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    Dhaka expects breakthrough

    Shahidul Islam Chowdhury | Updated at 12:03am on February 25, 2017

    The government is expecting a breakthrough in the construction of Ganges Barrage in the Bangladesh side of the cross-border Padma River during prime minister Sheikh...

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    Plot, plotters not identified yet

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:22am on February 25, 2017

    The reason, plot and plotters of the massacre during soldiers’ rebellion at the headquarters of Bangladesh Rifles, now Border Guard Bangladesh, in Dhaka and elsewhere...

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    Bangladeshi origin Rumana quits Trump admin

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:21am on February 25, 2017

    Rumana Ahmed, a Bangladeshi origin Muslim woman who worked as a deputy national security advisor under President Barack Obama, left her position eight days after...

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    Towards a new trade policy

    | Updated at 01:05am on February 25, 2017

    ON JANUARY 23, president Donald Trump signed an order directing the US trade representative to withdraw the country from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the trade deal...

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    BNP for declaring Feb 25 as nat’l mourning day

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:00am on February 25, 2017

    Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Friday demanded that either February 25 or February 26 be declared as national mourning day when 57 army officers were killed...

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    Protests rage over gas price hike

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:14am on February 25, 2017

    Left Parties on Friday termed the fresh gas price hikes ‘unjustified’ and jointly called a half-day general strike for February 28 in Dhaka, demanding withdrawal...

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    Nat’l commitee’s sit-in today

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:02am on February 25, 2017

    The National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas and Mineral Resources, Power and Ports on Friday urged people to join in their protest against decisions of...

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    Increase in natural gas prices unacceptable

    | Updated at 01:50am on February 25, 2017

    THE latest increase, announced on Thursday, in prices of natural gas, that too by 22.7 per cent on an average, is unacceptable...

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    All int’l brands to join today’s apparel summit

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:16am on February 25, 2017

    All international brands agreed to participate in today’s Dhaka Apparel Summit-2017, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association said on Friday...

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    Corporate vision of agriculture future

    by Kartini Samon | Updated at 01:00am on February 25, 2017

    IN COMMERCIAL farming, the stakes are high. Each season, farmers gamble on which crop will fetch the highest price or which seed variety will reach...

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    JL man killed in ‘gunfight’

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:08am on February 25, 2017

    A Juba League activist was killed in a ‘gunfight’ between police and ‘miscreants’ in Khulna early Friday, about 12 hours after his family claimed that...

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    Egypt’s forgotten prisoners

    | Updated at 01:00am on February 25, 2017

    AS THE sixth anniversary of the Egyptian revolution came and went, I found myself listening to ‘Comfortably Numb’ by Pink Floyd...

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    Forced to down tools

    | Updated at 01:55am on February 25, 2017

    ALAETTIN Altintas is the head of Yakay-Der, an association for people who have lost their relatives...

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    Prison system needs radical reform

    | Updated at 01:50am on February 25, 2017

    THE picture that the prison authorities paint of the prison system is rather grim...

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    Kansas man charged in shooting of two Indians at US bar

    Reuters . Milwaukee | Updated at 12:25am on February 25, 2017

    A Kansas man was charged on Thursday with shooting to death an Indian man and wounding a second Indian man and an American in a...

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    No graft suspect to be spared: ACC chief  

    United News of Bangladesh . Rangpur | Updated at 01:12am on February 25, 2017

    Chairman of the Anti Corruption Commission Iqbal Mahmood on Friday categorically said no one will be spared if specific graft allegation is found against him...

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    Electricity to be reached to every house by 2018: Maya

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Chandpur | Updated at 12:51am on February 25, 2017

    Disaster management and relief minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya, Bir Bikram, on Friday said that the government would reach electricity to every doorstep of people...

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    Trump vows to be top on nuclear arsenal

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:28am on February 25, 2017

    President Donald Trump said on Thursday he wants to ensure the US nuclear arsenal is at the ‘top of the pack,’ saying the United States...

