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HANGING 152: REVENGE OR JUSTICE

by F R Chowdhury   The BDR mutiny is a sad chapter in our history. We lost over 70 lives including 57 of our very well-trained army officers. This means to say that we lost more officers in those two days of mutiny than what we lost during the entire nine months of liberation war […]

Mr Abdul Awal Mintoo is a proud product of the Juldia Marine Academy. In 1971, he was still a junior officer on a Pakistani ship when Pakistan army unleashed its killing operation in the in the then East Pakistan. In support of the liberation war, Mr. Mintoo walked off the ship and took refuge in […]

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The year was 2006. It was a leisurely Friday afternoon, and I had just woken up from a rather comfortable afternoon siesta. Everyone at home seemed to be glued to the television set, which was an odd thing at that hour of the day. So I walked over and joined them to see what was […]

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An employee of Rajdhani High School wipes the benches clean for students expected to arrive today, the only school day in this week which had an 84-hour hartal coupled with the last weekend. Photo: Rashed Shumon Nothing seems to be going right for Abir these days. The eighth-grader cannot concentrate in his studies. He looks […]

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Ministers resigned, yet sit for cabinet meeting Sunday; hartal respite likely next week for US official’s visit To add another twist to politics, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has convened a cabinet meeting for Sunday, a week after all ministers submitted resignation letters to her to make way for the formation of an election-time administration. The […]

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  The BNP-led 18-party alliance will stage demonstrations across the country on Saturday protesting the arrest of and torture on the opposition men.   BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir announced the programme at a press briefing at party Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan office on Wednesday night.   Fakhrul said the opposition alliance […]

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Bill Clinton and Barack Obama have had their ups and downs Former US President Bill Clinton says President Barack Obama should find a way to let Americans keep their health coverage under his health law. Insurance companies have cancelled numerous policies that do not meet the law’s strict requirements, even though Mr Obama initially pledged […]

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Election code of conduct finalised   Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad on Wednesday turned down the statement of his deputy Zabed Ali saying that the Election Commission has not taken any decision to communicate with BNP to pursue it for joining the national election.   “The Election Commission (EC) is independent and neutral body. […]

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Garment factory owners have agreed to a monthly minimum wage of Tk 5,300 for their employees. Owners of the woven and knitwear factories officially agreed to the new wage in a meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence, said wage board negotiator Arshad Jamal. “The BGMEA and BKMEA representatives have agreed to […]

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  A Supreme Court lawyer on Wednesday served legal notices on 49 ministers and state ministers asking them to refrain from discharging their respective duties from Thursday as they have already ‘resigned’.   SC lawyer Dr Tuhin Malik served the notice, saying he would take recourse to law if they do not leave their offices […]

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Khaleda Zia went to her Gulshan office after a five-day pause on Wednesday night. The BNP Chairperson reached the office at around 8:15pm after the Opposition’s 84-hour general strike across Bangladesh ended. The Opposition Leader had not come out of her Gulshan residence since last Friday after the shutdown was announced. The presence of a […]

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Khaleda kill people as they don’t respond to her hartal call   Terming BNP and Jamaat terrorist outfits, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday blasted the opposition leader saying that she was out there to fulfill her vengeance through burning people to death during hartals as she failed to grab power through rigging votes with […]

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