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At least 33 people, including four policemen, were killed and scores were injured in a spasm of violence in parts of the country yesterday after Jamaat-Shibir activists clashed with law enforcers to protest against a death penalty to Delawar Hossain Sayedee. Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir claimed that 20 of the dead […]

Hindus under attack

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6 temples, houses burnt outside Dhaka Lashing a déjà vu of 1971, Jamaat-Shibir fanatics yesterday wrecked havoc on the Hindu community across the country. They damaged at least six temples, including one of Buddhists, and torched houses and business establishments of Hindu people in Noakhali, Gaibandha, Chittagong, Rangpur, Sylhet, Chapainawabganj and elsewhere in the country. […]

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The World Bank President has said they can work with Bangladesh for a faster poverty cut with ‘governance and anti-corruption measures in place’ amid the saga of a fracas between the two over Padma bridge funding.  Jim Yong Kim ‘commended’ Bangladesh on Wednesday for its ‘significant progress’ in overcoming poverty at a meeting in Washington […]

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Delwar Hossain Sayedee the man most known in Bangladesh as an Islamic preacher doubling as a politician has been sentenced to death for crimes committed in 1971. The crowds gathered in the streets and avenues and the shouts of joys and relief are in many ways the reflection of a nation denied of many justices […]

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By RACHEL DONADIO VATICAN CITY — Benedict XVI ceased to be pope at 8 p.m. local time (2 p.m. Eastern) Thursday when his resignation took effect, leaving the leadership of the Roman Catholic Church vacant while its leading clerics consider who should succeed him. Benedict left the Vatican by helicopter on Thursday afternoon to spend the […]

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BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has called a media briefing on Friday after she rushed a meeting with senior advisors.  Khaleda’s Press Secretary Maruf Kamal informed journalists about the press conference after the one-hour emergency meeting, held at her Gulshan office, ended around 9.45pm on Thursday. “The opposition leader will meet journalists at her Gulshan office […]

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DHAKA (AFP) – A wave of violence killed at least 21 people in Bangladesh Thursday as Islamists reacted furiously to a ruling that one of their leaders must hang for war crimes during the 1971 independence conflict. At least 17 of them were shot in clashes between police and protesters that erupted after Delwar Hossain […]

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FE Report Switzerland-based SGS Consumer Testing Services has opened a consumer testing laboratory in Chittagong, Bangladesh. The lab provides inspection and audit services, training and consulting, and physical and chemical quality testing services using state-of-the-art equipment to the area’s many apparel manufacturers so they may comply with international standards and regulations such as Registration, Evaluation, […]

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Reazul Bashar and Ashik Hossain Tens of thousands of people on Wednesday chanted slogans demanding death to all convicted war criminals in a Dhaka neighbourhood where no party other than Jamaat-e-Islami usually stages rally.  The organisers of ‘Ganajagaran Mancha’ of Shabagh intersection were overwhelmed by the huge crowd thronging the city’s commercial hub Motijheel to […]

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DHAKA, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) — Bangladesh authorities Thursday blocked Facebook, a popular social networking site amid fear of negative campaigns after a verdict of death sentence on a leader of an Islamic party, sources said. But Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) said that the commission has not shut down the Facebook. “Facebook down because of […]

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By JIM YARDLEY NEW DELHI – A top leader of a fundamentalist Islamic political party in Bangladesh was sentenced to death on Thursday by a special war crimes tribunal that convicted him of committing crimes against humanity during the country’s 1971 war of independence from Pakistan. The death sentence against Delawar Hossain Sayedee, a leader […]

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Children are generating, writing, shooting – and headlining – a popular primetime television news programme in Bangladesh.  DHAKA, Bangladesh, 27 February 2013 – “This is Shampa Islam reporting from the slums of Geneva Camp, Mirpur, Dhaka, for ATN Bangla.” With that, the journalist signs off her television news report on the unhealthy and unsanitary living […]

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