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Xulhaz-Tonoy murder probe still centred around suspicion

Police are yet to make any headway in the investigation into the murders of Xulhaz Mannan and Mahbub Rabbi Tonoy even after a week into the killings. Amidst criticism over lack of progress in the investigation into recent murders, IGP AKM Shahidul Hoque at a press conference on Tuesday could only underscore their suspicion about […]

Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia. A leader of Amra Muktijoddhar Santan filed a defamation case with a Comilla court against Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia seeking TK 1 crore compensation for her libellous remarks against the prime minister’s son Sajeeb Wazed Joy. Senior judicial magistrate Fahad bin Amin took the case into its […]

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Public Administration Minister Syed Ashraful Islam has been removed from the responsibility to represent the Ministry of Defence in Parliament, two years after he was given the charge. The Cabinet Division in a new order has put Law Minister Anisul Huq at the helm of the defence ministry in the House, a Parliament Secretariat official […]

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Noted human rights activist Sultana Kamal has said the spirit of the Liberation War is getting tarnished as the people of Bangladesh are fearing to talk. She made the statement while addressing a seminar on “The State of Press Freedom in Bangladesh Challenges and Way Forward” at CIRDAP auditorium in Dhaka on Tuesday morning. She […]

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Eight Bangladeshis (clockwise from top left) Islam Shariful, 27; Mamun Leakot Ali, 29; Md Jabath Kysar Haje Norul Islam Sowdagar, 30; Miah Rubel, 26; Rahman Mizanur, 31; Sohag Ibrahim, 27; Sohel Hawlader Ismail Hawlader, 29; Zzaman Daulat, 34, are arrested in Singapore. — Singapore home ministry photo The home ministry of Singapore on Tuesday said […]

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Marcia Bernicat A free press plays an essential role in any working democracy Today, we celebrate World Press Freedom Day. Established by the United Nations, it offers us an opportunity to celebrate the essential role that press freedom plays in a democracy. As President Obama said, World Press Freedom Day is “a time for us […]

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Star file photo of Jamaat-e-Islami leader Motiur Rahman Nizami. The Supreme Court on Tuesday starts hearing a petition filed by condemned war criminal Nizami seeking review of its judgement. The Supreme Court will deliver its verdict on May 5 on the petition filed by war criminal Motiur Rahman Nizami seeking review of his death penalty. […]

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