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BNP working as Pakistan agent: Hanif

Ruling Awami League leader Mahbub-ul Alam Hanif has said ‘sorry’ to BNP leaders who were injured in clashes on Wednesday during a rally in front of the main opposition party’s headquarters at Naya Paltan. But he felt pity for the party, saying it has gone far away from the spirit of the War of Liberation […]

By Jack Kim and Louis Charbonneau (Reuters) – North Korea threatened the United States on Thursday with a preemptive nuclear strike, raising the level of rhetoric just before the U.N. Security Council approved new sanctions against the reclusive country. The White House said North Korea’s threats would only lead to Pyongyang’s further international isolation and declared that […]

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A flawed tribunal opens old wounds and threatens Bangladesh’s future IT WAS supposed to help Bangladesh come to terms with the horrors that accompanied its birth as a nation in 1971. But the “International Crimes Tribunal” has provoked the worst political violence the country has endured in the 42 years since. Actually a domestic court, […]

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Asit Ranjan Mishra   &  Elizabeth Roche New Delhi: Bangladesh has replaced Sri Lanka as India’s largest subcontinental trading partner, with tariff issues and New Delhi’s growing tensions with its southern island nation hurting the commercial relationship between the two countries. Meanwhile, India’s better ties with Bangladesh have seen an increase in agricultural exports to […]

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Yasir Wardad and Shah Alam Nur Export of readymade garments (RMG) to India would face a major setback as the big neighbour’s parliament slapped nearly 16 per cent countervailing duty (CVD) on import of the products from Bangladesh, RMG sector insiders said. The Indian measure came when the RMG exporters in Bangladesh starting viewing the neighbouring […]

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A few days back, after I returned from Dhaka, we tried to get in touch with some intellectuals and academicians in Bangladesh to write a piece for us to look into the psychology of the Shahbag protesters. We were still inquisitive as to why a democratic movement would be governed by undemocratic demands like death […]

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(Not vetted by CNN) At least seventy-eight people were killed and about 7000 people were severely injured by the government forces of Bangladesh to stop a protest by the opposition party calling for injustice done to the international renowned Islamic scholar and a former member of parliament Delwar Hussain Saydee by the government’s puppet international […]

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BDR jawans met with Awami League MP Fazle Noor Taposh thrice before the 2009 Pilkhana BDR mutiny to discuss various demands, the lawmaker told a trial court Wednesday. He also said two groups of BDR jawans met him in November and December in 2008 at his Dhanmondi office and sought his assistance to fulfil their […]

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DHAKA, MAR 6: Bangladesh said on Tuesday it will not suspend Norwegian mobile telephone firm Telenor’s operations in the country even though a government commission had said its license should be suspended immediately. The commission, set up last year, concluded in a preliminary report last month that the original licensing agreement in 1996, which created […]

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DHAKA: About 100 people, including politicians and journalists, were injured, most of them with bullet wounds, after gun-totting law enforcers fired a volley of tear gas and rubber bullets on scheduled protest rallies by opposition BNP and Jamaat in city’s Naya Paltan and Bijoynagar areas Wednesday afternoon. The crowded downtown areas were rocked by innumerable […]

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Four women lawmakers of the BNP who were arrested from in front of the party’s Nayapaltan headquarters in the morning during hartal (shutdown) hours were released eights hours later. Pickets vandalised and set fire to several vehicles and blasted cocktails in different parts of Dhaka to enforce a daylong hartal (shutdown) called by main opposition BNP (Bangladesh Nationalist […]

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নিজস্ব প্রতিবেদক নতুন বার্তা ডটকম ঢাকা: ঊর্ধ্বতন কর্মকর্তার নির্দেশে বিএনপির মিছিলে গুলি না করায় দুই পুলিশ কর্মকর্তাকে তাৎক্ষণিকভাবে প্রত্যাহার করে নেয়া হয়েছে। রাজধানীর নয়াপল্টনে বিএনপির কেন্দ্রীয় কার্যালয়ের সামনে বৃহস্পতিবার দুপুরে এমন ঘটনা ঘটে। প্রত্যাহার করা পুলিশ কর্মকর্তাদের নাম তাৎক্ষণিকভাবে জানা যায়নি। তবে তাদের একজন মতিঝিল জোনের এসি বলে জানা গেছে। তাদেরকে অন্য জায়গায় দায়িত্ব দেয়া […]

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