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Bangladesh Protesters Press for Islamist Party Ban

By SYED ZAIN AL-MAHMOOD DHAKA, Bangladesh—Protesters who have thronged the streets of Bangladesh’s capital for two weeks welcomed the government’s move to seek harsher punishments for war criminals, but vowed to continue agitating until the nation’s largest Islamist party is banned. President Zillur Rahman on Monday signed a law that will allow prosecutors to appeal […]

RICHMOND, Va (WTVR) – This talented young group of singers will be in concert tonight at 7:30pm along with the Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Adult Choir and the Ebenezer Baptist Sanctuary Choir for a ‘Celebration of Unity’ honoring the Life and Work of Dr. Martin Luther, King, Jr. The concert will be held […]

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Rajib, better known by his online identity as Thaba Baba, was claimed as one of the main stream activist of Shahbagh protest was stabbed to death In Dhaka yesterday. Many blogger and general people termed it as the output of Shahbag protest as a consiquence total blame goes on Jamat Shibir through medias and protestors  […]

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Jamaat-e-Islami Acting Secretary General Maulana Rafiqul Islam Khan has strongly protested and condemned the propaganda blaming Jamaat and Chhatra Shibir for killing of blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider Shovon, who were killed by miscreants on February 15 night. In a statement, Rafiqul Islam also protested and condemned the threats given by ruling party Awami League backed […]

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Peter Custers The Bengali spring has arrived; the gloom of winter has finally been removed. On February the 5th, 2013, a new generation of activists supported by seasoned progressive political forces, started a movement from the Shahbagh intersection in Dhaka, criticising the weak verdict pronounced by the International Crimes Tribunal in the case against Abdul Quader […]

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Two people were killed in Dhaka and Comilla Monday as Jamaat-Shibir activists took to the streets and clashed with law enforcers to enforce a countrywide hartal (shutdown). Jamaat claimed the Comilla victim was its activist while the details about the Dhaka victim, aged 32, could not be known immediately. Office-goers defied the hartal, buses plied […]

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(Reuters) – Bangladesh will import 250 megawatt-hours (MWh) a day of electricity from India starting in August, the two countries said in a joint statement, to help meet demand while power plants are under construction. A grid interconnection between Bheramara in Bangladesh and Baharampur in India will be completed by the end of July this […]

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By Arun Devnath The biggest Islamic party in Bangladesh said the government’s decision to strengthen the powers of a war crimes tribunal risked plunging the country into anarchy and vowed to enforce a nationwide strike. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed yesterday enabled the International Crimes Tribunal to punish any organization whose members carried out crimes […]

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FE Report Direct marine connectivity could help strengthen bilateral trade and investment between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, said President of Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) Md Sabur Khan Sunday. “Direct marine connectivity between Chittagong and Mongla with Colombo as well as Trincomalee in Sri Lanka will surely boost the bilateral trade and investment […]

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Several people have threatened bdnews24.com after an overwhelming number of readers supported a ban on the Jamaat-e-Islami in a regular opinion poll. The unidentified callers said the online poll was being “manipulated”. “What you are doing is not right,” said one of them late Sunday night. “He was clearly threatening,” said a Deputy News Editor, […]

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A leader of the ruling Awamu League on Monday said they no longer needed BNP’s backing to ban Jamaat-e-Islami, a party that opposed Bangladesh’s independence in 1971. Awami League Joint General Secretary Mahabub-Ul-Alam Hanif, made the statement on Monday, a day after Parliament passed the International Crimes (Tribunals) (Amendment) Act 2013 allowing tribunals to try […]

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