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Islami Liberation Front sends hit list of 10 people

An outfit named Islami Liberation Front sent a hit list of 10 dignitaries, including teachers, politicians and journalists, of Rajshahi to Natore Press Club yesterday. Vice-chancellor of Rajshahi University Professor Muhammad Mizanuddin, Rajshai City Corporation’s former mayor and central Awami League leader Khairuzzaman Liton, Rajshahi district Awami League General Secretary Asad, Rajshahi Sadar lawmaker Fazle […]

The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has released its annual report for the year 2016 that hardly paints a flattering picture of Bangladesh. The growing cases of persecution of differing voices, views and faiths resonate almost loudly in the report that says the country should also be the ‘focus of concern’ alongside Bahrain, […]

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The Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson, Khaleda Zia, on Sunday alleged that the ruling Awami League siphoned Tk 30,000 crore off the country during the past seven years of its rule. Addressing a rally organised by BNP’s labour wing Jatiyatabadi Sramik Dal at Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka marking the May Day, she also urged prime minister Sheikh […]

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Former Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) president Khandker Mahbub Hossain on Monday demanded the Supreme Court rehear the case in which the 13th amendment to the constitution having provisions for an election-time caretaker government was declared illegal. He made the demand while talking to reporters at his SCBA Bhaban office, as the apex court has […]

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 People carry portraits of student activist Nazimuddin Samad as they attend a rally to demand arrest of three motorcycle-riding assailants who hacked and shot Samad to death, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, April 8, 2016. A series of brutal killings of liberals, academics, bloggers, foreigners and religious minorities in Bangladesh has spread deep fear in the country […]

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The new democratic government of Myanmar has signalled a paradigm shift in its relations with Bangladesh, ending decades of mistrust between the next-door neighbours. Talking to a number of leaders of National League for Democracy (NLD) that won general elections and assumed power, Prothom Alo understands that Myanmar, a pariah state for almost five decades, […]

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Nearly two weeks after his arrest, senior Bangladeshi journalist Shafik Rehman was sent to jail by a Dhaka court on April 27, 2016. The 81-year old veteran was arrested from his house in Dhaka on April 16 for his alleged involvement in a plot to abduct and kill Sajeeb Wazed Joy, son of Prime Minister […]

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People march with an inflatable effigy of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during an immigrant rights May Day rally in Los Angeles, California, US, May 1, 2016. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has accused China of ‘raping’ the US, in renewed criticism of China’s trade policy. He told a rally in Indiana that China was […]

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Bangladesh may gain from price-hike of China’s apparel exports if the country can improve productivity, product quality and reliability, alongside better safety and industry compliance, according to a new World Bank report. The country performs poorly in the areas of compliance, quality and reliability, says the report adding that wages and working conditions have long […]

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About 63.71 percent of SIMs have so far been registered across the country under biometric method. To a tabled question by Awami League MP Salina Begum (Women seat-6) on Monday, State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Tarana Halim said, “As of April 28 last, a total of 8.34 crore SIMs of all mobile companies were […]

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