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For all the talk of defending the right to blaspheme Mohammed, the French can be extremely hypocritical when it comes to making fun of others When it comes to giant displays of solidarity and defiance, it doesn’t get much bigger than the Jan. 11 demonstration in Paris. On that day, over a million people packed […]

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By Holly Yan, Josh Levs (CNN)Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claimed responsibility Wednesday for last week’s rampage that killed 12 people at France’s Charlie Hebdo satirical newspaper. The attack was years in the making, AQAP claimed. In a video, the group said the late Anwar al-Awlakimasterminded the attack. The U.S.-born Muslim scholar and cleric was spokesman for AQAP before […]

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Prof. M. Adil Khan   On 16th December 2014 Bangladesh observed its 43rd Victory Day. On this day in 1971 the valiant soldiers of the Mukti Bahini in partnership with the Indian army rooted out the very last vestiges of Pakistani colonial rule, contributing to the emergence of Bangladesh as an independent state. In January 1972, after getting released from […]

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Opponents of the Bangladesh government have announced further protests and transport shutdowns for Thursday after a senior adviser to opposition leader Khaleda Zia was shot four times after leaving her office, in the latest round of political violence afflicting the south Asian country. Reaz Rahman was injured and his car set alight in an attack by six […]

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KOLKATA: NTPC, India’s biggest electricity generator, will invite tenders this month for the construction of a $1.2 billion, joint venture power project to be built in Bangladesh. The coal-fired 1,320 MW plant, expected to become operational by December 2018, is aimed at meeting Bangladesh’s growing energy requirements. “We hope to award the construction project in […]

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Bangladesh government on Tuesday said it may consider holding a dialogue with the opposition BNP only if it makes a written pledge to shun violence and cut ties with “militants”, amid the nationwide blockade and protests by the party which has claimed 14 lives in the past week. “If it wants a dialogue, BNP will […]

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Students win award after impressing judges with campaign on universal education   Two year 10 pupils from Wales have won this year’s Steve Sinnott award to be young ambassadors for the Send My Friend to School campaign, after wowing the judges with their dynamism, charisma and commitment. George Watts and Emily Pemberton, from Ysgol Gyfun […]

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In a shocking statement, Mayeen Uddin Khan Badal, executive president of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal, a component of the ruling Awami League-led 14-party alliance, today suggested the police shoot BNP activists for maintaining law and order. He asked the law enforcers to follow his suggestion if BNP men do not stop ambush attacks. Badal was talking […]

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Whenever one hears the news of a Bangladeshi being No. 1 in ICC rankings, the name that would instantly pop into his or her mind is Shakib al Hasan. Another name might soon appear, as national women’s team captain Salma Khatun became the number one all rounder in T20 cricket for women as well as […]

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KOLKATA: India’s tea exports to neighbouring Bangladesh plunged 90% in the first six months of this fiscal after Dhaka raised the customs duty on tea imports. Experts say the sharp fall came at a time when exporters were struggling with reduced offtake because of political tensions between Ukraine and Russia, turmoil in West Asia and […]

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By SYED ZAIN AL-MAHMOOD DHAKA, Bangladesh—Bangladeshi prosecutors filed sedition charges against an opposition leader and the owner of a local television channel on Monday as nationwide clashes between the government’s supporters and its political foes stretched into a second week, taking a toll on the country’s economy. The unrest started Jan. 5, when the police […]

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