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‘Compromise, please’

  They made the statement during a courtesy call on the Prime Minister. They requested her to remove ‘political differences’ as two camps were divided over the caretaker government dispute. In line with the amended constitution the ruling Awami League wants to hold next elections under a political government, but the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist […]

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Youths at Shahbagh sit-in want people to speak up at today’s rally for death of war criminal Quader Mollah Amid concerns that the Shahbagh movement spearheaded by the youths is being coopted by some political parties, the organisers have decided not to allow political leaders to address the gatherings including today’s grand rally. Rather, they […]

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ABU DHABI // The Bangladesh Embassy will start repatriating bodies from Saturday, sending the first group of eight to Chittagong, in the southeast of the country. Ten bodies are scheduled to be flown to Dhaka on Monday night and one to Sylhet, in the northeast. The last body still needs police clearance. Mohammed Shahadat Husain, […]

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Shahriar Kabir, executive president of Bangladesh’s Ekattorer Ghatak Dalal Nirmul Committee and war crimes researcher, has been involved in a campaign to bring those accused of war crimes during Bangladesh’s 1971 Liberation War to trial. Speaking with Rudroneel Ghosh, Kabir discussed the push for justice decades after the war, the larger significance of these trials — […]

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Thirteen distinguished personalities, including poets Rafiq Azad and Asad Chowdhury, have been nominated for the Ekushey Padak-2013 for their outstanding contributions to society and the country. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will formally hand over the prestigious awards to the persons at Osmani Memorial Auditorium on Feb 20, said an official handout on Thursday. Ekushey Padak, […]

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DHAKA: Bangladeshi Ahmadis on Thursday shifted the site for their centenary celebrations after thousands of religious rivals torched the original venue. A mob, which witnesses said numbered around 20,000, attacked the venue at Kaliakoir, near Dhaka, late Wednesday where members of the Ahmadiyya Jamaat were due to mark 100 years since the movement began operating […]

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Two independent United Nations human rights experts today stressed that justice for past crimes in Bangladesh requires fair trials, after voicing concern at recent sentences, including the death penalty, handed down in cases that did not ensure due process. The International Crimes Tribunal in Bangladesh recently sentenced Abdul Kalam Azad to death, following a trial conducted in […]

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