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The law of any land confirms one undeniable principle: The termination, torture, or humiliation of any person is wrong Politically profiting from this suffering is unconscionable David Cameron reached out to the Tory base by pledging to reduce net migration to Britain to the “tens of thousands,” disregarding the fact that what is needed is […]

  As part of her meeting with professionals, BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia sat with pro-BNP lawyers on Monday night and sought their pro-active role in strengthening her party’s anti-government movement.   A delegation of the lawyers went to the BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office around 9pm and had the brief meeting with her.   Meeting sources […]

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 Both the BGMEA and BKMEA data showed a remarkable hike in their respective membership categories Despite the political unrest coupled with global retailers’ threat not to buy Bangladeshi products following the worst-ever Rana Plaza disaster, the country, however, witnessed a slow but steady growth in the apparel sector in 2013. A good number of apparel […]

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Nomination of 112 cancelled after scrutiny   The nomination of 112 aspirants out of 1,732 were cancelled during the scrutiny in the first phase elections to 98 upazila parishads slated for February 19.   Of the 112, nomination papers of 41 chairman aspirants were rejected while of 48 vice-chairman aspirants and 23 reserved (women) vice-chairman […]

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  Claiming that the government has a covert entente with their ally Jamaat-e-Islami, BNP standing committee member Gayeshwar Chandra Roy on Monday urged the Prime Minister to cut ties with the Islamist party.   “Jamaat is hidden there in the government. So, who is Sheikh Hasina to suggest BNP leaving Jamaat? First of all, she […]

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Social welfare minister Mohsin Ali triggered criticism as he openly smoked on stage in a reception for GPA-5 holders in JSC and PSC examinations Monday afternoon. What the minister did in spite of legal bindings on and growing awareness against smoking in public places gave rise to widespread talk in Sylhet region particularly. A minister’s […]

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Locals have rescued 35 persons from the capsized launch in Patuakhali. Many are still trapped in the sunken vessel, said one of the rescuers. The authorities, however, claimed that almost all the passengers who were on board the ill-fated launch had been rescued. According to Patuakhali river port officials, the vessel, ‘Shathil-1’, sank after being […]

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  Apparently pointing at BNP, Communications Minister Obaidul Quader on Sunday said those who have burned people to death with petrol bombs know the culprits behind the recent incidents of crossfire.   “Those burn people to death with petrol bombs know who are involved with crossfire,” he said while talking to reporters after inaugurating the […]

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  The 10th parliament is set to begin its journey with its opening session on Wednesday following the much-talked-about January 5 national election boycotted by the BNP-led alliance.   President Abdul Hamid will address the House on the first day of the first session of the new parliament scheduled to begin at 6pm.   According […]

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  The BNP-led 19-party alliance has sought permission from the government to bring out its scheduled black-flag procession on Wednesday, either from in front of its Nayapaltan central office or Suhrawardy Udyan.   Addressing a press conference at the party’s Nayapaltan central office on Monday, BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said they […]

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 Six army personnel and seven civilians die in suicide attack, police say A dead body being taken away from the blast site At least 13 people were killed and 18 others wounded in a suicide bomb attack near a Pakistani military base in Rawalpindi on Monday morning. The powerful blast tore through the RA Bazar […]

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Pope John Paul II A relic from the Italian chapel that contains the blood of pope John Paul II has been stolen. It appears to have been taken during the burglary of a small chapel that was a place of special significance to the late pope, BBC reports. The relic was stolen from the San […]

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