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BRUTAL KILLINGS US calls for effective, quick probe

Biswal meets foreign minister US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal arrived in Dhaka on Wednesday. The United States yesterday pressed the Bangladesh government to bring the perpetrators of the brutal murders of secular bloggers and activists to justice through effective and prompt investigations. At an extensive and […]

Senior BNP leader Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, however, was all praise about Joy’s late father Wazed Mia during Wednesday’s media briefing. The BNP has described the remarks made by the prime minister’s son Sajeeb Wazed Joy about its chairperson Khaleda Zia as ‘indecent and beyond political etiquettes.’ Speaking at media briefing on Wednesday, the party’s senior […]

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Although hopes were raised, albeit for all of four hours on April 25, of a climb up the rankings ladder for the Bangladesh ODI team, the Tigers remain at seventh spot in the updated International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings. Their T20I ranking remains at a much less impressive 10th, one place below ICC Associate Member […]

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Unholy alliance of traffic police, bus owners, drivers blamed Traffic rules are largely ignored in the capital, with vehicles stopping at undesignated spots, taking passengers in the middle of the road and being in competition leading to fatal accidents. The photos taken recently were snapped at, clockwise from top, Karwab Bazar, Mirpur 10, New Market […]

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Dhaka Metropolitan Police commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia addresses a press conference at DMP headquarters on Wednesday. Dhaka Metropolitan Police on Wednesday banned occupational stickers including that of press, police and lawyer and the use of hooters, hydraulic horns and beaconing lights in private vehicles. Dhaka Metropolitan Police commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia made the announcement at a press conference […]

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Seventeen rights groups have called for formation of an inquiry commission under the umbrella of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to probe the murders of at least nine writers, bloggers, publishers, academics and activists in Bangladesh since February 2015. PEN America led a group of sixteen other human rights organisations in issuing a […]

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The investigation agency of the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) will launch a probe into the war crimes charges against former education minister and BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia`s adviser Dr Osman Faruk, reports the UNB. Mohammad Abdul Hannan Khan, chief coordinator of the agency, disclosed this while addressing a press briefing at its office in the […]

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Bangladesh and Kuwait has inked four agreements in different sectors, including investment, military cooperation and road communications. The articles were signed after the official talks between visiting Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and his Bangladesh counterpart Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the latter’s office in Dhaka on Wednesday afternoon. The two Prime […]

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