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Hefajat “Long March” in Dhaka: A single event that changed Awami Government’s Calculations

Since last night till this evening, Bangladesh underwent a new history of people’s upsurge centering round the heart of Dhaka City and also disseminating to some other remoter cities outside her capital; an upsurge, reportedly a biggest one, ever seen in the history of her independent entity. Many compared this mammoth gathering to the massive […]

M. Shahid Islam February 15, 2013: The political fallout from North Korea’s nuclear test is being felt all across the region of Asia and beyond. South Asian nations are more rattled due to an entrenched Myanmar-North Korea nuclear nexus.     Like India and Pakistan, North Korea is aiming to be recognized as a de […]

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How the Acid Survivors Foundation is helping victims of acid attacks in Bangladesh Violence against women is widely condemned in Bangladesh but the country still witnesses horrific reminders of what people are capable of inflicting on others. The Acid Survivors Foundation (ASF), supported by UK aid, is a trusted partner in the British Government’s work […]

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337 ships stranded with 9 lakh tonne imports Tushar Hayat . Chittagong Loading and offloading activities at the outer anchorage of Chittagong Port as well as water transportation of goods across the country have remained suspended for the past two days due to the strike of lighter vessel workers. Lighter vessel workers went on the […]

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Odhikar expresses serious concern over the violence and one of the most heinous killing sprees in the history of Bangladesh since independence. At least 98 persons, including political activists, women, children and ordinary citizens, were indiscriminately shot and killed by police and other law enforcement agencies on the pretext of controlling the violence between February […]

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Odhikar believes that ‘democracy’ is a form of the State and not merely a process of electing a ruler. Democracy is the product of the peoples’ struggle for inalienable rights, which become the fundamental premise to constitute the State and to define collective aspirations and responsibilities. READ MORE

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নতুন শক্তি সাযযাদ কাদির: দেশে আবির্ভাব ঘটেছে এক নতুন শক্তির। বিরোধে বিবাদে দ্বন্দ্বে সংঘাতে সহিংসতায় সংক্ষুব্ধ রাজনীতির আকাশে উদিত, উত্থিত হয়ে এ শক্তি এখন দেদীপ্যমান। এ উদয় আকস্মিক, অভাবনীয়। বিদ্যমান দুই পরাশক্তির কোলাহল ভেদ করে আরও এক পরাশক্তির আবির্ভাব ঘটতে পারে বলে ধারণা ছিল না কারও। কিন্তু সেই আবির্ভাব ঘটেছে সত্যি সত্যি। এ শক্তির নাম […]

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Hundreds of thousands of marchers call for law that would include death penalty for bloggers who they say insult Islam. Hundreds of thousands of people have held protests in Bangladesh to demand that the government introduce an anti-blasphemy law that would include the death penalty for bloggers who insult Islam. Protest organisers called Saturday’s rally the “long march”, […]

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Mushfiqur Rahim, the captain of Bangladesh’s national cricket team, visited the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s health project – MaMoni – in Habiganj today. As a USAID brand ambassador, Mushfiqur promotes health awareness messages across the country, focusing on mothers and young children. READ MORE

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বাধার পাহাড় ডিঙিয়ে ঢাকায় জনস্রোত : ফরিদপুরের ভাঙ্গায় হামলা, পুলিশের গুলিতে আওয়ামী লীগ নেতার মৃত্যু হেফাজতে ইসলামের লংমার্চ ও মহাসমাবেশ বানচাল করার জন্য পথে হামলা এবং বাধা দেয়া হয়। ঢাকার সঙ্গে দেশের অন্যান্য এলাকার সড়ক, রেল ও নৌপথ বন্ধ করে ঢাকাকে কার্যত বিচ্ছিন্ন করে ফেলা হয়। এসব বাধার পাহাড় ডিঙিয়েই হেফাজতে ইসলামের মহাসমাবেশে যোগ দেয় […]

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The Ganajagaran Mancha on Saturday renewed its vow to resist the hartal on Monday called by the Hefazat-e-Islam and announced fresh programme to press home their demands. According to the programme they will stage a grand rally on April 14 at Shahbagh Square in the city to press home their demands for capital punishment for […]

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Rail communications between Chittagong and Mymensingh remained suspended since Saturday evening as the locomotive of a local train derailed at the outer-signal of Gouripur Railway Station. Officer-in-charge of Mymensingh GRP thana Abdus Sattar said the engine of the Bhairab–bound train from Mymensingh went off the tracks while it was leaving the local railway station around […]

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