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  The BNP-led 20-party opposition alliance partner Bangladesh Kalyan Party (BKP) has alleged that its secretary general Aminur Rahman has remained missing for three days. Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson and former prime minister Khaleda Zia voiced concern over the matter and accused that the government is behind the abduction. Kalyan Party chairman Syed Muhammad […]

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A 22-year-old American youth of Bangladeshi descent was charged on Tuesday with attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State, after he flew from New York to Saudi Arabia this spring with the intention, federal prosecutors said, of entering Syria to join the terrorist group. The man, Parveg Ahmed, flew to Saudi Arabia in […]

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Private sector credit growth in July stood at 16.94 percent — the highest in five years and well above the target of 16.2 percent set in the monetary policy for the first half of the fiscal year. The development is all the more salient as the private sector credit growth was 15.66 percent only a […]

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Thousands of Rohingyas are entering Bangladesh for shelter.  In response to the armed attacks started by the Arakan Rohingya Solidarity Army (ARSA) in the Rakhine province of Myanmar against the army and police of that country, the security operation launched by the Myanmar army has created an alarming situation there. The ensuing reaction is not […]

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TIGERS do it

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If greatness is the final destination then Shakib Al Hasan took a long stride towards that after his fabulous all-round performance gave the Tigers a historic maiden Test win against Australia at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur yesterday. If transforming despair into hope is an essential proponent of greatness then the 30-year old ace […]

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Members of Myanmar’s Red Cross help elder woman, who is fleeing a conflict area, upon arriving in Sittwe jetty, in Rakhine State on Wednesday. At least 18,500 Rohingyas have fled into Bangladesh in the last six days. — AFP photo Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday urged the United States to put pressure on Myanmar […]

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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said BNP is making dramatic pleas as the next election is approaching fast. Addressing a discussion in the city marking 42nd martyrdom anniversary of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the prime minister said BNP-Jamaat tried to destroy a nation in the name of movement to foil the 2014 election. ‘Now BNP […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today urged the United States to put pressure on Myanmar to stop pushing-in Rohingya nationals to Bangladesh as US Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells paid a courtesy call on the premier at her office. “We have given shelter to a huge number of […]

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Day 4 Session 2: Australia fall 20 runs short in a thriller in Dhaka. Bangladesh were within sight of a historic victory at lunch on the fourth day in Mirpur, where they needed three wickets and Australia 66 runs to win. David Warner scored a fighting century, the second of his Test career in Asia, […]

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Rohingya people walk towards the makeshift shelter near the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, after being restricted by the members of Border Guards Bangladesh, to further enter the Bangladesh side, in Cox’s Bazar August 28, 2017. — Reuters photo More than18,000 Rohingyas intruded into Bangladesh afresh in this week after escalation of violence in Myanmar, said Sanjukta Sahany, […]

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At least 1,200 people have been killed and millions have been left homeless following devastating floods that have hit India, Bangladesh and Nepal, in one of the worst flooding disasters to have affected the region in years. International aid agencies said thousands of villages have been cut off by flooding with people being deprived of […]

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Abdul Jabbar whose powerful songs inspired the freedom fighters during the Liberation War passed away at a hospital in Dhaka this morning. He was 80. Jabbar, best known for his patriotic songs like ‘salam salam hajar salam’ and ‘sharhe shaat koti manusher aaj ekti naam,’ breathed his last at 9:27am at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), […]

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