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The Foreign Ministry’s statement, following the mixed messages coming out of Naypyidaw after the visit of Myanmar’s Union Minister U Kyaw Tint Swe to Bangladesh, that it betrayed the doubtful intention of Myanmar, has said it all. Myanmar’s offer to take back Rohingyas is unmistakably a posturing on the part of Myanmar’s military and does […]

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Rohingya refugees watch a food distribution at Balukhali refugee camp in Ukhiya on Wednesday. – AFP photo Relief agencies on Wednesday continued fighting to contain outbreak of diseases among more than half a million half-starving Rohingyas, who entered Bangladesh fleeing violence in Myanmar to save life, as illness in their makeshift settlements was on the […]

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While hundreds of commuters remained stuck in traffic on Hare Road yesterday evening, a car with flag pole took the wrong side of the road. Stopped by police, its driver Rafiqul Islam nonchalantly said the car belonged to a member of Public Service Commission. “Sir asked me to go quickly.” When police asked whether his […]

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A revolutionary technique dubbed cryo-electron microscopy, which has shed light on the Zika virus and an Alzheimer’s enzyme, earned scientists Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson the Nobel Chemistry Prize yesterday. Thanks to the international team’s “cool method”, which uses electron beams to examine the tiniest structures of cells, “researchers can now freeze biomolecules […]

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The government sent Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha on forced leave, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir alleged today. Failing to get judgement of a case in its favour, the government forced him for the leave, Fakhrul said at a press conference at the party’s Nayapaltan office in Dhaka. “We condemn such activity taken by […]

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Bangladesh has signed a $4.5 billion loan deal with India in the third Line of Credit, or LoC, agreement. Bangladesh will use the funds for 17 priority infrastructure projects, which include electricity, railroads, roads, shipping and ports. As with previous LoC agreements, Bangladesh will pay an interest rate of 1 percent a year. It will […]

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Women and children are helped to get off the wooden boat bringing Rohingya refugees from Myanmar to the shore of Shah Parir Dwip, in Teknaf, Cox’s Bazar, October 1, 2017. — Reuters photo Humanitarian organisations helping Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh said on Wednesday they need $434 million over the next six months to help […]

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Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan is set to spearhead a revolutionary form of cricket when he features in a T-10 league at the Arab Emirates in December. The top-ranked all-rounder will feature in the newest format alongside big-hitting Shahid Afridi of Pakistan, Virender Sehwag of India, Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara and England’s Eoin Morgan. Shakib Al […]

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Senior Supreme Court lawyers on Tuesday expressed concern over chief justice SK Sinha’s ‘sudden’ leave for a month approved by the government in few hours of application. The lawyers expressed grievance at a meeting of senior lawyers arranged by the Supreme Court Bar Association in the wake of speculation that the chief justice was forced […]

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Yahoo on Tuesday said that all 3 billion of its accounts were hacked in a 2013 data theft, tripling its earlier estimate of the size of the largest breach in history, in a disclosure that attorneys said sharply increased the legal exposure of its new owner, Verizon Communications Inc. The news expands the likely number […]

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Commerce minister Tofail Ahmed, India’s finance minister Arun Jaitley, India’s high commissioner in Dhaka Harsh Vardhan Sringhla and Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry president Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin are seen at ‘Bangladesh India Business Meeting’ organised by the FBCCI at the Sonargoan Hotel in Dhaka on Tuesday. — New Age photo Dhaka has […]

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There must be immediate halt to persecution PHOTO: ANISUR RAHMAN The proposal by the government of Myanmar to take back the Rohingyas is a positive development. We welcome the move but of course nothing has been said precisely about how this repatriation is to take place. We understand that a joint working group will be […]

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