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Formation of ‘pro-government children’s front’, Sishu League, comes to light

An organisation called ‘Bangladesh Awami Sishu (children) League’ has been formed, adding to the long list of over a hundred organisations operating with ‘Awami League’, ‘Bangabandhu’ and ‘Jatir Pita’ in their names. Md Faisal Ahammad Munshi, General Secretary of Demra unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League, told bdnews24.com he formed the organisation two years ago. “Today’s […]

Inflation slowed by 0.19 percentage points to 6.17 percent in August from the previous month mainly due to a fall in consumer demand after Eid-ul-Fitr. Non-food inflation slowed by 0.45 percentage points to 6.35 percent in August from July, although it was gradually rising since May and rose 0.65 percentage points month-on-month to 6.8 percent […]

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                        The organisers of five-nation Twenty20 cricket for physically challenged has revised the schedule of the tournament after rain washed out the opening match between Bangladesh and England in Dhaka on Wednesday. With more rain looming under the influence of a low pressure at […]

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Suspected members of the banned Islamic militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team, Sadek Ali (second right) and Aminul Mollick (front left) are escorted by policemen along with another suspect from a court in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Aug. 19, 2015. Four secular bloggers have been murdered in Bangladesh this year, and many others say they do not feel […]

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The lure of extremism

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Muslim Bangladeshis living in the UK recently became a focus of interest to all Bangladeshis living home and abroad when the news of some young Muslims of Bangladeshi origin joining the so-called Islamic State in Syria/Iraq struck the front page. Among them were three young women and an entire family that also included elderly members. […]

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Poor, haphazard drainage system behind water-logging in Dhaka city even after moderate rain; filling up of wetlands aggravates situation Over a dozen government agencies are involved in maintaining the patchy storm drainage system in the capital. Yet the entire system collapses every time it rains, even when moderately, leaving most parts of the city waterlogged […]

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Sacked Grameen Bank managing director Muhammad Yunus desperately solicited Hillary Clinton’s help for ending his feud with the Hasina government over the control of the bank. Emails released from her time as secretary of state show that Yunus lobbied with her time and again to use her influence on the Bangladesh government to sway its […]

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The Department of Forestry and Environmental Science of the Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) has allowed an expelled student to take a test. The student has been temporarily expelled by the authorities for beating teachers. Chairman of the department Narayan Saha said they received the letter on Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activist Jahid […]

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  Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday alleged that several countries are not cooperating with Dhaka in bringing back the absconding killers of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. She expressed the frustration in reply to a supplementary question from a ruling Awami League MP, Abdus Shahid, during the question-and-answer session in parliament. “We’ve repeatedly contacted the […]

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The BNP–led 20-Party alliance has announced a countrywide agitation for Sep 5 to protest hikes in power and gas prices. A statement issued on behalf of the coalition by BNP Standing Committee Member Nazrul Islam Khan on Wednesday announced its first agitation programme after the three-month-long countrywide blockade at the beginning of the year. On […]

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