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Prominent Bangladesh government critic disappears

Prominent Bangladesh government critic disappears Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) officials have said tens of thousands of their activists and supporters have been arrested by the government since 2014, when the party boycotted a controversial general election over fears it would be rigged (AFP Photo/MUNIR UZ ZAMAN) One of Bangladesh’s most prominent government critics went missing […]

The Supreme Court’s decision to scrap the 16th amendment has created a legal void, the attorney general says Government stakeholders on Monday expressed dismay at the Supreme Court’s decision to scrap the 16th amendment, saying the verdict would create a legal void. In the morning, the Appellate Division unanimously declared the amendment, which empowered the […]

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The parliament has lost its authority to impeach any apex court judge as the Supreme Court today upheld a previous High Court verdict and declared illegal the 16th amendment of the constitution. A seven-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha unanimously declared the amendment illegal, dismissing a government appeal. […]

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Firefighters recovered two bodies, including that of a woman, from one of the three buildings in the city’s Uttara area that caught fire early Monday. Sources at the Fire Service and Civil Defence control room said the firefighters recovered the bodies of a man, aged about 40, and a woman, aged around 30, from room […]

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Consecutively on June 13 and 14, major disasters hit Bangladesh and the United Kingdom. On the morning of the 13th, landslides killed more than 150 people, and four army personnel, in Chittagong and Chittagong Hill Tracts districts of Bangladesh. And in the early hours of the 14th, a fire in a 24-storied apartment complex, the […]

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Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazamul Hasan (2nd from left) speaks during a press briefing at his Beximco office on Sunday. — BCB photo Mashrafee bin Murtaza will retain his captaincy of Bangladesh one-day side till 2019 World Cup, said Bangladesh Cricket Board President Nazmul Hasan on Sunday, the day he arrived in Dhaka from London. […]

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