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Democracy in retreat; Bangladesh is partly free – 2019 Freedom House Report

Freedom In The World 2019 Map A total of 68 countries suffered net declines in political rights and civil liberties during 2018, with only 50 registering gains. Explore Map Unpacking 13 years of Decline Freedom in the World has recorded global declines in political rights and civil liberties for an alarming 13 consecutive years, from 2005 […]

Will DUCSU usher in non-political rise of youth? Kamal Ahmed | Prothom Alo Mar 15, 2019        Back in the seventies, Maulana Bhasani boycotted the election, with a fiery slogan to kick out the ballot boxes and free Bangladesh. Not one literally kicked out the ballot boxes. In fact, Awami League and many political parties […]

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The Daily Star March 13, 2019 ‘I’d never feel comfortable introducing myself as a former VP again’ Mujahidul Islam Selim talks to The Daily Star Mujahidul Islam Selim The manner in which the Ducsu election was held is reprehensible. It was an arranged election by all means. Also, not holding the Ducsu election in the […]

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The Daily Star  March 16, 2019 PM asks DUCSU leaders to maintain peaceful atmosphere on campus Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina exchanges greetings with the newly elected leaders of Ducsu and cuddles its Vice-President Nurul Haque Nur at her official residence Gono Bhaban, on March 16, 2019. Photo: BSS BSS, Dhaka Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today […]

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Missing ex-envoy Maroof returns home after 15 months Daily Ittefaq Saturday 16th March 2019  Former Bangladesh Ambassador to Vietnam Maroof Zaman, who went missing on December 4, 2017, returned home on Friday night, according to his family members. “After 15 and a half months, or 467 days… my father is back,” wrote the ex-envoy’s daughter […]

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DU blames ‘vested quarter’ for trying to gain political mileage centering Ducsu polls Daily Ittefaq  Saturday 16th March 2019  Source: Ittefaq Report The Dhaka University authorities on Saturday alleged that ‘a vested quarter’ was trying to gain political mileage by destabilising the peaceful atmosphere prevailing on the campus centering the recently-held elections to Dhaka University […]

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The daily Star  March 16, 2019 BFF’s women wing chairman Kiron arrested in Dhaka Mahfuza Akter Kiron. File photo Star Online Report Bangladesh Football Federation’s women wing chairman and FIFA council member Mahfuza Akter Kiron was arrested today in a defamation case lodged under ‘CrPC 500’ by a sports organiser. Kiron was arrested from Dhanmondi area around […]

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The Daily Star March 16, 2019 DU rejects allegations of irregularities in Ducsu polls Star Online Report The Dhaka University authorities today rejected the allegations of vote rigging and irregularities in the recently-held elections to Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (Ducsu). “A vested quarter was trying to gain political mileage by destabilising the peaceful atmosphere prevailing in […]

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Fakhrul elected vice-chairman of APDU  Nawaz Farhin Antara Dhaka Tribune March 16th, 2019 File photo of BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir BNP is the first Bangladeshi party to become a member of the democracy advocacy organization BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has been elected one of the three vice-chairmen of Asia […]

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