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Shakib made captain of Tigers in T-20 format

BCB president Nazmul Hasan declared world no.1 all-rounder in all format Shakib Al Hasan the captain of the Tigers T-20 team. The BCB chief also informed that salary, match fee for national team cricketers has been increased. The decision has been taken in a meeting of Bangladesh Cricket Board. Nazmul Hasan informed of the decision […]

Syed Badrul Ahsan The first time I met Lucky Akhand was quite some years ago, at the home of my friends Khokon and Mala in Old Dhaka’s Armanitola. He was there as a guest, like me. And there was Fahmida Nabi too. With individuals like Akhand and Fahmida around, obviously music was the staple of […]

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Tim Worstall Property taxes, while not perfect, are at least a close approximation to the least bad of all taxes. They are economically efficient and possibly even morally just, as it will be the landlords paying this tax, not the tenants or renters The Finance Minister, AMA Muhith, has announced that there will be a […]

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Heavy rainfall in Dhaka and elsewhere across the country disrupted normal life on Saturday as commuters suffered immensely with city streets going under water. As the rain continued till late evening on Saturday, reports of water-logging in parts of Dhaka started to come. The streets in Old Dhaka, Mauchak, Malibagh, Shatinagar and Razarbagh went under […]

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The huge number of workers leaving Bangladesh for overseas job does not match with the remittance they send as most of them are unskilled and thus fall far behind the skilled workers sent by other countries. Bangladesh still lags behind the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and India in terms of both sending skilled workers abroad […]

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The Bangladesh cricketers’ salary has been increased by more than 60 percent, along with the match fee The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Saturday in a meeting made the decision to meet the cricketers’ demand of increasing their salary. The cricket board also decided to double the price of the national team sponsorship rights. The current […]

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Suggesting BNP indispensable for general elections, the party’s Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has said that it will ‘not be easy’ to hold the next parliamentary election without the opposition outside parliament. The election is scheduled for early 2019. Speaking to reporters at the party’s Naya Paltan headquarters on Saturday, he claimed there was […]

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The auditorium of Bangabandhu International Conference Centre buzzed with glitzy showbiz celebrities as the 19th edition of Meril Prothom Alo Puroshkar saw its grand finale on Friday. Prothom Alo associate editor Anisul Hoque dedicated the programme to Lucky Akhand’s memory. The celebrated singer and composer Lucky Akhand, who created many timeless Bangla songs, died in […]

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Lucky Akhand dies

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Legendary musician Lucky Akhand is no more. He breathed his last at 6:00pm at his Armanitola house in Dhaka. He was 61. The health condition of Lucky Akhand, who had been suffering from lung cancer, deteriorated in the afternoon and he was rushed to Sir Salimullah Medical College and Mitford Hospital where doctors declared him […]

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Nadeem Qadir The ball is in India’s court It appears that the dust kicked off with the visit to India by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is slowly settling down and I feel that we in Bangladesh have failed to realise a very important point: Whether it’s Teesta or Indo-Bangla ties, it is now a challenge […]

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BNP standing committee member Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury on Friday asked whether Bangladesh has lost its competence, that it has to depend on India for all affairs. “What predicament are we facing after 46 years of independence? Have we lost our competence? Do we have to turn to India for each and every thing? Do […]

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The Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit has recovered a large number of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and three suicide vests along with explosives from a militant den in Jhenaidah Sadar. “The CTTC team cordoned off the one-storey building on Friday afternoon, suspecting the presence of militants in Porahati area,” CTTC Deputy Commissioner Mohibul Islam […]

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