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Bangladesh's 'National Mourning Day' observed in Agartala

The Bangladesh Assistant High Commission in Agartala on Wednesday observed the country's "National Mourning Day", to mark the 43rd death anniversary of the first Bangladesh President "Bangabandhu" Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

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Only friendships built on sincerity can last

Bangladesh now acts as a conduit for India’s security and stability in the Indian Northeast, and Bangladesh has become the fifth largest remittance source for India. Bangladesh has expressed all its good intention to mitigate the stateless Arakanese refugee (known as Rohingya) crisis and provided support to Myanmar to neutralise the Burmese insurgent groups.

Those men in and around the BNP

It was a bizarre scene by any measure. On a local Bengali television channel in London a few days ago, a United Kingdom-based activist of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party made it known that the late General Ziaur Rahman was a ‘statesman’ acknowledged by the entire world.

Sri Lanka losing competitiveness owing to e-commerce delays

Lengthy delays in switching to electronic documentation has led to a Sri Lanka’s export competitiveness being eroded, according to the findings of Verité Research, a think-tank, the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce has warned.   

When people went back to cinema in Bangladesh

Someone once said, if you want to find out about the general outlook of a society, then look for their ways of entertainment. Seeking advance apology from those readers who think I write way too much on movies, the recently released film called Aynabaji can be used by sociologists to understand what celluloid fun for a wide number of people actually entails.

 
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Kerala floods: Writing on the wall that was ignored

The questions that need to be asked is how further in the past should Kerala go back to understand this disaster? And how much into the future should the state go to reflect on the calamity that it had brought on to itself?

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Bimstec envoys call for early conclusion of FTA

Ahead of the Bimstec Summit in Nepal this month-end, envoys of the seven-nation regional bloc on Monday called for early conclusion of negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) among member-...

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