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2 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Indonesia warms up to microcredit

Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus meets Jusuf Kalla, vice president-elect of Indonesia, at his residence in Jakarta on Sunday. Photo: Yunus Centre The newly elected Indonesian government was full of praise for Prof Muhammad Yunus's microcredit and social business concepts when the Nobel laureate toured the country earlier this week.

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6 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Theatre is still not a profession in Bangladesh-- Tabibul Islam Babu

Tabibul Islam Babu is among those theatre activists who closely witnessed the evolution of Bangladeshi theatre and played active role in the movement. He has been involved with theatre since the 1960s when Bangladeshi theatre scene lacked an organised shape.

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9 hrs ago | MLive.com

Hamtramck police chief, officer flying to Bangladesh to train cadets, learn culture

Hamtramck Police Chief Max Garbarino said he's "extremely" excited about a new venture his department is embarking upon to send officers to Bangladesh to train police there, while also learning about the culture though immersion. The only thing he's not excited about is the 20-hour overseas flight in coach, which he expects to be "brutal."

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9 hrs ago | Globe and Mail

Ottawa urged to press firms on supporting Bangladesh trust fund

Workers dig graves during a mass burial of unidentified garment workers, who died in the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Savar, in Dhaka, May 1, 2013. Workers dig graves during a mass burial of unidentified garment workers, who died in the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Savar, in Dhaka, May 1, 2013.

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11 hrs ago | Xinhuanet

Fear looms large as Bangladesh court set to announce verdict against Islamist party leader

Bangladesh's apex court will on Wednesday deliver final judgment on an appeal against the verdict of the International Crimes Tribunal -1 sentencing an Islamist party leader to death for war crimes including mass killings during the country's Liberation War 42 years ago. The ICT-1 pronounced the verdict in February last year on a crime against humanity case, awarding death sentence to the Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islmai party's Nayeb-e-Ameer Delwar Hossain Sayeedi, also a former member of parliament.

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12 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Stop hill cutting in Cox's Bazar: HC

The High Court today directed the government to immediately stop cutting and destroying hills at Jhilonja Mouza in Cox's Bazar. In response to a writ petition, the court ordered the administration to take legal actions against the people who are responsible for damaging the hills.

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17 hrs ago | The Daily Star

NBR felicitates top taxpayers

Finance Minister AMA Muhith presents crests to top taxpayers at a ceremony organised by the National Board of Revenue at Sonargaon Hotel in Dhaka yesterday. Ghulam Hussain, chairman of NBR, and Kazi Akram Uddin Ahmed, president of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry, were also present.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Daily Star

More than 2 lakh yaba seized in Ctg

Members of Bangladesh Navy seized 2,20,000 yaba tablets at the outer anchorage of Chittagong Port early yesterday. During a raid, an anti-smuggling team of the navy seized a fishing trawler, FV Saleha, and recovered the contraband pills from it, said team commander Md Jasimuzzaman.

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The Daily Star

Cold chain can save food supply chain

When Brazil, the Philippines and the Caribbean countries have been supplying banana, a highly perishable fruit, to the other corners of the world, Bangladesh cannot do so even within its small boundaries without using toxic preservatives. Also, countries like the US, Canada, Brazil, China and Australia, which are much bigger than Bangladesh, ensure safe food for their people.

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The Cricketer International

Bangladesh A make slow progress

Bangladesh A 162 for 3 trail Zimbabwe A 206 by 44 runs Scorecard Bangladesh A took their time against Zimbabwe A on the second day of the first unofficial Test in Cox's Bazar. At stumps, they were 162 for 3 on a day when nearly two hours of play was lost to rain.

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The Daily Star

DESH belongs to Bangladesh...Akram Khan

Just three days in the countdown to his grand show, internationally acclaimed dancer/choreographer Akram Khan, at a press conference, said, "DESH belongs to Bangladesh." A press conference focusing on DESH was held yesterday at Bengal Shilpalaya in Dhanmondi, Dhaka.

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The Daily Star

Moudud under fire for his book

BNP leader Rizvi Ahmed today came down heavily upon Moudud Ahmed for his new book in which he said party chief Khaleda Zia was mainly busy to save her two sons during the army-backed caretaker government. Terming Moudud as a leader who "somersaults and breaks away from the party," Rizvi said a book of a man without ideology would not carry any value to them.

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The Daily Star

Govt gets 72-hr to withdraw illegal human hauliers in 5 dists

The High Court today directed the government to stop the plying of illegal three-wheelers on the highways of five southern districts within 72 hours. Deputy commissioners and superintendents of police of Barisal, Khulna, Madaripur, Faridpur and Rajbari have been asked to comply with the order and submit a report before it by two weeks.

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Agricultural Market

Ukraine to export wheat to Bangladesh

The State Food and Grain Corporation of Ukraine is preparing to open wheat exports to the People's Republic of Bangladesh, stated the Ministry of Agriculture and Food.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Daily Star

Super Chef finally comes to Dhaka

Tonight at 9pm on NTV, the final audition round of the Rupchanda-Star Lifestyle Super Chef will be televised. The audition rounds have already spanned across the country, visiting the cities of Rajshahi, Khulna, Sylhet, Barisal and Chittagong, before arriving in the capital.

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The Daily Star

Backstage workshop on DESH

A backstage workshop was held on September 13 on internationally-famed choreographer-performer Akram Khan's production "DESH". Sander Loonen, technical director of "DESH" conducted the workshop at the Seminar Room of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, which saw participation by 20 participants from theatre arena.

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The Daily Star

Arrest order for Fakhrul

A Dhaka court yesterday issued an arrest warrant for BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on charges of assaulting police and torching vehicles during an opposition blockade in 2012. Metropolitan Magistrate Md Yunus Khan passed the order after accepting the chargesheet in the case.

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The Daily Star

Eviction drive along Dhaka railway tracks continues

A bulldozer is seen demolishing illegal structures set up along rail tracks at Moghbazar in Dhaka Sunday. Photo: TV grab The operation officer of Dhaka Railway, Rafiqul Islam, with the help of police and railway staff started demolishing the illegal structures around 9:00am.

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The Daily Star

SCBA chief sees govt link to Prof Mahbubullah attack

It could not be possible for miscreants to attack Prof Mahbubullah, a pro-BNP former teacher of Dhaka University, without signals from the government, Supreme Court Bar Association President Khandaker Mahbub Hossain today alleged. "We think Mahbubullah came under attack as he made comments against the government in television talk shows," he said while speaking at a protest programme at the SCBA auditorium this afternoon.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Bangladesh's Zia loses court battle on corruption charges

Bangladesh's highest court on Sunday rejected appeals by opposition leader Khaleda Zia, clearing the way for her to stand trial on embezzlement charges that could see her jailed for life. File photo: Bangladesh's opposition leader and Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia in Dhaka.

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