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DEMOCRACY IN PERIL

DEMOCRACY IN PERIL Mahfuza Akter Kiron   by F R Chowdhury  20 March 2019   I was very upset with news from Bangladesh. For last few months we often come across news that someone somewhere in Bangladesh is arrested or jailed for passing unacceptable remark against the prime minister or for making any sort of […]

Bangladesh Human Rights Report 2018 Bangladesh Human Rights Report 2018 Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor   EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Bangladesh’s constitution provides for a parliamentary form of government, but in fact, most power resides in the Office of the Prime Minister. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Awami League party won a third consecutive […]

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Anger over electoral flaws, power abuse being exposed: Inu Mizanur Rahman Khan |Prothom Alo Mar 19, 2019 | Print Edition        Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal president Hasanul Haq Inu, who was a minister in the previous cabinet, said vote rigging and ballot stuffing in the elections are not good for democracy. “People have resentments over flaws […]

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No trust or interest in the election system M Sakhawat Hossain | Prothom Alo  Mar 20, 2019        Election management and voters’ eagerness to cast their ballot had reached a height that continued from 1991 to 2014. At least, that is what the statistics say. Other than the February 1996 election, four elections to the […]

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Students vow to occupy streets until demands fulfilled Staff Correspondent . Dhaka | Prothom Alo  Mar 20, 2019        Students protesting for safe roads, following the death of a Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) student Abrar Ahmed Chowdhury on Tuesday, vowed to stay on the street until their demands are fulfilled. The agitating students from […]

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Watch: Despite authorities’ assurance, students continue protest for safer roads  Afrose Jahan Chaity  Dhaka Tribune March 20th, 2019 Protesting students shout slogans demanding justice for Abrar Ahmed Chowdhury at Basundhara in Dhaka on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune Protesting students are shouting slogans, demanding justice for Abrar Ahmed Chowdhury Despite assurance of fulfilling demands […]

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The Daily Star  March 20, 2019 No movie, drama on Jaha Alam: HC Photo: Collected/File Star Online Report Any movie or drama on the biopic of Jaha Alam, who was wrongly imprisoned for three years due to an identity mix-up, has been banned by the High Court. The bench of Justice MD Nazrul Islam Talukder […]

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