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No solution without dialogue: B Chy

Former president AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury on Tuesday said dialogue is the first step to end political unrest in any country. He said this while addressing a discussion on freedom of journalism, endangered humanity and reestablishment of democracy as the chief guest. Bangladesh Mofosshal Sangbadik Foundation orgainsed the discussion at the National Press Club in the […]

Prothom Alo Baufal correspondent ABM Mizanur Rahman. The High Court today questioned the legality of police torture on ABM Mizanur Rahman, the Baufal correspondent of Bangla daily Prothom Alo. The court issued a rule upon the government and police authorities to explain in two weeks why inhuman physical and mental torture upon Mizanur in police custody should […]

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BNP will decide in two days whether it would field any candidates in the upcoming Dhaka and Chittagong city corporation polls, says Lt Gen (retd) Mahbubur Rahman, a standing committee member of the party. BNP will decide in two days whether it would field any candidates in the upcoming Dhaka and Chittagong city corporation elections, […]

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The countrymen will get a relief from hartal on a working day tomorrow for the second time since February 1, thanks to the BNP-led 20-party alliance for not extending the shutdown. The alliance has not extended the hartal, which will end at 6:00am tomorrow, apparently to facilitate the observance of the March 26, the Independence […]

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A rescue helicopter from the French Securite Civile flies over the French Alps during a rescue operation after the crash of an Airbus A320, near Seyne-les-Alpes, March 24. An Airbus operated by Lufthansa’s Germanwings budget airline crashed in a remote snowy area of the French Alps on Tuesday, killing all 150 on board including 16 schoolchildren. […]

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Noted actor Sirajul Islam died of old age complications at his Niketan home in the capital on Tuesday morning. He was 78. Family sources said the actor breathed his last at about 9:00am. Sirajul is survived by wife, one son and two daughters. He was buried at Banani Graveyard after a namaz-e-janaza after Asr prayers […]

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Haji Selim, Sayeed Khokon, Mahmudur Rahman Manna and Sarah Begum Kobori all collected their nomination forms on Tuesday to run in the Dhaka City Corporation mayoral elections. Awami League Dhaka city unit joint secretary Haji Mohammad Selim and organising secretary Sayeed Khokon have collected nomination papers to run for the mayor of DCC South, confirmed […]

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Bangladesh has won the prestigious Women in Parliaments (WIP) Global Forum Award for ‘regional leadership in closing the gender gap in politics’. The award comes as a recognition for being among the top 10 nations in the world in reducing gender gaps in the recent World Economic Forum study. Based on the rankings of the […]

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there’s so much more to say about this issue — see below — that you’re lucky this rant is not even longer. luv all, az:        in a brief talk at the heritage foundation, a washington DC think tank, urging more spending on america’s military, rep. randy forbes evoked the memory of dwight […]

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New Zealand’s Grant Elliott struck the premier South Africa strike bowler Dale Steyn for six on Tuesday to give the World Cup co-hosts a tight four-wicket victory with a ball to spare in their semi-final at Eden Park. Twelve runs were required off the final over of the rain-reduced match after New Zealand had been […]

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Bangladesh cricket coach Chandika Hathurusingha has expressed his frustration for not having the ‘best squad’ in the World Cup. He thinks Bangladesh’s performance could have been different if he had they ‘enough’ options. After Bangladesh had announced their World Cup squad, Hathurusingha said it was difficult to have desired players ‘all the time’. He said […]

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By Syed Zain Al-Mahmood Extremist groups are thought to benefit as government cracks down on opposition-party protesters A heavy crackdown on antigovernment protesters in Bangladesh has been fueling anger and fear within the country’s opposition movement, creating an opening for militant extremism to take root here, rights advocates and others say. More than 100 people have […]

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