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The disappearing wetlands of Dhaka Uncontrolled and unplanned growth has meant that more than 75% of Dhaka’s wetlands have disappeared since 1967, leaving a hotter, far more miserable, city As Dhaka expands, wetlands are illegally taken over in its suburbs [image by: Sheikh Enam] Pinaki Roy, Tuesday March 13th, 2018  www.thethirdpole.net Shaheen Mollah recalls that, when […]

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22 university students denied bail, sent to jail Prothom Alo English Desk | Aug 09, 2018        Denying bail to them, a Dhaka court on Thursday sent 22 private university students to jail in two cases filed over vandalism and attacks on police, reports UNB. The accused are students of East West University, North South University, […]

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CEC sees elections irregularities as inevitable Prothom Alo  Aug 09, 2018        Chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda has been making all sorts of contradictory and ridiculous statements that we could have easily ignored, had he not been the head of a constitutional institution. He is responsible for conducting a free, fair and peaceful election. […]

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Let people tell the truth to curb rumours, says Mirza Fakhrul Prothom Alo English Desk | Aug 10, 2018       Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam came down hard on the government for what he said arresting and torturing the students who waged the movement for safe roads. Demanding their immediate release, he […]

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Bangladesh: The rise and silencing of a mass student movement Daily Star  10 August 2018 How did the protests begin? What made it expand in such a short time? And finally, why did it die out? The following is a day-to-day breakdown of the protests created solely based on reports published in The Daily Star […]

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  Bangladesh: Students Started an Enduring Movement Even as Street Protests End By Pulack Ghatack, Kamran Reza Chowdhury and Sharif Khiam on Aug 08, 2018    Benar News Students in Bangladesh who held mass protests to highlight the long-standing problem of road safety may have sowed the seeds for a vibrant reform movement that could […]

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Bangladesh Court Frees Briton Hasnat Karim after 2 Years in Prison By Kamran Reza Chowdhury on Aug 09, 2018 BenarNews English  Having spent more than two years behind bars for a crime he did not commit, Hasnat Karim walked out of prison Thursday after a court cleared him of involvement in the 2016 Holey Artisan Bakery […]

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Look at your own corruption, Fakhrul asks Hasina Prothom Alo English Desk | Mar 03, 2018        The Bangladesh Nationalist Party has hit out at Awami League president, prime minister Sheikh Hasina for calling the BNP a corrupt party and its chairperson a corrupt leader. BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Thursday blamed her […]

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The game of corruption played in the politics of Bangladesh While Sheikh Hasina got acquitted from her judges, Khaleda Zia languishes in jail. Bangladesh drops leader Sheikh Hasina corruption case 30 May 2010 BBC Image captionSheikh Hasina’s supporters say the charges are politically motivated Corruption charges against Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have been dropped […]

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Academics, writers, artists urge Bangladesh #FreeShahidulAlam   We, academics, journalists, artists, writers, and photographers at various universities and media institutions strongly condemn the detention and torture of our colleague the photojournalist and activist Shahidul Alam in Dhaka and urge the Bangladesh authorities to release him immediately. Some two dozen plainclothes policemen picked up Alam, 63, […]

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BGMEA’s First Vice-President, Mainuddin Ahmed speaking on Wednesday Dhaka Tribune The were speaking at a press conference at the conference room of BGMEA’s Khulshi, Chittagong, office Leaders of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) on Wednesday said that the recent student protests demanding safe roads, and the subsequent transport strikes across the country, hit […]

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When extraordinary courage meets unthinking response Thousands of students protested on Sunday over recent crashes and lax enforcement of traffic laws. Photo: Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters Badiuzzaman Bay It would appear from the relative calm on the streets and in universities that the student movement, which has catapulted an entire generation of teenagers into adulthood in […]

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