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Bangladesh: Reassertion Of Reason – Analysis

By Sanchita Bhattacharya Terrorism and Trans National Crime Unit (CTTC) Chief Monirul Islam stated that Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) had set up eight hideouts in Dhaka city to carry out killings of secular people. A group of 20 militants, dubbed “the killing squad” by investigators, are reportedly engaged in ‘managing’ these hideouts. Explaining the modus […]

Police taking senior journalist Shafik Rehman to a court in the capital yesterday. The court placed him on five-day fresh remand in a case filed over an alleged plot to kidnap and kill the prime minister’s son Sajeeb Wazed Joy. A Dhaka court yesterday placed journalist Shafik Rehman on five-day fresh remand in a case […]

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Civil aviation and tourism minister Rashed Khan Menon addresses a meet the press at Dhaka Reporters’ Unity in the capital on Friday. Civil aviation and tourism minister Rashed Khan Menon on Friday said he felt that the government lacked the behavior required to run democracy. Menon, also the president of Workers’ Party of Bangladesh, made […]

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  They had come to Dhaka for jobs so they could get out of poverty and help their families. But the 2013 Rana Plaza collapse not only demolished their hopes but also pushed them into endless misery. “Now I am out of luck. I am going through many difficulties,” said Babul Sheikh, who worked for […]

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Journalist Probir Sikdar, who was sued for his facebook status against a minister, has expressed his fear of being abducted, and appealed to the prime minister to save him. In a facebook status, titled, ‘Honourable prime minister, save me’, he put the appeal on Thursday. “Honourable prime minister Sheikh Hasina, also daughter of Bangabandhu, please, […]

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American lawmaker and member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific Tulsi Gabbard has called for an end to violence against religious minorities and secular activists in Bangladesh. “In Bangladesh, the horrendous, brutal street assassinations of members of minority religions, secularists, and atheists violate every single value we hold dear,” she […]

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Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina has been named in a high-level panel of the United Nations. UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon and World Bank Group president Jim Yong Kim on Thursday announced the appointment of 10 heads of state and government, as well as two special advisors, to the High-Level Panel on Water, reports UN […]

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River vessel workers have partially postponed its vessel strike following assurances from the government. The water transport workers came up with the decision on Friday night two days after its strike pressing a 15-point demand. The decision was taken after a meeting of Bangladesh Water Transport Workers Federation and Bangladesh River Vessel Workers Federation at Sadarghat […]

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Leaders of Bangladesh Hindu Bouddha Christian Oikya Parishad attend a press conference organised by the body at Dhaka Reporters’ Unity on Friday. Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian Unity Council on Friday said that 10 minority people were killed and 366 were injured in 732 attacks on minorities across the country in the past three months from […]

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 Bangladesh and Việt Nam are seeking to develop improved financial products and logistic services to facilitate trade to reach a value of US$1 billion this year, a conference heard yesterday. Hoàng Quang Phòng, deputy chairman of the Việt Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), said at the conference jointly held with Bangladesh International Chamber […]

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