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Bangladesh’s Enforced Disappearances 2016 Relatives of victims of missing people in Bangladesh form a human chain outside the press club in Dhaka to call for an end to enforced disappearances, killings and abductions An ‘Enforced Disappearance’ is defined in international law as an: “arrest, detention, abduction or any other form of deprivation of liberty by […]

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UN demands Dhaka action on enforced disappearances Group calls on government to reveal whereabouts of ‘kidnapped’ men whose opposition-activist fathers were executed. David Bergman Quasem, left, with Quasem Ali, a Jamaat-e-Islami member hanged in September [File: Al Jazeera] Dhaka, Bangladesh – A UN group has called on the Bangladesh government to “immediately reveal the whereabouts” of three sons of opposition […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will pay a “state visit” to India in April, seven years after her last visit in Jan 2010 and two years after Narendra Modi’s visit to Bangladesh in June 2015. Both Bangladesh and India on Tuesday jointly announced the date of the visit which would take place from Apr 7 to […]

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The inflation rate has risen again. The inflation rate increased from 5.15 percent in January to 5.31 percent in February. Something that used to cost Tk 100 in 2016 will cost Tk 105.31 in February. The data from the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) was revealed to the media on Tuesday by Planning Minister AHM […]

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday extended the time by two weeks for issuing a gazette notification for the government on the disciplinary and conduct rules for lower court judges. An eight-member SC bench, led by Chief Justice SK Sinha, passed the order following a time-petition filed by Attorney General Mahbubey Alam. The court adjourned the […]

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New Age file photo of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia. A Dhaka court on Tuesday asked Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia to appear before it on March 28 in connection with 11 cases, including a sedition case for her remarks about the number of martyrs during the 1971 Liberation War. Judge Kamrul Hossain Mollah of […]

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Demanding that the government declare their college a Dhaka University (DU) institute, several hundred students of the College of Home Economics on March 14, 2017 blockade Nilkhet, intersection in Dhaka, causing tremendous sufferings to commuters. Photo: Prabir Das Home Economics College students blocked Nilkhet intersection again today, second day in sequel over demand for regonising […]

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Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists on Monday night created a reign of terror in a Dhaka University dormitory, Bijoy Ekattor Hall, centring on allocating dormitory’s room among its activists. The BCL, student wing of the ruling Bangladesh Awami League, went on the rampage between the midnight past Monday and 4:30am early Tuesday. The BCL activists […]

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They are the barrier-breakers of Bangladesh cricket, three players who have, by the weight of their performances, taken the side forward, at times dragging it behind them. It is unimaginable to think of the Test side now without Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan ensuring a good start, providing middle-order runs and taking […]

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Four suspected criminals were killed in a reported gunfight with police in Meherpur Sadar upazila early Tuesday. The deceased were identified as Saddam Hossain, 25, Ramesh, 24, Sohag, 27, and Kanon, 25, of Sonapur village in the upazila. Abdullah Al Mahmud, additional superintendent of Meherpur police, said a team of police chased a gang of […]

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