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Report: NYPD Spy Program Traumatized Muslim Communities

A year and a half after the Associated Press exposed the New York Police Department’s sprawling surveillance program targeting Muslims, three civil liberties groups have detailed the corrosive impact the program had on the students, families and worshippers who were watched. The report, “Mapping Muslims: NYPD Spying and its Impact on American Muslims,” documents a […]

The trial of Jamaat-e-Islami and BNP leaders in Bangladesh as war criminals has divided the Muslim country. Supporters of the ruling Awami League government alleged the arrested opposition leaders were behind the killings, rapes and other atrocities that occurred during the 1971 liberation war while opponents insist that the trials are politically-motivated as the Hasina […]

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Deep Politics, Part 2:  One-eyed world of the “civil war” roadmap by Faruk Wasif; translated by Tibra Ali ©bdnews24 In battle, freedom fighters need to be alert of each other’s every move. The hunter too targets his prey using only one eye. He is not interested in widening his field of vision. But freedom fighters […]

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Agartala/Aizawl, Mar 13: Assam Rifles said Wednesday that the biggest ever haul of weapons in Mizoram came from Myanmar. “The interrogation of the arrested people and investigation into the arms haul is under way,” Director General Lt. General Ranbir Singh said. “Further details would be known only after the completion of the inquiry,” he said. […]

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Dhaka, Mar 13 (UNB) – A BNP delegation at a meeting with foreign diplomats in Dhaka on Wednesday night discussed the country’s latest political situation. Meeting sources said the BNP leaders informed the diplomats about Monday’s police raid on its Nayaplatan central office and the arrest of over 150 leaders and activists of the party. […]

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রাজশাহীতে পুলিশের সঙ্গে ছাত্রশিবির নেতাকর্মীদের সংঘর্ষের ঘটনা ঘটেছে। এতে অন্তত ১২ জন আহত হয়েছে। জমি সংক্রান্ত বিরোধের জের ধরে নারায়ণগঞ্জের আড়াইহাজারে প্রতিপক্ষ হামলা চালিয়ে দোকান ও ঘর ভাংচুর লুটপাট করেছে। এ ঘটনায় ২০ জন আহত হয়েছে। পাবনার বেড়া উপজেলায় দুর্বৃত্তরা হামলা চালিয়ে ১০টি দোকানে ভাংচুর, লুটপাটের ও অগ্নিসংযোগের ঘটনা ঘটিয়েছে। প্রতিধিনিধিদের পাঠানো খবর : রাজশাহীতে […]

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She urges govt to stop erecting Manchas or people to pull it down Dhaka, Mar 13 (UNB) – Accusing the government of committing crimes against humanity by killing 170 people in the recent political violence, BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Wednesday said all this government—from top to bottom —  will have to face trial for […]

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Mohammad Jashim Uddin Now people keep their eyes at Shahbagh demo for a number of reasons. Everyday comes and goes with a tension and hope of uncertainty. Uncertainty increases every moment for the demonstration for and against the Shahbagh voice. A great question has been arisen whether they are inspired by the spirit of the […]

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Natore, Mar 13 (UNB)–Unidentified miscreants damaged five idols in a temple at Pakuria village in Singra upazila of the district on Wednesday. Police said the devotees found five idols damaged at ‘Hori Tagore Temple’ of the village at about 6.00am when they went there to perform puja and informed police. Offer-in-charge Fayezur Rahman of Singara […]

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Truth About Jamaat Labelled fundamentalist, the Jamaat (right, Jamaat leader Sayedee, who was sentenced to death after being held guilty for crimes in ’71) isn’t guilty of sectarian violence against Hindus Hindus, often oppressed economically, have their lives secure The BJI has relinquished its goal of establishing the ‘rule of Allah’; also promised to reserve […]

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Dhaka, Mar 13 (UNB) – The government on Wednesday formed a nine-member committee to find out those making objectionable comments against Islam and Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) using facebook and blog, and take action against them. “The committee headed by Additional Secretary of the Home Ministry Mainuddin Khandakar was formed at the directive of Prime […]

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The BNP has said it will enforce a dawn-to-dusk shutdown in Dhaka district on Mar 21 if their leaders, arrested from the party’s Naya Paltan headquarters on Monday, are not released by then. District BNP President Abdul Mannan threatened the shutdown at a press briefing at the party headquarters on Wednesday. If BNP Joint General […]

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