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AL on polls train, BNP toils to free Khaleda

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 […]

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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Sri Lankan players celebrate with the trophy after defeating Bangladesh in the second and final Twenty20 international match at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Sunday.— AFP photo An all-round Sri Lanka pulled off stunning performances against Bangladesh to lift the two-match Twenty20 series 2-0 after they thrashed the hosts by 75 runs in the […]

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  PreviousNext Nine days after Boris Johnson dropped a broad hint that the end was very close, Britain has lifted an embargo on direct cargo flights from Dhaka. The decision was announced by British High Commissioner Alison Blake at a media briefing at Shahjalal International Airport on Sunday. Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister AKM Shahjahan […]

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‘Imagine No Country Claims You, and Your Own Country Wants to Throw You Into the Sea’ By Rohini Mohan on 17/02/2018 Rohingya refugees in India are trying to make a better life for themselves while fighting the threat of deportation. Ten-month-old Shafiqa plays with her mother in their hut in a settlement in Narwal, Jammu. […]

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