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Kings look to be second time lucky

Bashundhara Kings captain Emon Mahmud and his Sheikh Russell KC counterpart Ashraful Islam Rana (R) pose with the Independence Cup trophy at the BFF House on Tuesday. — New Age photo The new powerhouse in domestic football Bashundhara Kings will be looking for their first silverware in top-flight football when they take on Sheikh Russell […]

Detained Reuters journalist Kyaw Soe Oo and Wa Lone are escorted by police as they leave after a court hearing in Yangon, Myanmar, August 20, 2018. – Reuters photo Lawyers lodged an appeal Monday to free two Reuters journalists jailed for their reporting on Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis, decrying the sentence as a ‘mistake’ that has […]

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Truth speaks itself How a fractured EC can keep people’s trust and give a fair election to the nation Faruque Ahmed Two campaigning scenarios are distinctly visible in city streets and all over the country as the national election is drawing closer. Ruling party Awami League and its allies are campaigning in jubilant celebration in […]

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Liquidity crisis grips banks: Tk3,500 crore borrowed in a week from central bank Golam Mowla   Dhaka Tribune   December 25th, 2018 File photo of the Bangladesh Bank building in Motijheel, Dhaka Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune Inter-bank borrowing was highest on December 18, when Tk2,322.71 crore was lent between banks Banks have been experiencing a liquidity crisis […]

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The Daily Star  December 26, 2018 The effect of partisan policing Police detaining a BNP activist from a party rally. The photo was taken in September. PHOTO: Anisur Rahman Nazmul Ahasan In less than five days after the candidates officially hit the campaign trail on December 11, a number of opposition candidates—including prominent figures such […]

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The Daily Star December 26, 2018  LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, December 26, 2018 BNP, Jamaat attacking AL Claims HT Imam; 5 ruling party men killed, 350 hurt since Dec 10 269 HT Imam, co-chairman of Awami League Election Steering Committee, on December 25, 2018 claims five AL men are killed and over 350 supporters injured […]

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Oikyafront walks out of CEC meet The Daily Star  25 December 25, 2018 Delegation led by Dr Kamal cites ‘discourteous behaviour’ during discussion over police role; the opposition combine demands Huda’s resignation Staff Correspondent A Jatiya Oikyafront delegation led by Dr Kamal Hossain yesterday walked out of a meeting with Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul […]

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‘AL has ruined democracy in 10 years‘ Mizanur Rahman Khan | Update: 22:37, Dec 25, 2018 0 Like             If the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) wins less than 70 seats in the 30 December elections, the next Jatiya Sangsad (national assembly) too will remain dysfunctional, says political thinker Emajuddin […]

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Fear grips opposition candidates, voters as well Prothom Alo English Desk | Dec 25, 2018             Opposition candidates are concerned and voters doubtful about a fair election, while the minorities are in fear of post-poll violence, following repeated attacks allegedly by the ruling party men. Almost all opposition candidates in […]

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Bangladesh police arrest 10,500 activists ahead of polls Election campaign posters hang over a street in Dhaka on December 25. Photo: AFP Critics say crackdown before Sunday’s elections has created “climate of fear” By Asia Times staff December 25, 2018  More than 10,500 Bangladeshi political activists  have been arrested in a crackdown ahead of elections […]

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The Daily Star December 25, 2018 Oikyafront demands CEC’s resignation The opposition alliance Jatiya Oikyafront on December 25, 2018 demands immediate resignation of the Chief Election Commissioner and urges the president to appoint a nonpolitical and neutral person in the post. Photo: Collected Star Online Report The opposition alliance Jatiya Oikyafront today demanded immediate resignation […]

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‘BNP needs soul-searching’ Mizanur Rahman Khan | Prothom Alo  Dec 25, 2018             Despite considering every life valuable, National University vice chancellor Harun-or-Rashid views that pre-polls violence is a “normal part” of Bangladesh’s electoral culture. He thinks the prevailing political situation suggests there is “level-playing field” for all the contesting […]

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