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Narendra Modi govt making Muslims ‘insecure’: All India Muslim Personal Law Board

Biggest Pre Launch, Pune Following a two-day convention of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board, the body on Sunday decided to constitute a committee called ‘Defend Constitutional Rights Committee’ to step up propaganda countering the anti-minority decisions of various state governments and the Center. The spokesperson of the body said that ever since the […]

Amazing scenes prevailed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport yesterday. Following their heroic performance in the 2015 cricket World Cup, the Bangladesh cricket team were scheduled to arrive at 7:30pm yesterday yet, with more than two hours left before their arrival, the airport premises was already swarming with thousands of people who were waiting anxiously to […]

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Police ‘ransack’ houses of opposition activists Five people, under treatment for burns received in recent arson attacks, died on Saturday and Sunday in the capital. With the latest victims, the death toll in the opposition-sponsored nationwide blockade on its 76th day on Sunday, reached 131. The first day of the latest round of 72-hour general […]

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A parliamentary watchdog has demanded to know why police did not intervene when writer-blogger Avijit Roy was attacked and brutally murdered on Feb 26. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Home Affairs during a meeting on Sunday asked police to report to it at the next meeting. Committee chief Tipu Mushi told reporters, “Many […]

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Excellent piece of reporting by my colleague Muktadir Rashid at New Age, who interviewed members of the security committee and residents in Sector 3 of Uttara in Dhaka about what happened on the night of 10 March, when BNP Joint Secretary, and till then spokesperson of the party, went missing, and was allegedly picked up […]

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So far the BNP has been positive about city corporation elections in Dhaka and Chittagong as the party’s well-wishers are in favour of joining the polls. The party is also likely to pick three heavyweight candidates – the BNP chairperson’s adviser and former FBCCI president Abdul AwalMintoo for Dhaka North, former minister and Dhaka mayor […]

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“Disrespecting Islam can’t be tolerated,” Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Sunday while urging the country’s Aleem and Ulema to put up a strong resistance against the anti-Islamic activities by the BNP-Jamaat alliance. The PM said they are doing this in the name of Islam as their misdeeds are damaging the religion’s image globally. “Islam […]

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The Liberation War Museum on Sunday opened its week-long 19th  founding anniversary programme at its premises with the vow to transmit the spirits of the war of independence of 1971 among the young generations. Sarwar Ali, the trustee of the organization, in his welcome address at the programme said that the Liberation War Museum was […]

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They may have been defeated in the quarterfinal but Bangladesh could still hold their heads high for the most successful World Cup campaign, with fans welcoming them like heroes. Thousands of fans thronged the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport when Mashrafe Bin Mortaza’s team arrived at 7:30pm on Sunday. The Tigers achieved their goal of reaching […]

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The BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Sunday said the government has to face severe consequences if party’s missing joint secretary general Salahuddin Ahmed is not returned to his family or presented in the court. “The international community is concerned about the disappearance of Salahuddin. The government can’t deny the liability,” she said. Khaleda Zia said […]

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Saudi Arabia’s OPEC governor Mohammed al-Madi said on Sunday that he believed it would be difficult for oil to reach a price range of $100-120 per barrel again. “$100-120 – I think it’s difficult to reach 120 another time…We understand that all countries need higher incomes…We want higher incomes, but we want higher incomes for […]

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Real bad umpiring

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Syed Bashir   Bangladesh has very strong reasons to feel let down by some horrible umpiring. It is true batsmen always get the benefit of the doubt in cricket. But with so much advanced technology in place, why should umpires in doubt avoid referring the decision to a TV umpire? Aleem Dar did not seem […]

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