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Make space for the art of free speech

Make space for the art of free speech Shagufe Hossain It is no coincidence that the word “articulate” begins with the word “art”. There is an art to the formation of clear and distinct sounds in speech. Speech, the expression of or the ability to express thoughts and feelings by articulate sounds, has articulation ingrained […]

Action from the Bangabandhu Gold Cup semi-final between Bangladesh and Palestine in Cox’s Bazar Md Manik Bangladesh lost the match by two goals, one scored just in the third minute and the other in the last minute of injury time, but their players fought hard throughout the game against a much higher-ranked Palestine side Palestine […]

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Country’s export earnings from neighbouring India posted a whopping 142 per cent growth in the first quarter of the current fiscal year while the earnings from two major export destinations — the USA and Germany — also registered sizable growth. The readymade garment exports mainly drove the earnings growth in these countries in July-September of […]

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Babar claims no complicity with grenade attack Prothom Alo English Desk |Oct 10, 2018        Lutfozzaman Babar, who was state minister for home affairs during the 2004 grenade attack, claimed he was in no way involved in the attack on the Bangladesh Awami League rally. US media outlet abc News gave Babar’s reaction after a tribunal’s […]

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Sylhet 4 constituency: 2 AL, 5 BNP leaders vying for nominations  Md Serajul Islam, Sylhet Dhaka Tribune  October 10th, 2018 Top row (L-R): Awmi League candidate Imran Ahmed, BNP candidate Dildar Hossain Selim, BNP candidate Abdul Hakim Chowdhury Bottom row (L-R): Awmi League candidate Faruq Ahmed, Jatiya Party candidate Taj Rahman, BNP candidate Kamruzzaman Selim Dhaka […]

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BNP rejects 21 Aug grenade attack verdict Prothom Alo English Desk | Oct 10, 2018 The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Wednesday turned down the verdict in the 21 August grenade attack cases, saying it has been given at the ‘behest of the government’ with a political motive, reports UNB. “BNP thinks that the verdict is […]

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AL leader’s son freed from jail after presidential clemency Prothom Alo English Desk | Oct 10, 2018        The elder son of Lakshmipur municipality mayor Abu Taher, also a leader of ruling Bangladesh Awami League, who got his death sentence pardoned and life imprisonment commuted to 10 years by the president in separate murder cases, was […]

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2004 grenade attack case: Bangladesh former PM Khaleda Zia’s son gets life, 19 sentenced to death   Former Bangladesh minister Lutfozzaman Babar along with 18 others was on Wednesday sentenced to death in connection with the 2004 grenade attack case. Among other held guilty, former prime minister Khaleda Zia’s son, Tarique Rahman and 18 others […]

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Bangladesh to hang 19 for deadly attack on 2004 rally BBC  10.10.18 Image copyrightGETTY IMAGE Image captionMore than 20 people died and hundreds were injured in the attack  A court in Bangladesh has sentenced 19 people to death for their role in a deadly grenade attack on a 2004 political rally in the capital Dhaka. […]

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UN report warns of catastrophic consequences of climate change within 20 years By Bryan Dyne 10 October 2018 The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a special report Monday calling for “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society” in order to limit human-induced global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius […]

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WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY Virtual play to combat mental illness Sarah Anjum Bari Out of the 161 million people of Bangladesh (as of 2015), 16.1 percent of adults and 15.2 percent of five- to 10-year-olds live with mental health issues. Only 0.44 percent of our national budget was allocated for mental health in the same […]

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Previous Next Bangladesh has fared poorly, ranking 148th among 157 nations on a new index spotlighting government policies to reduce income disparity between the rich and the poor. Singapore, one of the wealthiest nations in the region, bottomed out — falling behind Bangladesh — on the Commitment to Reducing Inequality (CRI) Index 2018 released on […]

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