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No Amar Desh Friday

The Daily Amar Desh is not going to hit the newspaper stands on Friday as police have sealed off its press at Love Road in Dhaka during a raid there. ”Police have also driven our staff out of the press,” Mohiuddin Zilani Tipu, the Press Manager, told reporters around 10.45pm. “There is no scope for […]

The grand finale of Microsoft Imagine Cup Bangladesh 2013 was held last Saturday at the American International University Bangladesh (AIUB) auditorium in the capital. Buet 101, a team from Buet (Bangladesh University of Engineering Technology) won this year’s Imagine Cup Bangladesh competition with their project Happy Watch, a Windows phone app that instantly helps to […]

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 Police raided the press of the Daily Amar Desh in the city’s Tejgaon area on Thursday night, hours after its acting editor Mahmudur Rahman was taken on a 13-day remand following his arrest in three cases. Executive Editor of the daily Abdal Ahmed told UNB that police entered the press around 8:30pm and forced all […]

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 The daylong countrywide hartal, called by Islami Chhatra Shibir, the student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami, ended amid violence that left three people dead on Thursday. According to reports reaching the UNB news desk, one Shibir leader was killed in Khulna and two unidentified people died in Chittagong. In Khulna, Mansoor Ali Gazi, 23, a district unit […]

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The burnt-out vehicles of Chhatra League men at Kajirhat in Chittagong. Hefajat-e Islam activists torched these bikes after they swooped on a BCL rally. Photo: Banglarchokh It was a scorching hot day yesterday, and Mohammad Masud stood at what is typically a bustling spot in the capital’s Motijheel with a heap of peanuts. But there […]

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The ruling Awami League on Thursday night decided in principal to elect a revered person as the country’s 20th President who will be acceptable to all. “Awami League Presidium thinks the President will be a person who is acceptable and respectable to all,” AL general secretary Syed Ashraful Islam said. He came up with the […]

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Bright, fresh, green – but safety unknown DHAKA, 11 April 2013 (IRIN) – Food can just as easily kill as it keeps people alive, experts have learned in Bangladesh, where excessive use of pesticide, unregulated street food and lack of awareness about food safety sicken millions annually. “Every day we are eating dangerous foods, which […]

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Police on Thursday evening launched a drive at the press of the Daily Amar Desh at Tejgaon Industrial Area following a search warrant issued by a Dhaka court. Detective branch of police started the raid around 8:30pm and it was continuing when the report was filled at 10:25pm. A Dhaka court directed to seize all […]

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Jamaat-e-Islami supporters should respect public opinion and focus on larger socio-economic issues Bangladesh, constitutionally a secular democratic republic, needs good governance, leadership and a healthy political culture, rather than a blasphemy law. This law is being demanded by a section of the conservative political parties and the country’s religious leaders — even with the country’s […]

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Two people were killed and 50 others, including 10 policemen, injured in a clash between activists of BCL-Jubo League and Hefajat-e-Islam and villagers at Kazirhat under Bhujpur in Fatikchhari upazila on Thursday. The identities of the deceased could not be known yet. The local administration imposed Section 144 in the area following the clash. Witnesses […]

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 Awami League general secretary Syed Ashraful Islam on Thursday alleged that the main opposition BNP had a plan to overthrow the government through Hefajat-e-Islam’s recent rally in the city. “BNP had an ill-motive to topple an elected government through this (Hefajat’s) programme. They had thought they would be able to dislodge the government within four […]

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 Bangladesh’s remarkable progress in achieving a number of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), including the reduction of poverty, primary school enrolment and maternal health, could be the foundation for an exceptional performance across all indicators by 2015, speakers said at an MDG roundtable on Thursday. Underscoring the need for a final thrust in attaining the […]

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