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Facebook entry by US Embassy : U.S. Ambassador Marcia Bernicat wants government’s commitment to free, fair, and credible elections

U.S. Embassy-Dhaka February 26 at 4:13am · অবাধ, সুষ্ঠু ও বিশ্বাসযোগ্য নির্বাচনের প্রতি সরকার এর প্রতিশ্রুতিকে আমরা স্বাগত জানাই। বিশ্বজুড়ে গণতন্ত্রে অবাধ, সুষ্ঠু ও বিশ্বাসযোগ্য নির্বাচনের গুরুত্বপূর্ণ পূর্বশর্তগুলি হল মত প্রকাশের স্বাধীনতা এবং সমাবেশের স্বাধীনতা। – যুক্তরাষ্ট্রের রাষ্ট্রদূত মার্শা বার্নিকাট We welcome the government’s commitment to free, fair, and credible elections. In democracies around the world, […]

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Large discrepancy found between data provided by the government and the Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) According to the government, Bangladesh has exported software worth $800 million (Tk80 crore) last year. The objective was set to export software amounting to a billion dollars by next December. However, questions have risen regarding the viability of this objective, […]

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Sheikh Hasina said her government has taken measures to modernize the Armed Forces to give a befitting reply if anyone attacks Bangladesh. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday told the House that Bangladesh does not want war with anyone as its works for peace. “We want peace, not war with anyone,” she said. The leader […]

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Eminent jurist Dr Kamal Hossain will give legal advice to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s lawyers in the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case over which she was sentenced to five years in jail earlier this month, said BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. A delegation of the BNP, led by Fakhrul, yesterday met Dr Kamal […]

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2 Nobel Peace laureates tell Rohingyas The visiting Nobel Peace laureates have promised Rohingya women to be their voice and pursue justice on their behalf. They made the promise after hearing from many Rohingya women about the harrowing tales of torture they had endured in Myanmar. “We are your voice and we will fight for […]

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Monday was another day of reckoning for the United Nations. As the UN chief and the UN high commissioner on human rights decried the mass violation of human rights, genocide and unjust wars raging all over the world from Syria to Myanmar to Congo, one thing came out even clearer — the undemocratic character of […]

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Bowling Coach Courtney Walsh has been made the head coach for the NIDAHAS Trophy tri-nation tournament to be held in Sri Lanka from Mar 6 to 16. Apart from the hosts, the other team is India. The BCB announced the 16-member squad on Monday, including Mehidy Hasan Miraz, who will play if all-rounder Shakib Al […]

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The Bangladesh government does not acknowledge that any Islamic State affiliate organization is active in the country. The US Treasury Department on Tuesday added “ISIS-Bangladesh,” along with six other jihadist organizations and two individuals connected to Islamic State, to its sanctions list for global terrorism. The Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) wrote on […]

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Seven banks of Bangladesh are currently operating with capital deficits totalling over Tk 94 billion until September last year – a crisis that threatens to metastasise into a large-scale banking meltdown. The total amount of capital deficit in state-owned banks Sonali, Rupali, Janata and BASIC was more than Tk 76.26 billion. Privately-owned Commerce Bank, Farmers […]

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Attending a wedding in Gazipur on Sunday night, Kajal Rani Saha and her son Shuvo Saha were on way to their home in Chandpur’s Haziganj yesterday. The mother and the son, who apparently failed to get a direct transport to their village, boarded a Chittagong-bound bus near the Kanchpur bridge around 12:00noon. As the vehicle […]

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Fears losing steam before polls if it goes for an all-out movement now The BNP would not go for any tough movement at least until July as it feels it would not be able to carry on with the agitation up to the elections later this year, party insiders claimed. They said even though they […]

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