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Silencing dissent sow seeds of violence

Top leaders of the party in power were certainly ill-advised to rake up a dormant police case, filed in Bangladesh in the shadow of a 2014 criminal prosecution in USA, adjudicated and disposed of over a year back in a U.S. court, to implicate a senior media man connected with mainstream opposition politics by a […]

The Bangladesh girls defeated their Indian counterparts 4-0 in the final of the AFC U-14 Girls’ Regional Championship at the Aviator Stadium in Dushanbe on Sunday to retain their title. Having already beaten their opponents 3-1 in the group stages, Bangladesh were favourites going into the match and they lived up to the billing. Tohura […]

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It doesn’t matter where it comes from if it threatens us all  A simple equation differentiates democracies from authoritarian systems. Paraphrasing Thomas Jefferson, it can be said that, in a democracy, the government is fearful of the people, and in an authoritarian system, the people are scared of the government. Fascism is an extreme version […]

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Shakhawat Hossain Assailants hacked to death Rajshahi University English professor AFM Rezaul Karim Siddiquee on Saturday morning near his house in Rajshahi city, about 17 months after assailants had killed another teacher of the university near his house in Rajshahi.  With this, four Rajshahi University teachers were murdered in the last 12 years. The other […]

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Poverty alleviation, climate change, governance and rights will be the main areas for the Danish development effort in Bangladesh for the next five years after Copenhagen has approved the new ‘partnership’ plan. The Danish embassy in Dhaka on Sunday said its Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen “just approved” the five-year programme for development partnership with Bangladesh. […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s son Sajeeb Wazed Joy has called Khaleda Zia ‘a liar and a thief’. His retaliation has come a day after the BNP chief asked about the source of money allegedly kept in one of his bank accounts ‘mentioned’ in case files related to a plot to abduct and kill him. “Madam, […]

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Accusing the government of plundering public money in the name of development, Bangladesh Nationalist Partt chairperson Khaleda Zia on Sunday said the ruling Awami League siphoned off Tk 30,000 crore over the past seven years. ‘The ruling party often talks about development…they’ve plundered more public money than what they spent on development. Now they’re taking […]

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A fire broke out at a market at Karwan Bazar on Sunday night. Fire service assistant director Mojammel Haque told New Age at about 9:30pm that 22 fire fighting units were working to douse the flame that broke out at about 8:00pm. He said that they were facing problem in dousing the flame because of […]

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More than 80 per cent member factories of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association have failed to implement the association’s programme to develop biometric databases of workers by Saturday’s deadline. Under the circumstances, the BGMEA has decided a temporary suspension of service delivery to the member factories which are yet to carry out the […]

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MAY Day celebrations began following the martyrdom of a number of workers at Haymarket Square of Chicago in the United States on May 4, 1886. The martyrdom took place as the police fired into a peaceful rally of workers that had been organised in support of the apparel workers striking for an eight-hour work day. […]

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The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina on Sunday urged all to ensure the basic rights of workers and show proper respect to workers and farmers. Addressing a programme organised by the labour and employment ministry at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre marking the May Day, she urged entrepreneurs not to set up unplanned industries and to set […]

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