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Canadian-Bangladeshi listed as IS bomber

A Canadian man of Bangladeshi origin has been listed as a potential suicide bomber trained by the so-called Islamic State for targets in Europe. Tabirul Hasib, 25, a former Toronto resident, was mentioned on the list by Interpol, based on data uncovered by US intelligence, according to Canada-based Global News. The list of 173 fighters […]

Export earnings from the USA, the largest export destination for Bangladesh products, witnessed a 6.01 percent fall during last fiscal (2016-17) compared to the previous fiscal year (2015-16), which is mostly attributed to the moderate performance of the RMG sector. Bangladesh exports to the USA totalled $5,846.64 million during the last fiscal (2016-17) compared to […]

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Remembering the mayhem of August 21, 2004, we have to agree that the horrendous crimes committed on that day have left an indelible impact on the course and character of constitutional politics in Bangladesh. What should cause grave concern is the deadly contour of our confrontational politics. We may have to admit that extreme actions […]

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The Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-2 on Sunday handed down death sentences to 10 people in a case filed over plotting to kill Sheikh Hasina in Gopalganj in 2000. The judge, Mamtaj Begum, announced the verdict and sentenced nine people to 20-year imprisonment in another case filed under Explosives Act in the same incident. Earlier, on […]

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Mominul returns

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Mominul Haque is set to replace Mosaddek Hossain in Bangladesh’s first home Test against Australia, a day after being dropped from the squad. The left-handed top-order batsman was left out of the Tigers’ 14-man Test squad, but the decision was reversed on Sunday because Mosaddek was suffering from an eye problem. The decision to exclude Mominul sparked […]

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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday announced to provide food assistance to the flood-affected families of the country for the next three months until the next crops are harvested. She also said the government would do everything possible to ensure their food, healthcare and other necessaries. ‘Food assistance to the flood-affected people will continue for […]

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Chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha. File Photo  Chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha on Sunday said the judiciary has kept enough patience. “Here is your petition. We, the judiciary, have kept patience, kept enough patience,” the chief justice told senior jurist M Amir-ul Islam during the hearing on finalising the code of conducts for the lower […]

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Floods have damaged a railway approach road in Tangail, halting train services from Dhaka to the north and south of Bangladesh. All trains scheduled to use the routes on Sunday have been cancelled, said Railway Director General Md Amjad Hossain. “No trains will run until we can make arrangements,” he told the media at Kamalapur […]

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Dozens of bags go missing at Shahjalal International Airport every day, CAAB promises to act Having gained her law degree in London, 28-year-old Alipha headed home to Bangladesh with a head full of dreams and a suitcase full of her worldly possessions, the most valuable of which was a brand new gold graduation ring. She […]

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Excessive rains and flooding twice in just four months have left most of the roads in a miserable state, which could make people’s journey home for Eid-ul-Azha a nightmare. If rain continues and the flood situation doesn’t improve shortly, the road networks will be further damaged, compounding woes of travellers. Many roads are currently under […]

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The government has brought some major changes to the incentive structure for exports in order to achieve a higher overseas sales target set for the current fiscal year. Bangladesh Bank on Thursday released an incentive structure for 2017-18, granting stimulus to five sectors for the first time and increasing existing rates for four. With the […]

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