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  • 8 DPL clubs squeeze into Mirpur facility

    8 DPL clubs squeeze into Mirpur facility

    The National Cricket Academy ground in Mirpur over the last week has hosted at least eight clubs out of the twelve taking part in this season’s Dhaka Premier League. This, despite some of these clubs having their own grounds in different parts of the capital. Big name clubs like Abahani Limited, Mohammedan Sporting Club, Brothers

  • Mirza Fakhrul: BNP Will Restore Democracy

    Mirza Fakhrul: BNP Will Restore Democracy

    Q: Now you are the secretary general of the party and there is a largely new corps of office holders in BNP. What are your plans for future? Mirza Fakhrul: Our first priority is to reorganise the party. The process has begun through the national council. Now we are focusing on preparing the party and

  • The Clinton connection

    The Clinton connection

    US Democratic presidential race front-runner Hillary Clinton recently blasted the hidden financial dealings exposed in the Panama Papers, but a recent revealtion depicts she and her husband have multiple connections with people who have used the besieged law firm Mossack Fonseca to establish offshore entities. Among them are Gabrielle Fialkoff, finance director for Hillary Clinton’s

  • Police: Shafik plotted Joy’s abduction

    Police: Shafik plotted Joy’s abduction

    Shafik Rehman was physically present at a meeting in 2012 in the US where three others including an FBI official allegedly conspired to abduct and kill Sajeeb Wazed Joy, separate investigations by Bangladeshi and US officials have reportedly revealed. Daily Amar Desh Editor Mahmudur Rahman’s involvement in the alleged plot was also found during the

  • Govt projects inflation rate drop to 5.8%

    Govt projects inflation rate drop to 5.8%

    The government expects average inflation rate to drop by 0.4 percentage points in the next fiscal year, thanks to cheap imports from India and China along with the low price of fuels in the global market. “We expect that the next fiscal’s inflation rate will be 5.8%, the main reason behind which is the huge

  • 7-murder case APP transferred

    7-murder case APP transferred

    The recent order to transfer an additional public prosecutor of a Narayanganj court engaged in the sensational seven-murder case has created fresh controversy. The plaintiff of the case, wife of slain panel mayor Nazrul Islam, has also expressed concern over the alleged understanding between the prosecution and the defence lawyers to save the key accused

  • Abduction, Killing of Tourists on The Rise in Bandarban

    Abduction, Killing of Tourists on The Rise in Bandarban

    Tourists who travel through the Thanchi-Alikadom road remain in panic as incidents of kidnap and murder have increased alarmingly nowadays. Local sources said several numbers of terrorist groups are involved in the killing and abduction of tourists as well as local people, much to create tension among the personnel of law enforcing agencies. Prime Minister

  • Earthquake kills 233 in Ecuador

    Earthquake kills 233 in Ecuador

    The death toll from Ecuador’s biggest earthquake in decades soared to at least 233 on Sunday as rescuers using tractors and bare hands hunted desperately for survivors in shattered coastal towns. The 7.8 magnitude quake struck off the Pacific coast on Saturday and was felt around the Andean nation of 16m people, causing panic as

  • CPD: Focus on quality budget to retain economic growth

    CPD: Focus on quality budget to retain economic growth

    A quality budget is a must for sustaining the economic growth of the country, said Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) yesterday. “The government GDP growth projection of 7.05% for this fiscal year is led by public investment, putting its sustainability at risk in future,” observed CPD at a press conference held at CIRDAP auditoriam in

  • bkash clients to receive remittance through cellphones at home

    bkash clients to receive remittance through cellphones at home

    bKash clients will now be able to receive remittance from abroad through their mobile phones sitting at home. Western Union and MasterCard will play a vital role in the new international service platform introduced yesterday at a function in the capital. The leading mobile financial service provider – bKash – will facilitate receiving money home

  • All that was wrong this Pohela Boishakh

    All that was wrong this Pohela Boishakh

    Pohela Boishakh was celebrated with due fanfare and not many reports on molestation of women were made. However, these are early days yet: News of untoward incidents may still crop up from the rest of the country. There has already been a report of a cop “misbehaving” with a female student of Dhaka University in

  • Bringing history to life

    Bringing history to life

    The inauguration of new jail facilities at Keraniganj paves the way for the expansion and development of museum and recreation facilities at Dhaka Central Jail. Being located at a former Mughal fort, the move will also help to preserve older heritage and open up much needed public space in a congested part of Old Dhaka.

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