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Analysts and election observers say Gazipur is important because of its demographic, and because of the Khulna polls that came before it Mehedi Hasan Analysts and election observers say Gazipur is the one last chance for the EC to regain trust of people by administering a peaceful and fair election For both major parties – ruling […]

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In Recording, Chilling Proof That Hasina’s War on Drugs Involves Extra-Judicial Killing Phone call first captures single kill shot, then further shots as Bangladesh security forces discuss how to fake gun battle with dead man. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Credit: Reuters Tasneem Khalil SOUTH ASIA 16/JUN/2018 Before his death, Ekramul Haque had three brief […]

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Teachers and employees of non-MPO educational institutions have been observing a sit-in programme since Monday. The photo has been taken from in front of National Press Club on Tuesday. Photo: Prothom Alo The education ministry has formed two committees to settle the matter of monthly pay order (MPO) for non-government educational institutes. But, the agitating […]

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Dhaka-Chittagong Highway at Daudkandi in Comilla lies blocked after two buses hit a motorcade of BNP central leader Khandakar Mosharraf Hossain on Tuesday, leaving one dead. — Focusbangla photo A leader of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal was killed and 10 others were injured when two buses hit Bangladesh Nationalist Party leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain’s motorcade on […]

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The water levels of the Monu and Dhalai rivers have subsided a little, but the flooding in Moulvibazar district has worsened after a portion of a dam to protect the town collapsed and submerged new areas. Around 200,000 people have been stranded in the northeastern district. Moulvibazar Deputy Commissioner Md Tofael Islam told bdnews24.com on Monday that […]

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Teachers of private educational institutions said they would resume their sit-in programme demanding inclusion of their institutions into the government’s monthly pay order (MPO). Federation of Teachers and Employees of Non-MPO Educational Institutions announced on Sunday that members of the platform will begin sit-in demonstration in front of the National Press Club at 10:00am on […]

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At least 10 people were killed and six injured as a bus collided head-on with a pickup van on the Saidpur bypass road of Dhaka-Dinajpur highway in Nilphamari district tonight. Identities of the deceased who died on the spot and injured passengers were not known immediately, our Nilphamari correspondent reports quoting an upazila health official. Death […]

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In Recording, Chilling Proof That Hasina’s War on Drugs Involves Extra-Judicial Killing Phone call first captures single kill shot, then further shots as Bangladesh security forces discuss how to fake gun battle with dead man. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Credit: Reuters Tasneem Khalil SOUTH ASIA 16/JUN/2018 Before his death, Ekramul Haque had three brief […]

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The joy of Eid-ul-Fitr has taken over Bangladesh as the country is celebrating the largest festival of Muslims on Saturday after the end of the Ramadan month of fasting. It was all but certain that Bangladesh will be celebrating the Eid on Saturday as the festival usually falls on the following day of Eid in […]

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Humaira alias Nabila, one of the alleged planners of the August 15 attack in Dhaka’s Panthapath, is currently out on bail. Nurul Amin Biplob, acting judge of Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Court, granted her bail on Tuesday. She was released from Kashimpur Women’s Jail on Wednesday evening. Shajahan Ahmed, Senior Jail Super of Kashimpur Women’s Jail, […]

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Myanmar to Repatriate Rohingya Boat People, Return 12 to Bangladesh By Anonymous on Jun 13, 2018  Authorities in Myanmar have verified that nearly all of the more than 100 refugees who washed ashore in Rakhine state earlier this week after bad weather wrecked their boat are Rohingya from Myanmar, except for 12 who are Bangladeshi […]

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US Concerned as Body Count Mounts in Bangladesh’s Anti-Drug War By Kamran Reza Chowdhury on Jun 13, 2018  The United States urged Bangladesh on Wednesday to meet its human rights obligations while expressing concerns over reports that security forces had killed at least 147 people and arrested 21,000 since mid-May in a nationwide anti-narcotics campaign. […]

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