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The fading global icon

Myanmar`s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi attends the joint news conference of the Japan-Mekong Summit Meeting in Tokyo. Photo: ReutersAung San Suu Kyi was once a global hero. Today, her reputation is sullied. What happened? She won a Nobel Peace Prize for her defiance of Myanmar’s military junta. She emerged from years of house […]

Rangpur players and officials are all smiles with the champion’s trophy after winning the U-17 Bangabandhu Gold Cup in Dhaka Sunday BFF Shamim Islam netted the 85th-minute winner after Rajshahi’s Ahad cancelled out Apan Chandra Roy’s opener in the second half Rangpur emerged as the champion of the inaugural Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman National U-17 […]

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A file photo shows the National Board of Revenue headquarters in Dhaka. Excise duty would be applicable on every deal under lending facilities and trade facilities like loan against trust receipt, said NBR. — New Age photo Excise duty would be applicable to every deal under lending facilities and trade facilities like loan against trust […]

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The Daily Star December 24, 2018 Allow only ‘boat voters’ at centres AL candidate asks the party men Anwar Ali Natore-2 Awami League candidate and lawmaker Shafiqul Islam Shimul said no one other than the voters of the “boat” symbol would go to the polling centres on December 30 and instructed his party to ensure […]

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U.S. Department of State Upcoming Election in Bangladesh Press Statement Robert Palladino Deputy Spokesperson Washington, DC December 21, 2018 The United States is disappointed by the Government of Bangladesh’s inability to grant credentials and issue visas within the timeframe necessary to conduct a credible international monitoring mission to the majority of international election monitors from the […]

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What will the govt do about the closed FB accounts? Ali Riaz . USA | Prothom Alo Dec 23, 2018             Following Facebook’s removal of six Bangladeshi accounts and 9 pages in connection with spreading misleading and fake news ahead of the election, now Twitter has said that it would […]

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ANFREL questions EC’s sincerity to hold transparent polls Staff Correspondent . Dhaka | Prothom Alo Dec 23, 2018             The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) has criticised Bangladesh’s election commission for creating hurdles for observers from home and abroad who were interested in monitoring the 30 December parliamentary polls. […]

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U.S. Congress passes resolution H.Res.1169 to promote free, fair, transparent and credible elections in Bangladesh   115th Congress, 2nd Session  Res 1169 16 December 2018 Reaffirming the commitment of the United States to promote free, fair, transparent and credible elections in Bangladesh. Reaffirming the commitment of the United States to promote free, fair, transparent and […]

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BCL men allegedly beat 5 quota reform activists Dhaka University Correspondent | Prothom Alo  Dec 23, 2018             A number of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists have allegedly beaten five leaders of the quota reform movement on the Dhaka University campus while they were preparing for a human chain demanding […]

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