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With the ongoing transport strike intensifying and spreading across the country, a number of transport workers yesterday said they called the shutdown with full backing of some top leaders of their association. The strike began on Sunday initially in 10 southern districts under Khulna division, protesting a verdict that gave life sentence to a bus […]

The running battle on the street from Technical intersection to Gabtoli, one of the main accesses to the capital, has continued with pauses since 8pm on Tuesday. Police fired teargas in response to arson attacks by the workers, who have also been pelting brickbats at them. Three constables and a passerby were taken to Dhaka […]

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How Bengali became an official language in Sierra Leone The contribution made by the Bangladeshi peacekeeping force was hugely appreciated by the Sierra Leone government. By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 21, 2017 7:23 pm Bangladesh UN peachkeeping force (Wikimedia Commons) On February 21, 1952 four young boys in Dhaka were gunned […]

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The High Court on Tuesday issued a rule seeking stay on the second phase of gas price hike that was scheduled to make effective from June 1, for six months. The court also questioned the legality of the government’s decision to increase the gas price in two phases in one year. Earlier on Monday, the […]

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Transport workers took their protests to a bigger scale, covering the whole country up from Khulna division, protesting the conviction of two fellow drivers. The death conviction of a trucker in Dhaka yesterday fueled the transport workers who were already on strike in Khulna division and helped it spread countrywide. “We are protesting the penalties […]

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Ambassador and Head of Delegation of the European Union in Dhaka, Pierre Mayaudon, has met BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. The meeting at Khaleda’s Gulshan offices started at 5pm on Monday and it lasted for about two hours. The EU ambassador did not spek to the media after the meeting, neither the BNP did make any […]

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Five members of banned militant outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh were awarded death penalty for the killing of Japanese national Kunio Hoshi in Kaunia upazila of Rangpur in 2015. A Rangpur court also acquitted two accused in the case as allegations brought against them were not proved. Two of three assailants arriving on a motorcycle shot […]

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Police picked up at least eight persons and used water cannons on the protesters at Shahbagh intersection in Dhaka during the hartal enforced protesting the government decision to hike gas prices. The law enforcers lobbed at least 40 round of teargas shells to disperse the demonstrators, our correspondent reports from the spot. The leftist political […]

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People gather to protest against President Donald Trump’s travel ban in New York City, US, February 1, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid A federal appeals court on Monday rejected a US Department of Justice request to place on hold an appeal over President Donald Trump’s travel ban on people from seven majority-Muslim countries. The order from the […]

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