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  • Trying, sincerely

    Modi assures Hasina of land boundary, Teesta deals in bilateral talks

    Trying, sincerely
    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina talks to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the 18th Saarc Summit in Kathmandu yesterday. Photo: AFP/PIB/ASISH MAITRA

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday reassured his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina of signing the Teesta water-sharing deal and implementing the Land Boundary Agreement, saying his government was working sincerely on the issues. “There had been reservations from a few political parties in India...

Saarc fails to fly, again

The Saarc pulled a hamstring, once again. The failure to push through any of the three agreements supposed to be signed at...

Saarc fails to fly, again

The Saarc pulled a hamstring, once again. The failure to push...

Expats in KSA may get 5-yr permit to stay

Saudi Arabia may extend the validity of work permits (iqamas) of foreigners to five years from one currently. Over 1.3 million expatriate...

Expats in KSA may get 5-yr permit to stay

Saudi Arabia may extend the validity of...

Police change probe focus

Contradicting an earlier version that Prof Shafiul's killers were linked to Islamist radicals, Rajshahi police yesterday echoed the Rapid Action Battalion's...

Police change probe focus

Contradicting an earlier version that Prof Shafiul's killers were linked...

Protest spreads in US

Protest spreads in US

Protest marches sprang up across the United States yesterday, and police battled to stifle another night of unrest in Ferguson, ground...

Protest spreads in US

Protest marches sprang up across the United States yesterday, and police battled to...

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    Bay Developments Ltd
TIGERS moving towards clean sweep

  Anamul Haque might be ruing his missed century but captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza should be the happiest man after the way the Tigers secured the series against Zimbabwe with two matches in hand at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur last night in front of a near-capacity crowd. The home side were near-perfect in all three departments on their way to a...

Hasina, Nawaz discuss power, terrorism

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina discussed bilateral matters yesterday on the sidelines of the 18th Saarc Summit in Kathmandu. Nawaz told Hasina how his country was suffering from acute power shortage, in response to which Hasina explained how her government had successfully addressed the power crisis in...

Timely treatment can save lives

Physicians believe timely medical intervention can save three-fourths of the lives lost in suicides as the phenomenon of taking one's own life showed an...

People forced to use shabby pavements, footbridges

The drive against jaywalking on Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue has encouraged many pedestrians to use footbridges but they complained of the sorry state of...

Abducted Dhaka student killed

The body of a college student who had been abducted from the capital's Kalyanpur area a week ago, was recovered from Santhia upazila of Pabna on Tuesday night. The victim was identified...

Shakespeare's rare First Folio found in France

A rare and valuable Shakespeare First Folio, regarded as the most important book in English literature, has been discovered in a small French town. The book had lain undisturbed in a library...

  • Glory for Shakib

     Business

AK Khan Company will build a 200-acre special economic zone in Narsingdi, the first under the private sector. The work for the SEZ will start in January, and once completed, the zone will create about one lakh jobs. The Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority yesterday handed over the pre-qualification licence to the local conglomerate at a programme at its office in the capital. AK Khan Company will lease out plots to foreign investors, said Salahuddin Kasem Khan, managing director of AK Khan Company, adding that the main objective of the SEZ is to create jobs in the country.  Foreign investors are put off from coming to Bangladesh due to the complications faced in securing land and...

     Op-ed

PRIMARY terminal examinations, the first gateway for several lakhs of youngsters to make it to the secondary level have made a blemished start, to put it mildly. Successive question paper leakages have actually placed the credibility and quality of exams under a question mark. We observe to our great surprise the same denial mode as had been experienced with other well-founded allegations of question papers having been out on Facebook or websites ahead of exams. While guardians complain of similarities they have detected between leaked questions and those distributed to students on test dates, the primary and mass education minister first denied and then added that he could not have ignored it....

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