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16 July 2007 Former Bangladesh PM arrested in corruption crackdown Randeep Ramesh Bangladesh’s former prime minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed was arrested by hundreds of armed police in a dawn raid today and held in prison on charges of extortion – the most high-profile arrest in an anti-graft crackdown by the military-backed government. Sheikh Hasina, who […]

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Minar Rashid ডাকাতের হাত থেকে পরিত্রাণ পেতে ফসলের সামান্য ক্ষতি মেনে নিতেই হবে গণতন্ত্রের সবচেয়ে বড় ব্লেসিংস বা আশীর্বাদটি হলো – গণতন্ত্র শাসক শ্রেণীকে বিনয়ী করে তুলে। অন্যদিকে গণতন্ত্র না থাকলে বা গণতন্ত্র ঠিকভাবে কাজ না করলে শাসকগণ দাম্ভিক,বেয়াদব ও বেপরোয়া হয়ে পড়ে। তখন শাসক শ্রেণীর ভাষা আর ডাকাতের ভাষায় কোন পার্থক্য খুঁজে পাওয়া যায় […]

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The editors and cartoonists murdered in Wednesday’s attack on French magazine Charlie Hebdo are now martyrs for the cause of free speech. Threatened with death for publishing drawings of the prophet Mohammed meant to mock Islamic radicals, they refused to censor themselves, and so were gunned down. They died bravely for an ideal we all […]

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As the editor of a progressive Jewish and interfaith magazine that has often articulated views that have prompted condemnation from both Right and Left, I had good reason to be scared by the murders of fellow journalists in Paris. Having won the 2014 “Magazine of the Year” Award from the Religion Newswriters Association, and having […]

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Babul Barman Share prices of listed multinational companies (MNCs) posted hefty gains in the just concluding calendar year compared to previous year. Presently, a total of 13 multinational companies listed on the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) account for 34 per cent of the total market capitalisation, according to statistics from the DSE. Of the 13 […]

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Bangladesh’s High Court has banned the media from reporting speeches and remarks by Tarique Rahman, eldest son of main opposition leader Khaleda Zia. Mr Rahman, who lives in London, was earlier declared a fugitive after failing to return to Bangladesh to face corruption charges. The ban extends to newspapers, radio, television and social media. The […]

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Shimla: In the wake of allegations of two Hindu outfits about religious conversions and infiltration by Bangladeshis, Himachal Pradesh police said that neither there were any case of forced conversion nor it had any information of Bangladesh national residing in the state. Recently, Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Durga Vahini had alleged ‘love jehad’, religious conversions […]

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Emma Graham-Harrison Ahmed Merabet was the first police officer at the scene of the Charlie Hebdo attack. He was shot dead in cold blood. Now his brother has appealed for calm Ahmed Merabet, the police officer gunned down in the Charlie Hebdo attack, was killed in an act of barbarity by “false Muslims” his brother […]

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