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Sonali Bank’s Ruposhi Bangla Hotel branch’s official Sayedur Rahman on Wednesday said the an advisor to the prime minister used to frequently visit the office of the branch’s general manager since 2009. Sayedur, emerging from the Anti-Corruption Commission’s office where he was interrogated in connection with Hallmark-Sonali Bank scam, told reporters he had seen the […]

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Bangladesh’s government is taking over the pioneering microfinance bank, just as its founder feared.  By WILLIAM B. MILAM  For the past 18 months in Bangladesh, the specter of a government takeover has haunted Grameen Bank and its founder, Nobel Prize winner Muhammed Yunus. Many thought Mr. Yunus was imagining the threat, but this month the […]

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About 50 people were injured, four with bullets, in a clash between two rival groups of Awami League at Dwipchar in Sadar upazila on Friday. Abul Kalam Azad, Jubo League joint convenor of Sadar upazila unit, was among injured in the clash that took place around 11:30am. Locals said supporters of Azizur Rahman Tinku, Liberation […]

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BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Thursday warned that their party will resist any attempt if any non-political and undemocratic third force tries to emerge taking advantage of the present political standoff. “We don’t believe in undemocratic third force. We never, ever supported non-political and undemocratic third force, and won’t do it […]

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By: M Abul Kalam Azad Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday asked the state minister for labour and employment to take action immediately to quell the ongoing labour unrest for a pay hike in Ashulia on the outskirts of the capital. There is no trade union in the garment sector so it is very difficult to […]

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 Speaker Abdul Hamid in a ruling on Monday said High Court Judge AHM Shamsuddin Choudhury Manik had violated the constitution by making derogatory remarks about the parliament and the Speaker. “I have doubt if any conscious people can utter such remarks a High Court judge [Justice Manik] made about the parliament and myself by violating […]

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By: Editor The Bangladesh News Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday alleged that the opposition leader wants to take Bangladesh backwards as she had promised to make the country a middle income one by 2030 against the Awami League-led Grand Alliance government’s timeframe of 2021. “In our previous term (1996-2001), we gained success in various […]

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Prime Minister (PM) Sheikh Hasina Thursday directed the members of the Special Security Force (SSF) to be more careful so that her interaction with the common people and party leaders and workers is not hampered in any way in the name of ensuring her security, reports UNB. The PM said this while addressing a function […]

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Dhaka/Brussels Bangladesh faces growing political violence in the lead-up to the 2013 elections unless the government takes a more conciliatory approach towards the opposition. Bangladesh: Back to the Future, the latest report from the International Crisis Group, examines how the Awami League (AL) government, enthusiastically welcomed back to power in 2008 as a beacon of […]

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By: Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury December 2013, the ruling Bangladesh Awami League will complete its five-year tenure, while the country will go for another general election by January 25 2014. New election date will be announced by October 2014. In this case, the ruling party will remain in the office for another 18 odd months […]

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BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Monday announced a countrywide series of demonstrations from June 17 and threatened to enforce hartal or blockade programme if their demands, particularly the restoration of the non-party government system, are not met, reports (UNB/The News Today ) Addressing a mammoth rally in front of BNP’s Nayapaltan central office in the […]

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