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Shahbagh youth provoking terror: Mahmudur

Acting Editor of Bangla daily Amar Desh Mahmudur Rahman has termed the youngsters demonstrating in Shahbagh demanding execution of all the convicted war criminals as ‘anti-Islam campaigners’. “The so-called ‘Shahbagh youths’ are provoking terrorism. They’re running a negative campaign against Islam and Prophet Muhammad (PUBH),” he told a press conference at the newspaper office Saturday […]

Thousands of people took oath on Saturday not to return home until their demands of death penalty to war criminals and ban on Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir (ICS) are fulfilled. Joining a rally at Rayerbazar Baddhabhumi (mass killing ground) Saturday afternoon, they also vowed to resist Sunday’s hartal called by so-called […]

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DHAKA, Bangladesh — Thousands of students rallied in Bangladesh’s capital on Saturday demanding death to Islamic political party leaders who are on trial for alleged war crimes during the country’s 1971 independence war. Eight top leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami, the country’s largest Islamic party, are being tried on charges of mass killings, rapes and arson allegedly […]

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Mamunur Rahman Chayan’s four goal corner burst eventually put paid to Fiji’s hopes of a first win from a spectacular men’s Hero Hockey World League Round Two 2013 in Delhi. It helped Bangladesh land their third win from four games and with a game against India to come, they are hopeful of causing an upset […]

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The Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar (BCIM) car rally that was flagged off at Kolkata on Friday has entered Bangladesh and is heading for Dhaka, amidst security worries. The organisers say they are worried about the security situation in Bangladesh following the violence on Friday. “We hope this does not affect the rally. We have twenty vehicles with about […]

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The first fairly traded coffins, handmade from bamboo and willow by workers in Bangladesh, are being made available in the UK, the Co-operative said. The coffins, made at a site employing around 70 people in the Nilphamari district, close to where the raw bamboo is grown, will be offered at more than 900 Co-operative Funeralcare homes across […]

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(MENAFN – Arab News) The Saudi-Bangladesh 10th Joint Commission meets on Monday and Tuesday in Riyadh to discuss economic and trade opportunities, said Bangladesh Ambassador Mohammed Shahidul Islam. “The meeting is aimed at securing tangible benefits for both parties in terms of their economies, trade, investment, education, culture, human resource development, health, agriculture, manpower cooperation […]

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By RACHEL ZOLL, AP Pope Benedict XVI has reshaped the papacy simply by giving it up. But how? As the first pontiff in six centuries to step down, Benedict has carved a new path for his successors who decide they cannot rule for life. But scholars say the repercussions could reach beyond just changing how […]

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The main opposition BNP on Saturday extended its support to Sunday’s countrywide dawn-to-dusk shutdown to be enforced by 12 Islamist and like-minded parties. BNP Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi told a press conference at the party’s Naya Paltan headquarters that the support was unconditional. “We’ve decided to give our full supports to the shutdown programme […]

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