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Do whatever you deem necessary, rest I’ll take care: DIG tells policemen

A senior police officer has instructed policemen to do whatever they “deem necessary” to protect people as death toll during the BNP’s ongoing violent street campaign keeps mounting. Deputy Inspector General (DIG) SM Mahfuful Haq Nuruzzaman of Dhaka range gave the instruction on Saturday in Gazipur. “I’m asking you to do whatever possible to catch […]

For 20 years, the White House stood guard over the peace process, reserving for itself the role of stewarding Israel and the Palestinians to a resolution of their conflict. Like some Godfather, the US expected unquestioning loyalty. But Washington’s primacy in the relationship with both the Israeli and Palestinian leaderships is unraveling at astonishing speed. […]

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Sadeq Khan Fifteen years into the new millennium, the world order appears fraught with paralytic parts, muscular fatigue, and even gangrenous extremities. Otherwise robust as a developing country, Bangladesh is also long-suffering from a chronic disorder of political paralysis. Since the country managed to prevent contamination of the gangrene of international terrorism, disturbing events that […]

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Mohammad Ali Sattar Now that the nation is on a roller coaster ride, we need to take a closer look at things that’s surfacing every day. While the death toll from petrol bombing is rising, the party activists and non-activists are also getting killed under suspicious conditions. The law enforcing agencies comes up with speckled […]

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The country’s apparel export to the United States fell by 2.29 per cent to $4.83 billion in 2014 from $4.94 billion in 2013 amid increase in competitive edge of Vietnam, India and Sri Lanka. Experts and exporters said the US buyers shifted orders from Bangladeshi factories that run business on shared buildings due to compliance […]

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Yemen’s Shia Huthi militia on Saturday formed a ‘security commission’, consolidating its grip on power after a takeover denounced by opponents as a ‘coup’ and condemned by the international community. The declaration was followed by a blast outside the Huthi-controlled presidential palace, and a protest by thousands of people on the streets of Sanaa, witnesses […]

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Finance Minister AMA Muhith has said business operation is being disrupted in most districts outside Dhaka because of the political programmes of the BNP-led alliance that have been going on for over a month. The minister made the statement while addressing in a press conference on releasing a comparative report on economic indicators between the […]

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Hosts Bangladesh will face Malaysia Under-23 team in the Bangabandhu Gold Cup final today with a hope to win their first international silverware in years. The match, which kicks-off at 5:00pm at the Bangabandhu National Stadium, is expected to be a cracking affair as Bangladesh will take on a side that have hundred per cent […]

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 The BNP-led 20-party alliance is set to enforce a 72-hour fresh nationwide hartal from 6am on Sunday as part of its movement for what it says resorting democracy and people’s voting right, and protesting government’s repressive acts and growing incidents of ‘extrajudicial killing’. The shutdown programme will end at 6am on Wednesday. In a statement, […]

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 Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad and opposition leader Raushon Ershad had a meeting with diplomats of various countries stationed in Dhaka on Saturday and reportedly discussed the country’s current political situation. A JaPa source said the diplomats were invited to dinner at a city hotel where they discussed various issues, including the present political impasse. […]

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The US has called for a stop to ‘unconscionable’ acts of sabotage like burning of buses and derailment of trains that killed many innocent people and injured scores of others during the ongoing political unrest in Bangladesh. State Department’s Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf made the comment while replying to a question at a regular press […]

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With no end in sight to politically motivated violence and other abuses in Bangladesh, state authorities need to ensure their response respects the rights of all and avoids arbitrary use of force, arrests, and disappearances. New York-based Human Rights Watch said this in a statement on Friday. “The abuses in Bangladesh can no longer be […]

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