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No respite for Rohingya in Bangladesh

Refugees forced to flee Myanmar are living in camps without adequate access to food or health services. Rohingya refugee Shajida Begum, 18, has lived in northern Britain for four years, and 2014 will be the year she finishes high school and hopefully begins a university degree in accountancy. It is a very different life from […]

Bangladesh’s minority Hindus are being attacked by Islamists who seem as preoccupied with land as they are with politics or religion Subhash Ghosh was away when, early on Dec. 13, dozens of activists from Bangladesh’s largest Islamist party, Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), descended on the home in which generations of his family have lived. They paid particular […]

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After nearly 47 days of apparent closure, normal political activities resumed in the BNP’s Nayapaltan central office on Thursday.   Three BNP assistant office secretaries — Abdul Latif Jony, Shamimur Rahman Shamim, Asadul Karim Shaheen — and Jubo Dal senior vice president Abdus Salam Azad entered the party office around 11:25 pm without any obstruction […]

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BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia told Indian High Commissioner Pankaj Saran that her party wants to maintain good relations with India based on equal respect and mutual benefits.  BNP vice-chairman Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury said this on Thursday night after a meeting between party chairperson Khaleda Zia and Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Pankaj Saran.   The […]

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 The BNP has weakened itself by not participating in the election which may have borne the party a great result, and the AL has done it by holding that election The election has weakened both parties in the eyes of the people The Awami League-driven government is here again. It’s going to steer the helms, […]

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Inu made the remark yesterday at a press conference, organised to give a reaction to the statement made by Khaleda at an earlier press conference on Wednesday Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu has claimed that BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s terming of the present elected government as “illegal” – meant that she had started a conspiracy […]

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 All the scheduled banks have been asked not to purchase any more motor car, cost more than Tk50 lakh Bangladesh Bank has imposed a restriction on spending by the commercial banks on purchasing motor vehicles, apparently to prevent them from the recent buying spree of expensive luxurious cars. All the scheduled banks have been asked […]

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BNP to ‘go slow’

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It will take about one year to put pressure on the government to hold a mid-term election The BNP is planning to adopt a “go slow” policy in waging movements in the coming months, with an aim to enforce a mid-term election in about a year’s time, with the apparent realisation that nothing fruitful could […]

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  The European Parliament (EP) on Thursday passed a resolution on Bangladesh requesting the European Union (EU) to assist a process seeking ‘a compromise which would give the Bangladeshi people a chance to express their democratic choice in a representative way.   “The EU (European Union) should use every means available to assist a process […]

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by    F R Chowdhury   The diplomats represent their states. They are the representatives of their head of states. They bring a letter of accreditation from their heads of state and hand-over the same to the head of the state they are accredited to. Their role and function is to develop friendly and cordial […]

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By Nahid Kaizar On a special drive at the bengali daily Inqilab by the law enforcement agencies tonight, the on duty police personnels ransacked the computers and necessary equipments of the daily and arrested three journalists, including its chief reporter. The daily Inqilab recently published a report on the Indian intelligence agency RAW’s involvement in […]

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  Less than two months into losing the job as the Home Minister, Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir, MP suffered an unexpected humiliation in Kachua upazila on Thursday as shoes were thrown at him at a religious function.   Witnesses said MK Alamgir went to attend the akheri munajat (last prayers) of a two-day annual waj mahfil […]

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