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Front Pagearrow Rule soon to curtail political activities
Law Adviser Mainul Hosein yesterday said political activities would be officially curtailed once the new rules of the emergency are outlined soon.
 arrow Ex-energy adviser's hasty deals
When the country's future was looking bleak due to political turmoil, the then energy adviser retired major general Ruhul Alam Chowdhury was issuing four licences to unknown companies for explorationof
 arrow Attorney general resigns
Attorney General AJ Mohammad Ali stepped down from the country's highest law officer's post yesterday in the wake of increasing demand for his resignation.
 arrow EU envoys for CG's early commitment to poll schedule
Members of a delegation of the European Union yesterday said an early public commitment by the caretaker government to a timetable for holding the stalled parliamentary elections is highly desirable,as
 arrow National ID not on govt's wish list now
The government has backed down from its earlier wish to prepare national identity (ID) cards, finding it would not be feasible and in the interest of holding free and fair elections.
 arrow 1,500 shanties on railway land removed
Bangladesh Railway yesterday knocked down more than 1,500 shanties at two spots in the capital while the Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk) bulldozed several illegal structures at the diplomatic zone.
 arrow Hawa Bhaban man Tinku arrested
The joint forces arrested former Jatiya Chhatra League president Jahangir Sattar Tinku, who is also close to Hawa Bhaban, and his business partner Abdur Razzak from their residences in the capital yesterday.
 arrow Another illegal VoIP firm busted
The Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) seized Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) equipment worth around Tk 25 crore busting an unscrupulous phone service business at Azimpur in the capital yesterday.
 arrow Four Nobel winners echo demand for debt relief
Four Nobel peace laureates joined the ongoing World Social Forum (WSF) 2007 meet in Nairobi, Kenya and urged for equitable distribution of resources and allocation of more money in health and education,
 arrow 19 directors still serve Petrobangla companies
At least 19 persons appointed on political considerations between 2005 and 2006 by the immediate past four-party alliance government are still serving as directors in nine different affiliates of Petrobangla.
 arrow Welcoming the move...


 arrow Innings begins for women
The status of women's sports in Bangladesh will reach a new level on Saturday when the first national tournament for women cricketers gets underway at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.
 arrow 3 outlaws killed in 'crossfire'
Two Janajuddha leaders were killed in "crossfire" in two separate incidents in Jhenidah and Kushtia yesterday while another extremist was killed in a similar incident in Madaripur Tuesday night.
 arrow Iajuddin's photo removed from govt offices
The portraits of President Iajuddin Ahmed are being removed from government offices after the Cabinet Division yesterday cancelled its previous memo issued on November 2, 2006.
 arrow Pak envoy meets Hasina
Pakistan High Commissioner Alamgir Babar yesterday called on Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina at Suda Sadan and discussed the latest political developments in Bangladesh.
 arrow US envoy for quick polls
US Ambassador in Dhaka Patricia Butenis yesterday stressed the need for creating an atmosphere conducive to holding a free, fair and credible election as soon as possible.
 arrow India go 2-0 up
India won the second one-day international against the West Indies by 20 runs here on Wednesday to take a 2-0 lead in the four-match series. India won the first game in Nagpur by 14 runs on Sunday.
 arrow Candle Light Restaurant...


 arrow Slum evictions slammed
Different political and human right bodies yesterday condemned the caretaker government's initiative to demolish slums and evict hawkers without providing them alternative housing and earning sources.
 arrow Business leaders demand weekend on Sunday
Industries Adviser Geeteara Safiya Choudhury yesterday said she will convey to the council of advisers the business community's demand for shifting the weekend to Sunday.
 arrow BDR pushes back 16 to India
Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) pushed back 16 Bengali speaking Indian nationals including seven children into India whom Indian Border Security Force (BSF) had pushed into Bangladesh on Tuesday through the border
 arrow BB directs Oriental Bank to sue corrupt officials
Bangladesh Bank (BB) yesterday, following instruction from government high-ups, sent a letter asking Oriental Bank Ltd to file criminal cases against the people found guilty in a BB investigation in connection
 arrow Jt forces seize 3,851 sacks of fertiliser
Joint forces led by the army during their drive against fertiliser hoarders in Thakurgaon and Khulna recovered at least 3,851 sacks of fertiliser, sealed off a warehouse and arrested three people.
