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Hamid pays tribute to Gandhi

Hamid pays tribute to Gandhi

Bangladesh President Md Abdul Hamid paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi at his memorial in Raj Ghat, Delhi yesterday on the first day of his six-day official visit to India.  In the visitors' book, Hamid later described India's Father of the Nation Gandhi as a "great soul of our times". Hamid was received at the Indira...

Good Japanese lesson

Good Japanese lesson

The gulf of difference between Japan's football and that of Bangladesh's was starkly exposed at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday as the national team of Bangladesh went 0-3 down against the U-21 side of that country in a Category 2 FIFA Friendly. The young brigade of the second-ranked Asian side, being groomed for the...

'71 campaign that never really worked

'71 campaign that never really worked

With the Pakistan army facing defeats at East Pakistan war fronts one after another in December 1971, there were attempts to use religion to cover up the mindless genocide, boost their morale and raise funds for them. Terming the Pakistan troops mujahid or those who struggle for the sake of Islam, people were asked...

2 killed in Narsingdi road crash

2 killed in Narsingdi road crash

Two people were killed this morning as a bus rammed into a CNG-run auto-rickshaw on Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Shibpur upazila of Narsingdi. The deceased were Khokon Miah, 27, the auto-rickshaw driver and its passenger Meherun Nesha, 24, reports our Narsinghdi correspondent quoting police. The road mishap took place when a Brahmanbaria bound bus of Kajal...

27 shot in Natore village clash

27 shot in Natore village clash

At least 30 people were injured, including 27 with gunshot wounds, in a clash between two rival groups of local villagers this morning in Singra upazila of Natore. Among the injured, Babu Sardar, Khuku Moni, and Jahanara Begum were rushed to Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital in critical condition, our Natore correspondent reports quoting police. Identities of all could not be ascertained immediately. Locals said of a long rivalry had been going on between supporters of Saiful Islam and Amjad Mollah over establishing supremacy in Berabari area. They are said to be supporters of Awami League. Followers of Saiful besieged Amjad’s house and began firing gun shots indiscriminately around 8:00am, locals said. 30...

Hamid seeks more Indian support in power sector

Hamid seeks more Indian support in power sector

President Abdul Hamid, now in New Delhi on a six-day visit to India, today sought more cooperation from the neighbouring country in the power sector to meet the growing electricity demand at home. The President sought the support when Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj made a call on him at his place of...

Oil spill poses no major threat to Sundarbans: Forest minister

Oil spill poses no major threat to Sundarbans: Forest minister

The oil spill in the Sundarbans posed no major threat to the world’s largest mangrove forest, Environment and Forest Minister Anwar Hossain Manju said today. “We were worried of a huge loss for the Sundarbans. But it did not occur. We will be able to amend the loss, whatever occurred, of the oil tanker...

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Capital flight triples in a year

THE Global Financial Integrity (GFI) in its latest study has found that capital flight from Bangladesh has tripled in the last year from US$1.78billion up from $593million a year ago. The country ranked 4th in South Asia and shows a disturbing trend which indicates that there is little confidence in the political stability of the country. The flight of such large sums of monies is also an indicator of how little control policymakers have over the transfer of such...

Myanmar: Following Bangladesh's blueprint in garment sector

Myanmar: Following Bangladesh's blueprint in garment sector

Myanmar has set out an ambitious plan to emulate Bangladesh's runaway success in the garment sector, as it looks to become one of the major apparel suppliers itself, said a minister of the Southeast Asian nation. “In our country, the garment industry is booming. We hope we will be a hub for sourcing garment...

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