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By: The Daily Star Staff Correspondent BNP leader Nazmul Huda yesterday announced his resignation as party Chairperson Khaleda Zia had not accepted his proposal to invite the prime minister to a dialogue on the caretaker government issue. Inside the party there are some bad elements who are influencing Khaleda, he said, adding that he wanted […]

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Sagar Biswas The Awami League-led grand alliance lawmakers are now deliberately avoiding visit to their constituencies fearing possible public outburst following rampant failure in service-oriented sectors and depriving people in the name of development projects.(The New Nation )Talking to The New Nation o nMonday, many expressed their apprehension that people’s anger may burst out onthe […]

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Terming the contempt of Parliament allegation as ‘false’, the Bishwa Sahitya Kendra founder Abdullah Abu Sayeed has said he would not apologise for remarks which he never made. Sayeed told on Sunday night that his remarks which were discussed in the House were ‘completely baseless’. “I did not make any such comment at the TIB […]

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DHAKA — A Bangladeshi student faces sedition charges after he allegedly posted comments on Facebook linking the nation’s premier with the disappearance of an opposition leader, police said Sunday. Sohel Molla, alias Sohel Rana, was arrested last month after being beaten up by supporters of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul […]

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US Ambassador in Bangladesh Dan W Mozena on Sunday refuted straightaway an Indian TV report that said the US wants to park its Seventh Fleet in Chittagong. “There is no plan, no discussion, no idea of having a base in Bangladesh. I was here with Secretary Clinton as you know, I was with her, I […]

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Minister Without Portfolio Suranjit Sengupta has blamed the ‘weakness’ of democratic institutions responsible for recent repression and police assaults on journalists. “Police were not supposed to attack the media. Why they are now so intolerant? Such incidents took place due to the weakness of the democratic institutions,” the ruling Awami League’s Advisory Council Member said […]

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London based prestigious newspaper; The Economist has come under serious criticism by prominent leaders and academics of the ruling party in Bangladesh for publishing two commentaries on its Saturday, May 26 2012 edit generic viagra sales ion titled “Bangladesh’s toxic politics: Hello Delhi” and “Politics in Bangladesh banged about“. Rejecting outright both the articles, Awami […]

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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Hillary and the Prime Minister discussed several issues related to Indo-US relations. She also urged India to speed up the civil nuclear deal and cut oil imports from Iran. According to […]

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Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Tuesday said the remarks of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over Grameen Bank are unnecessary as the government has not been working against the microfinance organisation. “Hillary’s statement on the Grameen Bank was undue. Grameen Bank is a state-owned organisation and the government has been working for its progress,” […]

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By Andrew Quinn DHAKA | Sun May 6, 2012 (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sunday warned Bangladesh’s government not to undermine pioneering microlender Grameen Bank, saying it was a key driver in the South Asian nation’s slow climb out of poverty. Clinton met with Grameen’s ousted founder – Nobel Prize-winning economics professor Mohammad Yunus […]

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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is due to arrive in Dhaka early Saturday afternoon, will have a meeting with Leader of the Opposition Khaleda Zia in the evening. Hillary will call on the BNP chairperson at her Gulshan residence at 8:30pm to discuss different bilateral issues, Khaleda’s press secretary Maruf Kamal Khan Sohel […]

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All eyes are on the meeting between US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday in Kolkata, amid speculation that Hillary may quiz Banerjee about her opposition to the Teesta water sharing agreement with Bangladesh. This would be unusual and may have a whole lot of unintended […]

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