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     ABSOLUTE POWER 

By Munir Ahmed: As the maxim goes power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely, so let’s see where does Awami League’s absolute power takes Bangladesh in the next 5 years. No political analyst, the opposition BNP and other offshoots of National Oikko Front or even some of government’s own leadership could have predicted the election result to be so skewed with the incumbent and its ...

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Regents Park 10K welcomes 2019

Emdad Rahman: The Mornington Chasers started the new year as they finished – Running full pelt in pursuit of PBs and medals. Once again The Hub was the location for the latest Regent’s Park 10k, a race around the scenic surroundings of one of London’s most iconic parks and suitable for experienced runners as well as first-timers alike, using roads ...

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UK Nirmul Committee mourns death of Syed Ashraful Islam

Former Awami League General Secretary, current Presidium member and Public Administration Minister Syed Ashraful Islam, died in a Bangkok hospital on 3 January 2010. He was 68 years old. He was born on 1 January 1952. He left a daughter, Reema Islam, many relatives and party workers. From the hospital, he was elected as the candidate for Kishoreganj in the recently ...

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Cumilla murder case: Hearing on charge-framing, Khaleda’s bail plea Jan 16

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. File Photo Cumilla, Jan 7 : A court here on Monday deferred until January 16 the hearing on charge-framing and a bail petition filed by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in a murder case filed over the killing of eight people in an arson attack on a bus here in 2015. Acting Additional District and Session’s Judge ...

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Hasina takes oath as PM with her 46 new cabinet members

Photo: Awami League President Sheikh Hasina takes oath as Prime Minister at Bangabhaban on Monday, January 7, 2019. Dhaka, Jan 7 : Awami League President Sheikh Hasina on Monday took oath as Prime Minister of the country for the 3rd consecutive term along with her 46 cabinet members following her party’s massive victory in the 11th national election. Through the ...

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Afghanistan gold mine collapse in Badakhshan kills 30

At least 30 people have been killed in the collapse of a gold mine in north-eastern Afghanistan, officials say. The collapse occurred in the Kohistan district of Badakhshan province. Villagers had reportedly dug a 60m (220ft) deep but makeshift shaft in a river bed to hunt for gold and were caught in its collapse. Afghanistan has vast resources of minerals ...

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Bangladesh ranked 41st-largest economy in 2019

Bangladesh has been ranked 41st among the largest economies in the world in 2019, stepping up from 43rd-place last year, according to a study published by the UK- based economic consultancy Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR). The 10th edition of CEBR’s latest World Economic League Table (WELT) was published in December last year. The 2019 WELT provides clear ...

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RMG workers block Uttara road, bus torched

Garment workers again blocked the Uttara road in Abdullahpur area in Dhaka demanding a pay rise. Witnesses said the garment workers of different garments came out to the Uttara road around 9:30am on Monday. They also torched a bus of Ena Paribahan at 1:20pm. The police then, however, barred the workers from blocking the road. A chase-counter chase ensued them. ...

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Real Madrid shocked by Real Sociedad at Bernabeu

Ten-man Real Madrid suffered a surprise defeat by Real Sociedad as the visitors earned their first victory at the Bernabeu in La Liga for 15 years. Willian Jose fired Sociedad in front from the penalty spot in the third minute after Mikel Merino was fouled by Real Madrid’s Casemiro. Things then got more difficult for Real Madrid when Lucas Vazquez ...

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