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The Berlin-Kremlin nexus

Merkel has had enough of Putin’s prevarication and delaying tactics SENIOR OFFICIALS at Berlin’s chancellery chuckle when they recall the anecdote in Moscow when Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin met for official business some years ago. Putin’s long stint as a KGB operative in East Germany and Merkel’s background as one who […]

Isil a creation of the war on terror

It is an immense irony that US meddling is unwittingly behind the unprecedented chaos in the Middle East and the most dangerous terrorist entity of modern times. The battle to halt the rapid expansion of the Islamic State now informs both regional politics and Western foreign policy in the Middle East. The Islamic State of […]

Modi’s political somersault

It is difficult to understand whether calling off Indo-Pak talks is merely a diplomatic error on the part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi or the domestic political dynamics have played any role in this decision. Analysts are of the view that the decision has been reportedly taken in view of Modi’s concern regarding his party’s […]

The issue of conserving power

Aseminar on ‘ Power Quality Management’ was organized last year. It received less than its due share of attention though it deserved to make headlines all around. This is for the simple reason that we are going through a situation of power insufficiency and should seek every effective ways of mitigation. As it is, the […]

America: The best place to be British

The glaring longstanding omissions of American life – the BBC, English football on TV and guaranteed health care – are now increasingly on tap stateside It was a hot night in a bar at my British university, 20-odd years ago. A group of young American women had come over for a summer school. Several of […]

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Defeated force will never rise: PM

Staff Reporter: Addressing a huge rally held at historic Suhrawardy Udyan, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said that the defeated force will not be able to rise again in Bangladesh. “Te defeated force will not be able to rise again in the soil of this land. The people will not allow that”. Dhaka City […]

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Flood situation worsens further

TBT Desk Flood situation in different parts of the country deteriorated inundating fresh areas that further increase woes of flood-hit people. Flood situation in Bogra has continued to worsen due to rise of water level of the Jamuna. In Gaibandha, overall flood situation in char areas and the Brahmaputra river basin under four upazilas in […]

15 sued, 2 held

Staff Reporter : A case has been filed against 15 people, including Kailla Babu and Rony, in connection with Thursday’s triple murder in the city’s Moghbazar area. Kalachand, brother of one of the deceased Brishti, filed the case with Ramna Police Station on Friday night, said Alam, sub-inspector of the police station. Unidentified assailants gunned […]

Ershad wants to establish rule of Islam

NARAYANGANJ : Urging people to make his hands stronger, Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad on Saturday said he will establish the rule of Islam in the country to free it from oppressors, reports UNB. “The country needs to be freed from oppressors. So, make my hands stronger. I’ll establish the rule of Islam in this […]

Suspected Faruqui murderers held in N’ganj

Staff Reporter: Police on Saturday morning arrested two people, including a woman, for their suspected involvement in the murder of media presenter, Maulana Nurul Islam Faruqui. The arrestees were identified as Mahmuda Khatun and Shariful Islam. On Wednesday evening, a group of 6-7 miscreants stormed the house of Faruqui, presenter of ‘Kafela’, a popular programme […]