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It was evident long before yesterday’s second ODI at Boland Park that Bangladesh were completely outmatched by hosts South Africa on their tour, and that had happened without the help of the best and most celebrated batsman in the land, even as the others plundered runs off the hapless bowling. So when AB de Villiers, […]

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ISI instigating Rohingya militants to create unrest, claims Bangladesh security analyst Bangladeshi security analyst Major General (Retd.) Abdur Rashid said that ISI created the Rohingya issue by using the Arakan militants to hinder the development activities of the opponent countries. Sahidul Hasan Khokon Dhaka, October 15, 2017 Abdur Rashid Bangladeshi security analyst Major General (Retd.) Abdur Rashid […]

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Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali today said the international community is much closer to Bangladesh than ever before over the Rohingya issue which, he thinks, is an outcome of its diplomacy. “We’re working and the results are visible,” he told a press conference at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Dhaka. Minister Ali said there is no […]

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Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda termed the 11-point proposal submitted by the ruling Awami League for holding a free and fair election “neutral”, AL General Secretary Obaidul Quader has said. Emerging from a two-and-half-hour meeting with the election commissioners, Obaidul, also Roads, Transports and Bridges minister, said this while briefing reporters at the EC […]

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Bangladesh’s telecoms regulators say it will implement a court order for shutting down night-time mobile internet packages over concerns for online suicide game Blue Whale after “identifying ones that cause harm”. “We will check to find the ones that are harmful. We’ll close it if it’s harmful,” said Shahjahan Mahmood, Chairman of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory […]

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A file photo shows a man carrying a sack of rice in Dhaka. The monthly inflation in September went up 23 months high to 6.12 per cent because of food price-led inflation against the backdrop of sharp rise in price of rice. — New Age photo The monthly inflation in September went up 23 months […]

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The saying that everything is fair in love and war is perhaps taken literally to a grisly end by many of late.  Unfortunately, that ‘everything’ takes a very savage form when women are attacked for repudiating love offers, or, in other more distressing cases, are forced to take their own lives out of frustration. In […]

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Amid fresh waves of Rohingya influx, the UN has urged the international community to come together to support the October 23 pledging conference to meet the life-saving needs of the displaced Myanmar nationals and to promote their safe return home. Three UN-led aid bodies have appealed for $434 million over six months (Sept 2017 to […]

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Income gap between the rich and the poor widened in the last six years though per capita income increased significantly in the period in the country, according to the preliminary report of the Household Income and Expenditure Survey-2016. The report shows that Gini co-efficient, which is used to measure income inequality, increased to 0.483 at […]

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During its dialogue with the Election Commission today, the ruling Awami League is going to place an 11-point proposal, including following the constitutional provision under which the incumbent prime minister would remain the head of the polls-time government. The AL would also propose to keep army as a striking force during the elections, update the […]

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The action on a punishing tour of South Africa shifts to Paarl as Bangladesh try to avoid another embarrassment after a record 10-wicket thrashing in the first ODI in Kimberley on Sunday. The second ODI is scheduled to begin today at 2:00pm (Bangladesh time) at the Boland Park, but with the heavy rain lashing the […]

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Thousands of newly arrived Rohingya refugees cross the border near Anzuman Para village, Palong Khali, Bangladesh. © UNHCR/Roger Arnold The UN Refugee Agency is concerned about the humanitarian condition of thousands of new arrivals who are stranded near the Bangladesh-Myanmar border. Since Sunday night, an estimated 10,000 to 15,000 Rohingya refugees have entered Bangladesh through […]

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