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  • Boy looking for mother in Pakistan sent back to Bangladesh

    Boy looking for mother in Pakistan sent back to Bangladesh

    Mohammad Ramzan, a 15-year-old Pakistani boy who spent more than two years in an Indian shelter home after running away from his father in Bangladesh, is going to be reunited with his father soon. “Ramzan left for Kolkata this evening, where he will be helped by the NGO Sanlaap to fly to Bangladesh where his

  • Cameron admits he profited from father’s offshore fund

    Cameron admits he profited from father’s offshore fund

    David Cameron has finally admitted he benefitted from a Panama-based offshore trust set up by his late father. After three days of stalling and four partial statements issued by Downing Street he confessed that he owned shares in the tax haven fund which he sold for £31,500 just before becoming prime minister in 2010. In

  • 5 kinds of deshis you’ll meet on every flight

    5 kinds of deshis you’ll meet on every flight

    Despite all the pain and heartache associated with owning the dreaded green passport, we Bangladeshis really get around. Sure, we’ll have to stand in longer lines, be subjected to “spot checks” and the general rudeness and non-cooperation from airport officials in some country, but that hasn’t really dampened our enthusiasm for travel. This is why,

  • SME entrepreneurs in need of funds to expand business

    SME entrepreneurs in need of funds to expand business

    Once a mere homemaker, Meherun Nesa has in course of time become an SME entrepreneur with her sheer determination and undaunted spirit. A nine-grader Meherun was leading the life of a village housewife in Nilphamari following her marriage to a college teacher in 1985 until a big thing occurred to her. She was determined to

  • Stand with Nazim, put an end to religious extremism

    Stand with Nazim, put an end to religious extremism

    The murder of Jagannath University Masters student Nazimuddin Samad by assailants we have strong reason to believe were religious extremists was a most despicable crime committed in cold blood, and should be condemned in the harshest manner by all. The police must leave no stone unturned in ensuring that the killers are found and brought

  • Biometrically verified

    Biometrically verified

    Biometric data collection for issuance of a passport is a prudent thing, but biometric registration for a mobile phone service would be considered excessive almost universally. Yet, I’m told it’s the in thing for “national security” in a growing number of countries such as UAE, Pakistan, and soon Saudi Arabia. An illustrious bunch indeed. Nonetheless,

  • A special kind of learning

    A special kind of learning

    Dip, 7, a high functioning boy with social communication difficulties, goes to a special school in Dhaka. There, his friends all have various physical disabilities, and they attend the same classroom. They are not familiar with the concept of IEP (individual education plan) there. Dip learns vocational stuff along with his basic ABCs, and he

  • Mustafizur a world-class talent, says Moody

    Mustafizur a world-class talent, says Moody

    Bangladesh paceman Mustafizur Rahman is settling down well at Indian Premier League franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad. The left-arm pacer, who left Dhaka earlier this week ahead of his maiden appearance in the IPL, was a bit nervous initially, considering that this will be his first outing in a foreign league since his international bow last year.

  • Super League under lights

    Super League under lights

    The Cricket Committee of Dhaka Metropolis is planning to hold day-night games in the Super League matches of the upcoming Dhaka Premier League. All the Super League games at Mirpur’s Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium and Fatullah’s Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium is expected to be played under lights. The CCDM is also planning to televise the

  • Govt wants fee on Robi-Airtel merger

    Govt wants fee on Robi-Airtel merger

    The government has suggested that Robi Axiata Limited and Airtel pay a fee on the imminent merger of the two companies. Posts and Telecommunications Division yesterday forwarded the merger recommendation report from Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to get final approval. State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Tarana Halim

  • Nazim killed in Ansarullah style

    Nazim killed in Ansarullah style

    Examining the appearance of the assailants and their attacking style, the law enforcers primarily suspect that Jagannath University master’s student Nazimuddin Samad might have been killed in a planned manner by the members of banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team. Quoting eyewitnesses, police said that five youths aged 25-30 and wearing T-shirts and trousers attacked

  • 2 army men quizzed in Tonu murder case

    2 army men quizzed in Tonu murder case

    The CID has interrogated two army personnel who were on duty in the Comilla Cantonment area where Sohagi Jahan Tonu’s body was found on March 20. A team of the Criminal Investigation Department, led by Dhaka CID’s Senior Police Superintendent Abdul Kahar Akond, questioned the two men – both reportedly ranked as corporal – at

  • ACC body to probe Bangladeshis named in #PanamaPapers

    ACC body to probe Bangladeshis named in #PanamaPapers

    The Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday formed a probe committee to look if any Bangladeshi has been named in the leaked Panama Papers. The committee will run inquiry to find out the names of Bangladeshis who have offshore accounts mentioned in the leaked documents. The committee was formed four days after 11.5m documents were leaked detailing how

  • Suchitra Sen museum in Pabna still a dream

    Suchitra Sen museum in Pabna still a dream

    Pabna’s district administration is yet to carry out a 2014 court order directing it to set up a museum dedicated to the memory of Bengali film legend Suchitra Sen at her ancestral home, freed from the clutches of Jamaat-e-Islami nearly two years ago. The one-storied house at Hemsagar Lane in the town’s Gopalpur neighbourhood has

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