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Stop the imminent execution of an innocent man in Bangladesh

By Mohammed Mian Soomro In a few days an innocent man—Salauddin Quader Chowdhury—will be executed in Bangladesh unless the country’s Honorable Supreme Court grants an appeal to allow exculpatory evidence to be presented. How do I know that he is innocent? Because I am a witness who can prove that he was out of the […]

The attacks on two publishers in the capital yesterday were carried out in a similar fashion and around the same time, suggest the accounts of police, witnesses and the family of one of the victims. Both Faisal Arefin Dipan and Ahmedur Rashid Chowdhury were in their offices in Shahbagh and Lalmatia when they came under […]

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In what appeared to be synchronised attacks on publishers of slain blogger Avijit Roy, unknown assailants hacked to death Faisal Arefin Dipan of Jagriti Prokashani and critically injured Shuddhoswar’s Ahmedur Rashid Tutul yesterday. Faisal Arefin Dipan’s body was recovered from inside his 2nd floor office at Aziz Market at the capital’s Aziz Super Market. Tutul […]

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South Sudan rebels on Thursday released 18 Bangladeshi peacekeepers they had taken captive, but were still holding 12 UN contractors seized along with them on the Nile River. Around 100 heavily-armed rebels backed by two tanks on Monday detained the crew of a barge carrying fuel for the UN mission, along with the peacekeepers escorting […]

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Bangladesh Udichi Shilpi Goshthi celebrated its 47th founding anniversary with a programme of dance, music, and poetry recitation at the Swaparjito Swadhinata platform near TSC in Dhaka University. Members of the organisation and other cultural organisations performed at the programme, which began with two peoples’ songs presented by Udichi. The songs, Juddho Oporadhi Mukto Korbo […]

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Minar Rashid প্রখ্যাত কলামিস্ট ও টিভি ব্যক্তিত্ব শফিক রেহমানকে নিয়ে আমার আগের লেখায় একটি তথ্যগত ভুল হয়েছিল। শফিক রেহমান ১৯৬৭ সালে হোটেল সোনারগাঁওয়ে নন বরং ১৯৬৮ সাল থেকে ১৯৭২ সাল পর্যন্ত হোটেল ইন্টার কন্টিনেন্টালে চিফ অ্যাকাউন্টেন্ট হিসেবে চাকরিরত ছিলেন। মাঝখানে স্বাধীনতাযুদ্ধের সময়টিতে তিনি আবার লন্ডনে চলে যান এবং জাস্টিস আবু সাঈদ চৌধুরীর অধীনে মুক্তিযুদ্ধের সপক্ষে […]

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The two-day second ‘UK-Bangladesh e-Commerce Fair 2015’ is beginning at London’s Waterlily Venue on Nov 13. ‘Digital Bangladesh:  A World of Opportunities’ is the theme of this year’s event that aims to bring together the “entire e-commerce services and stakeholders” from both countries under one platform. The organisers in a media statement said more than 50 companies […]

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Security experts ridicule the idea; architects see it as another blow to Louis I Kahn’s design Authorities are still going ahead with fencing the plazas and sprawling lawns of the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban on “security grounds”, despite professionals’ criticism that it would only undermine the parliament building’s architectural grandeur. Security experts want a concrete wall […]

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Chittagong Abahani have come from behind to crush Kolkata East Bengal and lift the first ever 2015 Sheikh Kamal International Club Cup. The home team, who conceded an early goal, scored the equaliser in the injury time of the first half before netting twice minutes after the break to seal a 3-1 comeback win at […]

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October 20, 2015 “Information Clearing House” -“Voltaire” – The Russian military intervention in Syria, which was at first considered a risky bet by Moscow against the jihadists, has transformed itself into a demonstration of power which upsets the strategic balance of the world. Originally conceived to isolate and then destroy the armed groups equipped by […]

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Faruque Ahmed At a time when Bangladesh stands at the cross roads with immense growth potentials to achieve higher economic growth, some business leaders have surprised many by speaking of their desire to make overseas investment avoiding the country’s moribund investment climate. They have said that the country lacks necessary infrastructures to support investment while […]

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Dr. Abdul Ruff  In one sentence one could say Joseph Biden had no chance at all either to win the Democratic nomination or US presidency.  However, it is really worthwhile to know the possible reasons that forced the Vice President, who should be the natural choice of party for Presidential candidature, to opt out of […]

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