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Khaleda’s office fortified with barbed wire fence

Cylindrical iron and steel barbed wire fence have been set on the boundary walls of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan office on Monday, where she had been staying since January 3, to strengthen ‘security’ to the office. The north and west sides of the office, located at Road number 86 of Gulshan-2, faces roads, while […]

A speedy trial tribunal in Dhaka on Sunday sentenced five fugitive activists of Chhatra League to death and handed six others life terms for killing Jahangirnagar University student Zubair Ahmed three years ago that had triggered protests on and out of the campus. The speedy trial tribunal-4 judge ABM Nizamul Haque acquitted two other activists […]

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The government is waiting for court orders to arrest Khaleda Zia even though the BNP chief has been charged with instigating violence and acts of sabotages amid a violent transport blockade. State Minister for Home Affairs Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal told reporters this on Sunday after meeting Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha. Asked whether the government […]

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The Bangladesh military’s Inter Service Public Relations Directorate (ISPR) has said the Armed Forces are loyal to the Constitution and th law. It issued a media statement on Sunday to say that some ‘speculative and false’ news has recently been spread about the Armed Forces amid the ongoing political unrest. It said such news was […]

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Malaysia Under -23 side clinched the title of Bangabandhu Cup football when they beat hosts Bangladesh 3-2 in the final in Dhaka on Sunday. Muhamad Faizat struck in the injury time to break the hearts of Bangladesh after it appeared two teams were heading towards extra time with 2-2 draw. Bangladesh played extremely well to […]

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Businesses demanded immediate withdrawal of strike and blockade programmes and waive bank interests generated during the period of current political impasse. The businesses made the call as Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry on Sunday held a ‘stand-in’ programme in front of its headquarters at Motijheel with a slogan ‘Save country, Save Economy.’ […]

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The month long folklore festival at Sonargaon fails to attract crowd this year due to political programmes like nonstop blockade and frequent hartal enforced by the opposition. Organized by Bangladesh Folk Art and Crafts Foundation, the festival was inaugurated Minister for Cultural affairs Assaduzaman Noor inaugurated on January 15 at its rural location in Soanrgaon […]

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The government has announced the names of 15 individuals selected for this year’s Ekushey Padak (Award), one of the country’s highest civilian awards. This year’s selected awardees are: Piaru Sardar (posthumous) in recognition for his role during the language movement; late Abdur Rahman Boyati (posthumous), SA Abul Hayat and ATM Shamsuzzaman for their contribution to […]

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Business Report As the blockade and political turmoil in the country is reeling over the month representatives of major international retailers voiced their concerns and demanded restoration of stability to maintain their supply line uninterrupted. Representatives of 65 international retailers who regularly source their apparels from Bangladeshi factories at a ‘buyers forum meeting’ with BGMEA […]

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  Gustavo Capdevila in Geneva THERE is a window of hope, thanks to a U.N. human rights body, for a solution to the diplomatic asylum of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, holed up in the embassy of Ecuador in London for the past two and a half years. Authorities in Sweden, which is seeking the Australian […]

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Searing cauldron of violent conflict ceaselessly simmers claiming lives, maiming many and citizens are hamstrung by panic, as unarmed supporters of the main opposition party BNP and 19 others [some 90 per cent as per Org-Quest survey] are picked up by police, RAB personnel and other agencies and killed in the so-called “gun fights”, political […]

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The countrywide indefinite transport blockade, enforced by the BNP-led 20-party alliance entered  into the  second  month  on Thursday, alongside the 108-hour nationwide hartal, sponsored by the alliance as part of its movement for restoring democracy and people’s voting right. However,  the  number  of  deaths  in violence  and  police firing  continued  to  rise  with  a  large […]

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