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‘Khaleda doesn’t want to seek parole’

Leaders of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) observe a hunger strike demanding their chairperson Khaleda Zia`s release in the capital on Sunday. Photo: Dipu Malakar Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leaders and lawyers are divided over the process to get their ailing chairperson Khaleda Zia out of jail as her parole has been the talk of the […]

Hiccups of ‘Development Surprise’ Improvement of formal institutions crucial for our development goals Selim Raihan Bangladesh’s economic growth and development performance over the past two decades have been impressive. With the poor quality of institutions, such a performance has often been termed as a “development surprise” or the “Bangladesh paradox”. But is it at all […]

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A big cause for health concern Overuse of antibiotics gives birth to killer bacteria; research says 70pc death in hospital ICUs linked to it; govt’s immediate initiative sought Moudud Ahmmed Sujan Arifun Nahar, 33, gave birth to her third child on December 16 through Cesarean section at a private hospital in the capital. Upon health […]

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BGB troops disembark from a ship on Saint Martin’s Island on April 7, 2019 | Courtesy   Home minister says deployment not related to Myanmar’s earlier claims to the island as part of their territory The government has deployed Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) to Saint Martin’s Island after 22 years. Members of the paramilitary force […]

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Bangladesh one-day international captain Mashrafee bin Murtaza (L) shares some thoughts with chief selector Minhajul Abedin (R), selector Habibul Bashar (2nd-R) and cricket operations committee chairman and BCB director Khaled Mahmud (C) at Mirpur on Sunday. — New Age photo The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Sunday gave a cold shoulder to national players’ demand for […]

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Anti-Tobacco Media Alliance or ATMA has submitted a set of proposals on effective taxation to the National Board of Revenue in a pre-budget meeting. If adopted, the proposals will encourage nearly 3.2 million adults to quit smoking, according to a media release from the organisation. It will also reduce premature deaths by 1 million among […]

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