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Bangladesh ‘safe home’ for foreign VoIP frauds

Foreign frauds, especially from China and Taiwan, are staying in Bangladesh, using it as a “safe home” from where to deceive their own people through advanced technology Hundreds of foreign frauds, especially from China and Taiwan, are staying in Bangladesh, using it as a “safe home” from where to deceive their own people through advanced […]

Islamist party spreads rumours over mosque loudspeakers Jamaat-Shibir activists swooped on a police team after circulating a rumour through loudspeakers of mosques that their village fell prey to robbers leading to a deadly clash that left 50 people injured including 22 policemen. The clash erupted as a police team went to Khanabari and Kadamtala areas […]

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The High Court bench of Justice Nizamul Huq and Justice Md Jahangir Hossain passed the order The High Court yesterday ordered BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman to surrender before the Dhaka court that acquitted him in a Tk20cr money laundering case. The High Court bench of Justice Nizamul Huq and Justice Md Jahangir Hossain passed […]

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Accusing the government of maneuvering in giving it permission for holding its programme, BNP on Sunday hoped that its Monday’s mass rally at Suhrawardy Udyan in the city will turn into a human sea with people’s spontaneous participation braving all obstacles.   “The government gave us permission only a few hours ahead of our programme […]

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Bangladesh — on the march to authoritarianism? Clearl­y, this electi­on does not reflec­t the will of a popula­tion far advanc­ed from those early days. By William B Milam The writer is a Senior Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC and former US Ambassador to Pakistan and Bangladesh Politically, Bangladesh has come full […]

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Sunday’s parliamentary election in Bangladesh, a Muslim-majority country of 155 million, was a debacle. Due to a boycott by the main opposition coalition, voter turnout was visibly low and more than half the seats were won uncontested. Independent candidates made accusations of fraud and ballot box stuffing. While previous elections in Bangladesh had been closely […]

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By Lisa Curtis and Maneeza Hossain Abstract Bangladesh has experienced significant political tumult in the past year and there is concern that as the national election (scheduled for January 5, 2014) approaches, street violence will escalate, jeopardizing the country’s nascent democratic system. While the threat from terrorism had diminished to some extent under the government […]

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By THE EDITORIAL BOARD Street protests in three Asian countries — Cambodia, Bangladesh and Thailand — are a vivid reminder of the fragile state of democracy in many developing countries, particularly those that do not have independent judiciaries and professional police forces and militaries. While the immediate causes for the turmoil are different in each […]

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SO Sheikh Hasina Wajed and her Awami League have ‘won’ Sunday’s ‘general election’ — an unqualified fraud perpetrated on the Bangladeshi people. Eighteen parties, including the main opposition Bangladesh National Party, boycotted the polls, less than half of the 300 parliamentary seats were contested, and voter turnout at some polling stations was as low as […]

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Bangladesh will attain 6% economic growth in the current fiscal year despite domestic and external shocks, hopes the minister The country will attain 6% economic growth in the current fiscal year despite domestic and external shocks, says Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal yesterday. “We’ll try to obtain above 6% GDP growth rate in this fiscal […]

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Ganajagaran Mancha has capped its anti-communal road march to Thakurgaon with the call to resist the Jamaat-e-Islami, the party which opposed independence and purportedly perpetrated attacks on the Hindus. The march, which began from Dhaka on Friday, ended at the Shaheed Minar on Sunday after a string of street and public rallies on the way […]

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Max Well Stamp takes advance money violates the project payment schedule Insurance Development and Regulatory Authority (IDRA) has cancelled a project of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) titled “Improvement of Capital Market and Insurance Government Project (ICMIG)’’ due to poor performance and for taking advanced consultant fees without any logical grounds. Chairman and actuary of […]

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