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‘Strengthening democratic norms and culture is of vital importance’ Prof Syed Manzoorul Islam Aasha Mehreen Amin Prof Syed Manzoorul Islam, retired  professor of Dhaka University, who currently teaches at ULAB, shares his impressions about the election with The Daily Star’s Aasha Mehreen Amin.   How did you find the general atmosphere on Election Day? How […]

Fireworks explode over the city during New Year celebrations in Yangon on 1 January 2019. Photo: AFPMyanmar police have clashed with insurgents in the troubled western state of Rakhine, state-run media said on Wednesday, as intensified fighting continued between the security forces and an armed group representing the Buddhist Rakhine ethnic group. The United Nations […]

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Rajshahi Kings’ Soumya Sarkar (L) and Mustafizur Rahman (C) share a light moment with Comilla Victorians’ Tamim Iqbal (R) during the break of a training session at the National Academy Cricket Ground in Mirpur on Wednesday. — New Age photo Most of the franchises of Bangladesh Premier League started their preparations for the sixth edition […]

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File photo of Gold bar Mahmud Hoassain Opu/Dhaka Tribune The latest rise comes five months after the last price hike of the precious metal in the country The prices of all kinds of gold increased on Wednesday by Tk 1,516 per bhori, in line with the international market, Bangladesh Jewellers’ Samity (BAJUS) said in a […]

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Mother of four ‘gang-raped by AL men’ The Daily Star   1 January  2019 Victim claims she was targeted for voting for ‘sheaf of paddy’ Our Correspondent, Noakhali A mother of four was gang-raped in Noakhali’s Subarnachar early yesterday allegedly by 10 to 12 Awami League activists. The 35-year-old woman, who was being treated at Noakhali […]

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ভয়েস অব আমেরিকাকে ড. কামাল ‘মানুষকে বেশিদিন স্বৈরতন্ত্রের অধীনে রাখা যাবে না’ (ভিডিও) অনলাইন ডেস্ক | ৩১ ডিসেম্বর ২০১৮, সোমবার জাতীয় ঐক্যফ্রন্টের শীর্ষ নেতা ও গণফোরামের সভাপতি ড. কামাল বলেছেন, এদেশের মানুষকে বেশিদিন স্বৈরতন্ত্রের অধীনে রাখা যাবে না। আজ সোমবার সন্ধ্যায় সদ্য শেষ হওয়া জাতীয় নির্বাচন নিয়ে ভয়েস অব আমেরিকায় প্রচারিত সাক্ষাৎকারে তিনি এ কথা বলেন। […]

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Tuesday, January 1, 2019    Bangladesh Politico The Economist and the “Exit Costs” of losing power The Economist has an uncanny ability of distilling a country’s complex politics into 500 words – and yesterday’s article on the election is pretty sharp. It states: “The Awami League, which has has been in power continuously for ten years, flagrantly wielded […]

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When satire becomes reality in Bangladesh There is now no satire in Bangladesh. Only reality. Bangladesh Politico    2 December 2019 Six months ago, Sheikh Hasina’s son, Sajeeb Wazed Joy, wrote a couple of outrageous fact-free articlesarguing that the police had investigated every single allegation of an enforced disappearances in Bangladesh and found them all not to […]

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Government election narrative shredded by US, UK, EU   Bangladesh Politico 2 December 2019 The UK, EU and USA have all now issued statements concerning the Bangladesh elections which will concern the government as they accept that vote rigging took place and cutt across the government narrative that these were free and fair elections. Each […]

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DW News Published on Jan 1, 2019 CLICK for video   In Bangladesh, observers have raised fears over the future of democracy following widespread allegations that the country’s national elections were rigged. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s ruling Awami League took an unprecedented 98 percent of seats in the vote. Hasina denies claims that the vote […]

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