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IT CANNOT GO ON LIKE THAT

by F R Chowdhury We want an end to the present situation. No more killing, burning and damage to public and private properties. We want to live in peace. We want to live in a civilized democratic society based on human values, equality and justice. We want an effective parliament where national issues will be […]

She says sorry to those whom she couldn’t meet Dhaka, Jan 28 (UNB) – BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia  on Wednesday expressed her deep gratitude to the people of all walks of life  for offering their condolences to her following the death of her younger son Arafat Rahman Koko and joining his janaza. In a statement, […]

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Pro-BNP intellectuals at a discussion here on Wednesday stressed the need for holding an inclusive national election under a government formed by a national consensus to overcome the current political crisis. They noted that only a transparent and acceptable election can help the country get over the current political crisis. The discussion, styled ‘Recent National […]

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Two Israeli soldiers and a Spanish UN peacekeeper have been killed as Hezbollah militants traded fire with Israeli forces on the Lebanese border. After Israeli forces were hit by missile fire, they responded by firing shells into southern Lebanon. The UN Security Council is to discuss the fighting at an emergency meeting called by France […]

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Fourteen of the 50 citizens who had issued a statement expressing concern over the conviction of British journalist David Bergman for contempt, have tendered unconditional apology at the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT). They were asked to appear before the war crimes tribunal or to explain their stand through lawyers before Jan 27. Accordingly, 14 persons, […]

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Curtis S. Chin and Jose B. Collazo  BANGLADESH might not yet be on his agenda, but a much anticipated return visit to India earlier this week by US President Barack Obama could well signify that South Asia is, like Southeast Asia, finally getting some well-deserved US attention as part of the so-called American rebalance — […]

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Shirani Bandaranayake always denied the corruption charges Sri Lanka’s new president has reinstated the former chief justice two years after she was sacked by his predecessor over corruption claims. A smiling Shirani Bandaranayake returned to the Supreme Court to be given flowers by her supporters. President Maithripala Sirisena’s office called her removal a “procedural” error. […]

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Urging the major political parties to resolve the current impasse, Bangladesh’s apparel manufacturers and their allied industries have expressed grave concerns over the standoff which they said was destroying national economy. Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association organized a human chain in front of its headquarters in Dhaka, protesting the deadly political programmes, such as […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is speaking in the Parliament during its session on Wednesday. Photo: PMO Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today came down heavily on a recent Supreme Court verdict regarding Warrant of Precedence saying it is “totally unethical and might create disorder within the state organs”. “I will say that delivering such judgement is […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina wonders whether BNP chief Khaleda Zia, having lost her son, is now able to relate to the pain of the people who have lost their loved ones to the blockade violence. She made the remarks in Parliament responding to a supplementary question from Treasury Bench member Tajul Islam on Wednesday. “I will say […]

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The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Wednesday asked the police force to take any action to be deemed necessary to keep the country’s law and order situation under control and ensure public safety. She said Bangladesh Nationalist Party has no sympathy for the country and its people as the party did not create the country. […]

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