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Pakistan’s blasphemy laws legitimise intolerance THE killing and incarceration of people on flimsy accusations of insulting Islam has long shamed Pakistan. Hundreds, often members of religious minorities, have been ensnared by blasphemy laws that leave victims with little chance of defending themselves against malicious claims. Cowed judges are unwilling to examine evidence for fear of […]

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Indian newspapers see Prime Minister Narendra Modi as coming out in favour of a controversial land swap with Bangladesh to stem immigration, in a tough speech in the northeastern state of Assam. Under a deal signed by Mr Modi’s predecessor, Manmohan Singh, in 2011, the two countries would simplify their tortuous border, exchanging more than […]

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Shared by Meher Inayat Islamabad: Laila Kiran and Anila Shaheen, students of Asian University for Women, Bangladesh, are the first female cyclists from Gilgit Baltistan to complete 200 kilometers ride during a recently held event in Bangladesh. The two, along with others, traveled from Chittagong city to Cox’s Bazaar during the “Bangladesh Discovery Ride 2014”. Around 84 participants […]

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Three more suspects have been arrested here in connection with the blast in West Bengal’s Burdwan, amid a joint Indo-Bangla operation along the borders to nab over 100 militants of the outlawed Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB). “The three are members of JMB. We are suspecting that they have links with bomb-making (materials) discovered after the […]

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India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends the opening session of 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit in Kathmandu November 26, 2014. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday stepped up his rhetoric against illegal immigration from Bangladesh, vowing to halt the unauthorized flow of citizens from the neighboring country into the northeastern […]

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Bangladesh is planning to source about 5,000 MW of power from regional suppliers like India, Nepal and Butan over the next few years. (PTI) India is in the final stage of concluding a deal with Bangladesh for sale of 100 MW of power from ONGC Tripura Power Company and has started talks for sale of […]

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Minar Rashid মেরিন নামক সোনার হাঁসটিকে যেভাবে জবাই করা হচ্ছে রাষ্ট্রীয় ভাবেই আমরা এক ধরনের প্রতারক চরিত্র ধারণ করে ফেলেছি। এই ডিজিটাল যুগেও এনালগ প্রক্রিয়ায় জাতিসংঘের মহা সচিব বানকি মুনকে দুই বার এবং ব্রিটিশ প্রধান মন্ত্রী ডেভিড ক্যামেরুনকে কম পক্ষে একবার বিক্রি করার চেষ্টা করেছি। তারা যা বলেন নি সেই কথা তাদের নামে চালিয়ে দেওয়ার […]

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The Bhutanese premier is to meet with President Abdul Hamid as well during the visit Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay will arrive in Dhaka on December 6 at the invitation of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali made the disclosure while briefing journalists on Monday. It would be his maiden visit to […]

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              Rapid Action Battalion director general favours appointment of ‘clean’ officers to the elite force in order to check incidents like Narayanganj 7 murders. The RAB chief, Mokhlesur Rahman, made the observation before a 4-member committee, led by RAB additional director general (administration), Aftab Uddin Ahmed. The committee, formed […]

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