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300 fell victims of disappearance, murder by Jt. forces, AL men 

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BNP Chairperson Begum  Khaleda Zia  on Tuesday  said that  about  300 leaders and activists of the BNP-led 19-party alliance fell ...

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Agro-experts frustrated 

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A total of   about 300 agro scientists went on self-retirement over the decade  from the public research institutions under National ...

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Visa discrimination and special relationship 

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News report said India has decided to extend visa-on-arrival facility to tourists from 180 countries to boost domestic tourism but ...

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Fresh polls with participation of all parties a must 

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Speakers at a roundtable on Saturday stressed the need for a fresh impartial free and fair election  with participation   of ...

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4-lane highway with Ctg still a far cry 

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The construction work of the four-lane  Dhaka-Chittagong Highway  in Comilla  part remains totally suspended  since October last.  The  time for ...

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Ershad’s JP faces fresh split ? 

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Another  split of  Jatiya Party (JP) as it appears,  has become imminent as only four out of 34 members of ...

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Al Qaeda's audio message to BD baseless: Home Ministry  

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Alleging that thousands of people are killed in the streets of Bangladesh for protesting against a "collusion of the anti-Islam ...

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Hatirjheel starts stinking 

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Hatirjheel project, with its wide open space is going to fast  lose its charm to attract city dwellers mainly   due ...

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Ruling party men’s trade with illegal gas link 

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At least three lakh gas connections have been given in areas of Sonargaon, Rupganj, Bandar, Gazaria Upazila and Gazipur illegally  ...

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Another life lost in a shoot-out while in police custody 

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The killing of JMB (Jama'atul Mujahideen, Bangladesh) militant Rakib Hasan Russell who was a death row convict within several hours ...

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More concessions to India again without solving pending issues 

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A unilateral move is at work again to give India more tactical and connectivity advantages while a similarly reciprocal move ...

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Motive behind bank heist! 

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Another burglary at Sonali Bank's Adamdighi branch in Bogra district happened on Saturday just over one month of a similar ...

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Jute, jute goods export sharply declines this fiscal 

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The country's jute and jute goods export recorded a sharp fall  in the current fiscal  year  (2013-1014). The reasons can ...

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Misunderstanding between journalists and judiciary not desirable 

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Respecting court is seen as an expression of the universal desire to get justice. Justice system is not a cloistered ...

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Whose joy and whose culture found expression! 

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The Bangladesh Cricket Board's Celebration Concert held at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Thursday, has provoked reactions and criticisms from ...

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Govt has to explain floating dead bodies and feel accountable 

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At least nine bodies, including six floating in rivers and ponds, were found in Noakhali, Chittagong, Bagerhat and Khulna on ...

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Anything Islamic is Jamaat to them 

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Contradictory remarks by Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor and Information Minister Hasanul Haque Inu on Tuesday over donation of  Islami ...

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UZ elections turned into rigging festival 

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The nation remained largely a bystander as the 4th phase of Upazila Elections took place on Sunday in open festivity ...

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Multi-crore taka bail business 

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A prominent national daily has published on Thursday a lengthy report describing in details about the association of police in ...

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ACC serving ruling party purposes 

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Representatives of professional and civil society  bodies  have said that the purpose for which anti-graft watchdog  Anti-corruption Commission (ACC) was ...

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How more daring and defying killings can be for govt 

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The question which is being raised in the country's political circle is whether there is any government to ensure security ...

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Our national intelligence agencies cannot be so inefficient 

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Anandabazar Patrika -the Indian newspaper has reported that, not RAB or any other Bangladeshi intelligence but Indian intelligence agencies informed ...

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Writ challenging RPO 19 rejected 

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The High Court on Thursday dismissed the writ petition challenging the legality of Section 19 of the Representation of the ...

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Fruit traders call off strike 

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Fruit importers, wholesalers and most of the retailers observed a half-day strike in the city on Saturday to protest against ...

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‘BD prevails in maritime belt dispute with India’ 

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When leaders of the ruling Awami League (AL) and main opposition BNP have been using the latest UN Maritime verdict ...

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HC asks govt to make Safe Food Act effective 

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A High Court Division Bench of the Supreme Court on Sunday directed the government to enforce a law on safe ...

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Khaleda slammed by AL leaders 

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Senior leaders of the ruling Awami League (AL) on Wednesday ridiculed BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia for announcing "soft action" ...

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Right to life must be protected politically 

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The killing of Rajshahi University (RU) teacher Prof AFM Rezaul Karim Siddiquee on Saturday just two hundred yards away from ...

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Security agencies lack training to combat militancy  

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Three people died of a terrorist attack just ahead of the Eid prayers at the entrance of Sholakia Edgah in ...

