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Stocks keep falling as investors ‘lose’ trust in regulator

Stock investors protest at the relentless fall in share prices in front of the Dhaka Stock Exchange building at Motijheel in Dhaka on Tuesday. — New Age photo Dhaka stocks on Tuesday plunged across the board as investors ‘losing’ trust in the market regulator rushed to withdraw funds from the capital market, said market operators […]

A Reporter at Large Guantánamo’s Darkest Secret The U.S. military prison’s leadership considered Mohamedou Salahi to be its highest-value detainee. But his guard suspected otherwise. By Ben Taub     6 April 2019  The New Yorker Magazine Mohamedou Salahi spent more than fourteen years in detention at Guantánamo Bay, where he was repeatedly tortured. Illustration by Tyler […]

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Falsification In the Name Of Progress  Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable.  —-George Orwell Sabria Chowdhury Balland   17 April 2019 If there is one thing Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Awami League party repeat incessantly, it is that they are the only party in the country that can […]

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Only female magistrates will record statements of rape victims Star Online Report From now on, only female magistrates will record statements of female and child victims of rape and sexual harassment, a circular issued by the Supreme Court (SC) administration today read. The circular says that the chief judicial magistrates and chief metropolitan magistrates across […]

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A New Age file photo of Mosaddek Hossain Bangladesh on Tuesday recalled batsman Mosaddek Hossain and included uncapped pacer Abu Jayed in their 15-man squad for the World Cup 2019. Mosaddek regained the confidence of the selectors with a strong performance for Abahani Limited in the ongoing Dhaka Premier League, where he scored 428 runs […]

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Bangladesh in the post-industrial world PHOTO: ASABER91/FLICKR Zahedul Amin Bangladesh’s economic performance over the last decade has garnered praise from the international community. Multilateral development agencies like the World Bank often cite Bangladesh as an exemplary case for economic development. From being termed a “basket case” by the then US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger […]

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Sunrisers Hyderabad cricketer Shakib Al Hasan celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of Kings XI Punjab cricketer MA Agarwal (unseen) during 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 cricket match. Photo: AFP Bangladesh will ask its ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan to cut short his Indian Premier League campaign to prepare for the World Cup […]

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Bank executives have failed to turn up in a parliamentary committee meeting over measures to reduce interest rates on lending to a single digit despite being called to attend the discussion. Members of the parliamentary committee on public undertakings have aired their dissatisfaction over the matter. “The meeting started at 11am before concluding at 1:45 […]

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Khaleda didn’t discuss parole, oath during Pahela Baishakh visit: Fakhrul BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir says he did not discuss parole during his meeting with Chairperson Khaleda Zia in the hospital. The issue of parole is a concern of Khaleda’s family, he believes. The BNP is preparing to launch an agitation to free […]

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Rajshahi University professor AKM Shafiul Islam Lilon. — UNB file photo The Rajshahi Speedy Trial Tribunal on Monday sentenced three persons to death for murdering Rajshahi University (RU) sociology department professor Shafiul Islam in 2014. The tribunal judge, Anup Kumar, pronounced the verdict in presence of ten of the eleven charge-sheeted accused in the dock. […]

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