 arrow Cold claims 7 lives in Satkhira
The cold spell claimed seven more lives in Tala upazila on Tuesday with hundreds of others suffering from the harsh conditions.
 arrow Fire burns Tk 1.5cr mill goods
A huge fire yesterday burned down a cotton mill in an industrial area at Golora in Manikganj and caused Tk 1.5 crore worth of damages.
 arrow Japan calls Bush 'wrong' on Iraq policy
Japan's defense minister yesterday said US President George W. Bush was wrong to invade Iraq and warned that Tokyo could not automatically renew its air force mission to the war-torn country.
 arrow Israeli president urged to resign, asks for leave
Israeli President Moshe Katsav, facing charges of rape and abuse of power, asked parliament yesterday to temporarily remove him from office in an effort to blunt growing calls for his resignation.
 arrow Iran vows to crush any military threat
Iran's defence minister vowed yesterday that the country's armed forces would "crush" any military strike or threat, the latest broadside in a standoff with the West over its nuclear ambitions.
 arrow 4 Americans in Iraq crash shot in head
Four of the five Americans killed when a US security company's helicopter crashed in a dangerous Sunni neighborhood in central Baghdad were shot execution style in the back the head, Iraqi and US officials
Businessarrow Turnover on DSE hits highest Tk141cr mark
Turnover on the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) yesterday hit the highest mark of Tk 141 crore, surpassing the previous record of Tk 119 crore on Monday, amid a strong buying support from investors including
 arrow MCCI for thorough review of the pact
As the Safta Ministerial Council (SMC) is due to hold its second meeting shortly, the metropolitan chamber has urged the SMC to make a thorough review of the implementation of the Safta agreement to find
 arrow Corruption major obstacle to boosting economic activities: Geeteara
The industries adviser has urged the business community not to pay bribe to get their jobs done as corruption is considered a major obstacle to boosting economic activities.
 arrow Entrepreneurs demand agro-based EPZ in Rajshahi
Industrialists and entrepreneurs of Rajshahi urged the government to set up an agro-based Export Promotion Zone (EPZ) in Rajshahi to help make proper utilisation of the agricultural resources of the region.
 arrow Home textile firms bag $12m export order from German fair
Bangladeshi home textile companies received prospective export orders worth US$ 12 million by participating in 'Heimtextil-2007' held in Frankfurt, Germany from January 10-13, 2007, says a press release.
 arrow GP offers 30 paisa tariff, other benefits
Leading cellphone operator Grameenphone (GP) Ltd has introduced a revised tariff rate for its 'Smile' prepaid package recently.
 arrow Upbeat Davos delegates see strong growth in 2007
The world economy is set for another year of strong growth, a panel of experts predicted in Davos on Wednesday, reflecting the upbeat mood of business leaders here about prospects for 2007.
 arrow US losing billions in tourism revenues
The number of visitors to the United States has dropped sharply since the attacks of September 11, 2001, costing the country tens of billions of dollars, a travel industry study showed Tuesday.
 arrow ILO sees Asian economic growth not reflected in employment
Not everyone is benefitting from China's phenomenal economic growth, a UN labour agency report showed Wednesday, with unemployment levels in Asia rising slightly in 2006.
 arrow Euro hits all-time high
The euro hit an all-time high against the yen in Asian trade Wednesday, with the Japanese currency under heavy selling pressure with no sign in sight of higher local interest rates, dealers said.
 arrow Thai PM reassures foreign investors
Thailand's army-installed Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont told foreign investors Wednesday that the country still wants their business, despite moves earlier this month to tighten investment rules.
 arrow Tata Steel finalises contract for Orissa project
Tata Steel's proposed six million tonne steel project at Kalinga Nagar in Orissa got a boost Monday with the company finalising contracts for main equipment worth Rs.
 arrow Currency


Sportsarrow Cricket: Abahani eye 6 out of 6
Leaders Abahani will get back their regular skipper Khaled Mashud when they take on pointless Brothers Union in the sixth round game of the Kai-Altech Premier Cricket League at the Fatullah Cricket Stadium
 arrow Kabadi: Bangladesh drub Thailand
Bangladesh handed a thumping 55-25 defeat on Thailand in their opening match of the second Kabaddi World Cup at Panvel, near Mumbai yesterday, according to internet reports.
