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Looking ahead 2018: 2018 will be EC’s trial by fire

The Election Commission (EC) has many tasks in 2018, including organizing polls to at least five city corporations, but the biggest challenge by far would come from staging the 11th national election which the government wants scheduled for before the end of the year. Under the terms of the constitution, a national election must be […]

Operating profits of most of the scheduled banks increased significantly in the just-concluded year of 2017 amid rampant credit disbursements by the banks, said senior bank officials. Out of 28 banks, data of which were available till Sunday, operating profits of 27 banks rose in the year. Relatively calm political situation, moderate rise in export […]

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‘If we lose the by-polls, BNP will say that our popularity has dwindled, and if BNP wins it, then we will have to face tougher competition in all upcoming elections’ The ruling Awami League is planning to launch a massive campaign early next month with the 11th parliamentary election just over a year away. Describing […]

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Sports Reporter Tamim Iqbal has matured over the past 10 years since making his international debut in 2007, and 2017 proved to be a crucial year for the left-hander when it came to his contributions to the Tigers. The highest run-getter for Bangladesh in all the three formats scored 1,286 runs in 2017 and hit […]

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Biru Paksha Paul Banglad-eshis relish drama and nothing is more drama-filled than election time.  The atmosphere will be one of excitement and uncertainty this year. 2018 will be noted for political dramas and policy dilemmas, resulting in economic doldrums. There will be no big pro-market changes in economic policy lest this affects the vote bank—although […]

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North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un. — Reuters file photo Kim Jong Un on Monday warned the United States that he has a ‘nuclear button’ on his desk ready for use if North Korea is threatened, but offered an olive branch to South Korea, saying he was ‘open to dialogue’ with Seoul. After a year […]

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