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Shahbagh upheaval continues

A new dimension was added to the popular uprising at Shahbagh intersection on demand for death penalty of war criminals as the national parliament gave it recognition on the sixth day, although the opposition politicians grew louder in criticism. As the youth-led movement was a groundswell of support from home and abroad, the protesters Sunday […]

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Mohiuddin Alamgir and Sarder Mahabbat Ali The popular protests spearheaded by youths from Shahbagh Square on the fifth day on Saturday saw huge torch and candlelight processions after dusk as people from all walks of life continued streaming into the heart of the city all day taking a fresh vow not to leave the square […]

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DHAKA: The city’s Shahbagh intersection evoked memories of the mass agitation in Egypt’s Tahrir Square on Wednesday with thousands of people continuing their sit-in programme to demand capital punishment for Abdul Quader Molla and other war criminals. Vowing to continue their sit-in, People from all strata of life and organisers have announced to stage a […]

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Winds of Change: Projonmo Chottor Faruque Azam A wind of change is blowing in the wind my friend Time of change is at the Shahbagh Chottor; Sea of young generation swarmed the square Like the rebels, who seek truth and justice Without arms, without bullets, without blood on hand.. Where have you been Oh young […]

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Bangladesh will propose to the World Bank (WB) to divert the scrapped $1.2 billion fund, which was supposed to be disbursed for constructing Padma Bridge, to other development projects now being implemented with the Bank aid. Finance Minister AMA Muhith made the announcement on Sunday, saying, “The proposal of fund diversion will be formally placed […]

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Bangladesh has been put on high alert following the death of at least 95 people in India due to swine flu or A/H1N1, officials said Sunday. “We’re on alert as a precautionary measure against the H1N1 influenza,” Benazir Ahmed, director of disease control under the ministry of health and family welfare, told Xinhua. A ministry […]

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(Reuters) – Bangladesh is planning to amend a law to allow the government to appeal for tougher penalties for war criminals, the law minister said on Sunday, the sixth day of protests since a convicted Islamist leader got a sentence many people think was too light. The war crimes tribunal sentenced the Islamic party leader, […]

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CHITTAGONG, BANGLADESH // The bodies of seven men who died in one of the UAE’s worst road accidents arrived in a cargo plane in Chittagong this morning. Noor Nahar Laki, 42, has lost her only child, her only son, Mohammed Arif Uddin, 22, who worked as a painter. She walked feebly towards the unloading dock […]

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Truth, Not Punishment

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JALAL ALAMGIR makes the case for justice, not vengeance I have often asked scholars from Pakistan about their perspective on 1971. Usually I hear profound apologies, personal gestures meant to compensate for the official failure of their government to come to terms with the tragedy. Last February, when I asked that question at a conference at […]

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Dhaka, Feb.10 (ANI): Foreign Secretaries of India and Bangladesh today concluded a very productive round of discussions, during which they covered the entire gamut of bilateral relations and other issues of mutual interest. Sunday’s meeting provided an opportunity for the two sides to prepare for the second meeting of the Joint Consultative Commission at the […]

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