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Sagar-Runi murder: Journalists staged token hunger strike; Slam High Court rule

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By Nazmus Saquib Journalists came down hard on the court while addressing a token hunger strike in the capital’s National Press Club premises to mount pressure on authorities to identify, arrest and try the killers of journalist couple Sagar-Runi murder today. T he strike, which began at 10am and continued until 4pm as per a […]

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Police claim they are ‘sure’ about the motivate behind Sagar-Runi murder

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By Nazmus Saquib Police said they are ‘almost sure’ of the motive behind the killings of the journalist couple Sagar Sarowar and Meherun Runi. “We are almost certain about the motive but cannot disclose it for the sake of the investigation,” Dhaka Metropolitan Police’s ADC Mohammad Monirul Islam told the journalists at his office today. […]

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My fond memories with Humayun Faridee and some remembrances from his friends

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By Nazmus Saquib This writer wanted to take an exclusive interview of Humayun Faridee – one of the most versatile actors in the history of Bangladeshi media – after his performance in Humayun Ahmed’s critically acclaimed film on the liberation war ‘Shamol Chaya’, which got rave reviews from his fans and critics alike. However it […]

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Journos' swarming in destroyed evidence: PM observes regarding Runi-Sagar murder

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the presence of a large number of journalists at the house of Sagar Sarowar and Meherun Runi destroyed evidence of the killing. She urged the mediamen to refrain from crowding the crime scenes in the future for the sake of the investigation. The PM was speaking at a views […]

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By Nazmus Saquib Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina who is widely known for her alleged role in removing Muhammad Yunus from his position as chief executive of Grameen Bank, is now proposing for him to take over as head of Washington-based World Bank. She made the proposal at a meeting with a delegation of European MPs […]

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By Nazmus Saquib Yes it’s once again that time of the year when we are reminded of our values through Ekushey February. Ekushey is a perennial reminder to us of the values we live by as a nation. These are values we had asserted heroically in February 1952 through our spirited defence of our language […]

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By Nazmus Saquib “Al Haj Hazrat Zakir Shah – a 50 year old self declared ‘peer (religious leader)’ is doing business cashing on the religious sentiment of the people”, — alleged a resident of city’s Faramgate when this reporter was talking with a group of local people to enquire about the activities of the mysterious […]

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100 hrs on, Sagar -Runi's murder still remain mystery to investigators

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By Nazmus Saquib Although five days have elapsed since the brutal murder of the journalist couple Meherun Runi and Sagar Sarwar, Police is yet to find any clue to crack the case, giving rise to palpable shock and anger among colleagues and kin of the journalists. Wishing anonymity, a crime reporter of a national daily […]

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By Nazmus Saquib 32 more Bangladeshi workers in various Middle East countries like Kuwait, Qatar, Iraq, United Arab Emirates may meet a fate similar to that of their eight compatriots, who were beheaded in public in Riyadh last year for murdering an Egyptian security guard. These 32 workers are at present languishing in jail in […]

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Plight of Rickshaw-pullers in VIP Areas

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Faizul Khan Tanim writes on a new wave of rickshaw ban Absurd as it may sound, but it is true that a new wave of rickshaw ban has hit the VIP areas of the capital with no permission to ply on the streets from 09:00 pm onwards. Residents of Gulshan, Banani, Baridhara, DOHS, Baridhara allege […]

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Jakir Shah of Kutub Bagh Darbar Sharif talks about purifying people’s souls but encroaches on busy streets with cows and camels A M Hussain If you have been to the city’s busy Farmgate intersection lately, you must have come across the giant arches, standing tall and proud, inviting its viewers to the urs or religious […]

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