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Movement can never be stopped by court order: BNP

Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Monday said democratic movement can never be stopped through court order, following the High Court order on Sunday asking the government to prevent the ‘unconstitutional deadly blockade’ and violent hartals. Through a press statement, BNP joint secretary general Salah Uddin Ahmed, who is now acting as the party’s spokesman, made the […]

                        The Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance-sponsored indefinite blockade rolled into the seventh straight week and 72-hour general strike continued for the second day on Monday being marked with stray incidents of vandalism, crude bomb blasts and arsons. The blockade and strike continued to disrupt […]

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The government may announce soon elections to Dhaka’s two city corporations. Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday asked the local government ministry to arrange the polls for electing office bearers of Dhaka North and Dhaka South city corporations. At the weekly cabinet meeting, she expressed her interest in city polls although the issue was not […]

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Staff Correspondent A market was vandalised and 20 people were injured, mostly by splinters, as a crude bomb went off in an anti-blockade procession led by shipping minister Shajahan Khan at Gulshan-2 on Monday afternoon. Locals said that a crude bomb blasted at the tail of the anti-blockade procession when it was on its way […]

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Growth in domestic air travel slowed down last year mainly on the back of one of the major carriers’ shift in focus to international routes. Domestic air travel grew 5 percent year-on-year in 2014, in contrast to 10 percent growth recorded for the previous year by the Civil Aviation Authority, Bangladesh. Last year, 680,420 people […]

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Ireland trump Windies

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Paul Stirling struck a sublime 92 to set the tone for Ireland to topple West Indies 300-plus score and more importantly cause the first upset of the 2015 World Cup at Saxton Oval in Nelson yesterday. Photo: AFP Ireland caused the first upset of the World Cup when an audacious 92 by Paul Stirling paved […]

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Parliament: Sheikh Hasina, naming opposition leader Khaleda Zia as an erratic person. ‘উন্মাদের হাত থেকে দেশকে রক্ষা করতে হবে’ বিএনপি চেয়ারপার্সন বেগম খালেদা জিয়াকে উন্মাদ আখ্যায়িত করে তার হাত থেকে দেশকে রক্ষা করতে হবে বলে জানিয়েছেন প্রধানমন্ত্রী শেখ হাসিনা। পাশাপাশি বিএনপির সঙ্গে সংলাপে বসার কথা নাকচ করে দিয়ে প্রধানমন্ত্রী বলেন, কার সাথে বসবো? আমার তো […]

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Two men suspected of helping the 22-year-old gunman responsible for killing a documentary filmmaker and a guard in Copenhagen in a rare instance of terrorism have been arrested, the Danish police said on Monday. The two men, who were not identified, were detained on Sunday in raids in Norrebro, the neighborhood where the gunman was […]

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Ishfaq Ilahi Choudhury POLITICAL violence has plunged the nation into a vortex of uncertainty. As the BNP-JI led 20-party alliance’s agitation continues, there is widespread despair in the minds of the ordinary citizen. We never saw the kind of senseless violence that we are witnessing now. A new element introduced this time is petrol bomb. […]

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The BNP and its allies believe the Awami League-led government has been caught off-guard for the first time since 2013, due to a sudden non-stop movement since the beginning of the year. Whereas the demand for dialogue came from the BNP alone earlier, different local and foreign quarters, including the UN and the European Parliament, […]

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BNP leader Ruhul Kabir Rizvi has been remanded in police custody for questioning in a case over an arson attack. Dhaka’s Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court gave the order Monday. The BNP joint secretary general, arrested at a Dhaka house on Jan 30, has since been questioned several times by police. His lawyers alleged police did […]

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France, Egypt call for U.N. Security Council meeting on Libya                                   A Libyan air force commander said 40 to 50 militants were killed in Monday’s air strikes against Islamic State targets in Libya. ‘There are casualties among the individuals, […]

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