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    Dhaka urged to stop ‘forced disappearances’

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:05am on February 25, 2017

    United Nations human rights experts have called on Bangladesh to act now to halt an ‘increasing number of enforced disappearances’ in the country...

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    Children join festival, vow to build non-communal Bangladesh

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:32am on February 25, 2017

    In a unique display of unity, hundreds of school-going children on Friday joined a festival in the capital, vowing to build a non-communal Bangladesh imbued...

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    Bhitargarh festival of archaeology to begin on March 11

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:57am on February 25, 2017

    A week-long festival to uphold native archaeology and culture will begin on March 11 at the largest archaeological city Bhitargarh in Panchagarh...

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    No anonymous sources, Trump scolds

    Associated Press . Washington | Updated at 01:45am on February 25, 2017

    US president Donald Trump escalated his criticism of the news media on Friday, taking direct aim at the use of anonymous sources...

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    Hefazat stages rallies in Dhaka, Chittagong

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:10am on February 25, 2017

    Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh on Friday staged protests in Dhaka and Chittagong cities, demanding removal of a statue of Lady Justice, from the Supreme Court premises...

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    Khadiza comes home, seeks capital punishment of attacker

    Staff Correspondent . Sylhet | Updated at 12:38am on February 25, 2017

    Sylhet Government Women’s College student Khadiza Akter Nargis, returned home from Dhaka on Friday, after 5 months after she was wounded critically in an attack...

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    Developing critical minds urged

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:42am on February 25, 2017

    Politicians and academics on Friday urged all for developing critical minds among the country’s young generation to get them ready to fight the fundamentalists, imperialists...

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    ‘Robber’ killed in Khulna ‘gunfight’

    United News of Bangladesh . Khulna | Updated at 12:50am on February 25, 2017

    An alleged robber was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Khoiyabazar area under Harintana police station in Khulna city early Friday...

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    Trader’s body recovered from Gulshan Lake

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:35am on February 25, 2017

    Police recovered the body of a trader from Gulshan Lake in the capital Friday morning. The deceased was identified as Mehedi Hasan Zahid, 32, of...

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    Joya Suranjit collects AL nomination paper  

    United News of Bangladesh . Sunamganj | Updated at 12:36am on February 25, 2017

    Joya Sengupta, widow of late Awami League lawmaker Suranjit Sengupta, on Friday collected Awami League’s nomination paper to vie in the by-election to Sunamganj-2 constituency...

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    Book lovers’ last weekend rush

    Sadiqur Rahman | Updated at 12:41am on February 25, 2017

    Thousands of book enthusiasts poured into Ekushey Book Fair on its last Friday to purchase preferred titles to add to their year’s collection...

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    Statement on Canadian court’s observation in my name fake: Fakhrul

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:45am on February 25, 2017

    Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Friday said a fake statement on the Canadian Federal Court’s observation about BNP was posted...

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    Transport strike in Chuadanga enters third day

    United News of Bangladesh . Chuadanga | Updated at 12:48am on February 25, 2017

    An indefinite transport strike in the district protesting bus driver Jamir Hossain’s life sentence in a case filed over the deaths of Tareque Masud, Mishuk...

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    President, PM ask passport officials to be honesty, patriotic

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:58am on February 25, 2017

    President M Abdul Hamid and prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday urged the officials of Immigration and Passport Department to serve people with sincerity and...

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    Three die as picnic bus plunges into ditch

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:39am on February 25, 2017

    Three people were killed and 15 others were injured in Chapainawabganj as a picnic bus carrying them plunged into a roadside ditch at Mohadanga in...

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    BNP sees conspiracy whenever it fails, says Muhith

    Staff Correspondent . Sylhet | Updated at 12:56am on February 25, 2017

    Finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith on Friday remarked that Bangladesh Nationalist Party saw conspiracy whenever it failed...

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    19 killed in explosive crash in northwestern Peru

    Associated Press | Updated at 07:50am on February 25, 2017

    Nineteen people have been killed in northwestern Peru after witnesses say a truck carrying school supplies crashed into a motorcycle and a small public bus...