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Burn victims’ photos hanged in front of Khaleda’s office

Photographs of BNP’s arson victims of were put up on a banner and hanged in front of Khaleda Zia’s office in Gulshan on Thursday. Khaleda has been staying in her office since January 3, 2015 where her party is running violent operations against the government in which 100 people has been killed till now. ‘Swachetan […]

Analysts and people alike, everyone realises that the battling camps need to compromise With both the government and its political opposition sticking to their guns, any hopes of resolving the current crisis have been shot down. The BNP-led alliance continues to enforce blockade and general strike calling for the ruling Awami League to step down […]

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A wave of savage mockery broke over Russian President Vladimir Putin across the Internet on Friday, sparked by days of absence from public view, despite official insistence it was business as usual in the Kremlin. State television footage of Putin working at his residence failed to quell the tide of fantastical theories circulating online that the […]

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Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) has sent back an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) unit, which was sent to them by the Election Commission (EC) after it malfunctioned. BUET’s Bureau of Research, Testing and Consultation (BRTC) says this was due to a ‘breach of contract’. The BRTC director sent a letter to the Chief […]

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The ongoing blockade and a series of shutdowns are pushing up costs of doing business in Bangladesh, say businesspeople. A combination of rising transportation cost, supply chain disruption and delay in work — be it project implementation or day-to-day activities — has been eating up Bangladesh’s competitive advantage as “low-cost maker and exporter”, they said. […]

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The Jatiya Party chairman and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s special ambassador Hussain Muhammad Ershad said there is no democracy in Bangladesh at the moment. According to him, democracy went to ruins when they gave up power in 1990. The BNP and Awami League both have ruined democracy, one for power and the other for grasping […]

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Suresh Raina hit a century as India spoiled Brendan Taylor’s farewell party with a hard-fought six-wicket win in the World Cup Pool B match in Auckland on Saturday. Raina survived two dropped catches during his unbeaten 104-ball 110 as India chased down a stiff 288-run target in 48.4 overs for their sixth win in as […]

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b14087d2296f73308fbd9b6c55db762a-pmPrime minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said the government will be bound to execute the court’s order if BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia does not surrender before the court. “She (Khaleda Zia) should surrender before the court, otherwise the government has to execute court’s order. Her actual place is in ‘there’ (court),” said the PM while […]

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Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance called another round of 72-hour general strike across the country from 6:00am Sunday to be coupled with ongoing nationwide non-stop transport blockade. In a press statement, BNP joint secretary general Barkatullah Bulu, announced the shutdown from 6:00am Sunday to 6:00am Wednesday. The strike was registered protesting against enforced disappearance, killing, repression, […]

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Transparency International, Bangladesh (TIB) has revealed certain disturbing information in a research report, certainly food for thought. The manner is which women are having to pay bribes in the sectors of health, education, land, banking, local government and more, in two unions of Gazipur and Jamalpur districts, indicates just how vulnerable women are in society. […]

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The telecom regulator is determined to arrange the auction for spectrum, an expensive airwave frequency, as per schedule, though the major mobile operators are reluctant to participate in the bidding. “We are firm to arrange the slated spectrum auction on April 30,” a top official of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) told the FE. Preferring […]

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Police have decided to install close-circuit television (CCTV) cameras in Dhaka University’s Teacher-Student Centre (TSC) following the murder of writer-blogger Avijit Roy. Shahbagh and Central Shaheed Minar will also be brought under CCTV camera surveillance, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Mohammad Asaduzzaman Miah said on Saturday. He was speaking at a seminar on the campus on […]

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