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13 missing youths' list to be sent to Interpol 

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Police on Wednesday said that they would seek Interpol help to trace the 13 missing youths who were allegedly left ...

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Costly foreign loans to invite worse impact  

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Economists have expressed concern over the government's appetite  on expensive foreign borrowings for funding mega projects saying that such costly ...

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All missing youths not militants in hiding  

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The issue of missing youths has hit the headlines after militants' attacks at Gulshan café and Sholakia as the attackers ...

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It is time for protecting business and not dismantling 

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The government has reportedly issued notices to 13,000 unauthorized commercial establishments in residential areas under City Corporations in the capital ...

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Out of 261 missing 38 from Dhaka alone 

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Over 260 people went missing from different districts of Bangladesh and of them 38 are from Dhaka alone. Rapid Action ...

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Militants get foreign funds  

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 Local militant groups are successfully raising funds from local and foreign sources, but no effective step has yet been taken ...

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Spl security steps for foreign buyers 

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Law enforcement agencies have initiated 'special security measures' for the foreign apparel buyers and retailers following the recent terrorist attack ...

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BB assures hassle-free loan for farmers  

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Bangladesh Bank (BB) unveiled a new agricultural and rural credit policy and programme on Sunday, setting Tk 17,550 crore farm ...

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Police finds no clue 

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Police have failed to find out any clue behind the mysterious disappearance and death of the Dutch-Bangla Chamber of Commerce ...

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High-level delegation to visit Manila by September  

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A high-level government delegation, headed by the Finance Minister, will visit Philippines next month with a view to expediting the ...

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28 militant suspects freed on bail 

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At least 28 militants, who were suspected of aiding radical extremism, have been released from jail recently.Security agencies are sensing ...

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BB seeks account info of 18 suspects 

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The central bank has asked for information about the bank accounts of 18 suspected militants whose names have appeared in ...

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Golden fibre glitters again 

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Jute growers are getting better prices for this harvesting season amid widespread use of the natural fibre both locally and ...

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Habitual defaulters 

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Habitual defaulters with no intention to pay back have reportedly been able to reschedule a big amount of their bad ...

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Mir Quasem hanged  

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Mir Quasem Ali, the moneyman of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, has been hanged for his crimes against humanity during the country's Liberation ...

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Dhaka protests Ankara`s reaction  

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In a diplomatic fallout, Dhaka on Monday strongly protested Ankara's reaction on the execution of war criminal Mir Quasem Ali.
The ...

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Money-making in name of human service  

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A syndicate is running 'ambulance service business' at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), taking advantage of inadequate number of ...

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$2b assistance for climate projects 

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The World Bank (WB) on Tuesday assured Bangladesh of continuing its support to the development efforts of the country.

World ...

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Eviction drive halted!  

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A month or so back the Attorney General Mahbubey Alam informed the court the government was reviewing the decision ...

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Police HQ issues 10-point directive 

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The police headquarters on Monday issued a 10-point instruction to all unit chiefs amid rising tension between the Rapid ...

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Dirty games in White House Race 2016 

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There are now only a few days left before America votes on its 45th President, with Hillary Clinton's polling ...

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Philippines returns $15.25m 

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Bangladesh Bank (BB) has retrieved $15.25 million, part of $81 million   stolen from its account with the New York ...

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A threat to state security 

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Security analysts on Monday raised concern over the influx of illegal Rohingya Muslim migrants from Myanmar to Bangladesh as ...

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Violence escalates  

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Bangladesh continues to push back Rohingya Muslims fleeing for shelter in the wake of escalating violence and bloodshed in ...

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Mission to get back $30m more  

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A high-level government delegation, headed by Law Minister, will visit Philippines by the end of November seeking to bring back ...

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10,000 more Rohingyas ready to sneak in 

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More than 10,000 Rohingya people are reportedly gathering at the porous borders between Bangladesh and Myanmar after fleeing violence in ...

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PM`s Delhi visit postponed 

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The planned visit of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to India, which was scheduled to start on December 18, has ...

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End human crisis of Rohingyas 

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Thirteen Nobel Laureates, including Professor Muhammad Yunus of Bangladesh, in a joint open letter to the President of the ...

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Myanmar spl representative due on Jan 11 

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A special representative of Myanmar government is likely to arrive in Dhaka on January 11 to discuss the burning issue ...

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Horrors off camera? 

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Different rights groups, including Human Rights Watch, have sharply criticized Myanmar government after its foreign ministry refuted the allegations of ...

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Dhaka firm to get solution over Rohingya crisis 

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Myanmar's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs U Kyaw Tin arrived in Dhaka on Tuesday evening to discuss the burning ...

