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Minar Rashid আল ফায়েদা এবং অন্ডকোষ/অন্যকোষ কাটা মিডিয়া মুসলিম বিশ্বে আল কায়েদার চেহারা বা উদ্দেশ্য অনেকটা ঘোলাটে হলেও এই আলকায়েদা থেকে ফায়দা নেওয়ার জন্যে উদগ্রীব আল ফায়েদাদের চেহারা ও উদ্দেশ্যটি পানির মত স্বচ্ছ ও পরিস্কার হয়ে পড়েছে। মুসলিম বিশ্বের যেসব দেশে গণতন্ত্র এখনও শৈশবে অবস্থান করছে কিংবা নানা কারনে এই গণতন্ত্রকে বিকলাঙ্গ করে রাখা হয়েছে […]

IT was not the imam’s first time at the rodeo. Scheduled to deliver an invocation at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo last week, Moujahed Bakhach of the local Islamic Association of Tarrant County canceled his appearance because of the backlash brought on by a prayer he had offered a few days before. The […]

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY On 5 January, the first anniversary of the deeply contested 2014 elections, the most violent in Bangladesh’s history, clashes between government and opposition groups led to several deaths and scores injured. The confrontation marks a new phase of the deadlock between the ruling Awami League (AL) and the Bangladesh National Party (BNP) opposition, […]

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PM tells cabinet The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Monday told her cabinet colleagues that the people vocal about dialogue to resolve the ongoing political crisis were not saying anything about violence during the blockade enforced by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance. Presiding over the weekly cabinet meeting, she asked why the intelligentsia were not […]

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Nagarik Samaj, a new forum of prominent citizens, on Monday made fervent appeals to immediately convene a national dialogue to resolve the crisis facing the nation. The appeals were conveyed to president Abdul Hamid, prime minister Sheikh Hasina and former prime minister and BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in separate letters signed by immediate past chief […]

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Great news for drivers, house helps as Dhaka, Riyadh set to sign landmark deal today Dhaka and Riyadh are expected to strike a deal to resume recruitment from Bangladesh on a gradual basis, beginning with domestic helps and drivers. The deal is likely to be signed today, the last day of the visit by a […]

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Police have arrested the Mithapukur correspondent of Daily Sangram, the Jamaat-e-Islami mouthpiece, for his alleged involvement in an arson attack on a bus at the Upazila in Rangpur. Police said Hafizur Rahman was present at the scene four hours prior to incident on the Rangpur-Dhaka Highway in the wee hours of Jan 14. Rahman was […]

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Specially trained force needed to tackle it, he says  Dismissing the present crisis as a political one, Awami League stalwart Suranjit Sengupta on Monday reiterated that the ongoing countrywide crisis is a low-grade insurgency, not a political one, and it requires a special trained force to curb it. “What’s going on is neither a political […]

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US Ambassador in Dhaka Marcia Stephens Bloom Bernicat on Monday expressed concern over the political activities in and around city’s Gulshan-Baridhara area which is known as a diplomatic zone. BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s political office and many diplomatic missions apart from residents of the diplomats and staff are located in Gulshan-Baridhara area. The area in […]

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A file photo shows a man calculating income tax using a mobile phone at a tax fair in Dhaka. The National Board of Revenue is going to conduct ‘rigorous’ audit on the income tax returns of the highest individual and company taxpayers on a priority basis to dig out any possible concealment of income and […]

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This group of former Taliban fighters pledged allegiance to IS in Pakistan last month A drone strike in Afghanistan has killed a militant commander who recently swore allegiance to Islamic State (IS), officials say. The police chief of Helmand said that former Taliban commander Mullah Abdul Rauf had died in the Nato strike. It emerged […]

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DHAKA, Bangladesh — It has been a bleak month for Bangladesh. On Jan. 5, the anniversary of last year’s general election, the opposition alliance began a series of protests called “oborodh” in Bangla, which loosely translates as blockade. These have led to over 30 deaths and effectively brought the country to a standstill. Clashes with […]

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