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  • ISIS in Bangladesh: There’s still time to stop it, but only if action is taken

    ISIS in Bangladesh: There’s still time to stop it, but only if action is taken

    While ISIS’s ideological appeal far outweighs its operational capacity in Bangladesh, eight “affiliated” attacks have occurred under the group’s mantle since the autumn of 2015

  • Donors shut down climate fund, Bangladesh to lose $50m

    Donors shut down climate fund, Bangladesh to lose $50m

    Set up with foreign funds six years ago, the fund has not been successful in its intent or purpose, according to a major donor

  • Tamim feels good to become highest scorer

    Tamim feels good to become highest scorer

    Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal has become the highest run scorer in the recently concluded ICC World Twenty 20 with 295 runs at a staggering average of 73.75 including a century in six games. The dashing left-hander has been in superb form in the recent past. The Chittagong lad became the first Bangladeshi to smash a

  • What a President Clinton would do

    What a President Clinton would do

    Democratic US presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton has moved to the left in key policy areas such as trade during her primary campaign against rival US Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who is known for his liberal stances. Here is a look at what the former secretary of state has said she would do should she

  • 4 killed in police firing over coal power plant

    4 killed in police firing over coal power plant

    At least four people have been killed in a clash between police and two groups of villagers over constructing a coal-based power plant in Banshkhali upazila of Chittagong. The victims are Jaker Hossain, Zakir, Mortuza and Anwar, said Chittagong Superintendent of Police Hafiz Akhtar. Banshkhali Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Mohammed Samsuzzaman said the locals swooped

  • BB fund heist: Wong returns another $830K

    BB fund heist: Wong returns another $830K

    Casino junket operator Kam Sin “Kim” Wong yesterday delivered another $830,595.50 (P38.28 million) to the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) for safekeeping in the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) headquarters in Manila, reports Rappler.com. “$830,595.50 (P38,280,000) was returned by the lawyers of Kim Wong. According to Victor Fernandez, lawyer of Kim Wong, the money came from

  • Sylhet-Companyganj-Bholaganj road a nightmare for commuters

    Sylhet-Companyganj-Bholaganj road a nightmare for commuters

    The unpaved Sylhet-Companyganj-Bholaganj road, dotted with large potholes, is a nightmare for the thousands who commute on it every day. During the dry season, the road is covered in dust while the monsoon literally turns it into a mud bed. The stretch from Dhupagul to Salutikor and Khagail to Bholaganj lies in the worst condition,

  • BNP loses seats in UP polls due to factional conflict

    BNP loses seats in UP polls due to factional conflict

    Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has lost seats in recent union council elections in Gomostapur upazila under the district due to factional conflict. Local sources said Awami Leage bagged six seats of chairman post while BNP got one seat and an independent candidate bagged one seat out of eight. The election was held on March 31.

  • BD to open nine new missions

    BD to open nine new missions

    The government has decided to widen its diplomatic ties with foreign countries by opening nine new diplomatic missions abroad. The ninth meeting of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Foreign Ministry, held at Sangsad Bhaban yesterday, came up with the decision. The meeting said the approval for opening these missions is under process and but it

  • Bangladeshis among migrants sent back from Greece

    Bangladeshis among migrants sent back from Greece

    The first batch migrants, mostly Pakistani and some Bangladeshis, were deported from Greek islands under a disputed EU-Turkey deal were shipped back to Turkey on Monday in a drive to shut down the main route used by more than a million people fleeing war and poverty to reach Europe in the last year. Two Turkish-flagged

  • Germany can take that smug look off its face

    Germany can take that smug look off its face

    If a Der Spiegel cover is any indication of the mood in Germany, then Europe’s largest country is on the verge of an explosion. Two weeks ago, the news magazine highlighted the country’s growing income inequality in a cover story on “the divided nation.” The cover photo showed a couple in a gilded room with

  • Good education needs to look beyond exams alone

    Good education needs to look beyond exams alone

    Over 1.2 million children are sitting HSC examinations this month. As competition and entrant numbers rise, it is vital for the nation that more emphasis be placed on improving quality. Higher enrollment levels in primary schools are being undermined by high dropout rates and poor attendance in many areas. At the other end of the

  • Govt set to slash ADP over 9%

    Govt set to slash ADP over 9%

    The government is set to slash the current Annual Development Programme (ADP) by over 9% due to slow implementation of development projects. The National Economic Council (NEC) is likely to approve a Tk88,000 crore Revised Annual Development Programme (RADP) in its meeting today. The proposed RADP was Tk9,000 crore or 9.3% down from Tk97,000 crore

  • Cash incentives raised for leather-textile-shrimp exports

    Cash incentives raised for leather-textile-shrimp exports

    Bangladesh Bank has increased its cash incentives for leather, textile and shrimp exporters. It increased the incentive for export of leather goods to 15% from 12.50%. The increased aid will be effective only in case of exporting leather products through cargo during the financial year 2015-16 as per government decision, said a BB circular issued

  • Bangladesh Philosophy Olympiad 2016

    Bangladesh Philosophy Olympiad 2016

    In school, the importance of philosophy is often underestimated. Mohammad Salim Miah began the Bangladesh Philosophy Olympiad keeping that in mind. Class VII to HSC and A level students from numerous schools across the nation were asked to write up an essay on “war and peace” by March 31, and their response was quite hefty.

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