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21 BCL men charged

Detectives yesterday pressed charges against 21 Chhatra League activists for their alleged involvement in the Bishwajit murder. Bishwajit Das, 24, proprietor of Amontran Tailors at Shakhari Bazar in Old Dhaka, was killed during a road blockade programme of the BNP-led 18-party alliance December 9 last year. Seven of the 21 are now behind bars and […]

TOBY M. CADMAN “One must ask what is the point in a trial where the only acceptable result is execution”: have politics irreversibly stolen fair and impartial justice from the victims of the 1971 War of Liberation? I first visited Bangladesh in October 2010 and was greeted with a VIP red carpet reception at the […]

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On Board Air India One, March 5 — President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday said a “democratic, secular and progressive” Bangladesh was in India’s interest and India had conveyed the need to maintain communal peace and harmony at a time the neighbouring country is rocked by clashes that has seen over 70 deaths. “A democratic, secular and […]

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Bangladesh Bank’s foreign exchange reserve has crossed $14-billion mark for the first time. Central bank Governor Atiur Rahman expressed hope that import costs for the next five months would be met with the present reserves. The reserves stood at $14.1 billion Tuesday. The Governor told bdnews24.com the reserves would increase further when the second instalment […]

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BNP leaders on Tuesday claimed that police has kept them confined inside their Naya Paltan party headquarters by throwing a barricade around it . No activists were being allowed entry, they alleged. Policemen, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in hundreds, one water-canon, an armoured van and a prison van were stationed outside BNP headquarters since early […]

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The government has decided to take action against leaders of BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami for the recent violence, Home Minister MK Alamgir said on Tuesday. Leaders of the central committees and local units of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party and its ally Jamaat would have to take all responsibilities for lives and properties lost in violence between […]

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BANGLADESH is again plunging itself into another phase of political turmoil and violence. The decision by the Dhaka-based International Criminal Tribunal (ICT) to award capital punishment to two key leaders of the Bangladeshi Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) on charges of war crimes during the March-December 1971 civil war in the former East Pakistan has triggered large-scale violent […]

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A three-day visit to Bangladesh by President Pranab Mukherjee comes at a suspenseful moment and unambiguously situates India on the side of justice and fairness. Bangladesh is in the throes of a massive social upheaval, symbolised by the spirit of Shahbagh – a neighbourhood in Dhaka that is being likened to Egypt’s Tahrir Square – […]

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Dhaka: Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni on Tuesday said that visiting Indian President Pranab Mukherjee had conveyed “very strongly” that the Indian government is “fully committed” to the assurances given to Dhaka on two outstanding issues — the Teesta water-sharing agreement and the Land Boundary Agreement. Addressing a press conference here, Moni said: “The Indian […]

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Kolkata: West Bengal BJP on Tuesday demanded that the UPA government ‘put pressure’ on Bangladesh to ensure the safety of minority Hindus during the ongoing unrest in Bangladesh. “The Central government and the state government are silent on the atrocities being perpetuated on the minorities (Hindus) of Bangladesh by Islamic fundamentalists. They are not saying […]

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Violent situation in Bangladesh has badly disturbed bilateral trade activities through different border points in Tripura. Exporters and importers of both countries are incurring huge financial loss while government is losing hefty revenue. Trade leaders said successive general strikes in Bangladesh and adverse security situation has affected trade in all six land custom stations. They […]

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PRAJWAL OLI Host´s chances of qualification slimmer KATHMANDU, March 4: Host Nepal´s chances of advancing into the final rounds all but ended on Monday after it succumbed to a 2-0 defeat against Bangladesh in its second match of the AFC Challenge Cup Group D Qualifiers being held at the Dasharath Stadium in Kathmandu. Nepal still […]

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