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Don’t forget so fast : The Day of year 2009 25 February 2009 Pilkhana (BDR) Tragedy……………. Don’t forget so fast! IN REMEMBRANCE OF OUR VALIANT OFFICERS & CIVILIANS KILLED ON 25 FEB 2009 WE WILL NEVER FORGET YOU

by Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury When the entire nation is mourning the tragic anniversary of the Pilkhana Massacre, that took place during February 25-26 in 2009 killing 73 army officers and humiliation of the members of their families, I would like to expose an untold truth about the dubious role of an army officer named […]

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LIZ PHILIPSON Bangladesh has experienced a rare switchback-ride from hope to fear in the first weeks of 2009. The largely peaceful general election of 29 December 2008 on a 70% voter turnout gave an astonishing landslide victory to the Awami League (AL) led by Sheikh Hasina over the Bangladesh National Party of her bitter rival […]

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Unidentified miscreants on Monday detonated several crude bombs at ‘Janatar Mancha’ and six other places in Brahmanbaria town, police said. However, none was injured in the explosions, they added. Eyewitnesses said two youths reached the ‘Janatar Mancha’ riding a motorcycle around 5.15pm and then exploded four handmade crude bombs. Soon after that, more crude bombs […]

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Monday marks the fourth anniversary of the bloody BDR mutiny, which saw 74 people including 57 army officials killed. The mutiny by some members of the then Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) had started in the Peelkhana headquarters of the border guards in the capital Dhaka on Feb 25, 2009 and ended the following day. The mutiny […]

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Jamaat-e-Islami’s ally Hefazat-e-Islam has announced it would hold mass rallies in all upazila headquarters on March 1 if the government does not stop the Shahbagh movement and free its detained leaders and activists by this month. The announcement came from a rally at Parbati High School in Hathazari upazila of Chittagong Monday afternoon. The organisation […]

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Jasim Uddin Haroon and Rezaul Karim The present confrontational and volatile political scenario is affecting the country’s ability to attract investment, especially in the private sector, as observed by major industry players. The import of capital machinery during the current fiscal year’s first seven months ending on January 31, 2013 dropped 21.59 per cent to US$ […]

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Zeeshan Khan DHAKA: The question of capital punishment stirs strong feelings and so it should. Every death brings bereavement. People unrelated to the crime – wives, children, siblings, husbands, parents – suffer as deep a loss as the people who lost loved ones because of it. It can never be a wonderful thing to end […]

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NEW DELHI: President Pranab Mukherjee’s Bangladesh visit will be a homecoming in more ways than one. Apart from the symbolism of his first overseas trip and the special rapport he shares with the establishment in Bangladesh, Mukherjee will also get a chance to visit his in-laws for the first time since he took over as […]

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The protesters of Ganajagaran Mancha will submit a memorandum to the Home Minister to reinforce their demand for arrest of Bengali daily Amar Desh Acting Editor Mahmudur Rahman for provoking communal hatred through his newspaper. The demonstrators’ spokesperson Imran H Sarker announced the fresh programme from the rally held at the capital’s Mirpur-10 intersection on […]

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Dhaka: Protestors seeking death penalty for war criminals held a rally here on Monday, the 21st day of such demonstrations to press their demands. The rally began at Mirpur intersection of Dhaka as people from different walks of life thronged the venue to demand an end to what they described as “business in the name […]

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Tensions between Islamists and nationalist bloggers heighten in Dhaka over the work of a war crimes tribunal trying Islamist leaders. Jessica Gray reports. Source: Youtube

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