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Bangladesh cricket star Mashrafe Mortaza says he’s not another Imran Khan The sports star is contesting a parliament seat in the December 30 elections, but says he just wants to do more for sports and charity Agence France-Presse Bangladesh cricketer Mashrafe Mortaza: I’m not like Imran Khan 15 Dec 2018 Bangladeshi cricketer Mashrafe Mortaza insists […]

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Photo: Collected Star Online Report BNP leader Mirza Abbas today reportedly came under attack when he was electioneering near Shegunbagicha area of Dhaka today. Talking to journalists, the BNP standing committee member claimed that at least seventy to eighty of his supporters were injured in the attack this afternoon. Around 100 people launched the attack on the […]

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Progress and regress of RTI in Bangladesh Shamsul Bari and Ruhi Naz As the Right to Information (RTI) regime nears completion of its first decade of existence, we asked a few scholars, advocates and users of the law for their views on its progress so far. Results were mixed. A common view is that Bangladesh’s […]

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Bigstock The report was unveiled on Wednesday at the UNESCAP headquarters in Bangkok Bangladesh’s average annual foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows has grown by 13.3% in the last five years, larger than the Asia-Pacific’s 2.9% average annual FDI growth, according to a report of the  United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific […]

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The T20 game, to be contested by former Bangladesh cricketers, will get underway at 10:30am as the BCB announced the squads Saturday The Victory Day Exhibition Cricket Match, to be played between Shaheed Jewel XI and Shaheed Mushtaque XI, will be held at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka Sunday. The T20 game, to […]

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The ruling Awami League says it will soon take ‘harsh’ action against rebel candidates. The party made the statement at a press conference in Dhaka and it was reiterated by the party’s general secretary Obaidul Quader during a stop-over in Feni. Despite warnings from the party, Awami League leaders are still running as independent candidates […]

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BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Saturday alleged around 150 BNP candidates have been attacked by the ruling Awami League ‘terrorists’ and the ‘law enforcement members’.At a press conference at the party’s Naya Paltan central office, the BNP leader said two candidates were imprisoned and candidatures of some including Khaleda Zia have […]

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Bangladesh batsman Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar bat during their third one-day international match against West Indies at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Sylhet on Friday. — BCB photo Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar hit contrasting fifties as Bangladesh crushed West Indies by eight-wicket in the third and final one-day international to win the […]

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Prothom Alo English, Dec 14, 2018             Jatiya Oikya Front leader Kamal Hossain speaks at a press conference at the Oikya Front`s Purana Paltan office on Friday, 14 December 2018. Photo: UNBJatiya Oikya Front leader Kamal Hossain on Friday described the attack on his motorcade near the Martyred Intellectuals Memorial […]

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Prothom Alo English, Dec 14, 2018 Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. File PhotoBNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Friday said Awami League has long been carrying out attacks on the leaders and activists of the BNP and Oikya Front across the country sensing its debacle in a fair election, […]

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Why we need a policy framework for displaced people PHOTO: ADAPTATION175.RSSING.COM Mohammed Mamun Rashid In more than 50 countries around the world, some 40.3 million individuals have been uprooted from their homes and displaced in their own countries as a result of conflict or human rights violations. Natural disasters, meanwhile, have caused the displacement of […]

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Ko Ni, a prominent member of Myanmar’s Muslim minority and legal adviser for Myanmar’s ruling National League for Democracy, is seen during an interview in Yangon January 13, 2016. Picture taken January 13, 2016. Ko Ni was shot dead outside the Yangon International Airport on January 29, 2017. Reuters As Ko Ni walked out of […]

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