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    20-party calls hartal for Monday

    20-party calls hartal for Monday
    Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. Star file photo

    The BNP-led 20-party alliance has called a countrywide dawn-to-dusk hartal for Monday protesting the latest constitutional amendment empowering parliament to remove Supreme Court judges. BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir announced the programme from a press briefing at BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s...

Dhaka, Delhi reiterate commitment to finalising Teesta, Feni water-sharing deal

Dhaka, Delhi reiterate commitment to finalising Teesta, Feni water-sharing deal

Dhaka and New Delhi today reiterated their commitment to the finalisation of an interim agreement for sharing the waters of the...

Dhaka, Delhi reiterate commitment to finalising Teesta, Feni water-sharing deal

Dhaka and New Delhi today reiterated their...

Judge impeachment: Bar council calls court boycott for Monday

Bangladesh Bar Council has announced a countrywide court boycott programme for Monday demanding cancellation of the latest amendment to the constitution. The...

Judge impeachment: Bar council calls court boycott for Monday

Bangladesh Bar Council has announced a countrywide court boycott programme...

NDP threatens to leave BNP alliance

NDP threatens to leave BNP alliance

A faction of National Democratic Party (NDP) today issued a 72-hour ultimatum to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia to ensure democratic practices...

NDP threatens to leave BNP alliance

A faction of National Democratic Party (NDP) today issued a 72-hour ultimatum to BNP Chairperson Khaleda...

UK imams in hostage video appeal to IS

Two high-profile imams in the UK have made a direct appeal to Islamic State to free British hostage Alan Henning. In a YouTube video, Shakeel Begg and Haitham al-Haddad said there was no justification for holding the 47-year-old, who was captured in Syria. Henning, a taxi driver from Eccles in Salford, was delivering aid...

Scotland stays -- but the story's not over

David Cameron has had the narrowest of political escapes. Success for the "Better Together" campaign has saved him from catastrophe: he will not, after all, live on in history as the Prime Minister on whose watch the Scottish nation chose to leave the United Kingdom. But serious questions will now be asked in his party and in the country about his...

3 Bangladeshi cattle traders shot by BSF

Members of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) shot and injured three Bangladeshi cattle traders on Beurjhari border in Baliadangi upazila of Thakurgaon last night.  The victims are Mister, 25, son of Selim...

15 Rangpur JP men injured in rival faction’s bomb attack

At least 15 Jatiya Party men were injured in a crude bomb attack on a rally by the activists of a rival faction in Rangpur city this afternoon. The district and city...

Intruder gets into White House

The Secret Service is coming under intense scrutiny after a man who hopped the White House fence made it all the way through the front door before being apprehended. President Barack Obama...

New Zealand PM wins 3rd term in office

Prime Minister John Key won an emphatic victory Saturday in New Zealand's general election to return for a third term, a result that will be seen as an endorsement of the...

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Private credit rises on falling rates

Declining interest rates boosted private-sector credit growth in the past several months, but the growth still remains far below the central bank's target. Private sector credit accelerated 12.3 percent in June this year, up from 11.4 percent in the previous month and 10.8 percent in June a year ago, according to Bangladesh Bank data. Though the June credit growth was the fastest in fiscal 2013-14, it is well below the BB-set target of 16.5 percent. “We offer loans at a 12 percent interest rate for good borrowers. The rates go...

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IN a historic referendum held Thursday, the Scottish people have had their say about what future they like for themselves: To be an independent entity or remain part of Great Britain. It was an extraordinary sight of how a people decide its political future in a democracy through freely exercising their right to self-determination.     Clearly, pragmatism of the Scottish people has got the better of their emotion through this referendum.    The majority of the electorate,   55 per cent of them, came up with their mature decision that they would continue their union with the UK.  Evidently, considerations like the advantages of being part of a larger economy weighed heavily in their...

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