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‘Justice in Bangladesh: Another kind of crime’ itself is another kind of crime!

On 23rd March The Economist published an article titled ‘Justice in Bangladesh: Another kind of crime’ [1] criticizing the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), Bangladesh. The article starts by dignifying the infamous Eichmann trial, a Second World War Holocaust case, which took place in Jerusalem in 1961, as ‘model of meticulous process’ and ‘open, subject to […]

The killing of trucker Khokon’s just a kilometre away from his home in Bogra town leaves his pregnant wife and eight-year-old son devastated. Inset, Shahidul Islam . Photo: Star Shahidul Islam Khokon, the truck driver who was killed by pickets when he was driving his goods-laden vehicle through Bogra in the early hours yesterday, had […]

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Tripods are seen without cameras and their operators in front of the BNP Nayapaltan headquarters yesterday. Newspersons usually wait there to get opposition leaders’ comments as they emerge out of the office. But with almost 50 of its active leaders behind bars, there was no opposition leader yesterday to speak to the media for quite […]

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The economy is set to bleed after the exports and service sector have become a hostage at the hands of the opposition parties, with the fall in productivity punctuated by holidays and weekends. Until April 14, when the country will celebrate Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bangla New Year 1420, the total economy will […]

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Rejecting the Prime Minister’s remarks that there is no need for enacting any new anti-blasphemy law, Hefajat-e-Islam Bangladesh central nayeb-e-ameer Nur Hossain Qasimi on Tuesday said his organisation will force the government to formulate a law in this regard. “We don’t subscribe to what the Prime Minister has said. The government must meet the 13-point […]

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 Four vehicles were torched in the capital and Gazipur district on Tuesday evening as a countrywide 36-hour hartal enforced by the BNP-led 18-party is in progress. In the capital, a taxicab was set on fire at Chowdhurypara under Khilgaon Police Station around 7:15 pm while a minibus of ‘Grameen Paribahan’ at Natun Bazar under Vatara […]

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Shahbagh youths march towards Jatiya Press Club with a procession with sticks Tuesday afternoon to protest the attempted attack by Hefajat-e Islam men on April 6. Photo: Amran Hossain Youths of Gonojagoron Mancha brought out a procession with sticks Tuesday afternoon protesting the attempted attack on the Mancha by activists and supporters of Hefajat-e Islam […]

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Admirers of Margaret Thatcher on Tuesday mourned the “Iron Lady” who as Britain’s longest serving prime minister in over a century pitched free-market capitalism as the only medicine for her country’s crippled economy and the crumbling Soviet bloc. World leaders past and present, from Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to U.S. President Barack Obama, led tributes […]

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Awami League Joint General Secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif More than Tk 85 crore was spent for the April 6 long march and post-march rally of Hefajat-e Islam, Awami League joint general secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif said on Tuesday. A massive plan of anarchy was hatched by the mastermind and main opposition leader Khaleda Zia was […]

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The Jatiya Sangsad will elect a new president on April 29, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad announced Tuesday afternoon. The last date for submitting nomination is April 21 and for withdrawal April 24, the CEC informed at a press briefing at Election Commission Tuesday afternoon. If there is only one contestant, the EC […]

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Islami Chhatra Shibir, the student body of Jamaat-e-Islami, has called a countrywide daylong hartal (shutdown) for Thursday to demand release of its president who, it claimed, was tortured during remand. Abdul Jabbar, secretary general of Shibir, made the announcement through a press release on Tuesday. On March 31, detectives arrested Shibir President Delwar Hossain at […]

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Emergency is govt jurisdiction, not opposition’s, says Dudu Dhaka, Apr 9 (UNB) – Opposition BNP on Tuesday threatened to intensify the ongoing movement further if the government does not withdraw the ‘false’ cases filed against its leaders and activists and release them immediately. “We demand withdraw of all the false cases filed against BNP leaders […]

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