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Nation rejoices at Tigers’ win

People from all walks of life brought out victory processions all over the country on Tuesday to celebrate the Bangladesh national cricket team victory against England in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. Activists of ruling Awami League and opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party and different socio-cultural organisations brought out colourful processions across the country draped […]

Placed on police remand for the second consecutive time after his arrest, Nagarik Oikya convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna was taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Tuesday night. A team of detective branch (BD) of police brought him to the hospital but did not assign any reason officially. An on-duty doctor said the physicians […]

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Khaleda Zia’s lawyers held their first meeting with her after a special court in Dhaka issued arrest warrant for her 20 days ago in two graft cases. Witnesses said former attorney general AJ Mohammad Ali and senior lawyer Nitai Roy Chowdhury entered the BNP chief’s office at Gulshan on Tuesday afternoon with police permission. They […]

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Rafida Ahmed Bonya, the wife of slain writer-blogger Avijit Roy, has told her father-in-law she could easily identify the killers if she saw them again. Bonya, also a blogger, was injured and lost a thumb in the Feb 26 attack near TSC at Dhaka University. Both were leaving the Amar Ekushey Book Fair when the […]

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The Myanmar police beat students, monks and journalists with batons and detained about 100 people on Tuesday as they broke up protesters calling for academic freedom who had been locked in a standoff with security forces for more than a week, a Reuters witness said. About 200 students and supporters have been protesting against an […]

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Police in north-eastern India say they have charged 42 people in connection with the lynching of a suspected rapist who was taken from prison by a mob. The man, identified as Syed Sharif Khan, was stripped naked, beaten and dragged through Dimapur, Nagaland state’s main city, before being hanged. Hundreds of policemen have been patrolling […]

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday set 31 March as fresh deadline for submitting the summary of appeal petition filed by convicted war criminal Motiur Rahman Nizami against his death sentence. The new deadline has been given after both the defence and the prosecution failed to produce the summary of appeal to the Appellate Division of […]

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Accusing the law enforcers of playing the role of ‘secret killers’ at the government’s behest, BNP on Monday alleged Bangladesh is now on the top of human rights violating countries. In a statement, BNP joint secretary general Salahuddin Ahmed said, “The existence of the country and the nation is at stake as Bangladesh is now […]

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Despite injuries on his back and knee, Bangladesh captain and pace spearhead Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has led the Tigers from the front after being handed the captaincy ahead of last year’s Zimbabwe series. His 14-year career has been plagued with injuries that forced him to be sidelined 11 times and undergo seven surgeries in the […]

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Saif Kamal “There is a growing radicalism in Bangladesh; that has penetrated every socio-economic layer of our growing society.” Picture shows people gathering for a protest against the murder of Avijit Roy in Dhaka. The movement towards fundamentalist ideologies is weakening the voices of the liberals I am not a political analyst, a historian or […]

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A mission of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today forecast that Bangladesh’s economy will grow by 6 percent in the current fiscal year, down from the government’s target of 7.3 percent and World Bank’s 6.2 percent. “This year, economic activity in Bangladesh has maintained momentum, buoyed by robust domestic demand. However, the resurgence of unrest […]

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Shikhar Dhawan hit an aggressive centurdefending y championas s India recorded their fifth victory in a row at the World Cup with a thumping eight-wicket win over Ireland in Hamilton on Tuesday. Chasing a modest 260-run target, Dhawan notched his second century of the tournament with an 85-ball 100 as India lost only two wickets […]

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