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The recent case filed against the editor of The Daily Star is regrettable.Such cases serve only to chill the freedom of the press The recent case filed against the editor of The Daily Star together with two staff for publishing a photograph of a poster circulated by the banned group Hizb ut-Tahrir, which calls upon […]

State-owned Basic Bank has dismissed seven of its officers for academic certificate forgery and three others for appointment in breach of rules. Board of directors Chairman Abdul Mazid said they issued orders firing seven assistant officers (cash) and three others appointed on contract. The seven assistant officers are Arafat Hossain and Mohammad Sohel Ahmed of […]

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Bangladesh’s war for independence in 1971 was brief; thanks largely to Indira Gandhi’s steadfast decision-making and racing through the maze of opposition worldwide and within India. Bangladesh’s independence was good for India and also for the people who formed a new country called Bangladesh. The reason for the separation of Pakistan was caused by the […]

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When Aydin Soei, a sociologist in Denmark, met members of an inner-city gang in 2008, one teenage tough stood out as more intelligent than his peers, and more mercurial. He showed little interest in Islam, but a deep loathing for Denmark, the country where he was born and spent his entire life. On Sunday, that […]

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 BNP on Tuesday told the visiting delegation of the European Parliament’s Sub-committee on Human Rights that they are ready to sit in dialogue with the government to resolve the ongoing political crisis. The party also told the EP team that the government is carrying out subversive acts with its agents only to malign opposition’s ongoing […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addressing an exhibition on recent atrocities unleashed by political unrest across the country at the National Museum in Dhaka. Photo: BSS Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today sought all-out cooperation from all, including the pro-liberation forces, in rooting out militancy, terrorism and destructive activities from the country. “In some cases, common people […]

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Narendra Modi has pledged firm action against religious violence India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has vowed to protect all religious groups after a string of attacks on churches in Delhi. Addressing a Christian audience in the capital, he called on all religious groups to show restraint and respect. Since December, five churches have been attacked, […]

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   Bangladesh has expressed its concern at the recent rise in number of killings of Bangladesh nationals at the Bangladesh-India border. Both sides also agreed to expedite the process of repatriation of fishermen apprehended by the law enforcing agencies for unintentionally crossing the maritime borders. The issues came up at the 16th round of Home […]

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The BNP-led 20-party alliance today extended its ongoing hartal till 6:00am Friday demanding immediate release of its leaders and activists arrested in “false cases”. The announcement was made this afternoon through a press release floated to the media by BNP Joint Secretary General Salahuddin Ahmed. The press release said the alliance has extended the shutdown […]

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The government has shifted Wednesday’s SSC and equivalent examinations to February 27, after the BNP-led 20-party alliance extended its ongoing hartal till Friday. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid announced the new schedule at an emergency press conference in Sylhet on Tuesday. “To us, the lives of the examinees are more important than the exams. Considering […]

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International outrage focussed on Bangladesh’s labour violations remains indifferent to a concurrent reality: the increased targeting of women and girls as subjects of political violence.  Four female MPs from the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) were arrested by police as they tried to enter their party office. Mohammed Asad/Demotix. All rights reserved.  At 3pm in the […]

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If one is asked which two teams Bangladesh should beat with ease in this World Cup, Afghanistan and Scotland would be the obvious answers. But whenever these “should beat” situations arise, the Tigers seem to crack under the pressure of expectations. Examples are aplenty — defeat to Canada in 2003, a loss to Ireland in […]

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