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Amid Scramble for Influence, China Scoops Up Chevron’s Gas Fields in Bangladesh

Amid Scramble for Influence, China Scoops Up Chevron’s Gas Fields in Bangladesh By Bethany Allen-EbrahimianBethany Allen-Ebrahimian is an assistant editor at Foreign Policy. She spent four years in China before joining Foreign Policy and holds a master’s degree in East Asian studies from Yale University. China looks set to make its first big energy move […]

Chittagong University authorities have suspended the final year examination of Journalism Department on Thursday, following a protest by BCL activists in the campus. The BCL men demonstrated in the campus to protest the suspension of one of their activists. Next examinations will be held according to the routine and a new schedule for Thursday’s exam […]

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Buses are parked on Mirpur Ceramic Road in the capital yesterday. As the BRTA went on a drive against so-called “special”, “seating” and “gate-lock” bus services on city streets, transport owners kept their vehicles out of service, causing passengers to suffer. The drive has been suspended for 15 days. Photo: Rashed Shumon More than 800 […]

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State minister for foreign affairs Md Shahriar Alam. — New Age file photo Bangladesh has sought support of Belarus for the ‘duty free-quota free’ access of Bangladeshi products to the Eurasian Economic Union as there are ample of scopes for further expansion of bilateral trade and investments. State minister for foreign affairs Md Shahriar Alam […]

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National selectors on Thursday recalled paceman Shafiul Islam in Bangladesh’s 15-man squad for the ICC Champions Trophy, scheduled in England in June. Fit-again Shafiul, who last played against England at home in October, replaced Subashis Roy in an otherwise unchanged squad that toured Sri Lanka recently. Chief selector Minhajul Abedin said they also considered swing […]

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Cybercriminal gang Lazarus group carried out the $81 million Bangladesh Bank cyber heist, not the other groups named since the February 2016 incident, according to a top researcher of cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab. Vitaly Kamluk, director of the Moscow-based company’s global research and analysis team for the Asia Pacific region, said: “We’re pretty sure […]

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Surgeries stop as stent suppliers enforce wildcat strike over govt move to fix exorbitant pricing Cardiologists during their angioplasty and stent implant procedures on patients yesterday learnt stent suppliers went on an undeclared “strike”, putting heart patients’ lives at stake and holding them hostage. The situation initially stunned and then angered doctors, patients and their […]

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People wait for buses at Shahbag crossing in Dhaka on Wednesday amid a shortage of transport triggered by ongoing drive against the ‘seating’ bus services. — Ali Hossain Mintu The government on Wednesday once again bowed down to the transport owners by suspending for 15 days the ongoing drive in the capital against buses running […]

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A Dhaka court on Wednesday acquitted former president HM Ershad, also Jatiya Party chairman, and two others in radar purchase scam case. Judge Kamrul Hossain Mollah of Metropolitan Senior Special Judge’s Court delivered the judgment in the afternoon. Earlier on January 8, the Supreme Court directed the lower court concerned to resume and finish the […]

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BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir today alleged that the countrymen are living inside a prison and that the people must come out of it. “I will call upon you, come forth, we must unite to take our rightful rights,” Fakhrul said at a human chain programme held at Jatiya Press Club, reports Prothom […]

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Nearly 9,000 mainly African migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean this past long weekend after being put by smugglers in Libya onto unseaworthy boats heading toward Italy, U.N. aid agencies said on Tuesday. The migrants, many from Nigeria and Senegal with some from Bangladesh, are among an estimated 20,000 held by criminal gangs in irregular […]

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Prosecutor Tureen Afroz briefs reporters after International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-1 delivered a verdict sentencing two Kishoreganj Razakars to death for their war-time offences on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Photo: Tuhin Shubhra Adhikary Two Razakars from Kishoreganj were sentenced to death for committing crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971. The condemned war criminals […]

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