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How Cambodia’s prime minister rigged an election

How Cambodia’s prime minister rigged an election Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen weaves a traditional cotton scarf In Phnom Penh in June. He won the recent Cambodia election in a landslide after literally rigging the vote by banning the main opposition party, among other tricks. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith) Netina Tan, McMaster University and Cassandra Preece, […]

Bangladesh Welcomes Malaysian Effort to Open Foreign Worker Hiring Process Sharif Khiam and Ali Nufael     Benar News Dhaka and Kuala Lumpur 2018-08-15 Migrant workers stand in a field in Malaysia, Aug. 14, 2018.  S. Mahfuz/BenarNews Bangladesh has welcomed Malaysia’s decision to end a monopoly on recruitment of workers from the South Asian nation, saying […]

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Pakistani elections are flawed, but poor rural voters are taking control Power to the people. Benny Lin via Flickr, CC BY-NC Shandana Khan Mohmand, Institute of Development Studies Despite being dogged by allegations of electoral engineering and vote-rigging, this year’s hotly contested general election in Pakistan should be – cautiously – celebrated. As a new […]

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Former Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful during his Dhaka Gladiators stint Dhaka Tribune The question circling around social media and among many fans in the cricket fraternity of Bangladesh is, should the 34-year old Mohammad Ashraful be picked in the national team again? The ban is over. The much-awaited ban of former Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful is […]

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Is another Rohingya-like crisis looming for Bangladesh? Assam residents wait to check whether they made the first draft of the National Register of Citizens in the state’s Kamrup district in January. Photo: JIJI/AFP Brig Gen Shahedul Anam Khan ndc, psc (Retd) “As in so many other developing societies of South Asia, in Assam too, myths […]

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The Bangladesh Olympic team handed over a percentage of their match fees and daily allowances to Endri Foundation for the ‘Lombok Forgotten Children’ at the team hotel in Sentul City in Bogor Wednesday afternoon Courtesy The death toll from the earthquake passed 430 two days ago and the Indonesian government is estimating that economic losses will […]

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Bangladesh government has created a scope for three leading mobile operators to earn additional combined monthly revenue of around Tk 387 crore by introducing unified minimum rate of Tk 0.45 per minute, leaving the subscribers to feel the pinch of increased call rate. Four mobile phone operators, following a directive from the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) […]

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A file photo shows police take students arrested during recent protests to a Dhaka court.— UNB photo At least 100 people, most of them students, were arrested in at least 52 cases filed between July 29 and August 15 with different police stations accusing over 5,000 unnamed people over the violence during the latest student […]

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Ittefaq Report BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday said the current government is worse than that of 1/11 army-backed caretaker government. He claimed that this government is snatching the basic rights of the people of the country. “1/11 government was illegal and that had imprisoned our leader (Khaleda) through conspiracy. But the […]

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Khaleda Zia will need bail in three more cases to get freed, one of the lawyers for the BNP chairperson says. They are aware of 34 cases in total against the BNP chief besides the one for which she was jailed for corruption in Zia Orphanage Trust, according to AKM Ehsanur Rahman, one of the […]

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File photo of workers at a ready-made garment factory Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune According to provisional data from the Export Promotion Bureau (EPB), Bangladesh earned $3.01 billion in July, 21.72% higher than the $2.47 billion earned in the same period last year Bangladesh’s apparel export earnings in the first month of the fiscal year saw the highest […]

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What young Bangladeshis ought to know of Bangabandhu Bangabandhu’s historic speech at the Racecourse on March 7, 1971.PHOTO: JALALUDDIN HAIDER Muhammad Nurul Huda As the nation prepares to solemnly remember the gory happenings of August 15, 1975 when the emancipator of Bangalis was brutally assassinated along with most of his family members, it is only […]

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