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Rules violated as city cattle markets start

An Illegal cattle market has been set up along the train line in the capital’s Golapbagh area. The photo was taken on Wednesday. — Sanaul Haque All the makeshift cattle markets in the capital have extended beyond their designated spots hampering traffic on different roads while many of them started assembling cattle much ahead of […]

Hajj begins

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More than two million Muslims from around the world began the hajj pilgrimage at Islam’s holiest sites yesterday, a religious duty and an epic multi-stage journey. This year sees pilgrims from Shia Iran return to Makkah in Saudi Arabia after a hiatus following a diplomatic spat between the regional rivals and a deadly stampede in […]

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Retired Justice Shamsuddin Choudhury Manik has been an old and bitter critique of Chief Justice (CJ) Surendra Kumar Sinha since his disagreement centring his retirement. He has once again launched a vitriolic attack on Justice Sinha taking advantage of the ruling party’s anger regarding the CJ’s judgement on the constitutional 16th amendment. Here are some […]

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  The BNP-led 20-party opposition alliance partner Bangladesh Kalyan Party (BKP) has alleged that its secretary general Aminur Rahman has remained missing for three days. Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson and former prime minister Khaleda Zia voiced concern over the matter and accused that the government is behind the abduction. Kalyan Party chairman Syed Muhammad […]

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A 22-year-old American youth of Bangladeshi descent was charged on Tuesday with attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State, after he flew from New York to Saudi Arabia this spring with the intention, federal prosecutors said, of entering Syria to join the terrorist group. The man, Parveg Ahmed, flew to Saudi Arabia in […]

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Private sector credit growth in July stood at 16.94 percent — the highest in five years and well above the target of 16.2 percent set in the monetary policy for the first half of the fiscal year. The development is all the more salient as the private sector credit growth was 15.66 percent only a […]

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Thousands of Rohingyas are entering Bangladesh for shelter.  In response to the armed attacks started by the Arakan Rohingya Solidarity Army (ARSA) in the Rakhine province of Myanmar against the army and police of that country, the security operation launched by the Myanmar army has created an alarming situation there. The ensuing reaction is not […]

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TIGERS do it

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If greatness is the final destination then Shakib Al Hasan took a long stride towards that after his fabulous all-round performance gave the Tigers a historic maiden Test win against Australia at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur yesterday. If transforming despair into hope is an essential proponent of greatness then the 30-year old ace […]

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Members of Myanmar’s Red Cross help elder woman, who is fleeing a conflict area, upon arriving in Sittwe jetty, in Rakhine State on Wednesday. At least 18,500 Rohingyas have fled into Bangladesh in the last six days. — AFP photo Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday urged the United States to put pressure on Myanmar […]

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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said BNP is making dramatic pleas as the next election is approaching fast. Addressing a discussion in the city marking 42nd martyrdom anniversary of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the prime minister said BNP-Jamaat tried to destroy a nation in the name of movement to foil the 2014 election. ‘Now BNP […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today urged the United States to put pressure on Myanmar to stop pushing-in Rohingya nationals to Bangladesh as US Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells paid a courtesy call on the premier at her office. “We have given shelter to a huge number of […]

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Day 4 Session 2: Australia fall 20 runs short in a thriller in Dhaka. Bangladesh were within sight of a historic victory at lunch on the fourth day in Mirpur, where they needed three wickets and Australia 66 runs to win. David Warner scored a fighting century, the second of his Test career in Asia, […]

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