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Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Monday alleged that Awami League is making a blueprint to hang onto power by force to protect the wealth of its leaders and activists amassed illegally. In his brief address prior to taking out a rally by Jatiyatabadi Sramik Dal from in front of their Nayapaltan central office, BNP secretary general […]

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Seven people have been killed by nor’westers and a lightning strike in Rajshahi and Chapainawabganj districts, reports UNB. Of them, four people were killed and over 100 dwelling houses damaged as a storm swept through nine upazilas of Rajshahi on Sunday evening. The deceased are Faridul Islam, 48, son of Azizul Islam of Sapura area […]

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Bangladesh have consolidated their position at seventh in the ODI rankings raising hopes for earning a direct berth into the 2019 World Cup. The Tigers (91) lost a point in the rankings, but closely trail sixth-placed Sri Lanka (93) who dropped five points in ICC’s annual update published on Monday, after their home series against […]

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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina. — Focusbangla file photo Issuing a note of warning that no one will be spared if any negligence is found in haor embankment construction, prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said haor farmers will get free agricultural inputs for the next crop. ‘The government is not only providing relief materials to the flood-hit people, it’ll […]

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Abul Maal Abdul Muhith. — New Age file photo Finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith and businesspeople exchanged heated debates on implementation of the new VAT law at a budget consultative meeting on Sunday. At the FBCCI-NBR budget consultative meeting held at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre, a business leader threatened to go movement and take […]

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Mobile phone operator Robi and Ericsson jointly ran the trial of 4G and LTE (Long Term Evolution) technology in Dhaka and experienced high-speed mobile broadband of 90 Mbps and above, said a press release today. The trial was conducted to demonstrate Robi’s readiness for introducing 4G services in the country. Ericsson, a Sweden-based company, and […]

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‘We need to synchronise the syllabi of Qawmi and Alia madrasas with mainstream education. Besides, social values and cultural movements must be strengthened in order to get rid of the problem permanently’ Businessman Alamgir Hossain from the capital’s Kazipara handed over his two sons to police after he became suspicious that they had been indoctrinated […]

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Bangladeshis have paid their last respects to freedom fighter Kazi Arif in New York. The noted reciter died after being taken off life support at Mt Sinai St Luke’s Hospital in Manhattan on Saturday. He was 65. An architect by profession, he was declared clinically dead on Friday, after he was admitted to the hospital […]

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The Anti-Corruption Commission is planning to send its sleuths to Malaysia to find out Bangladeshis who invested in that country’s ‘second home programme’. The idea of widening surveillance against the illegal investors from Bangladesh came from ACC’s sleuths who could make no headway in the investigations since 2012. Since 2002, when the Malaysian government invited […]

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Tannery park at Savar.– New Age file photo. Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation has planned another tannery park with an effluent treatment plant at Savar when it failed to complete the current one in the same area in the past 15 years. For the new park, around 200 acres of land have already been […]

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Sharing Teesta Water: Shrouded Facts And Uncanny Myths   By Observer Research Foundation  By Nilanjan Ghosh Lately, there has been quite a bit of hue and cry over the sharing of the Teesta river water between Bangladesh and India. Bangladesh wants 50 percent of the Teesta waters during the dry season — from December to May. […]

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Bangladesh’s water crisis: A story of gender Climate change is driving an acute water crisis in coastal Bangladesh in which women are bearing most of the strain. 25 Apr 2017  Khadija Rahman grew up Kaliganj district near Dhaka. Since marrying and moving to the southwest coast water shortages and salinity plague her daily life [Neha […]

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