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Humaira alias Nabila, one of the alleged planners of the August 15 attack in Dhaka’s Panthapath, is currently out on bail. Nurul Amin Biplob, acting judge of Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Court, granted her bail on Tuesday. She was released from Kashimpur Women’s Jail on Wednesday evening. Shajahan Ahmed, Senior Jail Super of Kashimpur Women’s Jail, […]

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Fashion entrepreneurs in Dhaka have expressed frustration over the poor sales of their products ahead of the impending Eid-ul-Fitr. Local fashion brands live on sales ahead of festivals, especially Eid-ul-Fitr, as the lion’s share of their annual profits come from seasonal sales. Earnings from Eid sales constitute about 40% of the total profits of  top […]

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It has been like rainbow after rain in Moscow for the last couple of days as fans from across the world have thronged the Russian capital and other cities in their thousands ahead of the World Cup, which kicks off at the Luzhniki Stadium today. The iconic Bolshio Theatre square, Karl Marx square and the […]

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South Korean President Moon Jae-In said on Thursday the world had escaped the threat of war after this week’s Singapore summit, echoing US President Donald Trump’s upbeat assessment of his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump and Kim issued a joint statement after their historic meeting that reaffirmed the North’s commitment to […]

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From Survival to Sustainable Development: Overcoming Challenges for Achieving a Just World Friday, May 11th 2018 at the Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh To be held at the Radisson Hotel, Chittagong   By all accounts, the earth’s people have never had it better—we live longer and healthier and more productive lives than any […]

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Visits Cox’s Bazar to see Rohingyas Lisa Curtis, deputy assistant to US President Donald Trump, arrived here yesterday morning on a three-day official visit to discuss bilateral issues, including security and the Rohingya crisis. Lisa, senior director for South and Central Asia of the National Security Council in the White House, later travelled to Cox’s […]

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Myanmar’s BGP shows excuse of ‘internal security’ Bangladesh once again protested Myanmar’s military build-up along the Tombru border when the two countries held a flag meeting at Ghumdhum of Bandarban yesterday. The meeting began around 3:30pm at Ghumdhum Border Observation Post of Naikhyangchhari where Bangladesh side questioned Myanmar’s troop deployment defying international border laws. The […]

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Rescheduled once, Tk 57cr interest waived; Sonali Bank could not recover Tk 190cr from the airlines despite years of legal battle Towards the northern end of the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport lies the broken down, dusty fuselages of GMG Airlines’ aircraft, rusting and rotting. But not only has the airlines been down for six years […]

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Deal allows Indian companies to be involved in the project Bangladesh, India and Russia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation on implementing the Rooppur nuclear power plant. The deal was signed in Moscow between Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation (Rosatom), science and technology ministry of Bangladesh and the Department of Atomic Energy of […]

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Special envoy to the prime minister and Chairman of Jatiya Party (JaPa) HM Ershad has declared that he, along with three other Jatiya Party ministers, will resign from the Cabinet very soon. The JaPa chief made the announcement at a press briefing held at the Rangpur circuit house on Friday morning. Echoing Leader of the […]

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Professor Sufi Mostafizur Rahman of Jahangirnagar University’s archaeology department, whose excavation led the discovery of 2500-year old fort city Wari-Bateshwar in Narsingdi, talked to Prothom Alo about his visit to two archaeological sites recently discovered by Isme Azam. Prothom Alo (PA): You’ve visited two archaeological sites of the Sundarbans. What do you think about them? […]

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The global oil price hike has spiked Bangladesh’s remittance inflow despite concerns that it may hit the economy. In 28 days of February, the country received around $1.15 billion sent by expatriate Bangladeshis, a 22.14 percent year-on-year growth, according to data released by the Bangladesh Bank on Thursday. In the first eight months of the […]

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