 arrow Cricket: Mashud to miss Zimbabwe tour
Khaled Mashud looks all set to miss the coming Zimbabwe trip as the long-serving wicketkeeper has yet to make full recover from injury he had received during the ongoing Premier Cricket League.
 arrow Football: Leisure officials arrive at last
Bangladesh Football Federation's worries over getting a sponsor for the inaugural Professional Football League could be over soon as officials of its marketing agent arrived in Dhaka yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: Nadir given five matches
Umpire Nadir Shah will officiate in five matches of the World Cricket League tournament to be held in Kenya.
 arrow Cricket: Powell restricts India
India recovered from a career-best 4-27 by Daren Powell to post 189 all out in the second one-day international against a depleted West Indies here on Wednesday.
 arrow Tennis: Clijsters outlasts Hingis
Kim Clijsters ended the Australian Open dreams of Martina Hingis Wednesday to set up a semifinal showdown with Maria Sharapova while.
 arrow Cricket: Imran behind Shoaib
Former Pakistan bowling great Imran Khan on Wednesday backed fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar, saying he should have been kept with the team despite his injury problems.
 arrow Cricket: Rudolph puts SA aside
South Africa batsman Jacques Rudolph is to put his international career on hold to play cricket for Yorkshire after signing a three-year contract with the English county.
 arrow Cricket: Freddie concedes it
England's disastrous loss to New Zealand in Tuesday's one-day match in Adelaide has left them in a real bind in the triangular series, the team's stand-in skipper Andrew Flintoff has said.
 arrow Cricket: Akhtar fined in Woolmer row
Pakistan express fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar was fined of 2,500 dollars for his alleged misbehaviour with coach Bob Woolmer, who had threatened to resign if disciplinary action was not taken against the
 arrow Cricket: Win lifts Fleming
Buoyed by his side's first win of the triangular one-day series, New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming believes his team is poised to build momentum as the World Cup approaches.
 arrow Tennis: Gonzalez stamps out Nadal
Fernando Gonzalez rode his big serve and even bigger forehand to knock second-ranked Rafael Nadal out of the Australian Open and advance to his first Grand Slam semifinal.
 arrow Tennis: Roddick warns Federer
As the saying goes there are lies, damn lies and statistics. Andy Roddick is hoping the weight of evidence won't prevent him from upsetting Roger Federer to reach the Australian Open final.
 arrow Football: DeMerit seals Watford win
Jay DeMerit's header 20 minutes from time secured only Watford's second Premiership win of the season as the league's basement club beat Blackburn Rovers 2-1 at Vicarage Road here Tuesday.
 arrow Football: Terry back to full fitness
Chelsea and England captain John Terry has announced his return to full training. The Blues skipper has been out of action with a calf injury following back surgery.
 arrow Football: Sheva sends Chelsea into final
Andriy Shevchenko got back in Jose Mourinho's good books as his double strike sent Chelsea through to the League Cup final with a 4-0 win against Wycombe Wanderers at Stamford Bridge here Tuesday.
 arrow Football: Zanetti recalled to Argentina squad
Argentina defender Javier Zanetti, surprisingly left out of the World Cup squad last year, was recalled on Tuesday for next month's friendly international away to France.
 arrow Cricket: Players still looking
The players' transfer of this season's First Division Cricket League got off to a quiet start as only a few teams took part in the bourse at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: Gibbs learns fate today
South Africa batsman Herschelle Gibbs is expected to find out on Thursday whether his two-Test ban for making racist comments will be upheld.
 arrow Tennis: Prithul reaches semis
Local boy Prithul Mondal moved to the semifinal of the boys' doubles competition with his partner Huang of Chinese Taipei when they defeated the Indian pair Sidhu and Priyank 6-3, 6-2 in the fifth BKSP
 arrow Cricket: Canada beat Kenya finally
Canada pulled off an excellent 69-run win over Kenya, the form team of the tournament, dismissing them for just 144 in the sixth and final match of the ICC Tri Series at Mombasa.
