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Further alarming floods likely

  Despite fall in water levels of some rivers, weathermen and researchers have expressed apprehensions of massive flooding across the country in view of this year’s weather pattern. They have observed that the nature and characteristics of this year’s monsoon wind bear similarity with those of 1987, 1988 and 1998, when the country had suffered […]

Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda has asserted that the Election Commission will not mediate between political parties saying “it is not its job”. “It is not the duty of the Election Commission to mediate between political parties. We will not go to anybody. We are an independent body,” the CEC said. “The Election Commission […]

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The trade deficit at the end of fiscal 2016-17 stood close to $9.5 billion, the largest in seven years, according to data released by Bangladesh Bank on Wednesday. The deficit widened near the end of the year as import spending increased faster than export earnings, said Zaid Bakht, a leading economist. Bangladesh spent $43.49 billion […]

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Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh militant Tariqul Islam Tareq was arrested in Chittagong in connection with a 2005 countrywide series bomb blast case. A Chittagong court later sentenced him to five years in prison for the bomb attack. He served the time and was released in 2013. On October 5, 2015, he stormed a Maddhya Badda house […]

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PM, ministers, AG visit Bangabhaban.PID  Prime minister Sheikh Hasina along with two of her cabinet members and attorney general met the president, Abdul Hamid, at the presidential palace, Bangabhaban, on Wednesday evening. Bangabhaban officials said the meeting between the head of the state and the head of the government was in progress until 9:00pm. Ruling […]

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The telecom regulator stuck to its original recommendation for minimum voice call rates even though the government sought for downward revision. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission, after holding proper consultations with stakeholders, yesterday fixed the minimum on-net (calls between the same operator) call rate at Tk 0.35 per minute, up from existing Tk 0.25. The […]

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