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Indian police arrest Rohingya Muslim group stuck near Bangladesh border

A Rohingya Muslim woman cries as she holds her daughter after they were detained by Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers at Raimura village on the outskirts of Agartala, India, on Tuesday. — Reuters photo Indian police on Tuesday arrested 31 Rohingya Muslims stranded on the border after they were denied entry into Bangladesh and border […]

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Here, Now & Forever PHOTO: REUTERS Rubana Huq I laugh when the western media goes on a rant about us, the eastern democracy, the eastern economy and the eastern human rights condition. Once upon a time, in a decolonised space, many non-residents wanted to be interstitial, pledged to be citizens of the world, with occasional […]

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Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has said measures will be taken to expedite BBIN (Bangladesh-Bhutan-India-Nepal) initiative for greater socioeconomic development in the South Asia region. “I’ll try to collaborate with all relevant ministries for expediting BBIN initiative which will basically help Bangladesh advance on the highway of development,” he said speaking at a seminar on […]

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Rangpur Riders’ South African batsman AB de Villiers plays a shot during their Bangladesh Premier League match against Khulna Titans in Mirpur on Tuesday. – BCB photo Rangpur Riders’ front three batsmen – Alex Hales, Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers – finally clicked together and sank Khulna Titans by six wickets in their Bangladesh […]

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The Daily Star  January 23, 2019 Police draw up long list of demands To place them before PM in Police Week next month Shariful Islam Police officials are likely to come up with a list of demands in the upcoming Police Week to be held from February 4-8. The demands include recruiting an additional 75,000 […]

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BNP in dilemma over ways to overcome election debacle Selim Zahid . Dhaka | Prothom Alo Jan 22, 2019        Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) is still in mire after defeat in the 11th general election, in a dilemma over whether to wage a movement for fresh polls or focus on reorganising itself. A number of senior leaders […]

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Some election observers now ‘regret involvement’ Reuters . Dhaka | Prothom ALo  Jan 22, 2019       A top official at an observer group that monitored Bangladesh’s election, as well as one of its foreign volunteers, have said they regret participating in the process, casting doubt on the credibility of a vote won overwhelmingly by prime minister Sheikh […]

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Previous Next The Awami League has urged the government to take legal action against the Olama League amidst calls from the Islamist organisation to ban the BPL and scrap laws against child marriage. The pro-Awami League organisation raised its controversial demands from a human chain programme near the National Press Club on Monday. Responding to […]

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The Anti-Corruption Commission on Monday found 40 per cent physicians absent from their workplaces at public hospitals and health centres. Enforcement teams of the commission revealed the information after conducting sudden drives at 11 public hospitals and health centres in eight districts. The commission teams found 92 of the 230 doctors present at the public […]

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What to do with a Bachelor of Arts? Rafael Lorenzo G Conejos How are you going to live on a literature degree?” my closest college friends asked me over and over as we walked through campus, with me carrying “Don Quixote” and they an accounting textbook. Liberal arts majors get a bad reputation from their […]

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Chittagong Vikings’ South African all-rounder Robbie Frylinck hits a six during their Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 match against Dhaka Dynamites at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Monday.— New Age photo Chittagong Vikings notched-up their fourth straight victory in the sixth Bangladesh Premier League, beating Dhaka Dynamites by three wickets, despite Sakib al Hasan’s valiant all-round […]

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China will provide grant assistance of approximately $72.57 million to Bangladesh under an agreement on economic and technical cooperation between Bangladesh and China. The grant shall be utilised for the welfare projects such as disaster management, bridge construction and so on. Detailed matters will be stipulated in separate agreements to be signed between the two […]

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