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End Piracy, Not Liberty: Protesting against SOPA and PIPA by GOOGLE

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Millions of Americans oppose SOPA and PIPA because these bills would censor the Internet and slow economic growth in the U.S. Two bills before Congress, known as the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House, would censor the Web and impose harmful regulations on American […]

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The Five questions to Know about International Mother Language Day

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International Mother Language Day has been celebrated every year since February 2000 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. This year the theme of the International Mother Language day is “Mother tongue instruction and inclusive education”. We would like to highlight the importance of mother tongue from the angle of the right to education […]

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21 on death row and 31 undergoing trial for murder abroad

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In six Middle Eastern and Southeast Asian countries, at least 21 Bangladeshis are facing death sentence and 31 undergoing trial for murder. The cases involve 43 murders, including those of 28 Bangladeshis, over trading of visas and involvement in “immoral” activities, according to reports sent by Bangladesh missions abroad. Under the Middle Eastern nations’ strict […]

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By KIRK SEMPLE , Source: NYTimes Samir N. Kapadia seemed to be on the rise in Washington, moving from an internship on Capitol Hill to jobs at a major foundation and a consulting firm. Yet his days, he felt, had become routine. By contrast, friends and relatives in India, his native country, were telling him […]

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Golfer Siddik leads Bangladesh charge

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Mohammad Siddikur Rahman, a renowned golfer of the region, will lead Bangladesh charge in the American Express Bangladesh Open-2012 Professional Golf Championship which begins Tuesday at the Kurmitola Golf Club course in the city. About one hundred golfers including 28 from Bangladesh are taking part in the fourth edition of the Bangladesh Open 2012 Professional […]

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Human Rights Monitoring Report: January 01-31, 2012

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Odhikar believes that the role and democratic aspiration of individuals and the collective rights and responsibilities of the people must be the foundational principle of the state. Democratic legitimacy of the state is directly related to its commitment and capacity to ensure human rights, such as rights to life and livelihood; right to environment and […]

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Suranjit resigns

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Admits responsibility of railwaygate scam, will stay away from politics temporarily In a rare move, Suranjit Sengupta on Monday resigned as the railways minister about four and half months into taking charge of the ministry following the railwaygate scandal. The veteran Awami League leader will also stay away from politics until he comes “clear” through […]

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Moni brings glory for the country

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The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed that Enamul Haque Moni will stand in the one-off Test between New Zealand and Zimbabwe at McLean Park in Napier from January 26. Moni will become the first Bangladeshi to be the on-field umpire in the game’s highest version. Australian Rod Tucker will be his partner in the […]

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by William Gomes Source: SRILanka Guardian (April 12, 2012, Dhaka, Sri Lanka Guardian) On April 12, 2012 at around 11:30pm, railway ministry car pulled over at the main entrance to the Pilkhana BGB headquarters in the capital and its driver Ali Azam hollered that there were stashes of bribe money in the vehicle. BGB personnel […]

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Popular actor Humayun Faridee passes away

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Popular actor Humayun Faridi passed away at his Dhanmondi residence Monday morning. He was 60. Faridi fell in his bathroom at his residence at Dhanmondi-9/A and breathed his last around 10:00am, Bangla Daily Prothom Alo reports. Faridi was a popular actor in television drama, theatre and cinema. He was well-known for his extra-ordinary and unprecedented […]

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Bangladesh is all set to accord a reception to at least 75 foreign citizens and institutions for their contributions to the country’s war of independence in 1971 in a programme at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre tomorrow. About 50 of the recipients or their representatives have reached Dhaka by Sunday. Twenty-five more, who said that […]

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Indian newspaper asked “unreserved apology” to Bangladesh

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Indian Leading newspaper ‘The Hindu’ has asked India to make an “unreserved apology” to Bangladesh for Border Security Force’s brutal torture of a Bangladeshi cattle trader shown in a recent video. Brutality on the border New Delhi needs to make an unreserved apology to Bangladesh for the brutal conduct of its Border Security Force personnel […]

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