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Hasina says she is always dismissive of arch-rival Khaleda’s words

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said she does not take seriously what BNP chief Khaleda Zia says, dismissing her arch political rival’s words as insignificant. “They don’t have human qualities. I don’t take her words seriously. There is nothing to take seriously,” she told parliament on Wednesday in response to Khaleda’s recent speech on Rohingya […]

The GDP growth and per capita income for FY2017 are slightly higher than previous estimates. Bangladesh’s economic growth accelerated to 7.28 percent in the year to June 30, Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said at a media briefing in Dhaka on Tuesday, citing final data. Provisional data put the GDP growth at 7.24 percent for […]

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Mazhar Uddin  The Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) is in full swing but two off-field issues have taken some sheen off the ‘cricketainment’. The final outcome after head coach Chandika Hathurusingha’s resignation has been the primary source of speculation in recent times, and to that has been added the discussion over whether the Bangladesh Cricket Board […]

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In reaction to recent statements concerning the future of the Bangladesh Accord, the Witness Signatories to the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh—Clean Clothes Campaign, International Labor Rights Forum, Maquila Solidarity Network, and the Worker Rights Consortium—wish to respond regarding the continuation of the Accord’s inspection programme. Recent statements have led some to […]

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Rajshahi University (RU) authorities have detained a student during the viva-voce session of the law faculty after discovering that the higher score he got in the admission test was not a performance of his. The student named Khalilur Rahman had come 16th, scoring 61 out of 100, in the admission test for 2017-18 academic sessions. […]

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Zimbabwe’s military said it had seized power in a targeted assault on ‘criminals’ around President Robert Mugabe who were causing social and economic suffering, but gave assurances the 93-year-old leader and his family were ‘safe and sound’. Zimbabwean soldiers and armoured vehicles blocked roads to the main government offices, parliament and the courts in central […]

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