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Freedom of speech is not just a right!

Eresh Omar Jamal A large number of people in the world today no longer believe in the sanctity of people’s absolute right to unfettered and unrestricted speech; preferring speech, rather, to have some restrictions—as people increasingly find more and more types of speech offensive. In Bangladesh, with the adoption of various laws such as the […]

Centurion Mominul Haque (L) and former captain Mushfiqur Rahim strung together a record third-wicket partnership of 236 runs as Bangladesh piled on 374 for four at the end of the first day of the first Test against Sri Lanka at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong yesterday. Photo: Firoz Ahmed Mazhar Uddin “Whenever I […]

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  Md Abdul Hamid PreviousNext The Awami League has nominated Md Abdul Hamid to run for re-election in the next presidential polls. As the ruling party has absolute majority in parliament, it is only a formality before Hamid becomes president fora second consecutive term. Bangladesh’s Constitution allows a citizen as president for maximum two terms, […]

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Southern Yemeni separatists stand by a tank in the port city of Aden, Yemen, January 30, 2018 Reuters President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi’s government operates out of Aden, while he lives in Saudi Arabia Southern Yemeni separatists took control of the port city of Aden after two days of fighting, residents said on Tuesday, confining the internationally-recognised […]

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Banks in Bangladesh have failed to recover Tk 656 billion from top borrowers in 10 years, the finance minister told the parliament last week. File photo In an effort to curb aggressive lending, Bangladesh Bank has reduced lending limits for banks. RELATED STORIES Muhith warns of ‘black money’ in election year Tk 656bn bad debts […]

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BNP standing committee member Gayeshwar Chandra Roy and other activists peak out the window of a prison van after they were taken to the Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court on Wednesday. — Indrajit Ghosh Police have lodged three cases with Ramna and Shahbagh Police Stations in the capital against over 900 leaders and activists of […]

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Uproar over Bangladesh’s new cyber security law Reworked version of 2013 law seen as a way to stifle dissent and limit freedom of expression Bangladeshi activists in Dhaka protest the harassment of online activists and journalists in this 2015 file picture. (Photo by Stephan Uttom/ucanews.com) Stephan Uttom and Rock Ronald Rozario, Dhaka Bangladesh, January 31, […]

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  a police van and snatched two of the fellow activists soon after they had been detained in the capital. They attacked the prison van near the High Court and snatched two detainees in the presence of Khaleda Zia as she was returning from the court hearing, Deputy Police Commissioner Maruf Hossain Sardar said. Police […]

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Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah bowls during a training session at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Tuesday. — New Age photo Bangladesh’s stand-in captain Mahmudullah said on Tuesday that he was relishing the challenge of leading Bangladesh in the first of two-Test series against Sri Lanka, starting in Chittagong today. Mahmudllah would be the […]

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Dhaka Tribune’s Shariful Islam talks to four economists about the economy as it was in the last year, and the challenges it faces in the next Dr AB Mirza Azizul Islam, former finance adviser to caretaker government AB Mirza Azizul Islam Top three challenges Bangladesh economy faced in 2017: # The growth of export earnings and remittance inflow […]

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Saleemul Huq Last year’s flash floods caused by intense rainfall damaged crops of most of the farmers in northeastern Bangladesh. PHOTO: MINTU DESHWARA At the recently concluded two-day international conference on climate finance in Dhaka, about a hundred national and 50 international experts, government officials, researchers and private sector representatives shared their experiences and knowledge […]

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This file photo taken on February 21, 2017 shows an Indian social activist holding a placard during a protest against a rape at Hauz Khas village in New Delhi. — AFP photo An eight-month-old baby girl has been raped, allegedly by her cousin, in the Indian capital Delhi. Police say she is in a critical […]

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