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Int’l experts find flaws in govt EIAs on Rampal plant

National Committee to Protect Sunderbans and Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon jointly hold a press conference at a Dhaka University auditorium on Saturday, marking unveiling of a report on Rampal power plant. — New Age photo Dredging the Passur River and its channels to facilitate coal supplies to the Rampal coal-fired power plant would adversely affect the […]

ডা: ইকবাল জানেন না সাত মাস তিনি কোথায় ছিলেন ১ জুন ২০১৭ Image caption ডা: ইকবাল ঢাকার সায়েন্স ল্যাবরেটরি এলাকা থেকে প্রায় সাত মাস আগে ‘অপহৃত হওয়া’ ডা: মুহাম্মদ ইকবাল মাহমুদ গতরাতে লক্ষীপুরে তার বাড়িতে ফিরে এসেছেন।  তবে এই সাত মাস তিনি কোথায় ছিলেন কিংবা কারা আগে গাড়িতে তুলে নিয়েছিলো সেটি এখনো পরিস্কার নয়। মি: […]

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সুপ্রিমকোর্টও কব্জায় নিতে চায় সরকার : প্রধান বিচারপতি (ভিডিও) অনলাইন ডেস্ক   RTV ২৩ মে ২০১৭, ১১:১৯ নিম্ন আদালতের মতো সুপ্রিমকোর্টও কব্জায় নিতে চায় সরকার। বললেন প্রধান বিচারপতি এস কে সিনহা। আজ (মঙ্গলবার)সংবিধানের ষোড়শ সংশোধনী মামলার শুনানিতে এ কথা বলেন তিনি। প্রধান বিচারপতি বলেন, সুপ্রিম কোর্টকে পঙ্গু করা হচ্ছে। মঙ্গলবার শুনানিতে যুক্তিতর্ক উপস্থাপন করছেন অ্যাটর্নি জেনারেল […]

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Teesta River deal: India cannot afford to let Sheikh Hasina fail and see the rise of another Pakistan in the east Sreemoy TalukdarApr, 10 2017 India and Bangladesh have arrived at such a fork in history that choosing the wrong turn will have grave consequences, not just for India’s long-term security and strategic interests but […]

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Common folks dissatisfied with govt’s services Ahammad Foyez . Manikganj | Apr 07,2017 Common folks in Singair, Manikganj on Thursday expressed they get from government hospitals as well as the land office and the power utility. They were quite vocal about the services at a public hearing hosted by the Anti-Corruption Commission at the premises […]

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For Muslim Americans, Trump’s speech to Congress reaffirms fears Vice President Mike Pence, President Donald Trump and Rep. Paul Ryan during a speech to a joint session of Congress. (ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP/Getty Images) Melissa Etehad Shortly after President Donald Trump finished his joint address to Congress on Tuesday evening, Salam Al-Marayati got to work. […]

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Hate Crime Is Feared as 2 Indian Engineers Are Shot in Kansas By JOHN ELIGON, ALAN BLINDER and NIDA NAJARFEB. 24, 2017 Tributes to three gunshot victims were outside Austins Bar and Grill in Olathe, Kan., the scene of the attack, on Friday. Credit Amy Stroth for The New York Times OLATHE, Kan. — “The […]

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Why is the FBI questioning Syrian refugees in Newark? on February 18, 2017 at 1:36 PM, updated February 18, 2017 at 3:51 PM  WASHINGTON — Newly arrived Syrian refugees in New Jersey are getting visits from FBI officials, part of the Newark office’s efforts to reach out to ethnic communities. “It’s a very diverse state,” said Timothy Gallagher, […]

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Immigration Agents Discover New Freedom to Deport Under Trump By NICHOLAS KULISH, CAITLIN DICKERSON and RON NIXONFEB. 25, 2017 I.C.E. has more than 20,000 employees, spread across 400 offices in the United States and 46 countries, and the Trump administration has called for the hiring of 10,000 more. Credit Clockwise from top left: Ann Johansson […]

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THE ECONOMIST DEMOCRACY INDEX – BANGLADESH A HYBRID REGIME 84TH ON THE LIST The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index provides a snapshot of the state of democracy worldwide for 165 independent states and two territories. This covers almost the entire population of the world and the vast majority of the world’s states (microstates are excluded). […]

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The Assassination of a Revered Muslim Lawyer Stuns and Saddens Myanmar Feliz Solomon   Many in Myanmar are in mourning this week after the assassination of a prominent Muslim lawyer and peerless symbol of the country’s democracy movement, Ko Ni, who was shot in the head at point-blank range on the pickup curb of Yangon […]

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Head of Samsung May Face Arrest   Lee Jae-yong (video frame / social media) Lee Jae-yong, the de facto leader of Korean industrial conglomerate Samsung, faces allegations that he funneled $36 million in bribes to the president of South Korea in exchange for help in gaining control of his family’s company. Prosecutors said Monday that they are seeking an […]

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