Dhaka, Bangladesh

A novel is not a rant

A novel is not a rant

Rachel Kushner is the author of two acclaimed novels - Telex From Cuba, which explores the lives of

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The evening, under lamplight

The evening, under lamplight

A writer recently told me an amusing story of how a publisher gently fobbed her off when she spoke o

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Everything on Iran

Shirin Ebadi has a memoir out, Until We Are Free:

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Motherhood and state terror

TODAY is Mother's Day, a day that is not observed

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Erdogan's 'crazy' canal alarms villagers and environmentalists

Erdogan's 'crazy' canal alarms villagers and environmentalists

SAZLIBOSNA, Turkey (Reuters) - When residents of Sazlibosna, a village near Istanbul, tried to atten

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Govt spending in education skimpy

A pandemic sense of hopelessness grips the people as quality

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Settling bills

IN his recent visit to Karachi, Finance Minister Miftah Ismail

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Comments & Analyses-I

Trump’s Iran decision a bonus to Putin

Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear accord has brought a bonus for the Kremlin, writes David A. Andelman

Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear accord

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Silenced by salinity

Salinity is taking a heavy toll on our food production

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Front Page

Democracy, fair polls ill fit BNP rhetoric

PM says her govt holds elections properly, asks press to project

Democracy, fair polls ill fit BNP rhetoric

News Desk Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Thursday said democracy and fair polls ill fit BNP as she blamed the party leaderships for playing duck and drakes with people's franchise. She also criticized a section of the press for carrying negative aspects of the government and requested them to project its good deeds, too, that go in public interest, people's welfare. Responding to various demands of the journalists at a BFUJ function in Dhaka, the prime minister said her government is working towards declaring the mass media as service industry. About housing problem facing journalists, she said they would henceforth be provided flats on hire-purchase basis and not plots anymore. On politics and polls Sheikh Hasina said although BNP talks of democracy and free, ...  read more>>

Rohingya repatriation complicated, time-consuming

FS says after meet with Myanmar side

Amid no visible progress over Rohingya repatriation, Myanmar on Thursday  read more>>

Ramadan begins today

The holy month of Ramadan begins today (Friday) in the  read more>>

Khaleda still in jail in some 'fabricated' cases

Fakhrul says, expects for release before eid

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US for participatory polls in Banglades

Says USAID country chief

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BNP thoroughly dishonest: Joy
Prime Minister’s ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy said that   read more>>
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Australian PM greets Muslims on Ramadan
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull Thursday wished the Muslims a   read more>>


75pc pasteurised milk unsafe for consumption
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Japanese investors luring their peers
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Agent banking accounts surpass 14 lakh
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The importance of being Shakib
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Buffon's time at Juventus comes to an end tomorrow
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PM's homecoming day observed in Ctg
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Burundi votes in referendum on the president's power
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