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14 min ago | The Daily Star

Tarique's new invective against Bangabandhu

In a fresh attempt to belittle Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's contribution for the independence of Bangladesh, BNP senior vice-chairman Tarique Rahman has said Bangabandhu willingly surrendered to the Pakistan forces while Ziaur Rahman took over arms after the March 25 crackdown.

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4 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Bangladesh ready to work for blue growth: minister

Second from left, Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali speaks at the closing session of a two-day international workshop on blue economy, at Sonargaon Hotel in Dhaka yesterday.

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7 hrs ago | Gawker

At Least 17,000 People A Year Die on Bangladesh's Roads

Bangladeshi writer Tahmima Anam has a heartbreaking editorial on Bangladesh's dismally maintained, murderous roads and waterways in today's Times : As she details, using WHO stats, at least 17,000 people die a year on Bangladesh's roads, not always while they're in vehicles.

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9 hrs ago | IRIN

Bangladesh floods test disaster response improvements

Floods triggered by two weeks of intense rain have affected two million people in northern Bangladesh and left up to half a million homeless.

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13 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Ex-BCL leader stabbed dead in Pabna

Lalon Shah Bridge on Padma river in Pakshey area of Ishwardi upazila of Pabna district.

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17 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Ghulam Azam shifted to CCU

This January 11, 2013 photo shows law enforcers taking Ghulam Azam inside a prison van in front of Dhaka Central Jail just before he was taken to BSMMU prison cell.

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Mon Sep 01, 2014

The Daily Star

PM for marine-based economic activities

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today underscored the marine-based economic activities and management of sea and its resources through 'Blue Economy', saying such activities could create new horizon for the development of a coastal country like Bangladesh.

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The Washington Post

How minor parties help address climate change

Day laborers struggle to navigate their boat due to water Hyacinth plants taking over the water's surface in the Buriganga River in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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The Daily Star

Abe visit as a catalyst for Bangladesh's "Look East Policy"

IT is difficult to overemphasise the economic significance and opportunity for Bangladesh presented by the upcoming State Visit to Dhaka by Japanese PM Shinzo Abe on September 6 and 7. The Honourable PM Hasina concluded a successful trip to Japan in May and secured commitments from the Japanese Government for up to Y 600bn in economic assistance ... (more)

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The Daily Star

CU 'Shibir' men blast bombs at Ctg rail stations

Islami Chhatra Shibir activists of Chittagong University unit allegedly blasted at least eight crude bombs at two railway stations this morning demanding reopening of the university's two dormitories.

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The Daily Star

Cabinet approves MoU with India to rescue trafficking victims

This June 4, 2014 photo shows Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina chairing a regular meeting of the cabinet at Bangladesh Secretariat in the capital.

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The Daily Star

Judges' impeachment move - not in people's interest': Dr Kamal

In this file photo taken on August 31 last year, eminent jurist Dr Kamal Hossain speaks at a meeting at Bangladesh Institute of Law and International Affairs auditorium in Dhaka.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

Reuters

Fitch Teleconf: Bangladesh Assigned Inaugural International Rating by Fitch

HONG KONG/SINGAPORE, August 31 Fitch Ratings has for the first time assigned international ratings to the Bangladesh sovereign and invites market participants to join a teleconference on Bangladesh's rating outlook at 4pm HK/Singapore on Wednesday, 3 September 2014.

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Newsday

How do you break up an 'old lady'?

What's the best way to dispose of an "old lady"? Should she be dumped on a beach and broken up by rough hands in terrible conditions or should she be taken in a more sedate fashion to a reputable place to be dismantled in an orderly fashion? The question is being debated in the shipping industry where an "old lady" is the usual term for a vessel ... (more)

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The Daily Star

Hundreds of thousands enjoy boat race on Chitra

As many as two lakh people enthusiastically watched a traditional boat race on the River Chitra under Narail municipality, on Saturday.

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The Daily Star

Shirshendu captivates fans in Chittagong

Through his spell with words, Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay, one of the most popular writers of Bangladesh and West Bengal , India, captivated his readers and fans who gathered at a bookshop in Chittagong city on Saturday evening, to listen to their favourite writer.

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The Daily Star

Chaos at BCL rally venue

Two factions of Bangladesh Chhatra League threw chairs to each other following an altercation over seating arrangement just before its rally began at Suhrawardi Uddyan in Dhaka this afternoon.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Islamists' strike hits Bangladesh over gruesome murder

Transport services in Bangladesh ground to a halt on Sunday as Islamists enforced a nationwide strike to protest at the murder of a television star who presented popular Islamic shows.

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Express India

Bangladesh hit by strike over murder of liberal Islamic cleric

The mysterious murder of a liberal Islamic cleric and popular TV host in Bangladesh triggered an eight-hour nationwide strike today bringing the capital city to a standstill with most transport services off the road and schools shut.

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The Daily Star

Alim's body handed over to family after autopsy

The body of convicted war criminal Abdul Alim, who died of cancer yesterday, was handed over to his family members after his autopsy this afternoon.

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