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Mohammad Ashadul Islam placed all his hopes for a better life for his family in Bangladesh on getting a construction job in Singapore. He sold his father’s land and fish farm and also borrowed money from banks and relatives to pay S$17,000 ($12,000) in fees to multiple agencies who helped arrange the job and his […]

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Rough weather and growing traffic congestion during Ramadan are turning out to be a boon for e-commerce players, who are witnessing a surge in the orders for clothes and accessories in the lead-up to Eid-ul-Fitr. Typically, the e-commerce players get about 15,000 orders a day, but from this month it has been in the neighbourhood […]

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Finance Minister A M A Muhith increased his record to ninth consecutive budget when he presented the next fiscal year’s budget to parliament on 1 June 2017. He claimed it to be the biggest and the best of all the budgets he has presented so far. These are indisputable claims; the latter is his subjective […]

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Stones for Construction of Ram Mandir Start Arriving in Ayodhya By Arshad Afzaal Khan on 19/06/2017 In a similar move in 2015, two truck loads of stones were brought in, but the then Samajwadi Party government banned any further import. Stones arrive in Ayodhya. Ayodhya: Even as the dispute regarding the title in the Babri Masjid/Ramjanmabhoomi […]

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The cabinet on Monday approved the draft of the National Online Mass Media Policy 2017 to monitor and regulate online mass media, making registration with proposed National Broadcasting Commission mandatory for all internet-based radios, televisions and newspapers. Media outlets already registered for publication of newspapers or licensed for broadcasting would, however, need no further registrations […]

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Ruling Awami League lawmaker Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim in parliament on Monday urged finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith to talk less as some of his comments often embarrassed the party. Selim, also a presidium member of the party, claimed that Awami League was doing politics for the betterment of people. ‘But he [finance minister] […]

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An Awami League leader has claimed rivalries within the BNP were behind the attack on Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir’s motorcade. “Grouping may have led to the attack on Mirza Fakhrul’s car,” said Hasan Mahmud at a discussion on Monday, as the ruling party faced blame for the attack in Chittagong. Mirza Fakhrul, leading […]

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Vehicles move through stagnant water on a road at Kazipara in Dhaka’s Mirpur after several streets in the capital were inundated by torrential rain on Monday. — Ali Hussain Mintu Heavy rains coupled with thunder and lightning hit many parts of the country including Dhaka on Monday. At least 16 people were killed and several […]

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Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal on Monday was selected in the best XI of the ICC Champions Trophy for his outstanding batting in the competition. The ICC jury members chose 11 players from five countries and gave the responsibility of the captaincy to winning captain Sarfraz Ahmed, the skipper of Pakistan. The jury picked players from […]

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Soumitra Chatterjee – Bengal’s Last Renaissance Man By Amitava Nag on 18/06/2017 For more than five decades, Soumitra Chatterjee has remained a quintessential part of Bengali cultural life. Soumitra Chatterjee in Charulata. “I have always been in doubt about my work. I always thought that entertainment business was not worthwhile but time and again for […]

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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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