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Obama, Japanese PM Discuss North Korea, Maritime Tensions

Kent Klein President Barack Obama and Japan’s new prime minister pledged to work together for a stronger world economy and a strong response to North Korea’s nuclear activities. After their meeting in the Oval Office, President Obama said he and Prime Minister Abe agreed that they would mount a robust response to the recent North […]

Radio station in north-east Bangladesh enables farmers to share research and tips on seeds, pests and the changing climate Naimul Haq for IPS The sun is just beginning its descent as a knot of farmers gathers around a small, portable radio in the grounds of the Nachol Pilot high school in Bangladesh’s north-western Chapai Nawabganj district, about […]

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By Nayma Qayum During the past week, thousands of Bangladeshis have gathered at Shahbag, a neighborhood in Dhaka, demanding justice for the war crimes of 1971. The protests emerged after an international tribunal sentenced Abdul Qader Mollah, assistant secretary general of the political party Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), to life in prison. Shahbag initially demanded the death sentence […]

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At least one killed and dozens injured after Jamaat-e-Islami supporters clash with police over war crimes trials. Police in Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka, have fired tear gas to disperse thousands of supporters of Islamic parties protesting against a war crimes trial linked to the country’s 1971 independence war. Parts of central Dhaka turned into a battlefield as protesters attacked […]

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Fatimah Waseem/The Diamondback   When senior bioengineering major Nahid Sultana came from Bangladesh to the United States, she was a 1-month-old baby. For her parents, the journey meant a better education. But for Sultana, the journey meant leaving behind not only a country, but also a culture integral to her background. Bangladesh’s official language, Bangla, […]

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DHAKA, Bangladesh — Police across Bangladesh clashed Friday with protesters from Islamic political parties denouncing war crimes trials linked to the country’s 1971 independence war, killing two demonstrators and injuring dozens of people, police and witnesses said. The nationwide protests were held separately by Jamaat-e-Islami, the country’s largest Islamic party, and an alliance of 12 […]

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DHAKA: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved the payment of $139.4 million to Bangladesh as the second tranche of a three-year, $975.9 million loan deal to help the country battle budgetary and inflationary pressures. The disbursement brings total payments so far to about $278.8 million, the IMF said in a statement, seen by Reuters […]

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F R Chowdhury   Ever since its creation the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has been working for safer ships and cleaner seas. The term safer ships originally meant improvement in design, construction, material, equipment and training so that accidents and casualties could be reduced. However, a new dimension has been added to the safety factor […]

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‘Jamaat activists’ on Friday vandalised the Sylhet Central Shaheed Minar, set fire to the local outlet of the army-owned Trust Bank, leaving at least 30 injured in clashes, police said. The militants, under the banner of the 12 Islamist parties, were actually Jamaat-e-Islami activists, senior police officials said. The Deputy Commissioner of Sylhet Metropolitan Police, […]

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At least six journalists were injured when a procession of Islamists shouting ‘anti-Shahbagh’ slogans pounced on them after Friday’s Juma prayers in Chittagong, amidst similar clashes in the capital Dhaka. The protesters gathered at the Andarkilla intersection of the city soon after the afternoon prayers, according to the bdnews24.com Correspondent. They attacked the journalists who […]

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