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US 7th Fleet Commander Vice Admiral Escott H SwiftStar Online Report US 7th Fleet Commander Vice Admiral Escott H Swift on Sunday assured that they have no intension to set up any permanent or temporary base in the Bay of Bengal. “We are more interested to assist Bangladesh army and navy to enhance their ability […]

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Seeking to simplify its visa processing system, the US embassy announced a slew of new measures to standardize procedures, including fee payment and scheduling of appointments which will now be facilitated through a new website. Minister counselor for consular affairs, Julia Stanley, announced at a press conference that beginning September 26, US visa applicants will […]

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has stopped issuing visas to workers from Bangladesh, recruiting companies said Monday (August 27th), in a move that threatens to strangle vital remittances for the impoverished country.  The UAE has emerged as the biggest recruiter of Bangladeshi labourers in recent years, accounting for about 50% of all overseas employment opportunities […]

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Prominent physician Narayan Chandra Dutta, a central leader of BMA and pro-government Swadhinata Chikitshak Parishad (Sachip), was stabbed to death by raiding assailants at his residence in Mahakhali area of the capital early Thursday. Dr Narayan Chandra Dutta alias Nitai, 48, was an assistant professor at the National Institute of Diseases of the Chest and […]

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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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