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Afghan president strongly condemns death of 11 children by NATO forces in Kunar province and orders government probe. Hamid Karzai, the Afghan president, has condemned a NATO air attack that has killed 11 children in eastern Afghanistan. The children were killed during a joint Afghan-NATO operation against Taliban fighters in the Shigal district of restive Kunar province bordering […]

Four crude bombs were exploded outside the Dhaka Central Jail on Sunday night. Deputy Jailer Mahbub Hussein said two bombs went off in front of the main gate of the jail while another two outside the Jailer’s office at about 10 pm. However, there was no report of any injury or casualty in the explosions. […]

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Seventh Fleet commander vice admiral Scott H Swift on Sunday said the US Navy is trying to build a constant relation with its Bangladesh counterpart to ensure the freedom of navigation for both sides in the area, rather than building a new base anywhere around. “It’s about places, not bases that we’re interested in. Having […]

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This April 6 photo shows policemen sit idle beside the vandalised chairs after the activists of Hefajat-e Islam damaged the makeshift podium of pro-liberation organisations at Mohakhali. Police filed a case against a couple of hundred Hefajat-e-Islam men for attacking the leaders and activists of Ekattorer Ghatok Dalal Nirmul Committee and vandalising their stage at […]

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Pro-hartal elements torched at least six vehicles at different places of the city on Sunday, ahead of Monday’s countrywide daylong hartal called by Hefajat-e-Ialam. Witnesses said a bus was set afire at Kakrail crossing around 5:20 pm while another in front of Rajarbagh Police Lines at the same time. The hartal supporters set a bus […]

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The country goes into the grip of a three-day hartal as Hefajat-e-Islam is set to enforce a daylong hartal on Monday while the BNP-led 18-party alliance on Tuesday and Wednesday. Hefajat-e-Islam Bangladesh from a mammoth rally on Saturday called the countrywide shutdown protesting the government obstructions to its long march programme and repression of its […]

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Three separate courts in Dhaka on Sunday sent eight BNP top leaders including Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and Moudud Ahmed to jail after their surrender in connection with eight cases filed for March 2 and 6 violence in the capital. The other accused are: Goyeshwar Chandra Roy, Mirza Abbas, Shahiduddin Chowdhury Annie, Abdullah Al Noman, […]

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Denouncing Saturday’s attack on a female journalist by Hefajat-e Islam men, journalist leaders on Sunday urged the media houses to boycott all the programmes of the Islamist group if it makes further attack on reporters. “If any political party or organisation fails to ensure the safety of reporters or protecting their equipment, we (journalists) will […]

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IOCs to receive corporate tax exemption, right to sell gas to 3rd party A move is underway to exempt the International Oil Companies (IOCs) from giving corporate tax in an effort to make the country’s deep sea block bidding more lucrative. Under the move, an option is also being introduced in the model production sharing […]

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When residents of this northernmost region of Myanmar talk about the tremendous changes of the past two years, they are not referring to the media freedoms or the economic liberalization transforming other parts of the country. They mean the radicalization of the Kachin ethnic group, whose members inhabit the foothills of the Himalayas near the […]

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The BNP-led 18-party alliance is likely to enforce countrywide shutdowns on Tuesday and Wednesday if the government does not release by Sunday its 148-leaders and activists arrested on March 11. The alliance also decided to postpone its Wednesday’s rally scheduled to be held in front of BNP’s Nayapaltan central office. The decisions were taken following […]

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A two-member Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) team on Sunday applied for visas to visit Canada to complete its ongoing investigation into the much-talked-about Padma Bridge graft case. “Today, we applied for visas to the Canadian High Commission in Dhaka. We’ll fly for Canada once the visas are in our hands. We may fly in a […]

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