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Outgoing US ambassador Marcia Bernicat takes a selfie with prime minister Sheikh Hasina inside the newly-commissioned Bangladesh Biman’s state-of-the art aircraft Dreamliner at Hazrat Shah Jalal International Airport on Wednesday. — BSS photo Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday commissioned Bangladesh Biman’s first ever Dreamliner, a state-of-the art aircraft of US-based multinational Boeing company, asking […]

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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina addresses a news conference on recently held BIMSTEC summit at Gana Bhaban in Dhaka on Sunday. — BSS photo Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday ruled out the possibility of holding any dialogue with opposition political parties on the next general election. She also said that none would be able to […]

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Different political parties fear that the Election Commission has taken the move to use electronic voting machines in the next general election at the eleventh hour as part of a government conspiracy to ensure the ruling Awami League’s win through ‘digital rigging’. They said on Wednesday that the electronic voting system was faulty and not […]

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নেপালে ইউএস-বাংলার বিধ্বস্ত বিমান: ‘পাইলট মানসিক চাপে ছিলেন, ককপিটে বসে কাঁদছিলেন, সিগারেট খাচ্ছিলেন’ BBC Bangla     27 August 2018 ছবির কপিরাইট Getty Images Image caption ইউএস-বাংলার বিধ্বস্ত বিমান। দুর্ঘটনার জন্য পাইলটকে দায়ী করা হচ্ছে। কাঠমান্ডুর ত্রিভুবন আন্তর্জাতিক বিমান বন্দরে ইউএস-বাংলার বিমান বিধ্বস্ত হওয়ার ঘটনায় বাংলাদেশি পাইলটের আচরণকে দায়ী করা হয়েছে নেপালের এক সরকারি তদন্ত রিপোর্টের […]

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Feeding over one million refugees each day costs around $800,000, according to the World Food Programme Syed Zakir Hossain 1.1 million Rohingya are still struggling to make ends meet in the Cox’s Bazar refugees camps At a time when many wealthier nations around the world have been closing their borders to thousands of distressed refugees, Bangladesh […]

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BNP leaders couldn’t meet Khaleda despite ‘permission’ Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:  Aug 22, 2018        The opposition BNP’s senior leaders could not meet their party chairperson Khaleda Zia at the Old Dhaka Central Jail in the capital on the Eid day on Wednesday, reports UNB. Senior BNP leaders, including standing committee members and vice chairmen, […]

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August 22, 2018 Serving people with pain in heart: PM Sheikh Hasina. File photo UNB, Dhaka Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said she is trying hard to serve people so that they could properly celebrate their festivals despite having all the pain of tragedies like August 15, 1975 and August 21, 2004 in heart. “It’s […]

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Relatives and fellows rejoice on CMM court premises in Dhaka after students, arrested on charge of spreading rumours about the recent student protests against road sector anarchy, were released on bail on Sunday. — Indrajit Kumer Ghosh Nine private university students were released from jail as 42 students, including the 9, detained in cases filed […]

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An injured man takes treatment at a hospital after seven people, including four leaders of United Peoples’ Democratic Front-backed organisation, were killed and 10 others injured in gun attacks in Khagrachari on Saturday. — New Age photo 22 CHT-based party activists killed since May Seven people, including four Chittagong Hill Tracts-based political party United Peoples’ […]

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A file photo shows police take students arrested during recent protests to a Dhaka court.— UNB photo At least 100 people, most of them students, were arrested in at least 52 cases filed between July 29 and August 15 with different police stations accusing over 5,000 unnamed people over the violence during the latest student […]

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Mohammad Shafiul Alam. — New Age file photo Cabinet secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam said on Monday that ‘almost all quotas’ in public service recruitment might be abolished, but the government would seek Supreme Court’s opinion on the 30 per cent quota for freedom fighters’ children and grandchildren. At a briefing over the weekly cabinet meeting, […]

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Quota reformers suffer Staff Correspondent . Dhaka | Prothom Alo English       Quota reform campaigners are leading a miserable life as many have been mercilessly beaten by Bangladesh Chhatra League men while some have been arrested by the police. Those who had been beaten were even denied proper treatment at the public hospitals. A few others have […]

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