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DSE index drop for 5th straight day

Ittefaq Report The index of Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) has dropped for 5th consecutive working days on Monday Monday’s fall of stocks was the biggest since August 23, 2017. The stocks of Chittagong Stock Exchange also dropped on the day. Trading on the Dhaka Stock Exchange started strong on Monday before a sharp drop. The benchmark […]

Every university should get to decide for itself which academic calendar to follow MM Shahidul Hassan Bangladesh started with only four public universities and now has a total of 38 public universities and 92 private universities. The Annual Education Survey 2016 of Bangladesh Bureau of Educational Information and Statistics (BANBEIS) reveals that the total number […]

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A file photo from January 26, 2018 shows Bangladesh openers Tamim Iqbal (L) and Imrul Kayes inspecting the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium wicket at Mirpur. — New Age photo Bangladesh are in two minds over wicket for the second Test in Dhaka after criticism over the surface in the past few days. The Sri Lankan curator […]

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  Maldivian troops stand guard in front of the Supreme Court. Photo courtesy of Sun Online (sun.mv) Maldives President Abdulla Yameen on Monday declared a state of emergency for 15 days and security forces stormed the Supreme Court in an escalation of a power struggle with the archipelago’s top court. Police also arrested former president […]

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Khaleda Zia appeared before a special court in Dhaka Focus Bangla The war footing of Bangladesh’s largest political parties have put Dhaka residents in a pinch, forcing many to reschedule their plans. Chances of violent confrontation have risen sharply as the BNP and the Awami League gear up to showcase their political might in response to […]

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Swiss president for safe return of Rohingyas Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina welcomes Switzerland President Alain Berset with a bouquet at her office in the capital yesterday. Photo: BSS Unb, Dhaka Visiting Swiss President Alain Berset yesterday said the situation of Rohingyas was of great concern to his country and laid emphasis on their safe and […]

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       Bangladesh’s foreign exchange reserves fell to $32.69 billion as at the end of January from $33.23 billion the previous month, but were up nearly 3 per cent from a year earlier, the central bank said on Sunday. The monthly decline was fuelled by a rise in imports, a senior central bank official said, adding […]

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Mominul Haque became the first player from Bangladesh to score a century in both the innings of a Test as he steered his side to safety in the opening match against Sri Lanka on Sunday. Mominul, who made 176 in the first innings, hit 105 off 174 balls to help Bangladesh to 5-307 and secure […]

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Realising the dreams of a Digital Bangladesh for all Illustration: Jing Zhang/Mazakii.com Habibullah N Karim Seven years and many grey hairs ago, two friends and I authored a book together on the digital transformation taking place in the country where we made bold proclamations on everything from widespread digitalisation of government services and ubiquitous computer-based […]

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Three people, including two Secondary School Certificate examinees, were killed in a road accident at Tarapur of Puthia in Rajshahi on Monday morning. Among the deceased, two were identified as Rakibul Islam, 16, and Mustafizur Rahman, 17, SSC examinees from Puthia PN High School. The accident took place when a Natore-bound truck hit the motorbike, […]

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The UN human rights chief warned Monday that possible acts of ‘genocide and ethnic cleansing’ against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority could fuel a religious-based conflict that spreads beyond the country’s borders. ‘Myanmar faces a very serious crisis — with a potentially severe impact on the security of the region,’ UN high commissioner for human rights […]

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BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia waves at her party members and leaders while leaving her Gulshan residence for Sylhet to attend a rally there on Monday; February 5, 2018 BNP’s Facebook page The BNP chairperson left her Gulshan residence for Sylhet by road around 9:15am on Monday BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has started her journey for Sylhet. […]

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