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Hasina calls for weeding out destructive elements from Awami League, Chhatra League

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called for purging the Awami League and Bangladesh Chhatra League of “destructive” elements to make them live up to the ideals of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Her call came on Monday, a day after Chhatra League leaders and activists assaulted some teachers of the Shahjalal University of Science and Technology […]

BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia has expressed her party’s resolve to realise people’s rights, alleviate their plights, protect the country’s independence and sovereignty and to restore multi-party democracy. The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chief has, however, expressed hope that the government will pave the way for holding an immediate participatory election, in conformith with its pledge, […]

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People around were just watching as the eight-year-old started to disappear into the canal in Nimtala of Chittagong but then he came in, jumped into the water and rescued the child. The rescuer, traffic constable Md Monir Hossain was on his way to work at Truck Terminal of Nimtala around 9:30am yesterday when he saw […]

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Proceedings on in 2 other cases; 12 cases remain stayed by higher court Two top officials of a textile company have been sentenced to four years jail on Monday in a case filed over the 1996 share market scam. A special tribunal on the much-hyped 1996 sharemarket scam sentenced two directors of a textile company […]

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Teachers of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) under the banner of ‘Mohan Muktijuddher Chetonay Udbhuddo Sikkhak Forum’ have observed work abstention, demanding removal of Vice-Chancellor Professor Aminul Haque Bhuiyan. The protesting teachers staged rally and meeting wearing black badges defying rain on the university campus on Monday. Speakers at the rally alleged that […]

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 British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert W Gibson has recently handed over specialist forgery detection equipment to the Bangladesh Special Branch in an effort to tackle immigration crime. This equipment will be used by immigration officers at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport to detect false and counterfeit travel documents and prosecute criminals trying to use […]

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A Dhaka court has fixed 2 November the date for receiving the charge-sheet against ‘absconding’ BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and 37 others in a case relating to a firebomb attack on a bus in Dhaka’s Jatrabari area in January. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Shahriar Mahmud Adnan passed the order on Monday. The BNP chief and 30 […]

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India’s National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has recommended its Home Ministry to pay a compensation of half a million Indian rupees to the family of murdered Bangladeshi girl Felani Khatun. The NHRC verdict stated that: “The Commission is aware that the security forces are discharging a sensitive job at the borders. They must, however, adhere […]

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Two motorcyclists were killed as a bus ran over them on the city’s Mayor Mohammad Hanif Flyover on Monday night. The deceased were identified as Jahirul Islam and Amzad Hossain, according to their identity card and mobile phone respectively. Witness said the motorcyclists were going to Jatrabari from Gulistan on their motorcycle through the Mayor […]

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By Dr. Gyan Basnet The country is expecting the long-awaited new constitution, and the Assembly is busily engaged in producing the final draft. Just as during the last Constituent Assembly, religion, ethnicity and the forms of federalism have emerged as major contentious issues and stumbling blocks. While the demand for the restoration of Nepal’s Hindu […]

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By Neville Teller “The old order changeth, yielding place to new, And God fulfils himself in many ways… “ — Alfred, Lord Tennyson: Morte D’Arthur The old order, unsatisfactory though it was, had become commonplace through long usage, like a worn but comfortable garment. We had, in the words of the Lerner and Loewe song, […]

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By DAVID BARSTOW and SUHASINI RAJ   The resentment built slowly in Hardik Patel. It took root when he watched his younger sister lose out on a college scholarship because of India’s version of affirmative action, a system of strict quotas that reserves nearly half of government jobs and public college slots for those who […]

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