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ANNIVERSARY – BDR Massacre in Bangladesh

25th February 2009 On this day in history: What appeared initially to be a mutiny from the 25th February – 26th February 2009 by the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) – a paramilitary force protecting the borders of the country under the command of the army turned into a full blown massacre and slaughter. The BDR mutineers […]

Momena Khatun, right, offering fateha at her son Col Moazzem’s grave at the Banani graveyard for the armed forces officials in the capital yesterday. Col Moazzem was killed during the BDR carnage six years ago. Photo: Sk Enamul Haq Momena Khatun, mother of one of the army officers killed during the Pilkhana carnage, is in […]

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The BNP-led 20-party alliance on Wednesday warned that any move to arrest BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia will only accelerate the process of fall of the Awami League regime. The party described the arrest warrant order for arresting the BNP chief as the last resort to prolong the Awami League’s stay in power by means of […]

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Bangladesh Bank has started investigating bank transactions of two Pakistan High Commission staffers after a minister alleged that the ongoing BNP-led agitation had that country’s backing. The central bank’s intelligence wing on Sunday asked all banks operating in Bangladesh to provide details of accounts held by Mohammad Mazhar Khan and Shahnaz Kausar. The Bangladesh Financial […]

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Spirited Bangladesh will face a ‘shaky’ Sri Lanka side in their third Pool A fixture of the World Cup on Thursday. The match is set to start 9:30am Bangladesh time at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. A win against the Islanders will take Bangladesh, who stand third in the points table with three points, close to […]

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‘This year we have decided to pay 4% cash dividend for the shareholders. The shareholders take dividend and give us back as investment’ Although yearly profits have been handsome for years, mobile phone operator Robi is still dilly-dallying the process of being listed with the country’s stock market. The operator was supposed to launch initial […]

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A Dhaka court has issued an arrest warrant against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and two others in Zia Charitable Trust and Zia Orphanage Trust graft cases. Cancelling the time petition filed by Khaleda`s lawyer, the court of Judge Md Abu Ahmed Jomadar of the Special Judge Court-3, set up at Alia Madrasa ground, passed the […]

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Nagarik Oikya Convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna has been placed on a 10-day remand in a case filed on the charge of instigating the armed forces. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mahbubur Rahman passed the order on Wednesday afternoon, after the IO of the case produced him before it with a 10-day remand plea. The court also rejected […]

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                The high court on Wednesday asked the government to explain in three weeks why the obstructing telecast of private television channel Ekushey Television without any notice would not be declared illegal. The bench comprising Justice Kazi Reza-ul Hoque and Jusice Abu Taher Md Saifur Raman passed the […]

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Court asks Tarique to appear before it on March 4 BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. A Dhaka court today issued arrest warrants against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and two others for skipping court hearing in the Zia Orphanage and Zia Charitable Trust graft cases.The other accused facing the arrest warrants are: former BNP lawmaker Kazi Saleemul […]

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Some 80 might have forcibly disappeared Rights organization Amnesty International has said the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act ‘severely restricted the right to freedom of expression’ in Bangladesh. AI has also dealt with forced disappearance of citizens, police brutality and hazardous workplaces in the factories of Bangladesh in its 2014/15 annual report. The report […]

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By Zaid Jilani Gabbard comes from one of the nation’s most progressive chapters of the Democratic Party. “Meet the Democrat Who’s Not Afraid to Criticize President Obama on ISIS,” intones a recent ABC News headline. The story describes remarks by Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D), who has for the past month been all over the […]

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