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Police have received another extension to submit the report into the Bangladesh Bank forex reserve heist. Case investigation officer and Criminal Investigation Division (CID) Additional Superintendent Raihan Uddin requested the extension before the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate AKM Mounuddin Siddique on Sunday. The deadline was then extended to Apr 18. CID has failed to […]

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Determined to resolve the Teesta River water sharing issue, the Indian government is planning to bring together the chief ministers of states bordering Bangladesh to meet Prime MInister Sheikh Hasina to resolve bilateral issues. On top of the list is the Teesta water sharing issue and Delhi wants a direct discussion between Hasina and West […]

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Mufti Abdul Hannan. — UNB file photo The Appellate Division on Sunday rejected the review petition filed by Mufti Abdul Hannan, chief of banned outfit Harkatul-Jihad Al Islami, and its two other leaders against their death sentences for murdering three persons and injuring former UK high commissioner to Bangladesh Anwar Choudhury in 2004. The verdict […]

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Five state-owned banks are suffering from a capital shortfall of Tk 15,000 crore or Tk 150 billion, caused by corruption and mismanagement in their operations, records suggest. These banks have sought Tk 4,000 crore in the form of bonds from the government, shows an official paper sent to the finance minister. The five banks were […]

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Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina to visit India in April; weaning Dhaka away from China’s influence is key Aprameya Rao Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina is all set to visit New Delhi in April. The latest development comes days after India’s foreign secretary S Jaishankar met the Awami League leader in Dhaka on 23 February. However, […]

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Hindu fundamentalism more threatening than Islamic terrorism:Ramachandra Guha 16 Mar 2016 04:03 PM, IST Ramachandra Guha (Photo – www.youtube.com) New Delhi, March 16: Describing BJP president Amit Shah and Samajwadi party leader Azam Khan as the most “dangerous politicians in the country,” historian and author Ramachandra Guha has cautioned that India needs to be vigilant […]

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China may station Marines in Gwadar, say PLA insiders Two brigades of ‘special combat soldiers’ had already been moved to the People’s Liberation Army Navy Marine Corps and further additions would be made, military insiders told the Hong-Kong based South China Morning Post. Ananth Krishnan  | Posted by Dianne Nongrum Picture for representational purpose only. Photo: […]

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The Making of Islamophobia Inc. A well-funded network is trying to strip the right to speak away from American Muslims and fanning the politics of fear. A decade ago, few outside the academy would have noticed Jonathan Brown’s lecture on slavery. A Washington native who looks a good bit younger than his 39 years, Brown […]

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Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has alleged that Bangladesh Awami League (AL) government wants to exploit the issue of militancy for its political gains. “The issue of militancy is still shrouded with mystery. Positions of RAB and police over the matter are conflicting, too,” said Fakhrul while talking to newsmen […]

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Amid agitations by students of College of Home Economics, demonstrations erupted against them by Dhaka University students and hawkers, who run businesses in the area. Home Economics students have blocked the New Market intersection for a fourth day and continued to demonstrate for the recognition of their college as an Institute of Dhaka University. Around […]

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Four suspected militants of Neo JMB was killed in an overnight raid of joint forces in a militant hideout in Chittagong’s Sitakunda. The drive “Assault 16” was jointly carried out by Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime unit, SWAT, Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) – 7, and Chittagong district police. Four hours after the renewed drive, Chittagong […]

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US president Donald Trump holds a rally at Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, US March 15, 2017. — Reuters photo A Federal judge in Hawaii has blocked president Donald Trump’s new travel ban, hours before it was due to begin at midnight on Thursday. US District judge Derrick Watson cited ‘questionable evidence’ in the government’s […]

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