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The Opposition Disappears in Bangladesh By THE EDITORIAL BOARD  JULY 28, 2017 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh speaking at the United Nations last year. Credit Jewel Samad/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images More than 320 people have been unlawfully detained or have disappeared in Bangladesh since Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Awami League party took office eight […]

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In front of Notre Dame College at noon. Photo: Hasan Raza The government has no pragmatic steps to resolve the persistent water-logging that has gripped the city, said officials on condition of anonymity. Although the government takes some decisions to tackle water-logging on an emergency basis, not all these decisions are ultimately implemented, the officials […]

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Finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith. — UNB file photo Finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith said on Thursday that everyone in the society is corrupt indirectly as corruption has infiltrated inside ‘our veins’. Those who are entitled to render services, they are the very persons entangled with corruption, he said. But, if the general people do […]

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Titumir college student Siddiqur Rahman, whose eyes were damaged in “police excess” during a demonstration in Shahbagh on July 20, has been flown to India for better treatment. The flight carrying Siddiqur left Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at 1:00pm. Sequential grabs of a footage recorded on July 20 at Shahbagh depict how Siddiqur Rahman (marked) […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said people will bring Awami League back to power as they are enjoying the benefits of development due to the continuation of her government. She said this while talking to the leaders and activists of Swechchhasebak League at Ganobhaban on the occasion of the founding anniversary of their organisation […]

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Police have arrested nine people, including four Nigerian nationals, in Dhaka with alleged links to human trafficking and fraud. A team of detectives detained the suspects during an operation in Uttara and other parts of the capital on Wednesday night, Md Yusuf Ali, additional deputy commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, told bdnews24.com. Details about the […]

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Bangladeshi ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Golam Moshi, in a meeting with recruiting companies of Saudi Arabia on July 26, 2017. He urged the companies to hire manpower from Bangladesh. Photo: Bangladeshi mission in Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia will recruit 3,000 Bangladeshi workers in various professions this year, a top manpower buyer of the country told […]

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The Bangladesh Cricket Board said on Wednesday (July 26) that they have resolved the matter with its board director Abdul Awal Chowdhury after he apologised for making objectionable remarks on Mushfiqur Rahim. BCB officials said on July 15 that they will issue a show cause notice to Awal Chowdhury, for his actions after Test captain […]

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  European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has threatened to ‘limit visas’ to Europe for travellers from Bangladesh if there was no action by Dhaka on irregular migrants, reports UNB. In a letter to Italian prime minister Paolo Gentiloni on Tuesday, Juncker also promised to ‘pressure Bangladesh’ to take back its migrants, since the ‘vast majority […]

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Bangladesh Bank governor Fazle Kabir speaks while unveiling the monetary policy for July-December at the central bank headquarters in Dhaka on Wednesday. — New Age photo Bangladesh Bank has lowered private sector credit growth target to 16.20 per cent, which has maintained an upward trend in recent months, in the monetary policy statement for July-December […]

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Bangladesh might be plunged into a high magnitude flood in the third week of August and the government has issued necessary preparation orders in this regard. “Since the country experienced a double rainfall, we have been warned of a high magnitude flood,” Water Resources Minister Anisul Islam Mahmud told reporters. He was briefing this afternoon […]

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We are accustomed to an environment where students usually protest to postpone their exam dates. This time, however, students of seven government colleges previously under National University (NU) took to the streets demanding, among other things, the announcement of exam dates and timely publishing of their results. Since the colleges’ affiliation with the University of […]

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