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Put pressure on Myanmar : PM

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina greets the participants in the 63rd Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference in Dhaka on Sunday. — Sanaul Haque Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday urged commonwealth countries to exert pressure on Myanmar to stop persecution on the Rohingyas and take them back from Bangladesh at the earliest. ‘I would like to request you […]

US under secretary of state of political affairs Thomas A Shannon calls on the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, in her official residence in Dhaka on Sunday. — Focusbangla photo The US government on Sunday said it would pursue for diplomatic solution to the protracted Rohingya crisis before applying punitive measures including imposition of sanctions on […]

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Dhaka Dynamites’ South African batsman Cameron Delport and West Indies batsman Evin Lewis share a light moment during their Bangladesh Premier League match against Khulna Titans in Sylhet on Sunday. — Sourav Losker Defending champions Dhaka Dynamites bounced back from their defeat in the opening match to claim a 65-run win over Khulna Titans in […]

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At least 20 people were dead after a shooting at a Texas church on Sunday, US media reported. ABC News cited a law enforcement official as saying at least 20 people were killed and 30 others wounded in the shooting. Other media outlets were citing unnamed officials who gave death tolls as high as 27. […]

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The general secretary of Awami League alleged that BNP planned the attack on Khaleda’s motorcade for publicity On Saturday, General Secretary Obaidul Quader of the Awami League made an allegation that Khaleda Zia, BNP Chairperson of BNP, travelled to Cox’s Bazar by air, not to distribute relief materials but only to “create a mess.” In […]

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Rangpur City Corporation elections will be held on 21 December. The election commission (EC) on Sunday announced the schedule for the second elections in the Rangpur City Corporation. According to the schedule, the last date for filling nomination is 22 November and withdrawal of the nomination papers by 3 December. Scrutiny for the nomination papers […]

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Why is the administration silent? As reported in this paper on November 4, a canal at Lautola Kanchabazar in the Basila area, that used to connect to several other water bodies in Dhaka city and the Turag River, is being rapidly filled up to construct a bus terminal. Our question is twofold: since the DC office […]

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THE police are expected to detect crimes and bring perpetrators to justice. But they are, however, often found to play the role of predators. The Boalia Canal, as NewAge reported on Saturday, is being dirt-filled by the police for a housing project. The police have already encroached on three acres of land by dirt-filling a […]

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Private sector credit growth stood at 17.8 percent in September in continuation of the high growth registered in the last few months due to increased demand for credit from the business community. Although the growth in September was 0.04 percentage points lower than a month earlier, the figure is still well above the target of […]

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Dhaka has offered an exclusive economic zone to Australian investors as the country is increasingly becoming an important trading partner of Bangladesh, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed said yesterday. Bangladesh has already made similar offers to countries such as India, China and Japan as the country’s economic relations with these countries are growing. Similarly, the significance […]

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Pakistan government has denied all the responsibility for the contents of a video posted on the webpage maintained by the Pakistan high commission in Dhaka, reports news agency UNB. The government of Pakistan also summoned the Bangladesh high commissioner in Islamabad in order to register protest on the use of what they have said “undiplomatic […]

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The Appellate Division has granted the government until Dec 3 to issue a gazette clarifying the service rules for lower court judges. A five-member appellate bench led by Acting Chief Justice Md Abdul Wahhab Miah made the decision after hearing a petition by Attorney General Mahbubey Alam for a four-week extension on Sunday. On Oct […]

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