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No such thing

The land which I have never left for a single day since my birth is gradually turning into unknown territory. I feel myself a stranger here. When I walk through the streets, some men look at me with strange gazes, despite my traditional attire. Many other girls and women also have, seemingly, landed from some foreign land or other.

On 7 November 1975, unbridled evil reigned supreme

On 7 November 1975, the People’s Republic of Bangladesh was commandeered by elements determined to undermine the fundamental guiding principles on which the War of Liberation had been waged four years earlier.

Manna from China: Investment proposals aplenty

Chinese President Xi Jinping, who was in Dhaka on a state visit on 14-15 October, gave Bangladesh a gift of a cornucopia of investment proposals amounting to US$24.5 billion. This offer could not have come at a more opportune moment. The nation aspires to a higher growth rate in order to move into the league of high middle income countries in a short time and transform itself into a developed country by 2041.

These ministers should resign…or should be shown the door

Certainly the ruling Awami League would not want to go to the next general election with such a huge liability across its shoulders? Surely these men – and men like MP Badi of Cox’s Bazar – are not the individuals who can carry forward the torch of democratic accountability? And of course the Prime Minister knows all that, doesn’t she?

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Sikkim shines; receives FAO award for becoming world's first organic state

Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling received the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation's (FAO) prestigious Future Policy Gold Award from its Deputy Director Maria Helena Semedo, who commended the Himalayan state for setting an example to the world by becoming the first totally organic state.

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China backs Pakistan's request for IMF assistance

China has endorsed Pakistan’s request to the IMF for a bailout package, but cautioned that it should not affect economic cooperation between Islamabad and Beijing.

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