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Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday sharply criticized BNP for dropping Section 7 from its party charter and making its head a convict – hinting towards Tarique Rahman Hitting out at the prime minister for branding their party as a corrupt one, the BNP secretary general on Thursday suggested Sheikh Hasina to see her own face in […]

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Myanmar has violated border norms by deploying additional forces with arms on their bordering area which is opposite to Bangladesh’s Tombru border, Border Guard Bangladesh Additional Director General Brig Gen Mojibur Rahman said today. “A number of Rohingya people took shelter on zero line near Konabari area of the upazila. Centring the issue, Myanmar deployed […]

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Bangladesh Foreign Ministry today summoned Myanmar Ambassador in Dhaka U Lwin Oo and protested the deployment of additional troops on the bordering area in Myanmar. Acting Foreign Secretary M Khurshed Alam summoned the ambassador at the ministry this afternoon and handed over a protest note following deployment of additional forces in his country’s bordering area. […]

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Myanmar Border Guard Police (BGP) fired blank shots near  Ghumdhum border in Naikhyangchhari  upazila of Bandarban this evening. The incident took place around 7:45pm as the Rohingyas protested the BGP troops who threatened Rohingya refugees to leave the area of no man’s land along the Naikhyangchhari border, reports our Cox’s Bazar correspondent. The Myanmar border […]

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Large discrepancy found between data provided by the government and the Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) According to the government, Bangladesh has exported software worth $800 million (Tk80 crore) last year. The objective was set to export software amounting to a billion dollars by next December. However, questions have risen regarding the viability of this objective, […]

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Sheikh Hasina said her government has taken measures to modernize the Armed Forces to give a befitting reply if anyone attacks Bangladesh. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday told the House that Bangladesh does not want war with anyone as its works for peace. “We want peace, not war with anyone,” she said. The leader […]

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Eminent jurist Dr Kamal Hossain will give legal advice to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s lawyers in the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case over which she was sentenced to five years in jail earlier this month, said BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. A delegation of the BNP, led by Fakhrul, yesterday met Dr Kamal […]

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2 Nobel Peace laureates tell Rohingyas The visiting Nobel Peace laureates have promised Rohingya women to be their voice and pursue justice on their behalf. They made the promise after hearing from many Rohingya women about the harrowing tales of torture they had endured in Myanmar. “We are your voice and we will fight for […]

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Monday was another day of reckoning for the United Nations. As the UN chief and the UN high commissioner on human rights decried the mass violation of human rights, genocide and unjust wars raging all over the world from Syria to Myanmar to Congo, one thing came out even clearer — the undemocratic character of […]

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Bowling Coach Courtney Walsh has been made the head coach for the NIDAHAS Trophy tri-nation tournament to be held in Sri Lanka from Mar 6 to 16. Apart from the hosts, the other team is India. The BCB announced the 16-member squad on Monday, including Mehidy Hasan Miraz, who will play if all-rounder Shakib Al […]

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The Bangladesh government does not acknowledge that any Islamic State affiliate organization is active in the country. The US Treasury Department on Tuesday added “ISIS-Bangladesh,” along with six other jihadist organizations and two individuals connected to Islamic State, to its sanctions list for global terrorism. The Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) wrote on […]

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Seven banks of Bangladesh are currently operating with capital deficits totalling over Tk 94 billion until September last year – a crisis that threatens to metastasise into a large-scale banking meltdown. The total amount of capital deficit in state-owned banks Sonali, Rupali, Janata and BASIC was more than Tk 76.26 billion. Privately-owned Commerce Bank, Farmers […]

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