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Kalabagan double murder: Ansar Al Islam claims responsibility

Ansar Al Islam, Bangladesh unit of Al-Qaeda in the Indian Sub-Continent, has claimed responsibility of the murder of LGBT magazine editor Xulhaz Mannan and his friend in Kalabagan, Dhaka. They claimed the responsibility in their Twitter account on Tuesday. “Alhamdulillah. By the grace of Almighty Allah, the mujahidin of Ansar al-Islam (AQIS, Bangladesh branch) were […]

Kuwaittimes.net Since the leak of the ‘Panama Papers’ uncovered the massive stash of money being deposited in offshore tax havens by powerful corporate and non-corporate actors, the so-called offshore tax havens have been castigated for their role in facilitating tax dodging or aggressive tax planning by large multinational corporations and mega-rich individuals. This manner for […]

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Her statement on Tuesday followed a series of killings by suspected extremists this week which began with the murder of Rajshahi University professor AFM Rezaul Karim Siddiquee on the campus on Saturday. The head of government can be as loud as she wants but her government will have to take responsibility for all the murders […]

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Tonmoy Ahmed Every Bangladeshi of the late 20th century was a child of the genocide unleashed on the unarmed people of this land in 1971. So was all humanity.  Survival could only be a source of guilt, whether spoken or unspoken. We today we bear the imprints of departed souls. Beneath the gleaming post-independence surface […]

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Never before has Bangladesh been so investment hungry, finance minister Abul Mal Abdul Muhith told the Bangladesh Investment Summit in Hong Kong on Tuesday. “Not only is it (Bangladesh) open to investment, but also to ideas, innovation and enterprise,” he said. At the Hong Kong meet, Bangladesh ministers made a renewed call upon local and […]

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Bangladesh is meeting all the demands of the USA to get back the generalised system of preference (GSP) facility, but everytime they come with a new demand, commerce minister Tofail Ahmed said on Tuesday. “It seems they will not be pleased even if we try till the Judgement Day,” he said in reply to a […]

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The Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday said the Bangladeshi authorities should immediately investigate the killings of two ‘LGBT human rights activists’. Police found Xulhaz Mannan and Tonoy Mahbub hacked to death in an apartment in the capital on Monday evening. The killings follow a spate of recent targeted attacks on writers, educators, bloggers, and […]

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Clarifies Ashraf after Olama leaders criticise AL leaders The Awami League yesterday reiterated that the Olama League was not affiliated with the ruling party, a day after an Olama League faction came down heavily on some AL leaders for saying their party had no links with the organisation. “The Olama League does not belong to […]

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