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Hasina trashes claims of authoritarian rule in Bangladesh, says she is serving people

Screenshot of the report on Sheikh Hasina’s interview on The Guardian website Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has refuted the allegations of democracy being threatened in Bangladesh by the purported highhandedness of her government and human rights abuses by the police and security forces. In an interview with Simon Tisdall and Anna Ridout of influential British […]

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her bitter political rival BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will be spending this Eid-ul-Azha out of the country in two different global metropolises. Speaker Shirin Sharmin Choudhury, Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, Public Administration Minister Syed Ashraful Islam and more than a dozen senior Awami League and BNP leaders will […]

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                      Bus, train and ferry terminals witnessed a mad rush as people started streaming out of Dhaka on Monday defying all accompanying hassles of bumpy journey to celebrate Eid with their near and dear ones. City schools went into holidays for Eid-ul-Azha, the second largest […]

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Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Laurent Fabius Due to its geography, Bangladesh is among the most vulnerable nations in the world. Millions of Bangladeshis are already facing pressing challenges from erratic weather conditions that severely damage infrastructure and farmland, threatening their livelihoods We have little time before climate change closes in Climate change is no longer a distant […]

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Minar Rashid আওয়ামী লীগ দলীয় প্রাক্তন এমপি গোলাম মাওলা রনি খোদায়ী গজব নামার আশংকা প্রকাশ করেছেন। সেই ভয়ে তিনি টাঙ্গাইলের কালিহাতিতে সংঘটিত ঘটনার প্রতিবাদ জানিয়েছেন। ছেলের সম্মুখে মাকে বিবস্ত্র করে নাজেহাল ( মতান্তরে ধর্ষণ) করার ঘটনা আইয়ামে জাহেলিয়াতের যুগেও পাওয়া যায় নি। কালিহাতির সাধারণ জনগণ বুকের রক্ত দিয়ে এই ঘটনার প্রতিবাদ জানিয়েছে। বরাবরের মতই শেখ […]

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French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Friendship Executive Director Runa Khan watch expert boat builders at work yesterday French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said he expected there to be a global consensus to fulfil the ‘famous promise of a $100 billion’ climate fund by 2020. “Now we have the feeling […]

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It is in the public interest to consider taxing public goods such as education as generally less desirable than taxing public bads such as pollution The freeze imposed by the High Court this week on the 7.5% VAT on tuition fees at English medium school, raises some important policy questions for the government to consider. […]

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A Dhaka Cyber Tribunal yesterday deferred the charge framing hearing in the case filed over the alleged leak of the draft verdict in Salauddin Quader Chowdhury’s war crimes case. Tribunal Judge KM Shamsul Alam deferred case proceedings until October 5 after hearing time petitions by both the defence and the prosecution. In the time petition, […]

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The Prime Minister’s Office has greenlighted guidelines on long-awaited mobile number portability (MNP) – a facility that allows a subscriber to switch from one operator to another without having to change the existing number. Users will be enjoying the facility at the start of the next year, Minister of State for Posts and Telecommunications Tarana […]

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Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson said Sunday no Muslim should be president of the United States, adding a new twist to a controversy roiling the party’s White House nominating race. In an interview with NBC’s ‘Meet the Press,’ Carson, a retired brain surgeon who often refers to his own deep Christian faith, was asked whether […]

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Bangladesh National Women Lawyers Association on Monday filed a writ petition with the High Court seeking its directive to the government to wage a judicial inquiry led by a sitting or former Supreme Court judge into the police brutality on protesters centring a local mediation in Kalihati of Tangail that left four people killed on […]

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Two people have been shot dead after a group of extortionists opened fire while reportedly snatched money from the leaseholder of a cattle market in Chittagong’s Sandwip Upazila. Sandwip Municipality Mayor Jafar Ullah Titu has identified the dead as Md Jahangir, 48, and Md Kabir, 35. The shooting took place at the cattle market near […]

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