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PM hints at stepping down if opposition accepts all-party government; Tofail, Amu, Menon may feature interim cabinet, says a senior minister Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked her cabinet colleagues to submit their resignation as soon as possible so that the process of forming the polls-time government can be accelerated. A senior minister, who is […]

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the media to present news objectively in the interest of democracy in Bangladesh. “You’ll be able to work freely if the democratic process is unhindered,” she said on Monday. Hasina sought the help of journalists in making the approaching national election free and peaceful. The Prime Minister was speaking […]

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Photo: Anurup Kanti Das Our two leading leaders claim that their politics is for the well-being of the people and country but in reality both are practicing politics of hate and attrition which is based on personal grievances. They are least concerned about the sufferings of the people, the nation and the economy. Had they […]

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009. The morning took off just like any other day. A positive vibe was everywhere with a new government assuming office barely one and a half months ago. Around 9:00am, the Satmasjid Road in Dhanmondi was buzzing with usual morning traffic. Shops were already busy handling customers; parents hurrying to schools to […]

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  The first 14 hours of the 60-hour countrywide shutdown, enforced by the BNP-led 18-party alliance on Monday, was marked by incidents of violent clashes, vandalism and crude bomb blasts allover the country, leaving two people killed.   A Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal activist, Nasiruddin, 22, son of Mintu Mia of Sahebdanga, was shot dead during […]

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BNP acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has claimed that a neighbouring country is conspiring to keep the Awami League in power. In a reference to the ruling party, he said at a press conference on Monday: “They’re trying to stage a one-party election as per the international master plan.” When asked to elaborate, […]

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Senior Awami League leader Suranjit Sengupta has proposed the formation of a parliamentary committee headed by BNP chief Khaleda Zia to work on the format of an ‘interim’ government that will oversee the 10th parliamentary election. The proposal from the ruling party AL’s Advisory Council Member came on Monday, the day Parliament resumed its 19th […]

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Garment leaders have rejected the Tk 5,300 minimum wage for readymade garment workers recommended by the government-appointed wage board, citing their ‘inability’ to pay that much. The wage board members finalised the minimum wage through votes on Monday. Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association President Atiqul Islam said, “We are rejecting this proposal. Our industry […]

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  Ruling means former Pakistan president is on bail in all the cases brought against him since his return from exile.   A Pakistan court has granted bail to Pervez Musharraf, the former military ruler, over a deadly raid on a mosque, bringing closer his possible release after more than six months of house arrest. […]

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Chittagong, Nov 4 (UNB) – BNP leader Abdullah Al Noman on Monday said those who will join Awami League-proposed all-party cabinet will be identified as ‘mass enemies’.   “Those who will join the Awami League’s interim cabinet will be identified as hated mass enemies,” he said while addressing a pro-hartal rally organised by local unit […]

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MK Alamgir. Star file photo Home Minister MK Alamgir today said the government is moving forward to file cases against the persons who called hartal illegally and killed 18 people. “The persons who called hartal illegally are responsible for killing 18 people and we are taking preparation to file cases against them under the Section […]

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  BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday said their party will neither join the Prime Minister’s proposed polls-time all-party cabinet nor participate in the general election under such administration.   “We want to clearly state that BNP will neither join the all-party government nor take part in the polls under the […]

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