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ALIPHA KHAN Print Edition On behalf of the new generation of lawyers in Bangladesh, I would like to take this opportunity to issue a public apology to Professor Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank. In a country where corruption at every realm is the norm and everyone is simply concerned with personal gain, we have […]

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By: Chaitanya Chandra Halder A top metropolitan policeman in court yesterday accused former state minister for home Lutfozzaman Babar of destroying evidence of the August 21, 2004, grenade attack on an Awami League rally on Bangabandhu Avenue. SM Mizanur Rahman, who had become the acting commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police just three hours prior to […]

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KUVERA CHALISE   KATHMANDU: Bangladesh today informed that it is providing ‘visa on arrival’ facility to Nepalis, apart from duty free access to around 100 primary commodities that are mainly agriculture products like fruits and vegetables. During the fourth secretarial level talks today between Nepal and Bangladesh in Kathmandu, Dhaka informed that it has already […]

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(Reuters) – The World Bank on Friday canceled a $1.2 billion credit for a Bangladesh bridge project with immediate effect, saying it had “credible evidence” of a high-level corruption conspiracy among Bangladeshi government officials. “In light of the inadequate response by the government of Bangladesh, the World Bank has decided to cancel its $1.2 billion […]

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By: Shariar Sharif Seventeen-year-old Rasheda Begum didn’t have the slightest idea that she could be punished for acting in a play that highlighted various social ills that are forbidden in Islam – usury, dowry, gambling, child marriage and corruption. Her participation came at a painful cost, however. The 10th grade madrassa student was caned in […]

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A Hindu bride holding flowers in her hands.—Reuters Photo DHAKA: Unlike her Muslim compatriots, Tarulata Rani is unable to inherit anything from her family, cannot divorce and cannot claim maintenance from her absent husband—all because she is a Bangladeshi Hindu. Unlike Bangladeshi Muslims or Hindus in neighbouring India and Nepal, Bangladeshi Hindu women can’t divorce […]

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New Age Staff Correspondent Thousands of people were either marooned or displaced as flash flood inundated several districts while heavy rain submerged many parts of Chittagong on Sunday as monsoon set in. A baby drowned in flood water in Cox’s Bazar and several thousand people in low-lying areas in Lalmonirhat, Kurigram, Cox’s Bazar and Bhola […]

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Popular writer Humayun Ahmed was taken to Bellevue Hospital in New York on Friday for a fresh surgery as he was experiencing pain from last two days. Family sources said he could not sleep the whole night as he felt pain in his body from Wednesday evening (New York time). He was first taken to […]

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DU teacher’s claim under scrutiny Staff Correspondent The Dhaka University authorities have formed a committee to investigate a PhD thesis by a teacher who claims to have interviewed around 13 lakh people in two and a half years for his work — over 1,397 people a day. Mohammed Nuruddin, a lecturer at the university’s political […]

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The digital contents in the multimedia classroom seem to have emerged as a tool for the students to come out of memorising knowledge ending a more-than-a-century-old traditional teacher centred learning system, reports BSS. Under the newly introduced students’ participatory system to teach students using the digital contents, the students have been preparing their home task […]

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Owners on Saturday decided to keep closed more than 300 garment factories in Ashulia, on the outskirts of the capital, due to the labour unrest. Around 8:00am Sunday, thousands of workers gathered in front of Jamgara and started demonstration on the Ashulia-Baipail road protesting the owners’ decision to shutdown the factories. Police first urged the […]

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Sylhet, June 15 (UNB) – Eight vehicles, including six stone-laden trucks, a microbus and a auto-rickshaw, plunged into a canal as a bailey bridge over it near Borni in Companyganj upazila collapsed on Friday night, killing a passenger and injuring 10 others. The deceased was identified as Abdul Haque, 40, of village Ghoramara in the […]

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