 arrow Tennis: Henin no more Hardenne
Justine Henin-Hardenne, the world number one before being overhauled by Maria Sharapova this week, announced Wednesday she has split with her husband after four years.
 arrow Football: Mourinho feeling at home
Jose Mourinho has hinted he will stay at Chelsea after making his peace with striker Andriy Shevchenko.
 arrow Football: Adriano boost for Inter
The return to form of Inter Milan striker Adriano will have boosted the holders's confidence ahead of Wednesday's trip to Sampdoria for the first leg of their Italian Cup semi-final (kickoff 2000 GMT).
 arrow Football: Bayern up in arms
Bayern Munich have threatened to prevent its players turning out for the German national team following a row over sponsorship.
 arrow Football: Cavenaghi joins Bordeaux
Argentine striker Fernando Cavenaghi has joined Girondins Bordeaux from Spartak Moscow on a four-and-a-half year contract, the Russian premier league club has announced.
 arrow Football: Van Persie out for six weeks
Arsenal striker Robin van Persie was ruled out Tuesday for at least six weeks with a broken foot after coming on as a substitute last weekend and scoring the equaliser in the Gunners' come-from-behind
 arrow Football: Higuain prefers Argentina
Teenage striker Gonzalo Higuain, the French-born son of Argentine parents, was quoted as saying on Wednesday he would rather play for Argentina.
Metropolitanarrow Where child marriage still happens
Libas is doing entire household works being a housewife of a village youth when she was supposed to go to school or play with her friends.
 arrow AL pledges to curb corruption, crime if voted to power
Awami League yesterday pledged that it would curb corruption and crimes if voted to power in the upcoming parliamentary elections.
 arrow US assures CG of all help for free, fair election
US Ambassador Patricia A Butenis yesterday assured the caretaker government of her country's full support and all out cooperation in holding a free, fair and credible general election within the shortest
 arrow Properties worth Tk 42 lakh gutted in Ctg
Seven houses, two shops, textile raw materials and equipments worth over Tk 42 lakh were gutted in four separate fire incidents in the city and two upazilas of the district on Tuesday night and yesterday.
 arrow One gets death in Munni murder case
A Chittagong court yesterday sentenced a man to death in the sensational Nazmun Nahar Munni murder case.
 arrow DU cancels decision to raise canteen food prices
In the face of resistance from student organisations, Dhaka University (DU) authorities yesterday cancelled its decision to increase prices of food items at the university cafeterias.
 arrow Conspiracy still on
Workers Party President Rashed Khan Menon said people achieved moral victory by foiling the scheduled one-sided election of January 22.
 arrow 2 killed in road crashes
At least 2 people were killed in separate road accidents in Kurigram and Brahmanbaria yesterday.
 arrow 'Hold election as early as possible'
National Democratic Institute (NDI) yesterday said it wants to see quick restoration of democracy in the country through a free and fair election as soon as possible.
 arrow Drive against illegal rickshaws starts in Ctg today
With a view to streamlining traffic movement, Chittagong Metropolitan Police (CMP) has fixed twelve specific routes for city service buses in the port city.
 arrow Iqbal Hasan files defamation suit against Jugantar
Former state minister Iqbal Hasan Mahmud yesterday filed a defamation suit of Tk 100 crore against the editor and three others of the daily Jugantar on charge of implicating him in an alleged corruption
 arrow CARE-PKSF deal to fight Monga
With a view to fighting Monga, a near-famine situation, in Lalmonirhat, CARE Bangladesh and Palli Karma Sahayak Foundation (PKSF) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) yesterday.
 arrow Bullet-hit trader dies
A bullet-hit trader died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital in the early hours of yesterday.
 arrow Hearing on charge framing today
A Dhaka court will hear today on framing charges against former BNP lawmaker Kazi Shah Mofazzal Hossain Kaikobad and two others in a cheating case filed by a proprietor of a construction firm in September
 arrow Japan to help hold acceptable election
Japan will extend all possible assistance to Bangladesh in holding a free and fair general election to be acceptable to all.
 arrow One worker succumbs to injuries
A worker of an electric fan factory who was injured in an explosion of chemical materials inside the factory died at a city clinic yesterday morning.
