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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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