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Govt to take action against those involved in plot to kill Joy: PM

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said the government will definitely take action against those who will be found involved in the conspiracy of killing Sajeeb Wazed Joy after abduction. ‘We must take action against those who will be found involved in the conspiracy,’ she told a discussion meeting at Krishibid Institution, Bangladesh. Awami League […]

Gonojagoron Mancha leader Imran H Sarker says his freedom of expression has been probably threatened as he talked in favour of the right. Gonojagoron Manch leader Imran H Sarker today said his freedom of expression has been probably threatened as he talked in favour of the right. His comment came a day after Sajeeb Wazed Joy […]

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The BNP has announced the names of 20 assistant organising secretaries for its Central Executive Committee nearly a month after its National Council. Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi read out the list approved by party chairperson Khaleda Zia at its Naya Paltan headquarters in Dhakaon Monday. Those who made it to the committee […]

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An islami Oikya Jote (IOJ) faction has described Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s stance on religion as ‘timely’ and welcomed her actions against those undermining Islam. Led by Maulana Abdul Latif Nezami and Mufti Faizullah, this IOJ faction broke away from the BNP-led 20-Party alliance last year. Nezami and Faizullah were close to Hifazat-e Islam, which […]

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Bangladesh police on Monday named a second editor as a suspect in an alleged plot to kill the prime minister’s son, amid fears by rights groups of a crackdown on the press. Mahmudur Rahman already faces 75 cases of sedition and other charges after authorities in 2013 shut down his Amar Desh newspaper for allegedly […]

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BNP senior leader Nazrul Islam Khan. BNP senior leader Nazrul Islam Khan today alleged that the government is desperate to make their chairperson Khaleda Zia ineligible for election by punishing her with ‘false’ cases filed against her. “There are many cases pending for over 10 years. No fresh dates are set for hearing on those […]

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As the Philippine Senate holds its sixth hearing on $81 million Bangladesh Bank fund heist on Tuesday, the Bangladesh ambassador in Manila expressed hope that discussions on the stolen money issue and investigation into the hesit would soon come to a fruitful conclusion. John Gomes aired optimism back home that the money would be returned […]

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The Mughal Emperor fused Hindu and Islamic dating systems to create a new calendar that is still in use today. Today is the Bengali New Year, known in Bangla as Pohela Boishakh. A number of Indian calendars, of course, have their new year around now: the Punjabi, Assamese and Tamil, to name a few. The […]

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