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    Western world has no questions about Jan 5 polls: PMDeveloping

    Western world has no questions about Jan 5 polls: PM
    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addresses a press conference at her official Gono Bhaban residence on Thursday. Photo: TV Grab

    The election of Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury and Saber Hossain Chowdhury MP as presidents of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and Inter-Parliamentary Union respectively prove there is no question in the western counties about the January 5 parliamentary elections, the prime minister said today. "When I...

Ghulam Azam's condition 'critical'

Ghulam Azam's condition 'critical'

Convicted war criminal Ghulam Azam is in critical condition, his physician at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) said today. Azam, a...

Ghulam Azam's condition 'critical'

Convicted war criminal Ghulam Azam is in critical condition, his...

End impunity of influentials violating traffic rules: HC

End impunity of influentials violating traffic rules: HC

Pointing out that influential quarters use their impunity to tamper with and violate traffic regulations in Dhaka city, the High Court...

End impunity of influentials violating traffic rules: HC

Pointing out that influential...

Strengthen BNP for tough movement ahead: Khaleda

Strengthen BNP for tough movement ahead: Khaleda

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia today called upon the leaders and activists to strengthen the party for waging a tougher anti-government movement...

Strengthen BNP for tough movement ahead: Khaleda

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia today called upon...

Political motivation behind WB scrapping of Padma fund: PM

Political motivation behind WB scrapping of Padma fund: PM

  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said that the World Bank scrapped its promised fund for the Padma bridge project after it...

Political motivation behind WB scrapping of Padma fund: PM

  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina...

Graft allegation: NBR suspends commissioner Hafizur

National Board of Revenue (NBR) has suspended commissioner M Hafizur Rahman on corruption charges. NBR issued an order in this regard today. The Anti-Corruption Commission filed a case against Hafizur for allegedly accumulating wealth illegally. Hafizur, who is now in abroad, remained absent at his office for long, according to Bangla daily Prothom Alo.

Govt asked to bear Shah Alam’s treatment costs

The High Court today ordered the government to bear the treatment expenditures of car driver Shah Alam, who was allegedly shot by a sub-inspector of Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station and later branded as a mugger. The court also directed the Dhaka Metropolitan Commissioner to inform the court on November 18 on the steps...

Bangladeshis among migrant workers exploited in UAE: HRW

Migrant workers from Bangladesh and many other Asian and African countries are beaten, exploited, and trapped in forced labour situations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Human Rights Watch said in...

Govt to sit with stakeholders Oct 30 to finalise labour law rules

The government will sit with stakeholders on October 30 to finalise rules for implementing the amended labour law in the factories, as Bangladesh has...

3 held for ‘leaking’ BOU question papers

Detectives arrested three people in Dhaka for ‘leaking’ question papers of Bangladesh Open University (BOU) examinations and seized test papers from their possession. Babul Chowdhury, 42, a peon of Habibullah Bahar University...

Hands-on with Nexus 6, Android Lollipop

Smack dab in the middle of last week, Google announced two new pieces of shiny: the Nexus 6 phone, and the Nexus 9 tablet. Alas, both announcements came by way of blog...

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The IMF has deferred the release of the sixth instalment of the $1 billion loan to next year after the government failed to lay out a fresh roadmap for implementing the new VAT law. The sixth instalment -- around $140 million -- had been scheduled for release in November, following a successful review by the visiting International Monetary Fund mission last month. The decision on deferral was conveyed to Finance Minister AMA Muhith when he met IMF high officials at the US capital in the second week of this month, according to finance ministry officials. On the sidelines of the World Bank-IMF annual conference, Muhith held meetings with higher-ups of the multilateral lenders, where...

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WE are concerned about India's reported plan to undertake the construction of 16 barrages, one in every 100 kilometres of the Ganges under the Ganges waterway Project. If implemented, this would have a disastrous impact on the river Ganges and harm the ecology of both Bangladesh and India. In light of India's promise to not harm Bangladesh's interests, we are surprised that India has planned to build the barrages in an international river without consultation with Bangladesh as the lower riparian. It is in contradiction to good neighbourly practices as well as a violation of international norms. In 1974, the Farakka barrage alone reduced the flow of the Ganges downstream known as the...

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