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India stalls water sharing talks for eight years

A view of the Teesta Barrage in Lalmonorhat in Bangladesh during lean period.––File photo India has kept talks on sharing of water of common rivers with Bangladesh stalled for over eight years holding back the signing of interim agreements on Teesta and Feni rivers and making negotiations on five more rivers uncertain. India has been […]

The cabinet committee on economic affairs has endorsed ‘Gold Policy 2018’ keeping provisions for gold import through authorised dealers of Bangladesh Bank. But since it is an important issue, Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith said the final clearance has to come from the cabinet Following a meeting of the cabinet committee on Wednesday, the […]

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Why are Bangladeshi women returning from Saudi Arabia?  Mahadi Al Hasnat Many female Bangladeshi workers who returned from Saudi Arabia say they suffered from subhuman treatment at the hands of their employers and the Bangladesh Embassy in the country did not conduct proper monitoring Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune The poverty stricken women, mostly from rural areas in […]

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Bangladesh will face PNG in their opening game on July 7 before taking on the Dutch and the Emiratis on July 8 and 10 respectively Bangladesh have been grouped together with Papua New Guinea, host Netherlands and the UAE as the ICC announced the details of the Women’s World T20 Qualifiers Wednesday. Bangladesh have been […]

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How people become suicide bombers: the six steps to terrorism Anti-terror police guard the house of the family that detonated bombs in Surabaya, Indonesia, May 15 2018. Fully Handoko/EPA   Robi Sugara, Universitas Islam Negeri Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta Suicide bombings of three churches last week in Indonesia by a couple, Dita Oepriarto and Puji Kuswanti, who […]

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How to Steal an Election in Broad Daylight Autocrats and counterfeit democrats have perfected the art of rigging polls to stay in power — without breaking any laws. BY NIC CHEESEMAN, BRIAN KLAAS MAY 21, 2018 In Ukraine’s 2004 presidential election, droves of voters turned out in opposition strongholds, hoping to oust the incumbent, Viktor Yanukovych. Upon […]

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