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The anomaly of a secular Bangladesh

Sunanda K Datta-Ray Sheikh Hasina should draw a veil over the nation’s blood-soaked past, moderate her quest for justice and resolve the dilemma of the Bengali and Muslim identities Begum Khaleda Zia’s snub to Pranab Mukherjee sadly confirmed that Bangladeshis are still fighting yesterday’s battles. They still suffer from the dilemma Zulfikar Ali Bhutto tried […]

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has directed the cabinet secretary to officially start forming terrorism resistance committee in each district, upazila and union in consultation with the deputy commissioners to counter BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami’s anarchy. Hasina, who heads the governing Awami League, also asked the leaders and workers of the party to assist the committees by […]

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স্টাফ রিপোর্টার: বিএনপির ডাকা হরতাল চলাকালে দলটির কেন্দ্রীয় কার্যালয়ের সামনে থেকে যুগ্ম মহাসচিব রুহুল কবির রিজভীকে আটকের চেষ্টা চালিয়েছে পুলিশ। সকাল পৌনে সাতটার দিকে কয়েক জন সাদা  পোশাকের পুলিশ এসে রিজভীকে গাড়িতে তোলার জন্য টানাহেঁচড়া শুরু করে। এতে তিনি মাটিতে পড়ে যান। পরে অন্যান্য নেতাকর্মীদের প্রতিরোধের মুখে শেষ পর্যন্ত রিজভীকে গাড়িতে তোলা সম্ভব হয়নি। এ […]

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Dhaka, Mar 8 (UNB) – The country is likely to face a grave uncertainty in meeting its energy needs as the government has failed to implement a “highly ambitious and unrealistic” plan, according to experts. After assuming office in 2009, the Awami League government adopted a mega plan to increase the energy supply by enhancing […]

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Dhaka, Mar 07 (UNB) – Brigadier General Mohammad Akbar Hossain of Artillery Corps has been appointed the chief of the Directorate General of Forces Intelligence (DGFI). The appointment was made on Thursday, a Defence Ministry source told UNB. He has replaced Major General Sheikh Mamun Khaled, who served the DGFI for over five years. Maj […]

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Body of the teenaged son of Narayanganj Ganajagaran Mancha unit organiser and cultural personality Rafiur Rabbi was recovered from the Shitalakkha river Friday, two days after he went missing. Rabbi identified his son Tanvir Mohammad Twaki, 17, after his body was recovered from a canal river around 10:45am. Narayanganj Sadar Model Police Station Officer in […]

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Dhaka, Mar 8 (UNB) – A suspected Jamaat man died as he fell from a high rise after being chased by police in the city’s Purana Paltan area on Friday afternoon. The identity of the deceased, aged around 30, could not be known yet.Meanwhile, the law enforcers arrested around 90 suspected Jamaat-Shibir men from different […]

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Shahbagh demonstrators have declared a week long fresh programme including rallies and processions to press home their six-point demand. According to the new programme, they will stage rallies in Uttara, Chittagong and Ashulia between March 10 and March 16. Imran H Sarker, convener of Blogger and Online Activist Network, announced the programme at a rally […]

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FE Report The achievement of targeted economic growth will not be possible without further development of the power, energy and communication infrastructure, the central bank said in its latest annual report for the fiscal year (FY) 2011-12, released on Thursday. “Attainment of the expected gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the fiscal year (FY) 2012-13 […]

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A Rab official was injured when unidentified criminals exploded two cocktails near Gonojagoron Mancha at Shahbagh Projonmo Chattar in the capital on Friday afternoon. Police in the evening picked up several people in connection with the explosions of homemade bombs. “We detained 15 people, most of them canteen boys, for interrogation,” Inspector (investigation) of Shahbagh […]

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Rapid Action Battalion arrested two leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami including its city unit Assistant Secretary General Selim Uddin Selim from Karwan Bazar in the capital early Friday. The other arrestee is Mahmudur Rahman, Nayeb-e-Ameer of Uttara Thana unit, Lt Col Ziaul Ahsan, director of the Rab intelligence wing, confirmed the arrests. Rab-2 members arrested the duo […]

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DHAKA:One person died after falling from a roof during police raid on a multi-storied building in capital’s Bijoynagar area on Friday when law enforcers foiled a bid by some Islamist parties to stage demonstration in nearby Baitul Mukarram mosque after Jumma prayers. Police mounted heavy security around the national mosque and screened people at all […]

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