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M Abdul Jalil, Advisory Council member of  Awami League (AL) and former general secretary of the party died at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore on Wednesday at the age of 72. Abdul Jalil, also Chairman of Mercantile Bank Ltd was admitted to the hospital on February 27 with Myocardial Infraction (MI). Abdul Jalil was kept […]

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If any political party tries to damage public properties resorting to militancy, it can be banned with an executive order, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) chief said on Saturday. “This type of parties had not been banned earlier. But if any party continues such destructive activities, it can be banned constitutionally,” Mizanur Rahman said after […]

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The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) continues to monitor what it describes as offensive blogs and Facebook pages, based on allegations of spreading religious hatred. “The offensive Facebook pages and blogs are being shut down every day as per law,” BTRC Chairman Sunil Kanti Bose told bdnews24.com on Saturday. He said the closure was being […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has directed the cabinet secretary to officially start forming terrorism resistance committee in each district, upazila and union in consultation with the deputy commissioners to counter BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami’s anarchy. Hasina, who heads the governing Awami League, also asked the leaders and workers of the party to assist the committees by […]

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স্টাফ রিপোর্টার: বিএনপির ডাকা হরতাল চলাকালে দলটির কেন্দ্রীয় কার্যালয়ের সামনে থেকে যুগ্ম মহাসচিব রুহুল কবির রিজভীকে আটকের চেষ্টা চালিয়েছে পুলিশ। সকাল পৌনে সাতটার দিকে কয়েক জন সাদা  পোশাকের পুলিশ এসে রিজভীকে গাড়িতে তোলার জন্য টানাহেঁচড়া শুরু করে। এতে তিনি মাটিতে পড়ে যান। পরে অন্যান্য নেতাকর্মীদের প্রতিরোধের মুখে শেষ পর্যন্ত রিজভীকে গাড়িতে তোলা সম্ভব হয়নি। এ […]

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Dhaka, Mar 07 (UNB) – Brigadier General Mohammad Akbar Hossain of Artillery Corps has been appointed the chief of the Directorate General of Forces Intelligence (DGFI). The appointment was made on Thursday, a Defence Ministry source told UNB. He has replaced Major General Sheikh Mamun Khaled, who served the DGFI for over five years. Maj […]

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Body of the teenaged son of Narayanganj Ganajagaran Mancha unit organiser and cultural personality Rafiur Rabbi was recovered from the Shitalakkha river Friday, two days after he went missing. Rabbi identified his son Tanvir Mohammad Twaki, 17, after his body was recovered from a canal river around 10:45am. Narayanganj Sadar Model Police Station Officer in […]

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Dhaka, Mar 8 (UNB) – A suspected Jamaat man died as he fell from a high rise after being chased by police in the city’s Purana Paltan area on Friday afternoon. The identity of the deceased, aged around 30, could not be known yet.Meanwhile, the law enforcers arrested around 90 suspected Jamaat-Shibir men from different […]

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Shahbagh demonstrators have declared a week long fresh programme including rallies and processions to press home their six-point demand. According to the new programme, they will stage rallies in Uttara, Chittagong and Ashulia between March 10 and March 16. Imran H Sarker, convener of Blogger and Online Activist Network, announced the programme at a rally […]

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A Rab official was injured when unidentified criminals exploded two cocktails near Gonojagoron Mancha at Shahbagh Projonmo Chattar in the capital on Friday afternoon. Police in the evening picked up several people in connection with the explosions of homemade bombs. “We detained 15 people, most of them canteen boys, for interrogation,” Inspector (investigation) of Shahbagh […]

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DHAKA:One person died after falling from a roof during police raid on a multi-storied building in capital’s Bijoynagar area on Friday when law enforcers foiled a bid by some Islamist parties to stage demonstration in nearby Baitul Mukarram mosque after Jumma prayers. Police mounted heavy security around the national mosque and screened people at all […]

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A flawed tribunal opens old wounds and threatens Bangladesh’s future IT WAS supposed to help Bangladesh come to terms with the horrors that accompanied its birth as a nation in 1971. But the “International Crimes Tribunal” has provoked the worst political violence the country has endured in the 42 years since. Actually a domestic court, […]

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