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Hasina cites pending appeal in court for not moving to outlaw Jamaat

Hasina cites pending appeal in court for not moving to outlaw Jamaat The government cannot outlaw the Jamaat-e-Islami just yet as an appeal seeking a ban on the party that opposed Bangladesh’s independence from Pakistan is pending at the Supreme Court, Sheikh Hasina has said. However, speaking in parliament on Wednesday, she said she hoped […]

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal speaks at the ‘Annual Business Conference 2019’ organized by Rupali Bank at Krishibid Institution Bangladesh on February 6, 2019 Dhaka Tribune The finance minister says each bank to go through special audit Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Wednesday vowed to take stern action against dishonest bankers and businessmen. A […]

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Dhaka Dynamites’ West Indian all-rounder Andre Russell celebrates after guiding his team to win in their Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 match against Rangpur Riders at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Wednesday.— New Age photo Dhaka Dynamites ended the title defence of Rangpur Riders in the Bangladesh Premier League with a five-wicket win in the second […]

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Myanmar’s parliament on Wednesday voted to set up a committee to discuss amending the country’s constitution, despite objections by military-aligned lawmakers against a move that is likely to challenge the army’s power. Aung San Suu Kyi’s ruling National League for Democracy submitted an ‘emergency proposal’ last week aimed at amending parts of the military-drafted 2008 […]

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Was Sheikh Mujib for an Unbroken Pakistan or Independent Bangladesh? Sensational Revelation about Mujib in Pakistan in 1971 by Obaid Chowdhury * 5 February 2019   Little is known about the 1971 jail life of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in Pakistan. It remained shrouded in mystery amidst various rumors and narratives. Recently, I had an opportunity to watch […]

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By Adil Khan In Bangladesh in recent times, the term, “Muktijuddher Chetona” (‘Spirit of Liberation war’) has become a much used if not much abused term in the political vocabulary and yet so far no one has cared to explain what it really means in concrete sense. Furthermore, the concept was also never promoted nor […]

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21 awarded with Ekushey Padak 2019  Tribune Desk February 6th, 2019 File photo of Ekushey Padak Courtesy PM Hasina will present the awards on Feb 20 The names of 21 eminent citizens have been announced for the prestigious Ekushey Padak 2019, the second highest civilian award in Bangladesh. The Ministry of Cultural Affairs announced the names […]

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Economic aspirations for a ‘sovereign land’ Sajjad Zohir | Prothom Alo  Feb 05, 2019        In an earlier posting on 31 January 2019, my views on centrality of current politics and its implications for the long-term dynamics in Bangladesh were discussed. Reference was made to the ‘strategist,’ which needs clarifications before some thoughts on desired action for […]

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Transport workers’ leader killed in road crash Prothom Alo English Desk | Feb 06, 2019        A local leader of transport workers union was killed in a road accident at Naudapara Amchattar in Rajshahi on Tuesday night, reports UNB. The victim was Shamim, publicity secretary of District Truck Workers’ Union. Quoting witnesses, sub-inspector of Shah Makhdum […]

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Govt now unable to ban Jamaat: PM Prothom Alo English Desk | Feb 06, 2019        Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday told parliament that the government has nothing to do right now with the banning of Jamaat-e-Islami as a case in this regard remains pending with the court, reports UNB. “There’s a case now pending […]

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Mysterious Slayings of Rape Suspects Grip Bangladesh By Prapti Rahman on Feb 05, 2019  Benar News The grisly discovery of three rape suspects in Bangladesh who were killed in apparent vigilante attacks since mid-January is spurring a debate and drawing attention to a dismal record by law enforcers to bring victims of sexual crimes to […]

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Autocracies that look like democracies are a threat across the globe A rally celebrating the second anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea, March 18, 2016. AP/Ivan Sekretarev Richard Carney, China Europe International Business School Russia’s successful interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election may inspire other countries to do the same. These other countries don’t […]

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