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Awami Violent League (Part-1)                                 Political clashes in Bangladesh have never been a new thing. Since the independence of Bangladesh, hundreds of thousands of people were killed brutally or fell victims to the brutality of such clashes. But the most […]

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Clockwise from top left, vehicles move along an inundated road at Dainik Bangla; people face extreme sufferings as Nazimuddin Road goes under water; rainwater enters households at Shamimbagh of Matuail and water-stagnation in the same area disrupts life after hours of monsoon rain on Wednesday. — Sanaul Haque and Indrajit Ghosh Hours of monsoon rain […]

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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday reiterated her government’s determination to build modern and strong armed forces keeping pace with the world to safeguard country’s hard-earned independence and sovereignty. ‘We want to move keeping pace with the world, we don’t want our armed forces to lag behind in any field. Keeping this in mind we’re […]

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Bangladesh government has allowed authorised importers to bring in 500,000 tonnes of unrefined salt from abroad in an attempt to stabilise the market. The commerce ministry in a statement on Wednesday said that salt will be imported to meet local demand and keep the prices steady and a statutory regulatory order or SRO will follow […]

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Poet, essayist and political commentator Farhad Mazar is just the latest case. At least 27 people returned to their families after similar ‘mysterious disappearances’ or ‘abductions’. Most of them could not remember what happened during their disappearance and the rest refrained from going into details. A total of 284 people had gone missing mysteriously or […]

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The High Court has ordered Rajuk to remove all illegal structures from Dhaka’s Gulshan, Banani and Dhanmondi within the next 10 months. Bench of Justice Salma Masud Chowdhury and Justice AKM Zahirul Haque passed the order on Wednesday after concluding final hearing of 233 writ petitions. Attorney General Mahbube Alam stood in court on behalf […]

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Three deceased and 8-10 more unidentified people have been made accused in the case filed in connection with a boiler blast at a readymade garment (RMG) factory in Gazipur on Monday evening that claimed 13 lives. Abdus Salam, Ershad Hossain and Monsurul Haque — all of whom were the factory’s boiler operators who died on […]

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Photo:Syed Zakir Hossain The current retail price of coarse rice is Tk48 – which is Tk18 higher than what the price was this time last year Bangladesh is seeing a record hike in rice prices this year, even after the harvest season, as the government reserve of rice has hit a record low in at […]

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The police and RAB personnel in plainclothes gently woke him up on the bus, says a witness to the ‘rescue’ of controversial columnist Farhad Mazhar who had mysteriously disappeared. The account comes from Shahrear Polock, a filmmaker who was on the same bus in which Mazhar, the rightist activist and poet, was found early on […]

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Around 2,000 Bangladeshis, mostly migrants from Iran, Lebanon and Jordan, got stuck in Turkey as their attempts to illegally enter Europe through the country became difficult. Bangladesh Ambassador in Ankara Allama Siddiki fears a humanitarian crisis and slower repatriation of the stranded people. He has conveyed information on the overall situation to the ministries concerned […]

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The revenue authority is relying on cigarettes and tobacco products and a steady growth of economic activities to soften the blow of the postponement of the new VAT law by another two years. The finance division drafted a massive budget for this fiscal year banking on higher revenues from the implementation of the VAT and […]

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When I hear hardened words from trade union leaders, instead of critiquing, I try and reason, and pose a critical question to myself and most of my more self-aware colleagues: Do they sound the way they sound because of their years of dissatisfaction or disappointment? Perhaps. Second question: Have we, the manufacturers, contributed to their […]

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