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Ports submerged in corruption Sep 28, 2018   Prothom Alo     A report of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) has presented an alarming picture of corruption at the Mongla sea port in Bagerhat and at the Burimari land port in Lalmonirhat.  According to TIB’s study, along with all sorts of other corruption, a hefty sum has to […]

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UN expresses full solidarity with Bangladesh government United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres. File photo BSS, New York The United Nations (UN) has expressed full solidarity and cooperation with the government and the people of Bangladesh. “The UN is with full solidarity and full cooperation with the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the […]

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Tigers lose Miraz and Kayes Bangladesh 133/2 after 25 overs Bangladesh batsman Liton Das (R) and Mehidy Hasan Miraz run between the wickets during the final of the Asia Cup against India. Photo: AFP Sakeb Subhan from Dubai India skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and chose to field first against Bangladesh in the Asia […]

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CEC threatening us over polls: BNP Star file photo of BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Rizvi Ahmed. Star Online Report BNP says, the election commission is threatening the party with registration cancellation if it does not participate in the upcoming election. “Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda said BNP will be at stake if […]

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Former chief justice’s book causes furore in Bangladesh Sinha accuses security agencies of intimidating judges to deliver favorable rulings Bangladeshi Attorney General Mahbubey Alam (center) walks through the Supreme Court in this 2016 file picture. He has accused Surendra Kumar Sinha of tarnishing the reputation of the judiciary. (Photo by Munir uz Zaman/AFP) Rock Ronald Rozario […]

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A Rohingya refugee girl carries a baby while walking in a camp in Cox’s Bazar, October 10, 2017. — Reuters photo A US government investigation has found that Myanmar’s military waged a ‘well-planned and coordinated’ campaign of mass killings, gang rapes and other atrocities against the Southeast Asian nation’s Rohingya Muslim minority. The US State […]

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The ruling Awami League has already threatened to counter a countrywide demonstration planned for Saturday by BNP, the main opposition on the streets, with both parties expecting their rank and file supporters to turn out in huge numbers. The political landscape of Bangladesh is heating up ahead of December’s parliamentary election with the two main […]

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Curb your curiosity for your own sake Aasha Mehreen Amin Many indivi-duals who come to this country for the first time are enamoured by the overabundance of genuine hospitality that they receive from the local people. So much so that they are willing to overlook all the jarring notes—the sickening traffic, the nauseating garbage, the […]

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Rescue efforts are on on the runway of Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong after a US-Bangla Airlines plane made an emergency landing there on Wednesday.— New Age photo A Cox’s Bazar-bound flight of US-Bangla Airlines with 164 passengers, including 11 children, and seven crew members made a crash landing at Shah Amanat International Airport […]

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ADB Bangladesh Country Director Manmohan Prakash speaking at a press briefing at its Bangladesh Resident Mission conference room on Wednesday; September 26, 2018 UNB Inflation increased to 5.8% from 5.4% Bangladesh posted a GDP growth rate of 7.9% in FY18, and is expected to achieve 7.5% GDP growth in FY19, according to a report by […]

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Photo: ACC Bangladesh live to fight another day after Mustafizur Rahman’s four-wicket haul following a brilliant 99 by Mushfiqur Rahim propelled them into the Asia Cup final with a 37-run victory over Pakistan. Defending a below-par 239, the Tigers, unfazed by the absence of key opener Tamim Iqbal, restricted Pakistan to 202 for nine in […]

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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina. — UNB file photo Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the international community to invest in Myanmar too so that the Rohingya children can enjoy their rights, including that to education, upon their return to their homeland. ‘We’re thankful to the international community for their support in providing education to the […]

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