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Youth shouting anti-govt slogans in city held

Police detained a youth in front of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s office on Thursday with a slogan ‘Want Sheikh Hasina’s Resignation inscribed on his bare chest and another ‘Want Emancipation of Democracy’ on his back. The law enforcers arrested Delwar Hossain Noor hailing from Boktapur village, Gazipur as he was chanting various anti-government slogans in […]

The people have started counting days to see the fall of the Awami League regime, the BNP said on Thursday. “The countrymen still hope that good sense will prevail and the government will resign accepting the popular demand and thus save the nation from the crisis by allowing restoration of peace and stability,” BNP joint […]

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The BNP has alleged that their lawyers are being prevented from providing assistance to their Chairperson Khaleda Zia. NP Joint Secretary General Mahbub Uddin Khokon has said when Novo Theatre graft cases were under trial for four years, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina did not appear before the court even once. Now Dhaka’s Third Metropolitan Special […]

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Bangladesh’s foreign exchange reserve has surpassed the $23 billion mark because of the “stable inflow of remittance.” Bangladesh Bank’s Forex Reserve and Treasury Management chief Kazi Saidur Rahman endorsed the information to the Dhaka Tribune on Thursday. He said: “The forex reserve is on the rise due stable remittance inflow and export earnings.The country received […]

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The Awami League has nominated Annisul Huq and Sayeed Khokon as its mayoral candidates for the elections of the Dhaka North and Dhaka South City Corporations respectively. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, also the chief of the ruling party, asked Khokon, son of former Dhaka mayor Mohammad Hanif; and Annisul, former chief of BGMEA and FBCCI, […]

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Joy made the demand through a statement posted on his Facebook profile on Wednesday The prime minister’s ICT adviser, Sajeeb Wazed Joy, urged the government to arrest and try the editor of The Daily Star, Mahfuz Anam, and Gonoforum President Dr Kamal Hossain, in a statement posted on his Facebook profile on Wednesday. Labelling the […]

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Avijit Roy, a free-thinking blogger, was hacked to death by unidentified miscreants on the Dhaka University campus on Thursday night. His wife Rafida Ahmed was grievously injured in the attack that bore the hallmark of the attack on writer Humayun Azad at the same place on a February night 11 years ago. The assailants stabbed […]

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Experts at a seminar on marine resources management on Thursday stressed exploring enormous marine resources professionally and methodically to help Bangladesh reach the newer stage of development. They also advocated for a detailed ‘careful study’ to identify the resources that Bangladesh have so that the resources can be explored in perfectly for economic benefit. Bangladesh […]

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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon remains “very concerned” over heightened tensions and continued violence in Bangladesh, and has renewed his appeal to all political leaders for finding a peaceful solution to the ongoing crisis. On the arrest warrants against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, UN chief’s spokesman Stéphane Dujarric said, “We are obviously aware of the […]

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Investigators believe that the “Jihadi John” masked fighter who fronted Islamic State beheading videos is a British man named Mohammed Emwazi, two US government sources said on Thursday. He was born in Kuwait and comes from a prosperous family in London, where he grew up and graduated with a computer programming degree, according to the […]

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Blogger and writer Avijit Roy has been hacked to death in front of the TSC at Dhaka University on Thursday night. A witness said Avijit and his wife, Nafiza Ahmed, were severely hacked beside Suhrawardy Udyan by unknown miscreants around 9:15pm. They were taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where doctors declared him dead at […]

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Sri Lanka made Bangladesh pay for their poor catching to reach 332-1 in 50 overs and post a 92-run win in their World Cup match at Melbourne Cricket Ground on Thursday. Tillakaratne Dilshan slammed career best 161 to stay unbeaten while Kumar Sangakkara celebrated his 400th one-day international with unbeaten 105 runs. The duo took […]

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