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A matter of definition?

LEAST DEVELOPED AND DEVELOPING COUNTRIES A matter of definition? There is surely every reason to celebrate the prospect of our graduating out of the LDC status, but not much is added to our achievement by calling ourselves a “non-LDC developing country”, if at all we have to find a new designation. PHOTO: SHAHRUKH IKHTEAR Wahiduddin […]

The Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) on Monday agreed to sell 25% of its ordinary shares to a Chinese consortium comprised of the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) and Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE). The share purchase agreement (SPA) was signed at a Dhaka hotel, with Finance Minister AMA Muhith in attendance as the chief guest. Wang Jianjun, […]

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  Fire workers carry the body of a victim after ten women died in a stampede as thousands of poor people gathered to collect zakat items at Satkania in Chittagong on Monday. — New Age photo Ten women died in stampede and at least 50 others injured on Monday as thousands of poor people, mostly […]

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  Former Bangladesh national cricket team coach Gordon Greenidge (C) poses for photograph with members of 1999 ICC World Cup team during a reception ceremony at a city hotel on Monday. — Sony Ramany The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Monday finally cleared its distance with former national head coach Gordon Greenidge as they accorded him […]

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Sheikh Hasina Is on the 2018 TIME 100 List | Time.com     By Minakshi Ganguly     14/5/2018 I first met Sheikh Hasina in the 1990s, when she was fiercely campaigning to end military rule in Bangladesh. Our last meeting was in 2008, when she was campaigning against another military regime. The following year she […]

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Bangladeshi journalists ‘living in constant fear’ Scores of reporters murdered in last 25 years but most cases have gone unsolved or unpunished Journalists in Bangladesh’s Mymensingh city protest over a series of defamation and sedition cases filed against Mahfuz Anam, editor of leading English daily The Daily Star, in this Feb. 16, 2016 file photo. (ucanews.com […]

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Pakistan’s Lieutenant General Qamar Javed Bajwa. Photo by Qamar Hafeez, Wikipedia Commons. Pakistan’s General Bajwa Named In List Of Worlds’ Most Powerful May 14, 2018 Ishaal Zehra* There are nearly 7.5 billion humans on planet Earth, but the chosen 75 men and women make the world turn, claims Forbes Magazine. Forbes’ annual ranking of The […]

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Why bullshit hurts democracy more than lies Why is bullshit so harmful? Ted Eytan, CC BY-SA Michael Blake, University of Washington Since the inauguration of Donald Trump as president, members of his administration have made many statements best described as misleading. During the administration’s first week, then-press secretary Sean Spicer claimed that Trump’s inauguration was […]

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  The BNP has urged the Election Commission to take steps to stop the arrest and harassment of its leaders and activists to hold free and fair polls to Khulna City Corporation. The call was made when a three-member BNP delegation, led by its Standing Committee Member Nazrul Islam Khan, met with Chief Election Commissioner […]

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