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Many heavyweights fail scrutiny

Returning officers and assistant returning officers on Sunday rejected the nomination papers of 786 candidates, including jailed Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia and many other prominent ones mostly from BNP. After the scrutiny, they declared nomination papers of 2,279 candidates valid for the general election scheduled for December 30. The returning and assistant returning […]

Mehidy Hasan celebrate their win at the end of the third day of the second Test cricket match between Bangladesh and West Indies at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on 2 December, 2018. Photo: AFP Off-spinner Mehidy Hasan Miraz claimed a career-best 12 wickets as Bangladesh thumped West Indies by an innings and […]

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How to understand and respect people with disabilities: Some dos and don’ts My elder brother, James, who was born in 1943 with a genetic chromosomal abnormality, Down’s Syndrome, and who had a severe learning disability, died in 1999 in the UK as a result of negligence.  He died of bronchial pneumonia because doctors who were […]

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The challenging economics of climate change Low-lying countries like Bangladesh are at a greater risk of flooding both from rising sea levels and increased precipitation. Photo: ABM Aminul Islam Selim Raihan Global climate change has become one of the dominant discourses in the scientific and public policy arena. Studies from scientific research show that global […]

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Hundreds of Rohingya refugees shout slogans as they protest against their repatriation at the Unchiprang camp in Teknaf, Bangladesh November 15, 2018 Reuters This is the first communication after the repatriation attempt failed on Nov 15 Following the November 15 failed attempt to begin the Rohingya repatriation process, Bangladesh has communicated with Myanmar to reiterate […]

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Twenty-six banks are going to be shareholders of Central Counterparty Bangladesh Limited, a proposed clearing and settlement company. The company will settle trading of equities, which will reduce settlement risk, provide trading anonymity and make the settlement operations more efficient. Currently, settlements are done through Central Depository Bangladesh Limited. The banks are Agrani Bank, Bank […]

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     Election CommissionBangladesh Nationalist Party has no candidates in three constituencies despite the party’s fielding of 696 aspirants against 295 of 300 parliamentary seats before completing seat sharing with partners. Returning officers on Sunday rejected around 80 candidates of the BNP-led 20-party alliance, its leaders alleged. However, no major candidate of ruling Awami League […]

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সাংস্কৃতিক হামলা ও বিপন্ন স্বাধীনতা ফিরোজ মাহবুব কামাল   2 December 2018 বিপন্ন স্বাধীনতা প্রতিদেশে ভৌগলিক মানচিত্রের সাথে একটি আদর্শিক বা সাংস্কৃতিক মানচিত্রও থাকে। আদর্শিক বা সাংস্কৃতিক মানচিত্রটি গড়ে উঠে দেশবাসীর ধর্মীয় বিশ্বাস,ধ্যানধারণা এবং সংস্কৃতির ভিত্তিতে। ভৌগলিক মানচিত্রের স্থায়ীত্বের জন্য আদর্শিক মানচিত্রটি গুরুত্বপূর্ণ। কারণ,আদর্শিক মানচিত্র থেকেই নির্ধারিত হয় ভৌগলিক মানচিত্রের সীমারেখা। এটি বাড়লে ভৌগলিক মানচিত্রও বাড়ে;এবং […]

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