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Bangladeshi Police: An Institutional Failure

by Zia Hassan [Adapted from the Bengali original by Tibra Ali] In country wide clashes that followed the verdict on Delwar Hossain Sayedee, 41 people have been killed, including 3 from the police. I see this as an institutional failure. I don’t know the details yet, and I don’t think anyone does – how many […]

Nineteen people, including a police constable, died on Sunday when activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and Islami Chhatra Shibir and fans of convicted Jamaat leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee clashed with law enforcers in five districts. Of them, nine died in early morning clash in three upazilas of Bogra while six in two upazilas of Joypurhat during Jamaat-called […]

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Two more protesters killed by security forces, bringing death toll to 46, as war crimes protests continue for third day. Two more people have been killed by Bangladeshi security forces as violent clashes continued for a third day in the capital city of Dhaka after an opposition party leader was sentenced to death. Saturday’s incident […]

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  Bangladesh on Sunday rolled out the red carpet for President Pranab Mukherjee who arrived in Dhaka on Sunday on a three-day state visit to boost bilateral ties amidst a general strike by fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami to protest the conviction of its three top leaders for 1971 war crimes. In an apparent fall-out of the domestic […]

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F R Chowdhury   In Middle-East and North African Arab world, a number of corrupt dictators have been ruling for long. In some countries they are referred to as President but let there be no illusion. They are all equal dictators sometime in disguise of being an elected president. We all knew one day it […]

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Finance Minister AMA Muhith said on Sunday that the US$200 million Indian grants will be spent for construction of Padma Bridge. “We have decided all of it (200 million) will be used for Padma bridge purpose,” Muhith told reporters emerging from his call on with visiting Indian President Pranab Mukherjee at Sonargaon Hotel yesterday afternoon. […]

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BNP leader Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Sunday alleged that death threats were being issued against their party chief Khaleda Zia through some blogs and social media Facebook. “In a (blog) post it was stated I wish to launch mass killing by killing Khaleda,” the joint secretary general of the main opposition party told a press […]

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Rezaul Karim A total of 940 borrowers – the top 20 defaulters drawn from each of the 47 scheduled commercial and specialised banks – defaulted on payments of loans and credits to the tune of over Tk 209.201 billion as of December last. The amount was 48.97 per cent of the total amount of classified […]

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