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UK parliament asked if sanction on Bangladesh applicable

The British parliament was asked on Tuesday whether the time is ripe for London to impose limited sanctions on Bangladesh to mount pressure on premier Sheikh Hasina to hold proper general elections at the earliest. “Does the Minister [of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Office] not think that it is time to start applying some […]

PrBNP professional leader Zafrullah Chowdhury has compared the National Standing Committee members of the party with ‘newly-wed brides’. “The BNP has a Standing Committee with about 19 members. Five of them are either dead or ailing. That leaves us 14. In these times of trouble, they do not even have one meeting a week with […]

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Awami League nominated mayor candidates have been elected in seven out of nine municipalities in the third phase of the municipal election. The mayor’s posts in the two other municipalities have gone to two independent aspirants, who are also leaders of the ruling party. Though there were no reports of any major violence, the voting […]

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Centre for Policy Dialogue distinguished fellow Debapriya Bhattacharya speaks at a briefing at the CIRDAP auditorium in Dhaka on Wednesday. CPD executive director Mustafizur Rahman was also present, among others. The Centre for Policy Dialogue on Wednesday said that the higher economic growth in recent years had not translated into employment generation which was a […]

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Foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali addresses a media briefing convened at his office in the capital on Wednesday. The International Criminal Court has rejected a case, which brought allegation of crimes against humanity against the Bangladesh government, as the court found no legal grounds for such accusation. The Hague-based ICC’s prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, ‘has formally […]

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Islamic State is trying to ride a wave of religious radicalization by falsely claiming a spate of killings in Bangladesh, a government minister said, adding there was enough evidence implicating domestic militant groups. Analysts say that as Islamic State loses territory in Iraq and Syria and its finances get drained, it may be trying to […]

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Chief justice SK Sinha on Wednesday said democracy is meaningless if the freedom of speech and press is not ensured. He came up with the observation while addressing as the chief guest a programme marking the launching of new vernacular daily the ‘Dainik Protidiner Sangbad’ at Bangla Academy. “The role of newspapers is immense in […]

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A solid 44-run knock from Yuvraj Singh followed by some outstanding spells of bowling from both Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mustafizur proved more than enough for Sunrisers Hyderabad to knock Kolkata Knight Riders out of 2016 Indian Premier League, reports ndtv.com. David Warner-led team will now battle it out against Gujarat Lions in Qualifier 2 to […]

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