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Hanging of Bangladesh’s JI Leader ‘unacceptable’: Imam e Kaaba

By Areeb Hasni Mecca: The imam of one of the holiest sites of Muslims, Mecca, Abdul Rahman Ibn Abdul Aziz as-Sudais has criticized the decision from a Bangladesh tribunal to hang Jamat-i-Islam (JI) Leader Allama Dilawar Hussain Sayyedi for his role in killings of people in 1971.   According toa JI statement, the Imam e […]

By Syed Tashfin Chowdhury DHAKA – The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), leader of the 18-party opposition, threatened to call another national strike on March 21 if more than 150 of its activists, are not released from police custody soon. The activists were arrested after violence marred a political rally in Dhaka on Monday, with attacks […]

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NEW DELHI (AlertNet) – Three out of four countries in Asia and the Pacific are facing a serious lack of water, and some are in danger of a crisis unless steps are taken to improve water management, a report by the Asian Development Bank and the Asia-Pacific Water Forum has said. The Asian Water Development […]

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Jatiyatabadi Ainjibi Oikya Parishad (JAOP), supported by the opposition BNP and Jamaat alliance, has won a landslide in the elections for the 2013-14 term to take control of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA). The counting of ballots ended on the wee hours on Friday after the two-day annual elections ended on Thursday afternoon. The […]

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Bangladesh unrest

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Urdu broadsheets have mostly adopted a conservative line on Bangladesh. The Jamaat-e-Islami Hind’s biweekly, Daawat, in comment by its editor, Parvez Rehmani (March 10), writes: “The Muslims of Bangladesh are active Muslims. Despite their minds being poisoned with Bangla nationalism and atheistic secularism in 1971, their link to Islam could not be severed. There is […]

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China will provide 133 million U.S. dollars soft loan for a Bangladesh project aimed at bringing all government offices across the country under one network, according to an agreement signed here on Wednesday. Under the framework agreement between the two governments, China will provide 860 million yuan (equivalent to 133 million U.S. dollars) for the […]

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The Open Budget Survey 2012 of the Washington-based International Budget Partnership (IBP) shows that Bangladesh has consistently increased in its Open Budget Index (OBI), indicating that the country is moving towards development, reports UNB. Bangladesh scores 58 out of 100 against 42 in 2008 and 48 in 2010, showing a marked improvement. The Open Budget […]

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Dhaka, Mar 14 (UNB) – As its deadline to the government to release its recently arrested leaders and activists expired today (Thursday), the BNP–led 18-party alliance is going to enforce a 48-hour nationwide hartal from Monday.   A press release issued from the BNP office said the 18-party will enforce the 48-hour shutdown called by […]

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Ajay Vaishnav / Zee Research Group Is India losing grip over the subcontinent? While the question may appear extremely hawkish to many, it is pertinent to ask whether New Delhi’s diplomatic weight in sub-continental capitals is waning? Consider these facts: Maldives: Nowhere in the subcontinent New Delhi has looked in a more precarious situation than […]

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Reports say home-made bombs exploded in central part of the city, where several people including protesters and security forces were injured. (DHAKA, Bangladesh) – As Press TV reports, an analyst whose name is familiar to Salem-News.com readers, Stephen Lendman, says the Bangladeshi government is responsible for the violent clashes that are breaking out in the […]

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  Dhaka, Mar 14 (UNB) – BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Thursday claimed that the press note issued by the Home Ministry was ‘totally false’ as it referred to an incident that took place in 2004.   “This press note is absolutely false. It’s unwanted as well since it referred to […]

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Dhaka, Mar 14 (UNB) – Speaker Abdul Hamid Advocate will perform President Zillur Rahman’s duty until the ailing President recovers. Cabinet Secretary Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan told UNB over telephone on Thursday night that Speaker Abdul Hamid will carry out the duty of the President until he returns home from Singapore after his medical treatment and […]

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