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Arrest warrant against Tarique, Fakhrul

Dhaka court has issued arrest warrant against BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman and acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in a defamation case. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Anwar Sadat issued the warrant on Tuesday morning. AB Siddique, president of Bangladesh Jononetri Parishad, a pro-Awami league organisation, filed the case against the duo for making derogatory remarks on Bangabondhu Sheikh Mujibur ...

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Young Bangladeshi selected for Queen’s award for environmental efforts

Bangla Mirror Desk:: A Bangladeshi is among 60 young people from across the commonwealth who have been selected for the first-ever and prestigious Queen’s Young Leaders Award. The British High Commission in Dhaka on Tuesday said Shamir Shehab would be recognised for his “exceptional leadership” in the community. The award, which will be presented in London by the Queen in June, ...

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Eight British Bangladeshi MP Candidates for 2015

Bangla Mirror Desk : Eight British citizens of Bangladeshi origin are going to participate in the upcoming parliamentary election of the United Kingdom, which is due to take place on 7 May, just one day after the coalition government fulfils its term. They have been nominated from three major political parties of the country for the election to be held ...

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AirAsia cockpit voice recorder found – Indonesian officials

Divers in the Java Sea have retrieved the cockpit voice recorder from the crashed AirAsia flight QZ8501, say officials. The retrieval comes a day after the first piece of the so-called black box, the flight data recorder, was also found and brought to shore. The aircraft with 162 people on board disappeared between Surabaya in Indonesia and Singapore on 28 ...

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Bangladesh visited and revisited

By Abdul Gaffar Choudhury More than a year ago in mid-2013 I visited Dhaka. Bangladesh then was facing an uncertain future. Awami League and BNP were at loggerheads about the process and procedure of the next election and it was almost certain that a confrontation between the two major parties was inevitable. Awami League then had survived the Hefajati uprising ...

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The option before Bangladesh’s disenchanted youth

Syed Mehdi Momin:: It is safe to say that the majority of the Bangladeshi youth– if not totally disgusted are absolutelydisillusioned with politics as is practiced these days. These youths today find politics extremely tiresome. Many young people don’t care about politics, they have the feeling, and perhaps rightly so, that whatever government comes to power is going to be ...

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Tourism industry hard hit by blockade

Ziaul Haque Howlader::  EVERY year the peak season of tourism industry in Bangladesh commences from November and lasts till the end of March. Unfortunately, every year, it coincides with the political unrest in the country. Tourism service providers and investors wait for the peak season for their big earning and to cover the overhead costs of the lean season. But ...

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Rubel freed on bail

Bangladesh national team pace bowler Rubel Hossain was released on bail from prison after a Dhaka court here on Sunday granted him bail in a rape case filed by actress Naznin Akter Happy. He was released when the court order was handed over to the concerned prison officials of Dhaka Central Jail, this afternoon. Earlier in the day, judge (in-charge) ...

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Messi: I don`t know where I`ll be next year

Lionel Messi has paved the way for more speculation over his future after admitting he “doesn’t know where he’ll be next year”. The Barcelona superstar, talking ahead of the Ballon d’Or gala in Zurich, was asked if he thought he’d play for anyone other than current employers Barcelona, and boyhood favourites Newell’s Old Boys, a club he has often mentioned ...

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Shakib`s 4 for 13 in Big Bash

Shakib Al Hasan, the top all-rounder in all three formats, claimed 4 wickets for 13 runs with a magnificent run-out and another catch against Brisbane Heat in the Australian Big Bash League on Tuesday. The Birsbane Heat were all out in 17.3 over for only 80 runs at the Docklands Stadium, Melbourne. Shakib, who plays for Melbourne Renegades in the ...

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