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Several BNP leaders including Fakhrul hurt 5 vehicles vandalised at Ichhakhali Bazar Unidentified youths hurled brick chips at motorcade Rangamati trip cancelled BNP to hold press conference in Comilla After being injured in an attack in Ichhakhali Bazar in Rangunia of Chittagong this morning, Sunday, June 18, 2017, the BNP General Secretary along with other […]

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Bangladesh mountaineer Musa Ibrahim and his two team mates are stranded at the base camp of Carstenz Pyramid in Indonesia’s Papua Province. The two other members of the expedition are Indian mountaineers Satyarup Siddhanta and Nandita Chandrashekhar. bdnews24.com established contact with Musa through text messages sent to the satellite phone with Satyarup. In a message […]

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This year’s budget eventually turned sour though its components are fine. The major aspects of the budget can be fit into a pentagon model that has five components. In sequential order, we can determine: i) the current spending and the next; and (ii) development spending. By adding the first and second components, we can then […]

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Consumers’ interest has been sacrificed while framing the various VAT and supplementary duty proposals for the upcoming fiscal year, said the Centre for Policy Dialogue yesterday. “Attempt to collect revenue from all low-hanging fruits is observed,” said Fahmida Khatun, executive director of the CPD, while presenting an analysis on the proposed budget for 2017-18. The […]

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This is the real story behind the economic crisis unfolding in Qatar Only Shakespeare’s plays could come close to describing such treachery – the comedies, that is   The nation is now embroiled in a crisis – but what part is Saudi Arabia playing in stoking it? Reuters The Qatar crisis proves two things: the continued infantilisation […]

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Bangladesh worries about falling remittances Much of the blame lies with a dodge used by its importers IT IS a mystery. Last year Bangladesh’s army of migrant workers abroad increased by a record 750,000, to reach 8m-odd. They travel to earn money for their families. Yet the statistics suggest they are sending less money home. […]

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A Dhaka road remains clogged with vehicles at the weekend ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr. The photo was taken at Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue in the capital on Saturday. — Sony Ramany Illegal parking, people’s rush to shopping malls, water-logging and lack of law enforcement, all these have combined to render traffic in the capital into a […]

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Bangladesh captain Mashrafee bin Murtaza (C) speaks to media at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport upon the team’s arrival from London on Saturday. — New Age photo Bangladesh cricket team received a low-key reception on their return to the country on Saturday despite fulfilling their initial target of Champions Trophy in the UK. Bangladesh played […]

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Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia on Saturday hoped her party and alliance would win in the next general polls and commented that boat, election symbol of ruling Awami League, had sunk. Khaleda came up with the remarks addressing a mourning meeting and prayer session for Jatiya Ganatantrik Party founding president Shafiul Alam Prodhan. JAGPA organised the […]

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At least 141 people (at the time of writing), including children and four army personnel, were killed in separate series of landslides triggered by heavy rains in Rangamati, Bandarban, and Chittagong on June 13, 2017. The losses have been monumental, and officials fear that the death toll may rise even further in the worst landslide […]

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The deadliest landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains have already claimed at least 140 lives in the hilly districts in southeast Bangladesh. The government had took no preventive measures to tackle the natural calamity that hit Rangamati, Bandarban, Khagrachhari and Chittagong districts. The district administration does not even have a list of areas at risk […]

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Food, power, fuel crisis 3 bodies found, search goes on It’s drizzling, more rain likely Situation might worsen Disaster-hit Rangamati, that saw a devastating series of landslides in a decade which claimed 105 lives there, has been lurched into uncertainty with crisis of food, power and fuel. With the existing problems of livelihood for the […]

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