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Nation salutes language heroes

Streams of barefooted people from all walks of life began filing past the shaheed minars after placing flowers at the altars across the country at one minute past Monday midnight with the nation paying tributes to the 1952 Language Movement heroes. People from all walks of life and ages began to gather at the Central […]

F R Chowdhury A few days back I wrote the first article under this heading. In Bangladesh they often say with pride that they follow the parliamentary democracy in line with the Westminster. That is why my comparison has been mostly drawn with practice and procedures followed in the United Kingdom. I stated earlier that […]

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Country wide Amar Ekushey celebrations begin one minute past midnight tonight with the nation paying homage to 1952 language movement heroes. Wreaths would be laid on the altar of the Central Shaheed Minar in the capital and elsewhere across Bangladesh to commemorate the supreme sacrifice of the heroes of the historic language movement amid tight […]

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Shahid Islam in Toronto A thrashing political storm had subdued the profundity of a corruption scandal involving US$1.2 billion World Bank (WB) financing for the construction of Padma Bridge in Bangladesh. From Washington to Toronto, to Dhaka, the storm is leaving behind legacies of garish eye-washing, obfuscation, and miscarriage of investigation and justice in its devastating […]

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Low tax paying business firms will be monitored strictly from now on after a decision taken by the National Board of Revenue (NBR) in this regard. NBR has directed its field offices to further increase its intensive monitoring on the business organisations that are lagging behind in paying tax as the second quarter of the […]

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Ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) general secretary Obaidul Quader on Saturday said the next general elections will be held by December in 2018 as per the constitution. Also the road transport and bridges minister, Quader said his party’s archrival Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) will join the next general elections, too and will be the primary […]

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Mahmood Hasan It is ballot time for five Indian States to elect Legislative Assemblies. Elections are being held in Punjab, Goa, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Manipur. Voting started from February 4, 2017 and will be completed in phases on March 8. The results will be declared on March 11. Voting has already been completed in […]

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Over a thousand shopping malls and markets in the capital were built without mandatory fire-safety clearance and those are now posing a serious threat, said fire department top officials. The extremely risky (with no fire-safety necessities) or risky (with some fire-safety measures installed) commercial establishments have been in operation for years without fire-safety clearance and […]

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Indian business delegation emphasised joint investments to narrow trade gap between Bangladesh and India which  reached around $5bn last fiscal year. The suggestion came in a views-exchange meeting between the delegation from India’s Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the leaders of Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Saturday. The meeting was held […]

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Peter Apps George W. Bush invaded Iraq to remove its – ultimately nonexistent – weapons of mass destruction. Barack Obama used cyber weaponry and sanctions to deter Iran from building its own atomic bomb. Now Donald Trump faces North Korea, but stopping its nuclear and missile program may prove impossible, creating what may be his […]

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BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday said an election-time supportive government must be formed to ensure a level-playing field and participation of all parties in the next parliamentary elections. Speaking at the triennial council of Bhola district BNP, he also warned that people will neither join nor accept it if another Awami […]

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A five-day director-general-level border talks between Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Indian Border Security Force (BSF) began at BGB Pilkhana headquarters in Dhaka on Saturday, reports UNB. As part of the conference, a friendly basketball match participated by the members of the two border guards was held at Dhanmondi Basketball Gymnasium in the evening but […]

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