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Bangladesh is to launch a census of tigers next month living in the world’s largest mangrove forest in a bid to determine the full extent of the threat to their survival, scientists said on Tuesday. Yunus Ali, head of the forestry department, said conservationists would fan out across the Bangladeshi side of the Sundarbans to […]

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A court here on Monday accepted charges against 148 opposition leaders and activists including BNP leaders Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, Amanullah Aman and Zainul Abdin Farroque in the cocktail explosion case. Shahriar Mahmud Adnan, Judge of Metropolitan Judge’s Court Dhaka took cognisance the charges against the opposition men. On March 11, Police raided the central office […]

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Police conducted a one-hour raid at Chittagong city office of Jamaat-e-Islami in Dewan Bazar and arrested two of the party leaders on Tuesday. Acting on a tip-off that the activists of Jamaat and its student wing, Islami Chhatra Shibir, were holding a meeting to carry out subversive activities in the area, police raided the office, […]

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At least 20 Islami Chhatra Shibir activists reportedly sustained bullet injuries in a clash between police and Shibir men at Rainbow crossing of Moghbazar in the city on Tuesday morning. Police detained 8-10 people from the spot.Witnesses said some leaders and activists of Islami Chhatra Shibir, the student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami, brought out an Independence […]

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Bangladesh is observing its 43rd Independence ana National Day, paying homage to the martyrs of the War of Liberation of 1971. On this day in 1971, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman formally declared independence and urged the Bengali nation to liberate the country from the clutches of the Pakistani occupation army. Unarmed […]

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The nation celebrates its 43rd Independence and National Day today to renew its pledge to institutionalise democracy and for a just society for which the nation fought and freedom fighters laid down their lives in 1971. The lofty dreams of democracy, the rule of the law, political, economic and cultural freedom, and a society free […]

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রাজধানীর ভিকারুননিসা নূনসহ আরও কয়েকটি স্কুলে কথিত শাহবাগি ইতিহাস বয়ান করতে গিয়ে নাস্তিক ও কয়েকটি মামলার আসামি ব্লগার ডা. ইমরান এইচ সরকারের নেতৃত্বে কয়েকজন ব্লগার গতকাল চরম অসভ্যতা দেখায়। দেশের নারী শিক্ষার অন্যতম প্রতিষ্ঠান ভিকারুননিসা নূন স্কুলের শ্রেণীকক্ষে শিক্ষার্থীদের অভিভাবক পর্যন্ত প্রবেশ করতে না পারলেও ক্ষমতার জোরে সেখানে ডা. ইমরানসহ তার সহযোগীরা প্রবেশ করে। নবম […]

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Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) on Sunday reminded amarblog.com it has legal powers to impose fine or take actions against anyone if it is not provided with information. The telecom watchdog clarified its legal authorities in a media statement, two days after the blog refused to provide it with information it had earlier sought. BTRC […]

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Journalists on Monday gave the government an ultimatum to arrest the killers of Sagar-Runi by April 28 or face a tougher movement. The ultimatum was issued by the journalists from a rally held in front of Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU) at Segunbagicha in the city. The speakers at the rally also warned that a demonstration […]

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The London-based The Economist will contest the first war crimes tribunal’s order to explain why it should not be subjected to contempt of the court. The tribunal will hear the matter on Apr 24. The three-judge International Crimes Tribunal-1, set up to try crimes against humanity during the 1971 Liberation War, issued the order on […]

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The Mirpur-Airport Road flyover will open to traffic on Wednesday, three months before schedule. Prime minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the flyover the day after Independence Day, said Communication Minister Obaidul Quader. He told journalists during a visit to the site on Monday, “The construction of the flyover is 100% complete. It will be opened […]

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The organisers of the ‘Ganajagaran Mancha’ uprising at Shahbagh intersection remembered the Dark Night of the Mar 25, 1971 with a candlelit procession. It started from the Central Shaheed Minar and marched down to the mass grave memorial at Jagannath Hall of Dhaka University. On the 42nd Independence Day, 42 torches were lit at the […]

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