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China’s Centuries-Long Secret War on Muslims

Armed conflicts are like living organisms. Some grow and die in the blink of an eye, others ebb and flow like the tides of a river and others survive half buried, but alive, for centuries. In Xinjiang, its been over 300 years … and counting. This vast region in China’s far northwest is home to […]

People affected by Cyclone Aila still live beside highways and on embankments even seven years after the storm hit the south-west coastal regions of Bangladesh on May 25, 2009. The photo was taken at Dacope upazila in Khulna on Saturday. About 3,500 people in severely Aila affected areas of Dacope and Koyra upazilas in Khulna […]

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BNP on Tuesday alleged that Awami League is trying to provoke Islamic parties to take to the streets against it by cooking up a story involving Aslam Chowdhury and Mossad just to win public sympathy. Speaking at a press briefing at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office, party senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi also termed […]

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Govt to sign first deal for Payra today The government today is going to sign the first memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the Payra Deep-sea Port project with Belgian company Jan De Nul for an estimated $2 billion capital dredging and maintenance dredging. Jan de Nul will sign the MoU with the Payra Port Authority […]

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The Supreme Court has turned down the appeal of the State against a High Court verdict on the application of Sections 54 and 167 of the Criminal Procedure Code. The appeal court has said it will give a guideline on how to apply these two sections, which provide for arrest without warrant and interrogation in […]

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The government will review and re-fix the interest rates on savings instruments twice in a year to tighten the widespread borrowing from the costly instruments as their skyrocketing sales put a dent on the economy. April and October are the months fixed for revisions to be conducted by a nine-member committee, a senior official of […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is all set to leave for Japan on May 26 to attend the ‘G7 Outreach Programme’. The programme is scheduled to begin on the same day at Ise-Shima, the holiest among all of Japan’s shrines. Confirming the matter, an official of the Foreign Ministry on Tuesday said that Foreign Minister AH […]

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After two clashes in the league stage, IPL’s Bangladeshi stars, Shakib and Mustafiz will now be facing each other in the eliminator. The duo will square off for the third time this season on Wednesday in Delhi. Mustafiz’s Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Shakib’s Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) were level on points with second place Royal […]

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Punjab Provincial Assembly in Pakistan on Tuesday passed a resolution seeking conferment of ‘Nishan-e-Pakistan’ on Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami leaders who were executed for ‘siding with Pakistan’ during 1971 Liberation War, reported dunyanews.tv. Allauddin Shaikh, a member of provincial assembly from the Pakistan Muslim League led by Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif, proposed the resolution on Monday […]

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The British High Commissioner in Dhaka Alison Blake has said the recent attacks on bloggers, foreigners, human-rights activists, civil society figures, and religious and other minorities are assaults on the “hard-won” freedom of Bangladesh. She made the remark on Tuesday while recalling Bangladesh’s national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam on his 117th birthday. “Bangladesh was born […]

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