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Hasina, Modi inaugurate four projects, hope Bangladesh-India ties will continue to grow

Bangladesh-India relations will continue to grow in the next five years, the prime ministers of the two nations have hoped. Sheikh Hasina in Dhaka and her counterpart Narendra Modi in New Delhi expressed their confidence while inaugurating four major projects via videoconference on Monday. The four projects are imports of buses and trucks under the […]

Nurul Haq In a stunning upset, quota reform leader Nurul Haq Nur won the post of DUCSU vice president while ruling party student organisation Bangladesh Chhatra League leaders bagged 23 out of 25 posts in the election held on Monday.Dhaka University vice chancellor Akhtaruzzaman announced the results at around 3:30am early Tuesday. The win of […]

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New Zealand’s Neil Wagner (R) celebrates the wicket of Bangladesh’s Mahmudullah (2nd R) with team-mates during day five of the second cricket Test match between New Zealand and Bangladesh at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on March 12, 2019. AFP photo Neil Wagner bounced New Zealand to a series victory Tuesday as he took five […]

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A United Nations human rights investigator on Myanmar voiced deep concern on Monday at Bangladesh’s plan to relocate 23,000 Rohingya refugees to a remote island in April, saying that it may not be habitable, creating a potential ‘new crisis’. Bangladesh says moving refugees to Bhasan Char – whose name means ‘floating island’ – will ease […]

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Facebook rants spell danger in Cambodia Strongman PM Hun Sen has weaponized social media to target critics through vague incitement laws Ven Sopheap (center) is escorted by a prison guard at Phnom Penh municipal court on Feb. 24, 2017, after being sentenced to two years in jail for Facebook posts that threatened strongman Prime Minister Hun Sen. […]

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North Koreans vote in ‘no-choice’ parliamentary elections 10 March 2019  BBC Image copyrightGETTY IMAGESImage captionDissent is not a choice North Koreans are voting to elect the country’s rubber-stamp parliament, the second such election since Kim Jong-un took power. Voting for the Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA) is mandatory and there’s no choice of candidates. Any kind […]

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Can we speak?  Nur E Emroz Alam Tonoy  Dhaka Tribune March 10th, 2019 We must fight for the freedom of speech BIGSTOCK What does the Arundhati Roy imbroglio say about our democratic freedoms? I’m sure, you all are familiar with the Bengali proverb: “A donkey always makes the water dirty before drinking.” If you have […]

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DU VC: Voting will be completed no matter how long it takes  Kamrul Islam, Mehedi Al Amin  Dhaka Tribune March 11th, 2019 Voting in the Ducsu and hall union elections began around 8am and will continue till 2pm on Monday, March 11, 2019 Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune Following a brief suspension, voting has resumed at the Kuwait […]

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Chhatra League secy: Nur, Liton to be sued  Tribune Desk Dhaka Tribune March 11th, 2019 File photo of Chhatra League General Secretary Golam Rabbani Facebook Opposition candidates have alleged Chhatra League is behind the attacks on their candidates Chhatra League General Secretary Golam Rabbani has said cases will be filed against leaders of opposition panels for […]

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BNP: Ducsu polls also tainted by midnight ballot box stuffing  UNB Dhaka Tribune March 11th, 2019 File photo of BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi Photo from BNP’s Facebook page All panels, except Bangladesh Chhatra League, have boycotted the Ducsu and hall union elections, citing vote rigging and irregularities BNP has alleged that the […]

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Ducsu polls irregularities: Chief returning officer faces students’ wrath  Mehedi Al Amin Dhaka Tribune March 11th, 2019 Chief Returning Officer for the Ducsu polls, Prof Mahfujur Rahman was surrounded by hundreds of students chanting slogans—demanding justice for all polls-related irregularities on Monday, March 11, 2019 Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune While returning from Rokeya Hall, students allegedly assaulted […]

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The unresolved election eve enigma Kamal Ahmed | Prothom Alo  Mar 11, 2019        Now that the 30 December national election is done and over with, little bits of truth are slipping out here and there. The officials involved in the election themselves are admitting to certain discrepancies. The most significant among these admissions is […]

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