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Awami league leaders sit in a pre-poll dialogue with the Election Commission in the commission office in Dhaka on Wednesday. — Ali Hossain Mintu The ruling Awami League at its pre-polls talks with the Election Commission on Wednesday demanded electronic voting from the next general election due on January 28, 2019 at the latest. Electronic […]

Rohingya refugee Khalida, a mother of three children, wade across a canal near the no man’s land area between Bangladesh and Myanmar in the Palongkhali area next to Ukhia on Wednesday. — AFP photo The government believes that Rohingya crisis is unlikely to be resolved soon as the exodus of the forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals […]

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Thousands of leaders and activists of Bangladesh Nationalist Party and its front and associate organisations on Wednesday welcomed their leader Khaleda Zia on her return after three months from London on Wednesday. BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia reached Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 5:00pm in a regular flight of Emirates Airlines, the party leaders said. Leaders […]

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It was evident long before yesterday’s second ODI at Boland Park that Bangladesh were completely outmatched by hosts South Africa on their tour, and that had happened without the help of the best and most celebrated batsman in the land, even as the others plundered runs off the hapless bowling. So when AB de Villiers, […]

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ISI instigating Rohingya militants to create unrest, claims Bangladesh security analyst Bangladeshi security analyst Major General (Retd.) Abdur Rashid said that ISI created the Rohingya issue by using the Arakan militants to hinder the development activities of the opponent countries. Sahidul Hasan Khokon Dhaka, October 15, 2017 Abdur Rashid Bangladeshi security analyst Major General (Retd.) Abdur Rashid […]

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Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali today said the international community is much closer to Bangladesh than ever before over the Rohingya issue which, he thinks, is an outcome of its diplomacy. “We’re working and the results are visible,” he told a press conference at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Dhaka. Minister Ali said there is no […]

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Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda termed the 11-point proposal submitted by the ruling Awami League for holding a free and fair election “neutral”, AL General Secretary Obaidul Quader has said. Emerging from a two-and-half-hour meeting with the election commissioners, Obaidul, also Roads, Transports and Bridges minister, said this while briefing reporters at the EC […]

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Bangladesh’s telecoms regulators say it will implement a court order for shutting down night-time mobile internet packages over concerns for online suicide game Blue Whale after “identifying ones that cause harm”. “We will check to find the ones that are harmful. We’ll close it if it’s harmful,” said Shahjahan Mahmood, Chairman of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory […]

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A file photo shows a man carrying a sack of rice in Dhaka. The monthly inflation in September went up 23 months high to 6.12 per cent because of food price-led inflation against the backdrop of sharp rise in price of rice. — New Age photo The monthly inflation in September went up 23 months […]

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The saying that everything is fair in love and war is perhaps taken literally to a grisly end by many of late.  Unfortunately, that ‘everything’ takes a very savage form when women are attacked for repudiating love offers, or, in other more distressing cases, are forced to take their own lives out of frustration. In […]

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