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Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia charged over arson attack

Bangladesh’s opposition leader, Khaleda Zia, has been charged with instigating an arson attack on a bus which claimed the lives of seven people. Police said the vehicle had been full of sleeping passengers when it was firebombed near the town of Chauddagram on Tuesday. Ms Zia, the leader of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), is […]

At least eight activists and a photojournalist were injured on Wednesday as factions of ruling Awami League-backed Bangladesh Chhatra League and Juba League clashed over tender in Barisal. Witnesses and official sources said Wednesday was the last date for dropping tender documents called by Local Government Engineering Department for constructing roads and culverts at three […]

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Minar Rashid সরকারের পতন এখন সময়ের ব্যাপার মাত্র সকল আলামত দেখে মনে হচ্ছে যে সরকার চরম বেকায়দায় পড়ে গেছে। বিএনপি এবং জামায়াত এই দুটি দলকেই ‘ পয়েন্ট অব নো রিটার্নে ‘ ঠেলে দেয়া হয়েছে । সরকার যে সব অপকৌশল প্রয়োগ করে এতদিন বিরোধী দলগুলিকে দমিয়ে রেখেছিল , একে একে তার সবগুলিই ভোতা বা অকেজো হয়ে […]

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Leaders of Nagarik Oikya, a civic rights body, on Wednesday called on the government to take steps to resolve the current crisis of the country. Nagarik Oikya convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna said the country was going through a serious political crisis and the people remained amid uncertainties for a month. He called on prime minister […]

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The company suffered an 18.35pc year-on-year fall in profits in three months to December last year The continuing political volatility is taking a heavy toll on the sales of Marico Bangladesh, as the violence is creating obstacles in sending its products to different parts of the country, said Aditya Shome, managing director of the company. […]

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The Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson, Khaleda Zia, was kept virtually incommunicado at the Gulshan office for the fifth straight day on Wednesday as telephone, cell phone, internet and satellite cable connections were not restored yet. Police contingents in uniform and plainclothes posted at her office allowed no visitor including journalists to even go near the […]

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The court also rejects a bail petition filed by defence lawyer Sanaullah Mia A Dhaka court has placed BNP Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on a five-day remand in a killing case filed over arson on a bus at Jatrabari. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Rezaul Karim granted the remand on Wednesday afternoon. Investigation Officer SI […]

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Dramatic images show the TransAsia passenger plane clipping a bridge as it plunges toward the river A plane carrying mostly Chinese tourists has crashed into a river in Taiwan, killing at least 31 people. Dramatic video footage emerged showing the TransAsia Airways plane clipping a bridge as it came down shortly after take-off from a […]

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At least five people including two children have sustained burn injuries in a petrol bomb attack on a bus near Gazipur Police Lines in the city. Four other got minor injuries while they jumped from the bus to protect themselves. The injured are Rakib Hossain, 10, Nurunnabi, 26, Sabuj, 20, Sohel, 34, Manjurul Islam, 32, […]

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“It’s burning. O Allah! It’s burning.” Groaning in pain, Salauddin Palash, 36, blurted those words repeatedly, with his bandaged hands lifted upward at the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Tuesday. Standing close, his wife Nasrin Akter was waving him with a hand-fan in her naive effort to ease the excruciating pain her […]

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US President Barack Obama discussed the Bangladesh situation with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his just-concluded visit to New Delhi, a White House senior director has said. It was widely believed that Obama would discuss Bangladesh as he was visiting its close neighbour, India, where he touched upon a whole range of regional issues. […]

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                  The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Wednesday ruled out any possibility of imposing state of emergency amid the current political impasse. ‘Why state of emergency should be imposed? No situation has been arisen in the country to impose state of emergency. Law enforcers are there. They  […]

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