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Government pushing Khaleda towards death in jail, says BNP

Previous Next BNP leader Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has accused the government of pushing Khaleda Zia towards her death by keeping her in jail without proper medical care. The BNP chairperson has been in jail for more than a year following her conviction in a corruption case. She is currently receiving treatment at the Bangabandhu […]

Bangladesh cricket team during training in Cardiff Saturday Dhaka Tribune/Ali Shahriyar Amin The first practice match is obviously important for the Tigers as they will definitely want to start the campaign on a high note after finishing the tri-series so well Bangladesh are gearing up to play their first warm-up game of the 2019 World […]

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A file photo shows NBR headquarters in Dhaka. The National Board of Revenue recommended that the proposed guidelines on local entrepreneurs’ overseas investment should include provisions that the interested businesses have no overdue taxes in Bangladesh and have to employ minimum 30 per cent Bangladeshis in overseas projects.— New Age photo The National Board of […]

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No restraint during Ramadan Ekram Kabir Dhaka Tribune  May 24th, 2019 Photo: SYED ZAKIR HOSSAIN We overspend and we overeat Come Ramadan, I panic. I panic, first, about the rising prices of essential food items, and secondly, about how consumers waste food during this holy period. As far as I have seen in the last […]

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BRI and a more just new international order Rehman Sobhan Dhaka Tribune   May 24th, 2019 Photo: BIGSTOCK China and its neighbours have much to gain from making the BRI into a more inclusive enterprise As we moved into the 21st century, a new more sustainable set of opportunities for the Third World to construct […]

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Private University Rankings 2019: North South number one Shegufta Hasnine Surur Dhaka Tribune May 25th, 2019 Among the Top 10 universities, all scored 60+ out of the maximum attainable 100, whereas in 2017, a score of 56.47 was sufficient for a Top 10 spot Comparing this year’s ranking to 2017, the most obvious change is […]

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The Daily Star May 25, 2019 UN honours 12 Bangladeshi peacekeepers Permanent Representative (PR) of Bangladesh to the UN Ambassador Masud Bin Momen is receiving the awards on behalf of 12 Bangladeshi peacekeepers from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. Photo: Courtesy Star Online Report United Nations (UN) has posthumously awarded ‘Dag Hammarskjöld Medal’ to 12 Bangladeshi […]

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Eid, need and greed Ayesha Kabir | Prothom Alo  May 25, 2019             The countdown for Eid began even before Ramadan commenced and with less than two weeks left for the day, the city’s shopping centres are almost bursting at their seams with shoppers. Armed with their Eid bonus, they […]

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Maritime ports asked to hoist signal 3 Prothom Alo English Desk |  May 25, 2019             Maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to hoist local cautionary signal no. 3 as squally weather is likely to affect the maritime ports, North Bay and adjoining coastal […]

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Nazrul’s 120th birth anniversary today Prothom Alo English Desk |  May 25, 2019             The 120th birth anniversary of national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam is being celebrated in the country on Saturday in a befitting manner, reports UNB. Born on 25 May, 1899 at Churulia village in Burdwan district of […]

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Bangladeshi scientist finds cure to dangerous viruses Fazlul Kabir | Prothom Alo  May 25, 2019 Imagine if we could find a drug or vaccine that could cure any viral diseases. What a matter of great relief that would be! Bangladeshi scientist Hemayet Ullah recently discovered such a remedy to any viral disease, including dengue. A […]

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Unforgettable Zia, As I Knew Him President Ziaur Rahman By R Chowdhury 23 May 2019 Following my escape from Pakistan Army in 1971, I was posted to Z Force of Colonel Ziaur Rahman in the eastern theater of the Bangladesh liberation war. The nearly 20-day journey took me from Lahore to Khem Karan to Rajoke […]

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