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  Rahul Gandhi could be named head of India’s opposition Congress Party within hours, a source said, shortly after he filed his candidacy for the role on November 4. Speculation has been rife for months that the 47-year-old vice-president of the Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Nation this week

  A new 4-party alliance headed by Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh President AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury has been formed. Apart from the BDB, the other members of the combine, named “Juktofront”, are Bangladesh Krishak Sramik Janata League, Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) and Nagorik Thursday, December 7th, 2017

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  Power tariff to rise from December Much to the chagrin of consumers, rights groups and businesses, the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) on November 23 raised the power tariff by 5.3 percent or Tk 0.35 per kilowatt-hour unit on an average. Thursday, November 30th, 2017

World this week

  Time Inc to be sold for $2.8b Time Inc. is selling for $2.8 billion to media conglomerate Meredith Corporation, which is backed by the billionaire Koch brothers, who are known for supporting conservative causes. Time, which also publishes its eponymous magazine, Thursday, November 30th, 2017

DIFF to launch conference of Asian Film Critics

  The Dhaka International Film Festival or DIFF is set to be held from January 12 to 20 next year. This will be the sixteenth edition of the festival where a number of attractions will make debut. Firstly comes the Conference Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Eminent folk singer, flautist Bari Siddiqui passes away

  Eminent folk musician Bari Siddiqui has passed away. The 63-year-old breathed his last at 2:30am on November 24 at Dhaka’s Square Hospital.   Earlier the veteran musician was admitted to hospital with heart and kidney complications on November 17 and was put Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Dhaka Attack continues with success abroad

  Box office hit Dhaliwood film Dhaka Attack is continuing its success even after so much time. Especially in foreign lands the movie has been reported to be performing quite well. The Dhaka Attack Promotion Team which landed in the country Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Enayetullah Khan invited to join AAID Board

  The Paris based Association for Accountability and Internet Democracy (AAID) recently invited UNB and Dhaka Courier Editor-in-Chief Enayetullah Khan to join its prestigious Board of Members. He joins fellow board members from all over the world, including – among others Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Nation this Week

  The book importer, who was picked up by plainclothes men on November 8, is now claimed to have been arrested on November 19 in a terror case. His family, however, says he is innocent. Police claimed Tanvir Yasin Karim, owner Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

World this Week

  An Israeli cabinet minister said on November 19 that Israel had covert ties with “many” Arab and Muslim states but was obliged not to name them at the other sides’ request. A rare interview given by the head of Israel’s Thursday, November 23rd, 2017
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