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Buyers withhold orders due to unrest

RMG makers at risk of facing fund crisis and being unable to pay workers’ wages Some apparel buyers have stalled work orders fearing delayed shipments due to ongoing political unrest in Bangladesh. “Sample was approved, time fixed and production order was scheduled to start from February, but now they step back due to the political […]

by William Milam Our worst fears regarding the political crisis in Bangladesh appear to be realized. The nightmares that rode upon our sleep regarding the ultimate outcome of the political crisis that was locked into place by the January 5, 2014 election are becoming reality. The extremists — by that I mean the extremists in the […]

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Although long three years have elapsed, the investigation agency still gropes in the dark over the detection of the assailants of journalist couple Sagar-Runi murder case. After visiting the slain journalist couple’s residence following the killing, on February 11, 2012, then Home Minister advocate Shahara Khatun had said that the killers would be hunted down […]

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Sadeq Khan Violent unrest by the followers of 20-party alliance led by former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia is continuing for the 38th day in the form of ambush, vandalising, petrol-bombing and disruption of vehicular traffic, sought to be quashed by the combined forces of Ansar, Police, Detective Branch, Rapid Action Battalion, and Border Guards of […]

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The US-based daily The New York Times has suggested the BNP must rein in its “violent base,” and sever ties with the Jamaat-e-Islami party and its street-power tactics. Its editorial piece, “Bangladesh on the Brink,” published on February 12, also opined that the intransigence of the two major political parties is to blame for the […]

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Urges govt to take initiative to end political stalemate Former CEC ATM Shamsul Huda speaking at the press conference held on February 13, 2015, urging the government to take initiative to create a congenial atmosphere to hold dialogue and end political stalemate in the country. Photo: TV grab Eminent individuals today called for an immediate […]

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Political paralysis

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In search of a permanent solution by Rashed Al Mahmud Titumir EVERY well-meaning citizen across the globe wants the political paralysis in Bangladesh to end, paving the way for the actualision of her enormous potentials. Yet, there have been little critical engagements in framing the causes-drivers-determinants process of such cyclical outcomes, let alone reaching a […]

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Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh president AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury said Thursday that it was a political mistake of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia not agreeing to sit  across the table with prime minister Sheikh Hasina responding to her telephone call before the January 5 election. B Chowdhury, a partner of the BNP-led opposition alliance, however, urged the Sheikh […]

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today called his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina and bade her best wishes for her team in the cricket World Cup 2015. He also spoke to the heads of three other countries which are also taking part in the biggest cricketing competition of the world, reports our New Delhi correspondent. “Spoke […]

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If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind is no more a question. The answer is here in Dhaka — Spring has arrived in all its colours. The queen of seasons grips life anew from Friday, the first day of Falgun, according to the Bengali calendar. The trees will shed their leaves to dress in […]

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Five bodies have been recovered, including that of a 13-year old boy, after an overcrowded trawler sank in the river Paira at Barguna’s Taltoli with about 200 people onboard, police say. Two others remain unaccounted for since the accident on Friday noon at the point of the river opening out to the Bay of Bengal. […]

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Men with suicide vests reportedly scaled the walls of the mosque causing chaos and panic, as the BBC’s Kim Ghattas reports Taliban militants have attacked worshippers at a Shia mosque in the Pakistani city of Peshawar with guns and grenades, killing at least 19. Police killed one of the militants in a gunfight around the […]

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