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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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Myanmar’s promise to take back the Rohingyas, who have taken refuge in Bangladesh, looks empty and seems to be a tactic to ease international pressure. This is reflected in the contents of a hasty statement put on the official website of State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi hours after Myanmar Union Minister U Kyaw Zeya […]

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Powerful syndicates of black marketers with support from food department officers are running foolproof system of stealing grains from the government’s storage depots in the capital and elsewhere. The syndicates are so powerful that even MPs cannot take their rice or wheat supplies for emergency relief distribution from the food department’s storage depots unless parts […]

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The foreign diplomats and UN officials, who were taken on a tour to conflict-ridden Rakhine State on Monday, want Myanmar to move quickly for voluntary, dignified and safe return of the Rohingyas who fled violence to Bangladesh. Building on the trip, the first since violence erupted late August, they look forward to strengthening trust and […]

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Bangladeshi youth icon and social entrepreneur Minhaj Chowdhury has won the first-ever “Under 30 Impact Challenge” at the Forbes Under 30 Summit in Boston in the US. Minhaj, cofounder and CEO of Drinkwell, aspires to bring positive changes to the world and is doing just that, as his firm offers a lifeline to a quarter […]

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Many fishermen are netting hilsa despite the ongoing ban. They are catching the fish, particularly during the night, in the Meghna, Kirtankhola, Bishkhali, Kalabadar and Arial Kha rivers in Barisal division, the Padma in Munshiganj and the Meghna in Narayanganj. On October 1, the Department of Fisheries enforced the 22-day ban on netting, selling and […]

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