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11 ‘charges’ against CJ

Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha is facing 11 charges, including money laundering and corruption, the Supreme Court said in a statement yesterday, a day after he left the country for Australia. President Abdul Hamid informed the judges of the SC’s Appellate Division about the allegations last month and they discussed the allegations with Justice Sinha, […]

Former UN chief Kofi Annan urged the Security Council on Friday to push for the return to Myanmar of hundreds of thousands of Rohyingas who have been driven out in an army campaign. Annan, who leads the Rakhine’s Advisory Commission, said world powers must work with the country’s military and civilian leaders to end the […]

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Dhaka, the capital and megacity of Bangladesh, has been ranked one of the least safe cities in the world, whereas Tokyo once again topped the list of The Economist’s Safe Cities Index 2017. Dhaka and Karachi in South Asia, Manila, Ho Chi Minh City and Jakarta in South-east Asia and Tehran and Cairo in the […]

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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said Awami League wants to see the next general election to be held in a free and fair manner to give democracy an institutional shape. ‘We want to see the next election to be held freely and neutrally,’ she said. The prime minister, also president of Awami League, said […]

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F R Chowdhury I understand that recently the Government in Bangladesh has decided that the minister in charge of a ministry shall act as the chief executive officer of the relevant ministry. This is wrong. The minister is a member of the cabinet, and so far it relates to that ministry, s/he is the government. […]

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  Is Sheikh Hasina’s faulty government hedging or seeking regime alignment over the Rohingya genocide in Myanmar? By Humaiun Kobir* The United Nations has described Rohingya Muslims as the most prosecuted minority community in the world. Worldwide condemnation of the Myanmar regime over the brutal atrocities committed by the military in Myanmar has led to […]

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The already daunting task facing Bangladesh in the three-match ODI series against South Africa starting today became much tougher yesterday afternoon when pace spearhead Mustafizur Rahman twisted his ankle during warm-up and was subsequently ruled out of today’s first ODI. “Mustafizur twisted his ankle during warm-up before training,” Bangladesh chief selector and team manager for […]

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