking with the flood affected people as no effective steps have been taken so far to make up the losses. “Government claims there is no shortage of food. But the food storages are empty. Most of the districts are inundated and they are ravaging with […]

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Mantras of hate: Militant Buddhist monks are stoking sectarian tensions in Myanmar They claim the Muslim minority poses a mortal threat to their religion INSIDE a Buddhist monastery in Mandalay five teenagers are looking at a poster, bemused. A graphic collage of photos depicts children’s corpses, monks covered in blood and enraged jihadists brandishing weapons. A […]

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