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Bangladesh Test captain Shakib al Hasan reacts prior to the toss of the two-day practice match in Antigua Thursday Windies Bangladesh bowlers got some overs under their belts as their lone two-day warm-up match against Cricket West Indies President’s XI ended in a draw at Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua Friday. After posting 403 runs in […]

Deciphering the good governance prescription For almost two decades, Dhaka’s vibrant think-tank ecosystem has almost unanimously endorsed the idea that for Bangladesh to economically transform itself, attaining good governance through the creation of sound institutions is a fundamental precondition. At the outset, this prescription has an incredible intellectual appeal. And it is mostly due to […]

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Bangladesh Elections: Commentary: One day does not an election make Md Jahangir Alam, Awami League nominated mayor candidate in Gazipur City Corporation elections, shows V-sign for victory in a post-polls reaction at the office of Gazipur returning officer on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Photo: Palash Khan Mahfuz Anam, Editor the Daily Star, Bangladesh June 29, […]

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REVERSAL OF DEMOCRACY IN BANGLADESH   Mohit Musaddi*   June 29, 2018 Democracy has been considered to be the best form of governance. But is democracy in Bangladesh undergoing a reversal? Since gaining independence in 1971, the country has witnessed one-party dominance, flirted with a single party system, lived under military rule for more than 15 […]

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Scam-hit banks get bailout fund again Govt releases Tk 2,000cr for SOBs Staff Correspondent |  Jun 28,2018 A file photo shows the Bangladesh Bank headquarters at Motijheel in Dhaka.– New Age The government on Wednesday disbursed Tk 2,000 crore for state-owned banks including scam-hit Sonali and Janata Banks ignoring severe criticism from different quarters. According to a […]

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UN, Bangladesh Launch Joint Effort to Verify Rohingya Refugee Identities By Jesmin Papri and Abdur Rahman on Jun 27, 2018 04:20 pm The United Nations refugee agency is working with Bangladesh’s government to verify the identities of Rohingya refugees who fled from Myanmar’s Rakhine state and issue ID cards, officials said Wednesday. The verification process […]

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Bangladesh, India Launch Coordinated Naval Patrols By Pulack Ghatack on Jun 27, 2018 05:25 pm The chiefs of the Indian and Bangladeshi navies on Wednesday inaugurated a program for joint patrols and exercises in the Bay of Bengal to curb maritime crimes and militancy threats at sea, officials said Wednesday. Indian Adm. Sunil Lanba and […]

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Some insights into GAZIPUR ELECTIONS The way the Gazipur mayoral election (pictured) and the Khulna election have been held signals a poor start to the run-up to the next parliamentary election. Photo: Rashed Shumon Shakhawat Liton The good thing about Gazipur City Corporation polls is that it was peaceful and no incident of casualty was […]

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বিবিসির চোখে: কেমন হলো বাংলাদেশে গাজীপুর সিটি কর্পোরেশন নির্বাচন কাদির কল্লোলবিবিসি বাংলা, ঢাকা Image captionনারী-পুরুষ উভয় ভোটারের উপস্থিতি ছিল চোখে পড়ার মতো বুধবার সকালে গাজীপুরে রিটার্নিং অফিসারের কার্যালয়ে ফলাফল নেয়ার সময় শত শত সমর্থক বেষ্টিত মি: আলম ছিলেন উচ্ছ্বসিত। বলেছেন, ভোটারদের প্রতি তিনি কৃতজ্ঞ। ক্ষমতাসীন আওয়ামী লীগের এই প্রার্থী মি: আলম দুই লাখেরও বেশি ভোটের […]

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Satellite tender 3: Family links raise further questions The Bangladesh government has in the last few days launched the country’s first satellite, named Bangabandhu-1. Back in May 2012, I wrote a series of three articles for the Bangladesh daily newspaper, The New Age about how the whole process started with serious irregularities in the tender process that resulted in […]

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Battle in AL bastion BNP wants to retain Gazipur in crucial electoral race with AL today Mohammad Al-Masum Molla and Abu Bakar Siddique Akand from Gazipur In an election of prestige both for the Awami League and the BNP, voters of Gazipur City Corporation will decide today which camp will have a victory laugh just […]

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LIVE Timeline: Battle for Gazipur Voters are seen in long queues in front of Baimail Government Primary School o Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Photo: Rashidul Hasan Star Online Report Here is the live update of Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) elections 2018. 26 Jun 2018 06:00 PM Turnout of voter would be 55 to 60 per […]

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