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‘বংশতন্ত্র’ কতটুকু খারাপ কতটা অপরিহার্য?

Minar Rashid   আজকের কলামে তিনটি স্পর্শকাতর বিষয় আলোচনার জন্য বেছে নিয়েছি। এই তিনটিবিষয় জাতীয়তাবাদী ও ইসলামি বলয়ে একধরনের মানসিকবৈকল্য কিংবা বুদ্ধিবৃত্তিকঅস্বস্তি সৃষ্টি করে রেখেছে, যা প্রকারান্তরে বর্তমান স্বৈরাচারকে দীর্ঘতর করছে। জাতীয়স্বার্থেই এই তিনটি বিষয়ের খোলামেলা আলোচনা প্রয়োজন। সেই তিনটি জিজ্ঞাস্য নিম্নরূপ : এক. পরিবারতন্ত্র এ দেশে কি একটি রাজনৈতিক দুষ্টচক্র, নাকি রাজনৈতিক বাস্তবতা? দুই. […]

Criminal Investigation Department officials said they had established the motive for the killing of Comilla Victoria College student Sohagi Jahan Tonu and would come up with ‘good news’ shortly. CID special superintendent (Comilla and Noakhali) Nazmul Karim Khan, however, said that none was arrested so far. ‘We have established the motive…We are working to complete […]

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MEHA DIXIT The porous Indo-Bangladesh border makes cross-border trafficking in persons, drugs, and fake currency seamless. “It was my uncle who sold me to a trafficker who brought me to India,” Hamida Akhtar from Satkhira, Bangladesh, said when we were sitting in a softly lit room in a government-run shelter home in Liluah in Howrah […]

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DAVID BERGMAN DHAKA, Bangladesh — In 1971, Bengali nationalists and the people of what was then called East Pakistan waged a war of independence against the Pakistani Army. The conflict culminated in the birth of a new nation, Bangladesh. The war, which lasted nine months, was a brutal one: Depending on the source, some 300,000 […]

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Brokers made them penniless; they ended up in jail and deported from the US Monjur Monjur Islam, a 20-year-old Bangladeshi, travelled at least 15,000km in 11 countries of Asia and the Americas in his four-month-long journey to reach his dreamland, the United States of America. He left Bangladesh for the American dream without having proper […]

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Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has said this year Pahela Baishakh celebrations will be held under ‘strict restrictions’ in view of incidents of sexual harassment during the festivity on the Dhaka University campus last year. Amidst criticism for imposing restrictions on the celebration while failing to arrest the accused, police said no one would be […]

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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina lays the foundation stone of Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery in Dhaka Medical College in the capital on Wednesday. Stressing the importance of providing world-class healthcare facilities in the country, prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said the government is working on it so that people do […]

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President Abdul Hamid has stressed the need for bringing changes in the education and training programmes of Bangladesh Air Forces (BAF) to keep up with the growing world. “Globalisation and rapid development of technologies have brought changes in the security system of the world. Different techniques are being used worldwide to face terrorism and militancy. […]

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Hasanul Haq Inu As their party suffered a split, information minister Hasanul Haq Inu on Wednesday hoped that the Election Commission will take the ‘right’ decision about the actual leadership of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal. ‘I’ve the full faith in the EC, and I hope it’ll do justice,’ said Inu while talking to reporters at EC […]

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As many as 197 death sentences were awarded in Bangladesh last year, the third highest in the world, Amnesty International said Wednesday. The number of known executions worldwide also went up by more than 50 percent in 2015 to at least 1,634, the highest figure recorded since 1989, the human rights watchdog said in a […]

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Some 20 million poor Bangladeshis are still drinking water contaminated with arsenic, two decades after the potentially deadly toxin was discovered in the supply, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday. A new report from the rights group said Bangladesh had failed to take the basic steps needed to tackle the problem which kills an estimated 43,000 […]

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A marquee of the Arango Orillac Building lists the Mossack Fonseca law firm, in Panama City, Monday, April 4, 2016. Panama’s president says his government will cooperate ‘vigorously’ with any judicial investigation arising from the leak of a vast trove of information on the offshore financial dealings of the world’s rich and famous. An international […]

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