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The Female Factor: Bangladesh Protests Break Boundaries

Anushay Hossain It is over a week now that crowds refuse to die down in Shahbagh Square in the heart of Dhaka, Bangladesh. While most of the “western media” has either ignored the swelling numbers of ordinary Bangladeshis joining the movement, others have wrongly labeled it as a mass demand for capital punishment. This is […]

The first-ever contest to design and manufacture fuel efficient cars is going to be held in Bangladesh on Mar 15. Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Bangladesh University of Engineering Technology (BUET) will jointly host the event drawing 14 teams from Bangladesh’s technical universities at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in Dhaka. Styled “ECORUN”, organisers say […]

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FE Report Bangladesh Bank governor Dr. Atiur Rahman Wednesday said as part of its stronger supervisory vigilance on fraud in banks, the central bank has put in place an on-line electronic ‘supervision dashboard’, which can provide warning signs of potentially fraudulent transactions. Referring to a Material Loss Review (MLR) for recentbank fraud¸ he said the […]

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Rahman Jahangir Myanmar’s move to build a ‘mini Singapore’ in its territory should alert the authorities concerned in Bangladesh alert. This should serve as a wake-up call for this country. It may miss opportunities for large foreign investments if its neighbour takes advantage of what it has offered to foreign investors long ago–cheap labour cost. […]

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Agents reportedly used intimidation tactics on Somali Muslim MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) today welcomed an FBI investigation into alleged intimidation tactics used on a Somali Muslim by two agents. Last week, CAIR-MN sent a letter to Special Agent in Charge J. Chris Warrener about allegations of improper […]

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We still don’t know exactly how many of Swapna’s coworkers were killed at the Tazreen Fashions factory on November 24, 2012. She was sewing shorts—“half-pants,” they’re called in Bangladesh—when on the ground floor piles of yarn and acrylic fabric began to burn. She had just become pregnant by her husband, Mominul, who worked in the […]

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Sadeq Khan The country has gone through a punishing couple of days of hartal and violent disturbance, during and following the day when the “International Crimes Tribunal” of Bangladesh delivered its second judgment on February 5 against a political leader charged with “crimes against humanity” committed during the liberation war of 1971. The first judgment […]

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Shahbagh hasn’t seen it in years. Pahela Falgun is there. But couples rarely whisper romantic couplets, roses don’t change hands like before, the colour yellow can’t be seen as it used to be over the past years. A much stronger love has descended on the city heart, a spirit that once led the Bangalees to […]

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Abdul Quader Mollah has finally been convicted of war crimes committed in Bangladesh in 1971. Now a huge popular protest in Dhaka’s Shahbag district is demanding the death penalty Tahmima Anam It all began with a victory sign. When Abdul Quader Mollah, assistant secretary-general of Bangladesh’s Jamaat-e-Islami party, emerged from the supreme court on the […]

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By JIM YARDLEY NEW DELHI — Huge daily demonstrations in the heart of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, are upending the nation’s politics and illustrating how heavily the country’s bloody past still weighs on its present. Thousands of protesters, most of them college students and other young people, demonstrated again on Tuesday, fueled by broad public anger […]

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The Jamaat-Shibir activists resorted to hit-and-run clashes with law enforcers after being barred from holding unscheduled rallies in the capital and Chittagong on Wednesday. At least 20 people including the additional deputy commissioner of Motijheel Division of DMP sustained injuries during the clash that continued for nearly five hours from 6:30am. The marauding activists of […]

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