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‘Boycott Pak players’

Pakistani players would henceforth be kept out of the Bangladesh Premier League or any other form of cricket in the country, says Duronto Rajshahi Chairman Mushfiqur Rahman. He appeared at Shahbagh on Sunday morning and made this promise in front of thousands of protestors who are demanding execution of those responsible for the war crimes […]

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Bangladesh’s cabinet approved on Monday changes to war crime laws to ensure opposition leaders on trial for alleged atrocities during the nation’s 1971 independence war can be swiftly executed if convicted. The move came amid huge demonstrations by hundreds of thousands of people in Dhaka for the past seven days calling for quick executions of […]

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The protesters at Shahbagh have called upon the nation to stand up for three minutes at 4pm Tuesday to push for the execution of all war criminals. The announcement came from the “Rejuvenation Platform”, the main stage of protest that turned seven-day-old on Monday. “No matter where you are, please stand up for three minutes […]

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A bus packed with Muslim pilgrims plunged off a bridge into a muddy ditch early Monday in Bangladesh, killing at least 16 people, police said. The bodies recovered from the bus included children, said local police officer Ranjit Kumar Barua. Rescuers took another 15 people who were injured to a hospital, and the rest of […]

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Detectives on Monday detained Shamim Hossain Sayedee, a son of war crimes suspect Jamaat leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee, and his three associates on charges of planning subversive activities. The other detainees are: Habibur Rahman, a teacher of Shanto-Mariam University; Mosharraf Hossain, a teacher of Bangladesh International Cadet Madrasa; and Abdur Rashid, owner of Colombia Travels […]

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DHAKA: The cabinet on Monday approved the proposal to amend Section 21 (2) of the International Crimes (Tribunals) Act, 1973, to ensure equal facilities for both the prosecution and the defence to appeal. In its weekly meeting chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the cabinet cleared the draft of the proposed bill of the Law […]

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New Delhi/Kolkata: A 40-year-old farmer was today killed and a child was injured in “unprovoked” firing by suspected Bangladeshi border guarding force personnel in north Bengal, officials said. The incident took place around 9:30 am in Uttar Dinajpur area of West Bengal, they said, adding one person identified as Mohammed Saeed (40) was killed while […]

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Hundreds of Bangladeshis living in the US state of Michigan on Sunday expressed solidarity with the Shahbagh demonstrators pledging to launch public awareness campaign in the United States in support of the trial of war criminals back home. They also urged the US lawmakers not to be goaded by the lobbyists hired by identified war […]

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Journalists across the country will observe a 24-hour work abstention on March 11 to realise their three-point demand including immediate trial of the killers of journalists including Sagar-Runi. Staring from 6:00am on March 11, the work abstention will continue till 6:00am on March 12, Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury, president of Federal Union of Journalist (BFUJ), said […]

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A hybrid rice variety developed in the Philippines has captured 20 percent of Bangladesh’s hybrid rice market, thus helping the developing country in South Asia meet its goal to become self sufficient in rice, an exporting Filipino firm said Monday. Local firm SL Agritech Corp. has been shipping its SL-8H variety seeds to Bangladesh since the initial production of seeds in […]

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Feb 11 (Reuters) – Olam International made the lowest offer to sell 50,000 tonnes of wheat to Bangladesh for $331.88 a tonne, including freight, insurance and other expenses, in a tender that opened on Monday, an official from the state grains buyer said. Seven bidders took part in the tender, the ninth issued by the government’s grain […]

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