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Forster’s third democratic cheer Mahathir (as a symbol)?

Forster’s third democratic cheer Mahathir (as a symbol)? How much must we forgive past transgressors, like Mahathir, even in their hour of triumph, if they deliver the democracy magic, even if briefly? Imtiaz A Hussain EM Forster, almost a lone-wolf democracy crusader between the two world wars, confronted as unpalatable a European playground as many […]

Superstore Shwapno has threatened to wind up business alleging that a mobile court that slapped it with a Tk 1 million fine had denied it the opportunity to defend. Its Executive Director Sabbir Hasan Nisar spoke about the issue at a news conference on Monday, a day after their Banani outlet was raided by a […]

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Following the veteran right-arm pacer Mashrafe bin Mortaza’s retirement from the format last year, the Tigers had to depend on a young pace attack in T20Is Bangladesh will be relying on a young pace attack when they lock horns with Afghanistan in the three-match T20I series in Dehradun next month. Following the veteran right-arm pacer […]

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A mother holds her child, covered with a towel to avoid sunlight, during a heat wave in Karachi, Pakistan May 21, 2018. – Reuters photo A heat wave has killed 65 people in Pakistan’s southern city of Karachi over the past three days, a social welfare organisation said on Tuesday, amid fears the death toll […]

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As the nationwide crackdown against drugs continues, nine alleged drug traders were killed in ‘gunfights’ with law enforcers in Comilla, Chuadanga, Chittagong, Feni, Dinajpur, Nilphamari and Narayanganj on Tuesday. According to UNB reports, 38 people were killed in ‘gunfights’ across the country since May 12. In Comilla, two suspected drug traders — Peyar Ali, 24, […]

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Has the Bangladesh government officially declared ‘war on drugs’? Are the prevailing laws taken into consideration in this war? As for those within the government who justify this undeclared strategy, are they aware of the consequence of such so-called ‘war on drugs’ in other parts of the world? Given events over the past few days […]

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Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has dared the government to catch ‘its own people involved in drugs business’ instead of committing ‘extrajudicial killings in the name of anti-drug operations’. “It’s a very good that anti-drug operations are being conducted. But arrest and take action against your (government’s) own people in drugs business,” the BNP secretary general […]

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