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Among so many killings of journalists, why does the fate of Jamal Khashoggi stand out? Mohammed Al-Shaikh/AFP/Getty Images Jamal Khashoggi, pictured on Dec. 15, 2014, during a press conference in Manama, Bahrain. By Niall Ferguson   October 15, 2018 There are autocrats. Look around. According to Freedom House, a quarter of the world’s states are […]

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SDGs and The Right to Information: We can’t have one without the other Shamsul Bari and Ruhi Naz The International Right to Know Day on September 28 was observed this year with much less enthusiasm in many countries. Though 90 percent of world population now live in countries where the Right to Information (RTI), or […]

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Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan returned to Dhaka on Sunday following his treatment and diagnosis in Australia for a finger injury and infection. He hoped that it might be possible to get back to action within a month depending on the strength of his finger. Shakib went to Australia on Oct 5 after taking initial […]

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A file photo shows a crane lifting a container in Chittagong port. Country’s trade deficit in July-August of the current financial year 2018-19 soared by 19.30pc compared with the same period of last FY due to continuous rise in import payments. — New Age photo Country’s trade deficit in July-August of the current financial year […]

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Mahi B Chy convinced of anti-state conspiracy in Jatiya Oikya Front  Tribune Desk October 14th, 2018 Form left- Nagorik Oikya convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna and BDB Joint Secretary General Mahi B ChowdhuryCollected The phone call, made after both the Jatiya Oikya Front and Bikalpadhara Bangladesh held separate press briefings on Saturday, has gone viral on […]

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Dhaka remains the world’s most densely populated city  Mehedi Al Amin   Dhaka Tribune October 14th, 2018 Dhaka has ranked the second least liveable city in the world, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s annual global survey Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune The rise in density is 3.72% up from a year ago With a density of 47,400 […]

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BD not a poor neighbor anymore: Indian media lauds BD’s tremendous growth Friday 12th October 2018 Daily Ittefaq India, the fastest growing major economy, is seen as the powerhouse of South Asia, but this may soon change. Having already stolen a march over India on key social indices, small neighbour Bangladesh is now on the […]

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PM calls BNP killers, denounces Dr Kamal Sunday 14th October 2018  Ittefaq Ittefaq Report Calling the BNP ‘killers’, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has denounced Dr Kamal Hossain for joining hands with them. The Premier made the statement while speaking at a big public meeting organised by Shibchar Upazila unit of Awami League in Kathalbari Ferryghat […]

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BCL leader detained with ‘yaba pills’ Prothom Alo English Desk | Update: 18:51, Oct 14, 2018 0Like        Members of the Department of Narcotics Control (DNC) detained a local leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) and his accomplice allegedly along with 30 yaba pills from Jatindra Nabayan area in Fulbari upazila in Kurigram on Sunday. The detainees are […]

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AL relieved at B Chy’s exclusion, but keeps eye on Oikyo Front Anowar Hossain, Prothm Alo Englih desk. Dhaka |  Oct 14, 2018      Evidently happy to see former president Badruddoza Chowdhury’s exclusion from the new opposition coalition, ruling Awami League is confident of victory in the next general elections. Yet, AL leaders are preparing for […]

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Shahidul Alam – Lessons in unlearning   The eye that challenged the status quo Alisha Sett In 1993, Shahidul Alam, a Bangladeshi photographer, wrote a letter to the managing director of the World Press Photo awards, asking her to consider changing the name of this renowned photographic association to Western Press Photography. It seemed evident […]

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Bangladesh’s Mominul Haque gestures during training in Mirpur in June Dhaka Tribune/Md Manik The duo were part of the Asia Cup contingent but has been left out for the three-match ODI series at home against Zimbabwe later this month Off-form has been cited as the chief reason for top-order batsman Mominul Haque and middle-order batsman […]

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