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Bangladesh’s Zakir Hasan plays a shot during training in Mirpur WednesdayDHAKA TRIBUNE/Md Manik The Tigers are coming into the series backed by shocking defeats in the final of the tri-nation ODI series and later in the two-match Test series. With the inclusion of new faces in the squad, host Bangladesh will look to better their […]

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State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam, centre-right, the EU European Parliament delegation at the State Guest House Padma on Wednesday; February 14, 2018PID State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam made the request when Chair of the South Asia Delegation of the EU Parliamentary Standing Committee for Foreign Affairs Jean Lambert met […]

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Seven state-owned commercial and specialised banks at a meeting on Wednesday demanded Tk 20,398 crore in bailouts because of capital shortfall caused, according to experts, by the banks’ failure to recover the loans given on political consideration. Officials attending the meeting said that scam-hit Sonali Bank, Janata Bank and BASIC Bank sought Tk 11,000 crore or […]

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17 dead in Florida high school shootin   Students released from a lockdown embrace following a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. on Wednesday. Photo: AP Police said a former student opened fire at a Florida high school on Wednesday, killing at least 17 people and sending scores of students fleeing […]

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  India: Widening Opportunities In Assam February 14, 2018 SATP By Giriraj Bhattacharjee* On February 5, 2018, Security Forces (SFs) killed a militant of the Saoraigwra faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB-S), ‘platoon commander’ Jordan Narzary, in an encounter at Belguri village in the Chirang District of Assam. A 7.62 mm pistol, […]

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A case for more tea shops Madhur Canteen — the nucleus of many political movements. Photo: Prabir Das Amitava Kar When we look at someone like Mozart who shows his unusual gift at an early age, we think that it must be genetic. But studies show that genetics is a relatively small piece of the […]

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  The authorities have expelled 33 SSC candidates from three exam centres in Chittagong on charges of acquiring leaked question papers before the test and police have arrested 18 of them.  During a raid by the district administration outside Bangladesh Women’s Association School and College centre on Tuesday, 50 students of Patiya Ideal School were […]

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Team members of Grameenphone and Banglalink are seen at the spectrum auction held at Dhaka Club in the city on Tuesday. Post, telecommunication and information technology minister Mustafa Jabbar and BTRC chairman Shahjahan Mahmood were also present. — New Age photo Two mobile phone operators—Grameenphone and Banglalink— purchased only 15.6 Megahertz spectrum out of 46.4 […]

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More than 689,360 Rohingya refugees entered Bangladesh from August 25, 2017 till February 11, 2018. America’s top spymaster has warned that the ongoing Rohingya crisis might result in expanded terrorist recruitment opportunities in the region. Such terrorist recruitment would increase tension between Bangladesh and Myanmar, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said on Tuesday. He […]

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Senior Awami League leaders think there will be a split within the BNP centring the polls MAHMUD HOSSAIN OPU BNP leaders said the ruling party’s effort to harm the BNP’s unity and that of the 20-party alliance will never succeed. After a graft conviction sent BNP Chairperson and former prime ministerKhaleda Zia to prison, the Awami […]

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Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal is seen during a training session at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Tuesday. — New Age photo Bangladesh Cricket Board on Tuesday stroked a new controversy when it appointed Mahmudllah as captain of the Twenty20 side for the first match against Sri Lanka in the absence of regular captain Sakib al […]

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  Khaleda Zia’s conviction verdict, significant in the political history of Bangladesh, was met with a volley of debate in the social media, Facebook in particular. Most of the reactions were emotional, though certain comments made outside of party loyalty, gave rise to some significant questions. If Khaleda Zia was in power at present, would […]

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