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IN SEARCH OF A WHITEWASH & SOME CHEERLEADERS

IN SEARCH OF A WHITEWASH & SOME CHEERLEADERS by F R Chowdhury     21/2/2018 Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) has been ruled by military dictators for a long time. In today’s world, it is difficult for such a military government to stand at par with the governments of other civilized democratic countries. As the time […]

Human Rights at Sea Condemns “Irresponsible Shipbreaking” file photo  chittagong-shipbreaking By Human Rights at Sea 2018-02-20 The NGO Shipbreaking Platform has published its List of Ships dismantled worldwide in 2017 in tidal beaches of South East Asia revealing the shipping industry’s irresponsible shipbreaking practices and a series of human rights and labor abuses, including loss […]

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Posts, telecommunications and information technology minister Mustafa Jabbar, posts and telecommunications division secretary Shyam Sunder Sikder, Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission chairman Shahjahan Mahmood, Teletalk Bangladesh managing director Kazi Md Golam Quddus, Grameenphone chief executive officer Michael Foley, Banglalink CEO Erik Aas and Robi CEO Mahtab Uddin Ahmed pose for a photograph at the 4G licence […]

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  From now on, the Primary Education Completion or PEC examinations will be held with the set of creative questions only, the National Academy for Primary Education or NAPE has announced. “The question patterns and marks have been reset for PEC 2018. Creative questions will cover 100 marks as per a decision of the ministry,” […]

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Bangladesh players walk back to the dressing room following their defeat in the first T20I against Sri Lanka in Mirpur ThursdayDHAKA TRIBUNE/Md Manik How quick the side can complete the tasks is the main challenge, with only around two weeks left before they travel to Sri Lanka for the tri-nation T20I series involving India and […]

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Syrian Mohammed cries as he receives treatment at a makeshift hospital in Kafr Batna after being wounded with his mother in government air strikes on the town of Jisreen, in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus on February 19, 2018. — AFP photo Heavy Syrian bombardment killed at least […]

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Prosecution of big party leaders not a way to win election Faruque Ahmed   19/2/2018 Rule of law and arrogance of power can’t go together, one just cancels out the other. The government has announced parliamentary election; this is good when it comes about allowing the people to elect the representative of their choice. But the […]

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Khaleda’s imprisonment stirs global uproar, election uncertainty     Shahid Islam in Toronto     19/2/2018 A missed opportunity often yields disaster and turns unmanageable, if not handled with care. The conviction and imprisonment of BNP chairperson and, three times PM of Bangladesh, Khaleda Zia, on February 8 could have led to instant chaos; which has […]

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Election observers and experts apprehend that the current political situation will hinder creating a level playing field for the next general elections as the ruling Awami League is already well into polls campaign, leaving main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party to put all its efforts into freeing its chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail. In such a […]

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Govt panel says SSC questions leaked, recommends test retaking   PreviousNext A government panel says it has found that the questions of the school-leaving SSC and equivalent exam have leaked and plans to file recommendations for retakes in some cases. The panel headed by Technical and Madrasa Education Secretary Md Alamgir studied the alleged leaks. […]

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Indian Army, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) personnel carry out rescue work after a building collapsed due to a gas cylinder blast during wedding party in Beawar, in the Indian state of Rajasthan on February 18, 2018AFP Recovery teams were sifting through mangled heaps of concrete and steel, removing […]

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Finding balance in foreign trade Bangladesh’s trade deficit nearly doubled to USD 8.62 billion in the first half of fiscal year 2017-2018. Photo: Star Eresh Omar Jamal AS The Daily Star reported on Tuesday, Bangladesh’s trade deficit nearly doubled to USD 8.62 billion in the first half of fiscal year 2017-2018 (FY17-18), according to Ahsan Mansur, executive […]

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