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The Humanitarian’s Dilemma

As the humanitarian crisis deepens for Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza, we at Doctors Without Borders are trying to heal their wounds without enabling the occupation. tepping out of a car in the West Bank town of Kafr Qaddum, I was greeted by the stench of urine, feces, and burned tires — a […]

Just because they don’t get as much coverage as ISIS or Boko Haram doesn’t mean that they don’t exist. By Alex Henderson The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) recently released an in-depth report on terrorism in the United States. Covering April 2009 to February 2015, the report (titled “The Age of the Wolf”) found that […]

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Torrential rain since early yesterday morning put many heading home for the Eid holidays in trouble getting to bus, train and launch terminals in the capital. The perennial congestion and the usual chaos of Dhaka were, however, easing off despite waterlogging and tailbacks on some thoroughfares. Streets around shopping malls were crammed with vehicles, causing […]

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Online shopping has picked up in just a few years in Bangladesh—and is likely to touch the Tk 200 million mark in the rundown to this Eid-ul-Fitr, according to the E-Commerce Alliance of Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS). BASIS is optimistic this could grow further in future. This is because online shopping […]

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Bangladesh opener Soumya Sarkar bats against South Africa. Bangladesh trounced South Africa by nine wickets in the 3rd ODI at Chittagong to win the 3-match series 2-1. A fantastic batting performance from the openers paved the path for a memorable series-win for Tigers, the first over Proteas. The 154-run stand by Soumya and Tamim was […]

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Bangladesh Nationalist Party spokesman Asaduzzaman Ripon on Wednesday alleged that the ruling party men and law enforcers have been on an extortion spree everywhere ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr. ‘A horrific spree of extortion is going on everywhere centring the Eid. Usually, the waywardness of extortionists increases ahead of Eid, but this time it has multiplied. The […]

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This file photo shows Kamrul Islam talking to an ntv reporter after he was captured in Jeddah. Jeddah police today received a letter from Interpol Dhaka office to start the procedure of sending back expatriate Bangladeshi Kamrul Islam, who appears to be the main culprit responsible for beating dead 13-year-old Rajon. Altaf Hossain, first secretary […]

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For 51,000 people residing in the 162 enclaves that were swapped between India and Bangladesh last month with the inking of the Land Boundary Agreement, July 16, or Thursday is the last day for them to state which of the two countries they would like to be citizen of. The process for the residents of the enclaves to […]

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Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Wednesday strongly denounced the brutal killing of 13-year-old boy Sheikh Samiul Alam Rajan in Sylhet and demanded the government immediately arrest his killers and mete out exemplary punishment to them. In a statement, the party also urged the government to take lawful actions against Jalalabad officer-in-charge and others for misbehaving […]

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State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Meher Afroze Chumki has visited the residence of Samiul Alam Rajan, the 13-year old who was brutally tortured to death in Sylhet’s Kumargaon. She met the family in their house at Badeali village in Sadar Upazila’s Kandigaon Union on Wednesday. She handed over Tk 100,000 in assistance to Rajan’s […]

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The administration has suspended a staff of a government orphanage in Barisal for beating two children at the institution. Barisal Deputy Commissioner Dr Gazi Md Saifuzzaman said the orphanage’s Compounder Md Dulal was suspended as per verbal order of the director general of social welfare directorate. A five-member probe committee has been formed to investigate the […]

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by David Lewis Following a recent visit to Dhaka, David Lewis reflects on the narrowing civil society space in Bangladesh under the increasingly defensive Awami League government. Bangladesh has long been known as a country with a vibrant civil society. It has some of the best-known non-governmental development organisations (NGOs) in the world (see for […]

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