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Participatory polls alone won’t change things

Political scientist and distinguished fellow of the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) Rounaq Jahan spoke to Prothom Alo about the country’s political situation, the coming election and the future of politics in Bangladesh. AKM Zakaria took the interview. Prothom Alo: The new year also ushers in a new year for the government at the helm. Everyone has some […]

Saudi authorities have arrested 11 princes who protested against the kingdom’s austerity measures and who could face trial, a news website close to the government reported on Saturday. Sabq said the princes, who were not named, were protesting at a historical Riyadh royal palace, Qasr al-Hokm, against a government’s decision to stop paying the water […]

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The port under construction for the coal-based power plant in Cox’s Bazar’s Moheshkhali will be converted into a deep-sea port. State Minister for Power Nasrul Hamid made the announcement during an inspection of the construction site in Matarbari on Friday. “The area is to be dredged and a deep-sea port built here,” Hamid said. “A […]

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The lone practice match between Bangladesh Red and Green at the Sher-e-Bangla National stadium in Mirpur yesterday, which the Reds won by 137 runs, was perhaps the final opportunity for some players to make an impression on national selectors. The practice game kicked off at 12pm, the same time the upcoming tri-nation ODI series fixtures […]

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Population boom among the Rohingyas who entered Bangladesh fleeing violence in Myanmar is posing a new challenge when the government and international community have continued to struggle to cope with the situation. Aid groups have warned that about 50,000 more Rohingyas would be born by this year only to aggravate the situation as ethnic minorities […]

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The ruling party, however, is yet to make a formal announcement Awami League has primarily selected former BGMEA president Atiqul Islam as its mayoral candidate in the upcoming Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) by-polls, say sources from inside the ruling party. However, the party is yet to make the formal announcement regarding the election, which […]

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