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Gangsterism in Uttara a serious concern  

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Teenage gangs in Uttara are increasingly becoming embroiled in criminal activities causing serious concern to the local communities.

Being composed ...

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6 top labour leaders under NBR scanner 

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The National Board of Revenue (NBR) has sought information on bank accounts of six top labour leaders in the readymade ...

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Human trafficking, child abuse still big challenges 

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Bangladesh has been facing serious challenges in the field of human rights due to authorities' failure in curbing down the ...

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Muslim countries with business interest kept out of Trump’s ban 

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International politicians, celebrities and rights groups have voiced concern at the ban ordered by President Donald Trump on the seven ...

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"EBA Plus" facility in UK market likely 

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The United Kingdom (UK) is considering to extend additional trade benefit to Bangladesh under the "Everything But Arms (EBA) Plus" ...

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Rail track over Padma Bridge uncertain 

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Uncertainty looms large over the construction of rail track on both sides of the Padma Bridge due to lack of ...

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Free labour leaders, restore workers` rights 

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Eleven members of the US House of Representatives, led by Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, have sent a letter to Prime ...

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Defence pact with India to make BD a tributary state 

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Expressing anxiety, the leaders of main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party [BNP] have said that the country would lose independence and ...

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Dispute flares up over inclusion of WB, IMF in SDGs 

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Dispute have flared up in the Inter-Parliamentary Union [IPU] Assembly over possible "inclusion" of World Bank and International Monetary Fund ...

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Govts, ruling party MPs suppress opposition  

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The Inter-Parliamentary Union [IPU] standing committee on democracy and human rights affairs has received specific allegations of human rights violation ...

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SA nations in hostile co-existence !  

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An international roundtable discussion on nuclear disarmament in Dhaka witnessed a heated debate on Thursday when participant lawmakers of South ...

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PM trashes it as unwise statement 

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Turning down the BNP's allegations about 'selling out the country to India'; Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said who ...

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Let controversial statue go: PM 

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has again advised Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha either to remove the sculpture of Greek Goddess ...

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Shanir Haor over-flooded  

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Shanir Haor, which is known as the grain bowl of Sunamganj district, has been over-flooded due to onrush of ...

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Cops` role questioned 

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The sensational Banani rape case is now getting multi-dimensions with simultaneous inquiries by all state-run investigation agencies to detect Apan ...

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BD to stand beside KSA with military support if needed 

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Bangladesh will stand beside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia along with its military support to protect the two holy ...

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SSF rejects food supplied for PM without security tag 

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The Special Security Force rejected some "untagged food," served the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina while she was about to start ...

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No more Feb 15 or Jan 5 type polls  

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US Ambassador in Dhaka Marcia Bloom Barnicat has laid emphasis on inclusive and participatory national polls scheduled to be held ...

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Illegal VoIP 

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Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has taken a dillydallying attitude to submit final report of a case in which an ...

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VAT, excise duty on bank account draws flake at JS 

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Members of both the treasury and opposition benches continued their criticism on Sunday against the VAT (value added tax) and ...

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MPs blast Muhith `It`s an anti-poll budget` 

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Lawmakers of ruling Awami League on Monday sharply criticized Finance Minister AMA Muhith in the national parliament for widening VAT ...

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No initiative to recover ill-gotten money 

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The government will go for legal action over the illegal money depositing by some Bangladeshi nationals with the Swiss banks, ...

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CEC, Secy take decision bypassing other members 

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Sushasoner Jonno Nagarik (SUJAN), a platform of civil society members to observe election activities, on Saturday said the Election Commission ...

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Tk 11,660cr injected into ailing public banks in six years 

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The government continues to inject budgetary funds into ailing public banks despite criticism from various corners.

Official data show, public ...

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Traffic jam situation worst 

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Global money lender World Bank has said it needs modernization of Dhaka to achieve the status of upper-middle income ...

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Readmission under proper policy must  

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The government will complete the readmission process of undocumented Bangladeshi migrants in Italy through fruitful discussion and negotiation with the ...

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New law with capital punishment on cards 

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The government is now working to introduce a new law keeping provision of death penalty for the abuse and trafficking ...

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Installation of EDS at HSIA in a day or two 

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The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) has started installing Explosive Detection Systems (EDS) at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport ...

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BB again seeks account info from SNB 

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The central bank has once again sought information of accounts held by Bangladeshis in Swiss Banks from the authorities of ...

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Siddiqur won`t get back eye sight, says Indian doctor 

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Doctors have found no hope of getting back sight of Siddiqur Rahman, whose eyes were damaged in "police action" during ...

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ACC helpless  

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