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All issues including Teesta will be resolved: Arobind Gupta Indian Deputy Advisor for Security Arobind Gupta on Friday expressed the hope that all outstanding issues between India and Bangladesh, including Teesta River water agreement, would be resolved. Gupta was speaking as chief guest at the concluding session of the Indo-Bangla security dialogue in New Delhi. Arobindo said under the far-sighted leadership of both the countries there has been ... Read More »

Killers of Sirajganj journo to be punished: Quader

Narayanganj Correspondent Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader said the political and administrative measures must be taken against the perpetrators involved in the killing of a journalist in Sirajganj. Abdul Hakim Shimul, Sirajganj correspondent of Daily Samakal who sustained bullet injuries during an infighting of local Awami League on Thursday, succumbed to his injuries on Friday. “None of the offenders ... Read More »

Journo assaulted again by police Police assaulted a journalist again at the capital’s Shahbag area amid ongoing criticism of beating two journalists. Photo journalist Jibon Ahmed, 31, was assaulted around 6:00pm on Friday. The victim Jibon said he kept his motorbike at Bottola of Suhrawardi Udyan gate, just opposite of Teacher Student Centre (TSC) at the evening. But a police official pushed his motorbike ... Read More »

Most Americans want Obama back as President

International Desk Less than two weeks into Donald Trump’s presidency, a majority of Americans want Barack Obama back as President with a significant percentage of voters already thinking that the real estate tycoon-turned-politician should be removed from office, according to a new poll. A total of 52 per cent of Americans are yearning for Mr Obama, found a survey from ... Read More »

Arrested 28 female Jamaat activists on 2-day remand

Court Correspondent A court in Dhaka granted a two-day remand for 28 female members and activists of Jamaat-e-Islami arrested from a house in the capital’s Mohammadpur. Inspector Shariful Islam of Mohammadpur Police Station, also the investigating officer of the case, produced the accused before the court seeking a seven-day remand for them in a case filed under Special Powers Act ... Read More »

Savings certificates choke bond market The high interest rates on government savings certificates are deterring the development of a much-needed bond market and turning investors into savers in Bangladesh, experts said. Bangladesh Bank Governor Fazle Kabir also pointed out the matter while announcing the monetary policy on Sunday. Yet, there has been no action from the government to adjust the interest rate, for which ... Read More »

AL protests BNP seminar at Belgium Parliament

বেলজিয়ামে ইউরোপিয়ান পার্লামেন্টে  বিএনপির সেমিনার,আওয়ামীলীগের বিক্ষোভ এমডি রিয়াজ হোসেন,ইউরোপ ঃ  বাংলাদেশের মানবাধিকার নিয়ে ইউরোপিয়ান পার্লামেন্টে  সেমিনার করেছে ইউরোপ বিএনপির নেতৃবৃন্দ। ফ্রান্স বিএনপির আয়োজনে ও ফ্রান্সের কট্টরপন্থী নেতা ব্রুনো গলনিশের সার্বিক সহযোগিতায় বৃহস্পতিবার এই সেমিনার অনুষ্ঠিত হয়। সেমিনারে বক্তারা আওয়ামী লীগ সরকারের ভোটারবিহীন নির্বাচন এবং পরে বিরোধীদলকে দমন-পীড়নের রাজনীতির কথা উল্লেখ করেন। বিএনপি বক্তারা বলেন, আওয়ামী লীগ জার্মানের নাৎসি পার্টিকেও হার ... Read More »

Muhith asks BB governor to explain Islami Bank reshuffle Finance minister AMA Muhith has asked the Bangladesh Bank governor to explain how massive reshuffle took place at the board of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL) without the bank’s foreign stakeholders knowing about it. Talking to journalists at the secretariat on Thursday, Muhith said, “It’s a matter of grave concern.” “I thought things were different. The immediate past president ... Read More »

Myanmar army killed, raped Rohingya Muslims: UN

Myanmar’s four-month military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims has likely killed hundreds of people, the UN said Friday in a report detailing horrific abuses allegedly committed against civilians in Rakhine state, reports Reuters.  ”The ‘area clearance operations’ have likely resulted in several hundred deaths,” said the report from the United Nations human rights office, referring to the military crackdown launched on ... Read More »

AL leader who walked on students expelled : Quader

The Awami League leader under fire for walking on the backs of students has been expelled from the ruling party, according to its general secretary, reports  “No one can get away after committing a crime. It does not matter if he is influential. Noor Hossain has been expelled from the party,” said Obaidul Qauder after he inaugurated a bridge ... Read More »