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20 hurt in BCL-JCD clash at Comilla University

At least 20 people, including three policemen, were injured as Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) men clashed with police and activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) at Comilla University on Saturday.   Police and witnesses said the clash broke out when BCL activists, led by its university unit convener Mahmudur Rahman Masum, attacked the procession brought […]

The report says Rafiqul in his confessional statement said he had 50% partnership in Softalk Online (HK) Limited, with Carey Multi-level marketing firm Destiny Group and its several sister concerns have siphoned off over Tk100crore to the USA, France, Thailand, Hong Kong and Singapore between June 2010 and 2012, reveals a probe by the Anti-Corruption […]

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Investors want highly qualified people for market-related organs The country’s stock market, now showing a positive trend, will remain vibrant in the coming months, if the ongoing peaceful political atmosphere persists and companies offer satisfactory dividends, market analysts say.   However, they suggested the investors to remain careful about buying ‘junk shares’ to avert any […]

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Waves of bomb attacks have failed to break the spirit of activists in a campaign against communal violence. Ganajagaran Mancha’s road march against attacks on religious minorities is about to enter Thakurgaon after braving past three phases of bomb attacks ever since it set out on Friday. They were targeted once again when their vehicles […]

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The government should not punish newspapers for disseminating information or points of view with which they disagree We are highly concerned about the arrest and detention of three journalists from the Inquilab newspaper under the Information and Communications Technology Act. Taken together with the bringing of a case against the publisher and the closure of […]

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Accusing the government of trying to reestablish a one-party rule, ‘Baksal’, under a different cover, BNP standing committee member Dr Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Saturday vowed to foil it through a movement together with people.   “The government’s desire to perpetuate power by force and establish an unwritten Baksal rule ignoring people’s opinions wouldn’t be […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday warned BNP-Jamaat that they will have to shun militant and terrorist activities if they want to do politics in Bangladesh.   “You (BNP-Jamaat) will have to shun militant and terrorist activities if you want to do politics in Bangladesh, or else, people will reject them,” she said.   Sheikh […]

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Five years of continually losing ground, and passing on doors ajar Over the last five years, Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), one of the two major political forces in Bangladesh, got a number of golden opportunities, which, if the party managed to count on properly, could have been enough to build a strong movement that might […]

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The Japan development agency, JICA, is ready to talk again about the Padma bridge project if the government wants, its new chief for Bangladesh says. The new Chief Representative Mikio Hataeda told bdnews24.com that they were closely watching the progress of the project as they understood its ‘importance’. “Once the government likes to talk about […]

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Pakistan has decided not to say anything about 1971 war crimes trial “at all level” amid fears of losing market in Bangladesh and further straining relations. “This is their decision at the highest level,” Bangladesh’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York AK Abdul Momen told bdnews24.com. He said his Pakistani counterpart Masood […]

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Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) detained 6,643 foreign nationals last year from different points along Myanmar-India for trespassing into Bangladesh territories.   Sources at the BGB headquarters said the intruders included 6,386 Myanmar nationals and 157 Indian citizens.   Among them, 6,350 Myanmar nationals were sent back to their country and 36 others handed […]

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Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Saturday said his government would take necessary steps for the approval of the much-talked-about Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) with Bangladesh soon.   Manmohan also said the LBA bill would be placed soon in the coming session of Rajya Sabha, the upper House, and the Lok Sabha, the lower […]

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