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Bangladesh has little to celebrate after the most violent election day in its history

With 21 people dead, along with further human rights abuses and an absence of opposition, serious questions must now be asked of this government My cousin Amna (not her real name), a student at Anwer Khan Modern Medical College in Dhaka, is currently resitting her crucial exams and missed all her classes in the past […]

Two ladies eyed each other from their elegant residences in Dhaka, the Bangladeshi capital, last week, each waiting to see whether the other would blink. The former prime minister, stern-faced and imperious as a medieval queen, received visitors in a creamy white sitting room as a servant brought pastries. She had spent the week under […]

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AL lost either side being alienated from people, she says   BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Wednesday urged the government to take immediate steps for holding fresh dialogue to resolve the current political impasse and install a democratic government.   “This is an illegal government and an illegal government doesn’t have any responsibility to people […]

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  Prime Minister’s political adviser HT Imam on Wednesday said the government will sit in dialogue with BNP if the party shuns the path of violence and parts the company of Jamaat-e Islami.   He came up with the remark while talking to reporters at the Election Commission Secretariat on Wednesday evening.   Asked about […]

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  Police in India have arrested two men in connection with the gang rape of a Danish woman close to her Delhi hotel.   The 51-year-old tourist was raped at knife-point by a group of men in the Paharganj area on Tuesday evening after she lost her way and asked for help, reports the BBC. […]

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The two men who died in an alleged gunfight in Chittagong City were innocent, their families have claimed. Police, however, have rejected the family version, saying both were muggers. Locals say one of the youths owned a fuel oil shop while another was a truck driver. Ismail Hossain Rajib, 25, and Nasir Uddin, 32, died […]

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Khaleda Zia issued a ‘framework for future course of action’ in a statement before the media at the Westin Hotel on Wednesday afternoon. The BNP chief said she was confident the deprived and the repressed people of this country would soon regain their “lost” voting rights  and she would never repeat the “undemocratic actions of […]

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World Bank forecast the GDP rate in its report “Global Economic Prospects, January 2014,” published on Wednesday The GDP (Gross Domestic Product) growth of Bangladesh will be 5.7% in the financial fiscal year of 2013-14 due to political uncertainty in the country. According to the World Bank’s report, Bangladesh is far away from its 7.2% […]

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This will be the first international meeting of Tofail Ahmed as commerce minister – See more at: http://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/2014/jan/15/tofail-ahmed-visit-india#sthash.KK9GL54f.dpuf This will be the first international meeting of Tofail Ahmed as commerce minister Commerce Minister and Advisory Council Member of the ruling Awami League, Tofail Ahmed, is set to visit India for joining a conference of SAARC […]

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The Election Commission is fully prepared to hold re-polling in 390 centres of seven parliamentary constituencies in six districts on Thursday. Balloting had to be suspended in 392 centres during the Jan 5 general election because of violence, arson and snatching of ballot boxes. Re-polling, however, cannot be held in two centres in the Kurigram-4 […]

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BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has said Bangladesh has been stripped of democracy and that it must be restored through a movement. “We have not lost. It is they who have lost,” she said as a rejoinder to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s earlier remark that the party had lost both ways by sitting out the 10th […]

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Bangladesh National Party (BNP) needs a few grand and revolutionary ideas, which do not involve street protests, at least for the time being. The party has just got outwitted in the game of tricks that were played deftly by a geopolitical alliance, with less regard for norms or propriety. The BNP should start its reassessment […]

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