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Foreign trade, especially import of capital machineries, is being used illegally to siphon off money from our country. A negative trend in the performances of some major economic indicators for Bangladesh in 2017 has lead economists to ask a very important question: Is the scale of money siphoning on the rise? The question becomes even […]

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It’s time for academic research to become exciting for a change. Once, in one of my talks, I used “algorithm of scholarship” as a catch-phrase. I do not know how catchy it was to the audience, but it really made me think about how our scholars do what they do. The inquisitiveness was mainly due […]

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Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe was on Sunday facing the end of his 37-year rule, as the once-loyal ZANU-PF party sacked him as its leader and told him to resign as head of state. Mugabe’s grip on power was broken last week when the military took over, angered at his wife Grace’s emergence as the leading […]

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“How are you, brother?” asked Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader as he momentarily put aside the political differences and exchanged pleasantries with his BNP counterpart Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. The two bumped into each other at the Syedpur Airport on Sunday. Quader was more magnanimous as he waited for Fakhrul at the airport in […]

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রোহিঙ্গা ইস্যুতে চীন কেন মিয়ানমারের পক্ষ নিয়েছে ? ১৮ নভেম্বর ২০১৭ ছবির কপিরাইট ETIENNE OLIVEAUImage caption চীনা পররাষ্ট্রমন্ত্রী ওয়াং ই রোহিঙ্গা সংকট নিয়ে আলোচনার জন্য চীনের পররাষ্ট্রমন্ত্রী ওয়াং ই শনিবার বাংলাদেশ সফর করছেন । চীনের সাথে বাংলাদেশের বন্ধুত্বপূর্ণ সম্পর্ক থাকলেও রোহিঙ্গা সংকটে চীন আন্তর্জাতিক ফোরামে মিয়ানমারের পক্ষেই অবস্থান নিয়েছে। চীনের এই ভুমিকার পেছনে কী বিবেচনা কাজ করছে? […]

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Paradise Papers: Mintoo family named His oil company links, Unocal controversies come to fore Sharier Khan and Rashidul Hasan The Paradise Papers leak has revealed that businessman and BNP Vice Chairman Abdul Awal Mintoo had registered his energy company NFM Energy Ltd in tax haven Bermuda on August 9, 1999—just around the time when the American company […]

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THE ecological significance of the Sunderbans Reserve Forest because of its rich biodiversity and unique ecosystem is immense. It is home to an estimated 425 species of wildlife, including 300 species of birds and 42 species of mammals. Besides, environmentally, the Sunderban mangrove ecosystem is a vital shelter-belt for protection against tidal waves, storms and […]

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The Bangladesh Cricket Board said on Saturday it was eagerly waiting for their Sri Lankan coach Chandika Hathurusinghe to return before making final decision regarding his replacement. The chairman of BCB’s cricket operations committee Akram Khan said Hathurusinghe was likely to return within two to three days to settle his scores after an unexpected resignation […]

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BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has urged the Election Commission to ‘stop flattering’ and prove its impartiality in work. Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda faced criticised after hailing BNP founder Ziaur Rahman at a meeting with the party’s delegation during the commission’s recent talks on the next parliamentary election. Later in the […]

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Aamra and Polycom announced the availability of Real Presence Clariti Cloud based Video Conferencing solution for the first time in Bangladesh. The announcement was made on October 31, 2017 at the flagship networking event of aamra companies, ‘aamra Open House 2017’ at the Le Meridian Hotel in Dhaka. The Real Presence Clariti solution allows customers, […]

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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said that UNESCO acknowledgement of March 7 speech of the country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as a world documentary heritage proved the history could never be erased. Addressing a civic rally celebrating the acknowledgement, Hasina, also the ruling Awami League president, urged people to stay alert so that […]

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FOREIGN HANDS IN BANGLADESH POLITICS On subservient political elite and uncritical intelligentsia Nurul Kabir | Published: 18:26, Nov 16,2017 THE couple of rhetorical slogans of the ruling class political parties, the Bangladesh Awami League and the Bangladesh Nationalist Party in particular, that most Bangladeshis hear almost every day, and that too for years, are the ‘spirit […]

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