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The AL Road Map and Defeat of the International Community

With the exception of India, the international community has banded together to ask for immediate dialogue to hold credible elections that includes the participation of all political parties. Three separate sources from within the AL’s leadership have collectively divulged the current thinking of the government. If anything, it demonstrates the level of strategic prowess of […]

Australia will send a representative to an ICC security meeting in crisis-torn Bangladesh next week as concerns rise about the nation’s ability to guarantee player safety in this year’s World Twenty20 tournament.   Violence and strikes surrounded elections in Bangladesh this month.   Cricket Australia is sending its anti-corruption and security manager, Sean Carroll, to […]

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Many came to meet ministers; officials did not want to miss the chance With the challenges of an election boycotted by a major political party, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is engrossed in work at her office yesterday while other ministers mostly spent their first day in office being greeted by supporters and lobbyists As new […]

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The BNP chief is likely to hold a press conference tomorrow to inform the people about the alliance’s current stance   The opposition BNP-led 18-party alliance is likely to observe hartal or bring out black flag procession on January 29, the inaugural session of 10th parliament, terming it a “democracy killing day.” The alliance leaders […]

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Man killed for Tk1

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The deceased, a mobile recharge vendor, charged a youth Tk1 extra as he was recharging only Tk10 A youth yesterday killed an elderly neighbour at Bijoynagar in Brahmanbaria for demanding Tk1 extra while recharging the youth’s mobile phone balance. The deceased, Abdul Bashir Mia, 58, was a grocery shop owner and a mobile recharge vendor […]

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The BNP has tried twice to manipulate the government apparatus in order to win the election. They just failed More turmoil to follow? The election held on January 5 was controversial. The government and the election commission claim 40% of the voters took part in spite of the opposition boycott, and that hence the election […]

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Khaleda to meet press Wednesday   The BNP-led 18-party alliance is going to call a countrywide hartal for January 29, the day when the 10th parliament will go into its maiden session, apparently retreating from its action programmes like non-stop hartal and blockade.   Besides, leader of the alliance and BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia will […]

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H1 earnings fall 15% short of target due to political turmoil The revenue collection is apprehended to be lower than projection in the current fiscal year, forcing the government to consider revising down the target. The estimate would be revised late this month as Finance Minister AMA Muhith indicated while visiting the National Board of […]

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  A court here on Monday rejected the bail petitions of two BNP leaders, including BNP standing committee member Brigadier General (retd) Hannan Shah and its joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi in  two cases filed with Motijheel and Paltan police stations.   Dhaka Metropolitan Session Judge Mohammad Zahurul Haque passed the order in the […]

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  The Election Commission on Monday sent letters to seven political parties that have representation to the 10th parliament asking them to take preparation over electing 50 women from reserved seats.   In separate letters to independent MPs, the commission sought their opinions whether they would join any party or alliance.   Election Commissioner Shah […]

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  Emphasising the need for creating an environment conducive to talks, foreign diplomats here on Monday hoped a meaningful dialogue can lead to a fresh election as soon as possible.   “We hope that the dialogue will lead to elections as soon as possible. We see the need to have an environment that conducive to […]

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Indian President Pranab Mukherjee has congratulated Sheikh Hasina on her becoming Bangladesh’s Prime Minister for a second successive term. Mukherjee called Hasina up on Monday evening, the Prime Minister’s Special Assistant (media) Mahbubul Hoque Shakil told bdnews24.com. “India-Bangladesh friendship will be strengthened. The Prime Minister of the new government will take the battle against hunger, […]

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