 arrow Bailey bridge collapse in Sirajganj: One missing
A bailey bridge on Tarash-Bhuiyagati road at Deobhog in Tarash upazila collapsed, leaving a man missing and two others injured on Tuesday.
 arrow Man burnt alive in Cakariya
One person was burnt alive while his house was gutted in a fire at Badarkhali union under Cakariya upazila of Cox's Bazar yesterday. The victim was identified as Ali Ahamed, 50, son of Nurul Hoque.
 arrow 248 overloaded vehicles barred from plying over Jamuna Bridge
Jamuna Multi-purpose Bridge Authorities imposed strict restriction on plying of overloaded vehicles over Jamuna Bridge from January 21, says a press release.
 arrow Fake cigarette factory sealed
Army personnel yesterday sealed a fake cigarette factory and held 14 people, including the factory manager Abu Hena from Sopura Industrial area in the city.
 arrow FAO concerned over flare-up of bird flu
FAO yesterday expressed concern over the new flare-up of avian influenza in China, Egypt, Indonesia, Japan, Nigeria, South Korea, Thailand and Viet Nam.
 arrow Chhatra Samaj new committee
Central committee of Jatiya Chhatra Samaj, student wing Jatiya Party (Ershad), was declared yesterday with Abu Jayed Al Mahmud Makhan Sarker as president and Syed Mijanur Rahman Himu as general secretary,
 arrow Schoolboy found dead
Police recovered the body of a teenage schoolboy in the city's Jatrabari area yesterday. Local people informed the police after finding the body lying in a dustbin at around 10:00am.
 arrow Car hijacked in city
A gang of criminals hijacked a private car after stabbing the driver in the city's Banashree area yesterday.
 arrow City Bank donation to SEID Trust
The City Bank Foundation will provide Tk 25 lakh to SEID Trust for the underprivileged and intellectually challenged children in five years, says a press release.
Nationalarrow Bangla-Myanmar border sealed off
The Bangladesh-Myanmar border was sealed off to prevent possible influx of about 1,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar.
 arrow Illegal clinic owners doing brisk business in Netrakona
Illegal clinic or nursing home owners are doing a brisk business in Netrakona town.
 arrow Fortune from vegetables
'I don't want to look bygones. I am now a self-reliant woman, says Hasina Begum, 35, of Amtali upazila in Barguna district.
 arrow BNP leaders among 5 held in Tangail
The joint forces arrested four people including two BNP leaders following raids conducted in different upazilas in last 48 hours, security sources said.
 arrow Sirajganj Zila Sangbadik Forum executives
A 13-member executive committee of Sirajganj Zila Sangbadik Forum was formed here yesterday with The Daily Khabarpatra correspondent Shahidul Islam Philips as president and The Daily Star correspondent
Point-Counterpointarrow Migration, remittance and the gender gap
Remittance is a god-sent manna for the Bangladesh economy, and the announcement that it has increased by 150 percent in the last 5 years is good news (Porimol Palma, The Daily Star, January 11).
 arrow The same old story
The international press is far more interested in what those in Bangladesh say, as they remain predictably inattentive to the diverse array of political action and intrigue that continually evolves in
 arrow Getting the voter list right
Democratic election systems require a good electoral roll prepared following certain criteria, and a mechanism for identifying eligible voters and preventing ineligible persons from voting.
Culturearrow Kanak and Mithu's sojourn in Korea
Kanak Chanpa Chakma and her husband Khalid Mahmood Mithu are back from Seoul, South Korea, having won approbation for their work and country.
 arrow Alamgir Kabir: A trailblazer in Bangladeshi alternative cinema
January 20 marked the 18th death anniversary of filmmaker Alamgir Kabir.
 arrow Drama serial 'Dokkhinayon' on Banglavision
Written and directed by Mamunur Rashid, drama serial Dokkhinayon is aired every Thursday at 8:10pm on Banglavision. Dokkhinayon is a story of a father and the son, representing a generation gap.
 arrow 'Chhayamukh': A new episode comes up
The 13th episode of Chhayamukh will be aired tonight on ATN Bangla at 9:20 pm. Intikhab Dinar, Tazin Ahmed, Tonima Hamid, Shirin Bokul and Ataur Rahman form the main cast of the play.
