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Leaders of Bangladesh AbasanShilpa Rakkha Committee (Bangladesh Housing Industry Protection Committee), aforum of real estate companies and backward linkage organisations, havedemanded the cancellation of the ‘secret deal’ with Indian housing companySahara group to build four satellite towns in the outskirts of the capitalcity, Dhaka. The Bangladesh Abasan ShilpaRakkha Committee (BASRC) leaders also urged the government […]

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YANGON, Burma (AP) – Burma’s president on Sunday night declared a state of emergency in a western state where sectarian tensions between Buddhists and Muslims have unleashed deadly violence. He warned that if the situation spun out of control, it could jeopardize the democratic reforms he has been instituting since taking office last year. It […]

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The prices of all kinds of small and medium sized vehicles such as car, microbus and SUV will go up as supplementary duties have been increased in the proposed budget, said vehicle importers. They said 45 percent supplementary duty has been imposed on up to 1,500cc engine capacity cars. At the same time, the prices […]

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Dr. M. Rahmatullah, senior visiting fellow of the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), is a transport expert and is involved in the issues relating to transit that Bangladesh wants to give to India, Nepal and Bhutan. Recently, he talked with Inam Ahmed, Deputy Editor of The Daily Star, on various aspects of transit. The Daily […]

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Former cricketer Imran Khan is now playing for a greater prize – but can he upset Pakistan’s political status quo? Once an international cricket star, Pakistan’s Imran Khan is now playing for a greater prize – to be his country’s next prime minister. But can he upset the political status quo? People & Power has […]

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BY RANI D. MULLEN, SUMIT GANGULY

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By: Praveen Swami Early on May 4, 2003, an unsigned, one-page fax arrived at the State Department in Washington, D.C. It contained an extraordinary secret offer from Iran’s rulers: in return for regime security, an end to sanctions and access to civilian nuclear technology, Iran promised full transparency in its nuclear programme and a termination […]

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By:  B.Raman Thousands of TV viewers in India—-and possibly in the US too—– watched enthralled on the morning of May 7,2012, what the Americans describe as a Town Hall meeting between Mrs.Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State who was on a visit to Kolkata, and some youth of the city in a historic local […]

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M. Serajul Islam By the end of this year, India will complete fencing the 4053km border with Bangladesh that it started 25 years ago. India started building the fence to stop Bangladeshis in large numbers from illegally migrating to India. At various times, India has stated that 10 to 20 million Bangladeshis were illegally living […]

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by M K Bhadrakumar Hillary Clinton visit to Dhaka intrigues Bangladeshi observers. But the most interesting thing here is the strategic coordination that takes place between Washington and New Delhi in relation to Bangladesh. The two-day weekend visit by Hillary Clinton to Bangladesh underscores an intensification of the United States’ regional policy in South Asia […]

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By: Rezaul Karim The USA is likely to push for a framework for defence cooperation between Dhaka and Washington during US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s May 5-6 visit to Bangladesh. It will press for signing the much-talked-about Trade and Investment Cooperation Forum Agreement (Ticfa) and strategic partnership deals with Bangladesh. Dhaka, however, wants to […]

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After around two and a half months of the murder of journalist couple Sagar Sarowar and Meherun Runi, the remains of their bodies were exhumed on Thursday for fresh autopsies to reveal the mystery surrounding the homicide. Following a court order, the bodies were exhumed at Azimpur Graveyard and taken those to Dhaka Medical College […]

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