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PM Hasina defends gas price hike for economic growth

Photo: Yeasin Kabir Joy Previous Next Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged people to accept the gas price hike without resorting to protests, for the sake of economic development. Hasina made the remarks at a media briefing on Tuesday explaining the rationale for the escalation of gas prices. “Energy is linked to economic development. Our […]

The Daily Star July 09, 2019 A recipe for a public health disaster It seems like no food product in the market is immune to contamination. Photo: Star Nahela Nowshin Going by numerous recent news reports, we have good reason to be worried about the state of food safety in the country. One would think […]

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The Daily Star July 08, 2019 731 women raped in 6 months Mahila Parishad report says Star Online Graphics Star Online Report The incident of violence against women, particularly rape, has increased significantly in the recent months comparing to that of the previous year, a report of Bangladesh Mahila Parishad said today. About 942 women […]

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The Daily Star  July 09, 2019 Hathurusingha vows to stay on AFP, Colombo Chandika Hathurusingha insisted Monday he would remain Sri Lanka’s cricket coach despite pressure to step down after their World Cup exit, but official sources said a shake-up was planned. Sri Lanka started the tournament as outsiders and finished sixth of the nine […]

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Govt politicising, controlling judiciary: BNP Prothom Alo English Desk | Jul 08, 2019        BNP on Monday alleged that the government is controlling the judiciary through its politicisation for hanging onto power, reports UNB. “Since it came to power in 2008, Awami League politicised the judiciary in a cunning way to ensure its absolute power. […]

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UK for ‘unified approach’ in UNSC to resolve Rohingya crisis Prothom Alo English Desk | Jul 08, 2019 British high commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson on Monday laid emphasis on more “unified approach” in the UN Security Council saying it is really urgent to work together globally to find a solution to Rohingya crisis, […]

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PM slams US congressman over Rakhine remark Prothom Alo English Desk |  Jul 08, 2019        Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday came down heavily on US congressman and chairman of the Asia and Pacific subcommittee Brad Sherman for his proposal to annex Rakhine state of Myanmar into Bangladesh, terming it ‘fulsome and unjust’, UNB […]

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BCB terminates Rhodes contract Prothom Alo English Desk | Jul 09, 2019        BCB terminates contract with Steve RhodesBangladesh Cricket Board on Monday ended their contract with English coach Steve Rhodes who had been working as the head coach of Bangladesh national cricket team since 2018, reports UNB. The development came right after Bangladesh’s unexpected […]

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The line between patriotism and nationalism Mark E Andersen for Daily Kos Community Sunday July 07, 2019 65 Comments 65 New When I was nine years old, the United States of America was celebrating its bicentennial. With it being so soon after the Vietnam War and Watergate, America was not really in the celebrating mood. […]

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