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Centre for Policy Dialogue chairman Rehman Sobhan speaks while prime minister’s international affairs adviser Gowher Rizvi, CPD distinguished fellow Debapriya Bhattacharya and United Nations Development Programme resident representative Mia Seppo look on at a CPD public dialogue titled ‘Bangladesh’s Graduation from the LDC Group: Pitfalls and Promises’ in Dhaka on Saturday. — New Age photo […]

The Taliban urged Islamic scholars on Saturday not to take part in a conference due to take place in Indonesia aimed at building agreement and support for possible future peace talks in Afghanistan. The call follows President Ashraf Ghani’s offer last month to hold peace talks with the Taliban and comes as international powers have […]

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How not to ‘Historicise’ 1971? The 1971 Liberation War has been such a pivotal moment in the history of Bangladesh that new and innovative research on its history is always welcome. An objective analysis of its history is particularly important given the fact that such work has been consistently hampered due to long-term political turmoil, […]

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Twin tragedies kill 10 in Gaibandha The iron-rod carrying truck turned turtle on Bogra-Rangpur highway in Palashbari upazila of Gaibandha. The accident killed seven people who were travelling on the flatbed. Photo: Collected Our Correspondent, Gaibandha They toiled day and night just for a living. The bus fare to their home district Nilphamari from Dhaka […]

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BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir addresses a BNP rally in Khulna on March 10, 2018 Focus Bangla Fakhrul said the government has failed to provide rice at Tk10 per kilogram. BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir claimed the government has clung to power illegally and are committing all kinds of crimes. “The government […]

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Bangladesh batsman Mushfiqur Rahim (R) celebrates in front Sri Lankan pacer Thisara Perera after guiding his team to victory in the tri-nation Twenty20 international series match at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Saturday. — AFP photo Mushfiqur Rahim hit a blazing half-century to help Bangladesh chase down a record 215 and beat Sri […]

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