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Tougher agitation if leaders not freed in 24 hrs

The BNP has threatened new, tougher street agitation if the arrested leaders of the party are not released in the next 24 hours. The party’s Acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir told reporters about the party’s decision after a meeting of its policymakers on Tuesday night. “The National Standing Committee demands release of the […]

Malala Yousafzai, the 15-year-old Pakistani student and women’s education activist, returned to the classroom for the first time today since being shot in the head by a member of the Taliban in October. She is starting as a ninth-year student at Edgbaston High School, the oldest independent girls school in Birmingham, England. On Oct. 9, 2012, […]

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Bangladeshi women walk past a security vehicle during a general strike in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, March 19, 2013. The main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party, or BNP, and its 17 other allies were enforcing a shutdown to try to secure release of 154 leaders and activists detained this month. Opposition supporters clashed with pro-government activists in […]

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Wal-Mart Stores (WMT), the world’s biggest retailer, could move some of its apparel manufacturing out of Bangladesh, according to a report published in Women’s Wear Daily. The report said the company has a strategy to reduce its reliance on Bangladesh. Bangladesh is the world’s second-biggest apparel exporter, after China, with an industry worth about $19 […]

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M. Serajul Islam   In the initial phase, the Shahabag youth movement or the Gonojagoron Mancha (GM) had caught the imagination of perhaps the largest number of the people in any movement since 1971. The first few days of the movement also established the fact that the crimes committed in 1971 by the local collaborators […]

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Barrister Nazir Ahmed Introduction Some extreme left oriented political parties and their affiliated professional and cultural organisations have long been demanding for banning the Bangladesh Jammat-e Islami (BJI).  This is not their new demand.  However, they have recently intensified their demand which most of the Bangladeshi media appears to be proactive in highlighting.  Jatiya Somajtantrik […]

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Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu on Tuesday implored BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia to come up with a ‘true list of war criminals and atheists’. “She (Khaleda Zia) said she will try true war criminals if elected to power. We are trying marked war criminals. Then who will she try if she comes to power?” “Does […]

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BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul on Tuesday threatened that the 18-party alliance will make its ongoing movement tougher to force the government to restore the non-party caretaker government system. “The nation will unitedly choose the path of resistance to face the government’s repressive acts. We want to clearly state that the ongoing movement for […]

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A prosecution witness who survived brush fires at village Sultanpur Dakkhin Banikpara in Rauzan of Chittagong on April 13, 1971 on Tuesday testified against detained war crimes accused BNP MP Salauddin Quader Chowdhury. Anil Baran Dhar, prosecution witness -22, told the three-member International Crimes Tribunal-1 that an occupation army man in association with its followers, […]

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Foreign Minister Dr Dipu Moni on Tuesday attended the Celebratory Mass of the new Pope in the Vatican City. Vatican witnessed a huge congregation of Monarchs, Heir to the Monarchs. Heads of state, vice heads of state, prime ministers, ministers and high-profile dignitaries attended the celebrations. This congregation provided an opportunity for the visiting Foreign […]

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The High Court in its full verdict, which was released on Tuesday, declared the Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) building illegal and asked the government to demolish it within 90 days. The court directed the authorities to use the land for public welfare. The HC in its verdict said if this harmful building […]

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Rangana Herath celebrated his 35th birthday with a career-best 7-89 as Sri Lanka clinched the series against Bangladesh with a comfortable seven-wicket win in the second and final Test on Tuesday. Opener Tillakaratne Dilshan (57) and left-hander Kumar Sangakkara (55) put on 94 for the second wicket to steer the home team towards their 160-run […]

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