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Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed yesterday warned BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia that she would have to face trial for her directives to create sabotage in the name of a movement. “You [Khaleda] will be charged with crimes against humanity as per the charter of the United Nations, if you do not stop the nationwide terror. Your […]

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The President said this while addressing senior police officials at the Darbar Hall of Bangabhaban on the occasion of Annual Police Week-2015. Hamid said, ‘I am shocked and hurt along with the people of the country the way recently innocent people have been killed through hurling petrol bombs and torching vehicles. The people who are […]

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 A court here on Thursday again deferred until February 25 the recording of statements by prosecution witnesses against BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and eight others in the Zia Charitable Trust and Zia Orphanage Trust graft cases. Judge Abu Ahmed Jamaddar of the Special Judge Court-3 of Dhaka passed the order following a time petition filed […]

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A high-rise residential building tilted in the city’s Bashundhara Residential Area on Thursday evening. The 10-storey building at Road-15 of Block-A near Apollo Hospitals Ltd of the posh area leaned around 6:45pm, said Nilufar Yeasmin, duty officer at the Fire Service Central Control Room. She said all the residents of the building have been evacuated […]

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TIB chairperson Sultan Kamal said on Thursday that all decisions in the government are being made at a single centre — a system which, she believes,  is against the sprit of democracy and good governance. “All directives in our country come from one place. Such practice is the product of a highly centralised structure,” she […]

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“In spite of well-documented evidence, the government took no steps to ensure accountability for any election-related violence or for other violations by its security forces” The Bangladesh government has failed to prosecute security forces for serious abuses including killings, disappearances, and arbitrary arrests, Human Rights Watch said in its World Report 2015. The report, released […]

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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 […]

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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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