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Upazila elections end amid violence, rigging, boycott

Elections to upazila parishads ended amid violence and rigging and boycott by opposition parties as the fifth and last phase of the elections in 23 upazilas on Tuesday were marked by violence, vote rigging, low turnout of voters. Like the previous four phases of the elections, in most upazilas ruling Awami League candidates contested against […]

Although Bangladesh wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim endured a less than enjoyable outing in the Tigers’ seven-wicket win over West Indies on Monday, he will be banked upon to deliver the goods with the bat and behind the stumps against Australia on Thursday. PHOTO: BCB Sakeb Subhan The batsmen who made chasing down the 322-run target in […]

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Expelled Jamaat-e-Islami member Mojibur Rahman Monju speaks at a press briefing in Dhaka on 27 April, 2019 Collected In an exclusive interview with the Dhaka Tribune‘s Nawaz Farhin Antara, recently expelled Jamaat-e-Islami leader and former central Majlis-e-Shura member Mojibur Rahman Monju discusses the mission, vision, and ideology of his newly announced party—Jana Aakangkhar Bangladesh (a […]

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National Board of Revenue chairman Md Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan, Foreign Investors’ Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Shehzad Munim, vice-president Francois de Maricourt and executive director Jamil Osman are seen at a luncheon meeting organised by the FICCI at The Westin in Dhaka on Tuesday. — New Age photo National Board of Revenue chairman Md […]

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Epaar Bangla, opaar Bangla  Partha S Ghosh Dhaka Tribune June 18th, 2019 Bengalis on both sides of the river BIGSTOCK An impending crisis or an inescapable compromise? “What Bengal thinks today, India will think tomorrow.” This is how the first generation Indian nationalist Gopal Krishna Gokhale had certified the political wisdom of Bengalis a hundred […]

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With a little help from our friends  Mostafiz Uddin  Dhaka Tribune June 18th, 2019 Sustainability is not elusive Reuters For a sustainable apparel industry, we need cooperation and coordination As is well documented, the Bangladesh RMG sector has made significant improvements in sustainable and transparent initiatives since the fateful events of April 24, 2013 that shook […]

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The Daily Star  June 18, 2019 Rohingya negotiations through the lens of ‘game theory’ Balukhali camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, November 16, 2018. PHOTO: REUTERS/MOHAMMAD PONIR HOSSAIN Abdullah Shibli The Rohingya population in Bangladesh continues to grow. There are now over one million Rohingyas living in Bangladesh, and with each passing year, their number is […]

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The Daily Star  June 18, 2019 JS body unhappy over irregularities at Rooppur plant File photo of Bangladesh Jatiya Sangsad Star Online Report The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry Of Science And Technology today expressed dissatisfaction over irregularities in purchasing furniture and other household products for officials and employees of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant in […]

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Bangladesh risks falling in debt trap with China? Bangladesh is scheduled to sign two agreements with China to borrow $2.37 billion for two power projects during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s four-day China visit from July 1, finance ministry officials have said Jun 18, 2019   South Asia Monitor Bangladesh is scheduled to sign two agreements with […]

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Didi vs Perfect Storm: Why West Bengal’s Trinamool Congress may soon reach a point of no return Between charges of minority appeasement, reported admissions of the same, and a total miscalculation of the minority vote itself, can Mamata Banerjee withstand the storm she herself has unleashed? 18-06-2019 SOUMYADIPTA BANERJEE @soumyadipta Let me stick my neck […]

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