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Hefajat-e-Islami calls strike in Chittagong

The Hefajat-e-Islami Bangladesh has called a dawn-to-dusk shutdown in Chittagong for Mar 13, the day Shahbagh’s Ganajagaran Mancha is set to hold two rallies in the port city. Party’s central Joint Secretary General Maulana Moinuddin Ruhi on Saturday told bdnews24.com, “The strike in Chittagong has been called to resist Shahbagh’s atheist bloggers who show disrespect […]

Law enforcers arrested six people including four Myanmar Rohingyas at Shahjalal International Airport in the capital yesterday when they were trying to fly abroad with forged Bangladeshi passports. Members of Armed Police Battalion (APBn) and immigration police arrested the Rohingyas around 8:30am. They are Nasima Khatun, 30, her daughter Jannati Begum, 13, and relatives Rokeya […]

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Top trade body offers to end confrontational politics   Concerned about the current political situation, the business community will take the initiative to hold dialogues between the government and the main opposition BNP. The decision came from a meeting of the country’s apex trade body, the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI), […]

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M Abdul Jalil, Advisory Council member of  Awami League (AL) and former general secretary of the party died at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore on Wednesday at the age of 72. Abdul Jalil, also Chairman of Mercantile Bank Ltd was admitted to the hospital on February 27 with Myocardial Infraction (MI). Abdul Jalil was kept […]

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M. Shahidul Islam It’s incontrovertible by now that the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) is proving an Achilles Heel for the ruling Awami League (AL). Lately, its power to destabilize the nation has prompted Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to invite Indian President Pronob Mukherjee to the country in the midst of a countrywide political unrest and unprecedented political […]

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OK, before discussing should the government ban Jamaat, first let’s ask, can they ban Jamaat? Yes PM Hasina definitely can. In 2013 Prime Minister Hasina, in her second term as prime Minister of Bangladesh can ban anything she wants to ban. She can ban walking on two legs, she can ban eating rice – anything she […]

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KOLKATA: West Bengal BJP leadership on Saturday submitted a memorandum to the governor MK Narayanan saying that they apprehended large-scale infiltration to the state from Bangladesh following the recent turmoil in the neighbouring country. The BJP delegation also urged the governor to take up the issue with the Centre and convince them to put diplomatic […]

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Dhaka, Mar 8 (UNB) – BNP standing committee member MK Anwar on Friday warned that resistance would be built up against the government if ‘mass killing’ is not stopped. “The government killed over 100 people in the country in the last week only to cling to power. Be cautious, or else, we will put up […]

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Jhalakati, Mar 9 (UNB) – Jatiya Party chairman and former president HM Ershad on Saturday urged the people of the country to get united with a view to protect Islam. Ershad expressed his disappointment over the recent killings in police firing and said that he has been maintaining link with Olama Masayek and trying to […]

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If any political party tries to damage public properties resorting to militancy, it can be banned with an executive order, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) chief said on Saturday. “This type of parties had not been banned earlier. But if any party continues such destructive activities, it can be banned constitutionally,” Mizanur Rahman said after […]

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The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) continues to monitor what it describes as offensive blogs and Facebook pages, based on allegations of spreading religious hatred. “The offensive Facebook pages and blogs are being shut down every day as per law,” BTRC Chairman Sunil Kanti Bose told bdnews24.com on Saturday. He said the closure was being […]

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Condemning the ongoing communal riots in Bangladesh, Canadian federal government Friday urged the South Asian country to reverse the growing communal divisions and resolve the conflict peacefully. More than 60 people were killed and hundreds of houses vandalized since the riots began late February. The attack started hours after Vice President of Jamaat-e-Islami party was […]

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