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Maximum accountability should be the norm

A Canadian court verdict related to the Padma Bridge (PB) consultancy contact has set off widespread proclamation of vindication of the concerned Government of Bangladesh (GOB) superiors, allegations by the Bangladesh ruling regime of a conspiracy by the World Bank (WB) and Dr. Muhammad Yunus, and even demands for lawsuits against the WB for defamation. […]

Just because a killer bus driver was sentenced to life, transport workers in 10 southern districts yesterday brought road communications to a grinding halt going on strike for an indefinite period. The strike caused huge sufferings to people, including passengers of trans-boundary buses, and stalled goods transportation. Around five lakh people travel by about 4,500 […]

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Hate Crime Is Feared as 2 Indian Engineers Are Shot in Kansas By JOHN ELIGON, ALAN BLINDER and NIDA NAJARFEB. 24, 2017 Tributes to three gunshot victims were outside Austins Bar and Grill in Olathe, Kan., the scene of the attack, on Friday. Credit Amy Stroth for The New York Times OLATHE, Kan. — “The […]

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Why is the FBI questioning Syrian refugees in Newark? on February 18, 2017 at 1:36 PM, updated February 18, 2017 at 3:51 PM  WASHINGTON — Newly arrived Syrian refugees in New Jersey are getting visits from FBI officials, part of the Newark office’s efforts to reach out to ethnic communities. “It’s a very diverse state,” said Timothy Gallagher, […]

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Immigration Agents Discover New Freedom to Deport Under Trump By NICHOLAS KULISH, CAITLIN DICKERSON and RON NIXONFEB. 25, 2017 I.C.E. has more than 20,000 employees, spread across 400 offices in the United States and 46 countries, and the Trump administration has called for the hiring of 10,000 more. Credit Clockwise from top left: Ann Johansson […]

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Could The ‘Trump Effect’ End Up Being Good For US Muslims? United States flag By Arab News February 26, 2017 By Joyce Karam Despite an uptick in hate crimes against US Muslims in the months since Donald Trump won the presidential election in November, a wave of public solidarity and improved views of both Muslims […]

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Muhammad Ali’s Son Illegally Detained at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Attorney Says Friday, February 24, 2017 By Chuck Strouse, Jerry Iannelli Muhammad Ali Jr. with his mother, Khalilah. Courtesy of the Ali family The Muslim son of America’s most famous boxer says he was stopped at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, questioned twice about his religion, […]

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H.R. McMaster Breaks With Administration on Views of Islam By MARK LANDLER and ERIC SCHMITTFEB. 24, 2017 President Trump appointed Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, left, as national security adviser on Monday. Credit Al Drago/The New York Times WASHINGTON — President Trump’s newly appointed national security adviser has told his staff that Muslims who commit terrorist […]

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A boy was killed and at least fifteen people were injured in a clash between two factions of Awami League centering the upcoming upazila election at Osmani Nagar upazila in Sylhet today. The deceased was identified as Saiful Islam, 17, of North Kalinagar in the area, a correspondent in Sylhet reports quoting police. A clash […]

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A Dhaka court on Sunday handed down 10-year rigorous imprisonment each to three engineers of Bangladesh Railway, and a contractor in the death of a four-year-old boy, Jihad, who died after falling into a borehole in the city in 2014. Additional metro sessions judges court-5 judge Md Akhtaruzzaman announced the verdict this noon. The court […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today inaugurated a modern multistoried food warehouse, having capacity of storing 25,000 metric tons of food grains at Santahar in Bogra. Department of Food has constructed the air-conditioned warehouse at a cost of around Taka 232.71 crore with the financial and technical support from Japan. It will preserve food grain through […]

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Former Comilla City Corporation mayor Monirul Haque Sakku got the Bangladesh Nationalist Party ticket to contest the upcoming mayoral election. BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia took the decision after a meeting with the senior leaders of the party at her Gulshan office in Dhaka on Saturday night, said Sayrul Kabir Khan, media wing member of the […]

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