Internationalarrow Embattled Bush pleads for patience over Iraq
US President George W.
 arrow Nepal govt, Maoists promise to work with UN monitors
Nepal's government and Maoists pledged yesterday to work with UN peace monitors, a day after the UN Security Council agreed to send a team to back up the Himalayan nation's historic peace process.
 arrow Bush focus on oil imports marks failure on climate
Environmentalists yesterday fired a broadside into President George W Bush's State of the Union address, saying he had once more failed to grasp an opportunity for tackling climate change.
 arrow Can India sustain its rapid economic growth?
More than a decade of reform has shifted India's long-term economic growth rate to a higher level. With that, analysts agree. Where they disagree, is in deciding what that higher rate is.
 arrow Russia,India agree on two arms deals
India and Russia agreed two arms deals yesterday meant to bring bilateral military ties into a new era, a day before Russian President Vladimir Putin's arrival here for a two-day summit.
 arrow Muslims see no conflict between Islamic law and democracy
Muslims worldwide believe Islamic law is compatible with democracy and most admire values championed by the US but doubt Washington is serious about implementing them overseas, according to a poll released
 arrow Assam closes at sundown as attacks grow
Authorities in India's restive state of Assam ordered shops and businesses to close before sundown yesterday as security forces struggled to contain guerrilla attacks blamed for more than 80 deaths this
 arrow N Korea shows flexibility on nuclear talks
North Korea appears more open to US and South Korean incentives to scrap its nuclear weapons programme, Seoul said yesterday, providing further hope for progress in talks on the communist state's atomic
 arrow Watergate plotter Howard Hunt dead
Howard Hunt, the veteran CIA spy who helped plan the break-in at Washington's Watergate complex which brought down president Richard Nixon in the most notorious political scandal in US history, has died
 arrow Sonia most popular politician in India: poll
Sonia Gandhi, the Italian-born chief of India's ruling Congress party, is the country's favourite politician, according to an opinion poll published yesterday The poll, carried by the Hindustan Times
 arrow 3 more killed in restive Thai south
Three people were killed and six others injured in a wave of attacks by separatist insurgents in Thailand's Muslim-majority south, police said yesterday Two Muslim men were shot dead in a drive-byshooting
 arrow 4 killed in Assam violence
Four people including a ruling Congress party official were killed overnight in India's northeastern Assam state, authorities said, bringing the toll from a three-week wave of violence to at least 87.
 arrow Immigration sweep in US
More than 750 foreign nationals have been expelled from the United States or are facing deportation following a week-long sweep by immigration authorities, officials said Tuesday.
 arrow Britons feel less British than decade ago
Britons feel less British than they did a decade ago, with the English joining Scots and the Welsh in identifying more strongly with their local nationality, a survey said yesterday The study of attitudes
 arrow Ethiopia to stay in Somalia until AU force arrives
Ethiopian troops who helped oust Islamist hardliners from Mogadishu will remain in Somalia until the deployment of African Union peacekeepers, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi said yesterday.
 arrow UN calls for end to impunity in Nepal
UN human rights chief Louise Arbour called yesterday for the prosecution of members of Nepal's security forces and rebel Maoists who committed grave human rights abuses during a decade of civil war.
Editorialarrow Editorial: Bureaucracy must be depoliticised
We welcome the Chief Adviser's words of advice to the public officials to act neutrally in the discharge of their duties but the fact of the matter is that the bureaucracy by and large remains politicised
 arrow Editorial: Overhauling the ACC
The caretaker government has a plan to overhaul the Anti-Corruption Commission, which has been dysfunctional since its inception in November 2004.
 arrow The caretaker government's dilemma
Notwithstanding the euphoria displayed by the media about the speech of the chief advisor (CA), it must have come as somewhat of a disappointment to those who would like to see an elected government run
 arrow Time to rethink
There was déjà vu about Indian Foreign Minister Parnab Mukherjee's recent visit. People had unnecessarily raised high hopes, mostly because of the preparations he had made before coming.
 arrow Our Nobel laureate and the politicians
Although there is, admittedly, no unanimity on whether politics could be described as an occupation or a profession, the mainstream politicians of Bangladesh have taken strong exception to the apparently
 
   
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