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Sri Lankan players celebrate with the trophy after defeating Bangladesh in the second and final Twenty20 international match at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Sunday.— AFP photo An all-round Sri Lanka pulled off stunning performances against Bangladesh to lift the two-match Twenty20 series 2-0 after they thrashed the hosts by 75 runs in the […]

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  PreviousNext Nine days after Boris Johnson dropped a broad hint that the end was very close, Britain has lifted an embargo on direct cargo flights from Dhaka. The decision was announced by British High Commissioner Alison Blake at a media briefing at Shahjalal International Airport on Sunday. Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister AKM Shahjahan […]

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‘Imagine No Country Claims You, and Your Own Country Wants to Throw You Into the Sea’ By Rohini Mohan on 17/02/2018 Rohingya refugees in India are trying to make a better life for themselves while fighting the threat of deportation. Ten-month-old Shafiqa plays with her mother in their hut in a settlement in Narwal, Jammu. […]

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Why private healthcare is failing What happens in the private-sector healthcare is of vital importance not only to the vast number of patients dependent on it, but also the policymakers under pressure to handle the country’s growing health needs. Badiuzzaman Bay There is no mistaking the severity of the crisis faced by our private healthcare. […]

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Bangladesh’a Mahmudullah bats in the nets in Mirpur WednesdayDHAKA TRIBUNE/Md Manik Dhaka Tribune Correspondent Minhaz Uddin Khan reports from Sylhet. Host Bangladesh will target a much-needed win when they take on Sri Lanka in the second and final T20I at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium Sunday in order to brush off all the dejection from the past one […]

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Rohingya refugees climb a truck to receive aid distributed by local organisations at Balukhali makeshift refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar. — Reuters file photo The repatriation of Rohingyas living in Bangladesh may take further time as the verification of the first-batch list of Rohingyas, handed over by Bangladesh, ‘depends on Myanmar’ as there is no […]

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Inam Ahmed and Shakhawat Liton   Seven months after the government announced a Tk 2 crore “recapitalisation” of state-owned banks, the financial institutions have started asking for fresh money from the government. This time their demand is much higher — a little over Tk 20,000 crore — than what they were given in the budget […]

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Zia’s Imprisonment Unifies Bangladeshi Opposition Kamran Reza Chowdhury Dhaka   2018-02-14 Supporters and leaders of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party hold a hunger strike in front of the Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka to demand the release of party chief Khaleda Zia from prison, Feb. 14, 2018. BenarNews The imprisonment of Bangladeshi opposition leader Khaleda Zia […]

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Bangladesh Gives Myanmar Rohingya List for Repatriation Kamran Reza Chowdhury     Dhaka     2018-02-16 Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal (right), welcomes Kyaw Tint Swe (left), minister of the Myanmar State Counselor’s Office, for talks in Dhaka on the repatriation of Rohingya refugees, Feb. 16, 2018.   AP Bangladesh’s home minister said he handed over a […]

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Thailand Honors Myanmar’s Military Chief with Medal BenarNews staff Washington 2018-02-16 Myanmar’s military chief, Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, speaks during a ceasefire agreement with two ethnic rebel groups at the Myanmar International Convention Center in Naypyidaw, Feb. 13, 2018.   AP Thailand on Friday defended its decision to award the chief of Myanmar’s armed forces […]

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BNP leaders and activists hold a token hunger strike in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka on Wednesday demanding release of their party chairperson Khaleda Zia. — Sourav Lakser The Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Wednesday observed token a hunger strike, duration of which was shortened being asked by the police in Dhaka and […]

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Making police accountable and Ruhi Naz At his investiture last month, the new police chief of Bangladesh committed to making each police station truly a centre for welfare of the people. This is a bold undertaking, given that, for people in general, there is a considerable distrust when it comes to the police. Criticism of police […]

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