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Khaleda arrest will be very problematic: EuroParl MP

Arresting BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will be “very problematic”, a European Parliament MP, who recently visited Bangladesh as part of a human rights delegation, has said. Josef Weidenholzer told Parliament in Brussels on Thursday that they took note of the arrest warrant for Khaleda, but that was not implemented yet. “I’m afraid this will lead […]

Mehdi Hasan, a student of HSC and affiliated to the opposition was arrested in the past few hours from Chatkhil in Noakhali. Family and friends report that Detective Branch police took him away this evening around 8pm local time. Hasan, aged 18, recently completed his HSC examinations and was in preparation for university entry. He […]

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In two separate accidents, three Bangladeshi workers were killed and another was injured in Malaysia in the last two days. A Bangladeshi worker was killed and another hurt in an accident at Semantan work site of Mass Rapid Transit Corporation line in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. Issuing a media statement, the company said Rijaul Abdul Goni, […]

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Citizens mourn the free-thinking blogger, Ansar Bangla-7 gleefully delights in the killing People from different walks of life condemned the killing of writer and blogger Avijit Roy and said that communal forces and extremists had made free-thinking activists their targets time and again but the government had failed to bring the perpetrators to justice. As […]

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The prices of onion and broiler went up in the capital’s kitchen markets over the week due to supply shortage and high transportation cost, traders said. They said that the price of local onion increased in the market as the supply of the item imported decreased in the last couple of days due to the […]

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Ansar Bangla-7, believed to be an Islamist outfit, has claimed responsibility for killing writer and blogger Avijit Roy, the police said on Friday. The organisation, which has no visible political activities, has given a posting on the Twitter claiming its responsibility of the attack, the Ramna zone assistant commissioner of police SM ShibliNoman said. The […]

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An ongoing political protest has crippled Bangladesh for the past two months. A coalition led by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has orchestrated stoppages for almost eight weeks now. Demonstrations have become violent and more people are dying each day. The total number of casualties is now more than 100. Most deaths have been the result of homemade […]

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Pointing at the remark of the prime minister’s ICT affairs adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy, that he be tried for ‘treason’, Gana Forum president Kamal Hossain on Friday said he does not care about the threat of any sedition charge. ‘I do not care about the threat of any sedition charge…I have to hear the threat […]

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Frederic Grare There seems to be no obvious exist scenario from the current turmoil. Bangladesh has plunged once again into one of those recurrent crises that have punctuated the country’s political life since independence. Khaleda Zia, leader of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), the main opposition party, decided to commemorate the first anniversary of the […]

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Hitting back at the Prime Minister for herremarks that people are not with BNP, the party on Thursday saidpeople have started counting the days of this government’s fall.“The government, which is counting on the law enforcers’ gun barrelsand some partisan media, now stands on the last staircase of itsfall. People have started counting the moment […]

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Branding Khaleda Zia as a derailed politician, Railways Minister M Mujibul Hoque on Thursday accused BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia of choosing the path of anarchy and terrorism as she got jealous seeing Bangladesh’s march forward. “Being jealous at Bangladesh’s march forward in all sectors under Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s dynamic leadership, BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia […]

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South Africa captain AB de Villiers played a dazzling knock before Imran Tahir’s five-wicket haul to help South Africa flay the West Indies by a whopping 257 runs in their Pool B match to reaffirm their World Cup contention. Captain De Villiers cracked a 66-ball 162 as his side piled a massive 408 for five. […]

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