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The rise and fall of the Dutch in Dhaka

Dhrubo Alam   A View of Chinsura, the Dutch settlement in Bengal; by William Hodges, 1787 (BL) India has always been considered a haven for various businesses by European traders. For ages it was renowned for its prosperity and was popular for its spices. Since the 15th century, European traders started to appear on the […]

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal (R), coach Chandika Hathurusingha (C) and manager Asankha Gurusinha have a close look at the Mirpur wicket during training yesterday. PHOTO: star Sports Reporter There were some common views among the two captains when they spoke at the pre-match press conference in Mirpur yesterday ahead of the second Test starting […]

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A file photo shows people walking in front of the Farmers Bank Motijheel branch in Dhaka. An intuitive plan has been taken to give bailout fund of Tk 1,100 crore to scam-hit Framers Bank through state-owned financial institution Investment Corporation of Bangladesh and three state-run commercial banks —Sonali, Janata and Agrani, officials said. — New […]

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    Rescuers combed through the rubble of collapsed buildings on Wednesday, some using their hands as they searched for about 145 people missing after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck near the popular Taiwanese tourist city of Hualien overnight. At least four people were killed and 225 injured in the quake that hit near the […]

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Khaleda Zia surrounded by several BNP leaders at a press briefing at her Gulshan office on February 7, 2018 Dhaka Tribune The BNP chief also urges party members to carry out ‘peaceful movement’. Expressing doubts over getting justice in ​the​ graft case, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Wednesday said she was ready to face any ​outcome​. […]

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President Abdul Hamid. — Focusbangla file photo Election Commission on Wednesday declared ruling Awami League candidate Md Abdul Hamid elected unopposed as president of the country for the second consecutive term. As no other candidate submitted nomination paper to contest the presidential race, the election officer and chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda made the […]

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Narendra Modi’s Estranged Wife Escapes Unhurt From Car Crash in India By KAI SCHULTZ and HARI KUMARFEB. 7, 2018 Jashodaben Chimanlal in 2014. A retired teacher, she was married to Mr. Modi about 50 years ago, but the relationship was kept quiet for decades. Credit Sam Panthaky/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images NEW DELHI — The […]

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