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Fire kills 64 as Putin blames criminal negligence

People attend a rally after the shopping mall fire, near the regional administration’s building in the Siberian city of Kemerovo, Russia on Tuesday. — Reuters photo Russian president Vladimir Putin on Tuesday said ‘criminal negligence’ was to blame for a Siberian mall fire that killed at least 64 people, including 41 children, after they found […]

Photo:Mehedi Hasan The six nationalized banks have more default loans than the 39 private banks combined. And it is the common people who have to pay for their incompetency. A sizeable portion of the taxpayer’s money – Tk2,000 crore to be precise – is earmarked in the budget for recapitalization of banks. The budgets for […]

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Shrinking space for freedom of expression in Bangladesh Religious fanatics and a dictatorial government have created a repressive environment for journalists and free thinkers Bangladeshi secular activists protest the Digital Security Act in Dhaka on Feb. 2. The law would mean a journalist could be convicted of espionage for entering a government office and gathering […]

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