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Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Dhaka: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today pledged stern action against people found guilty of defaming Islam using the internet as right-wing Islamic parties threatened to wage an intensified street campaign against “atheist bloggers”. “You (Islamic parties) do not need to go for any movement. As a Muslim, I have the […]

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 The government is going to undertake the first phase for setting up Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant with a view to accomplish the indispensable preparatory construction works at Rooppur in Ishwardi upazila of Pabna district. A project, titled ‘Construction of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (1st phase)’ involving Tk 5,241.67 crore will be placed before the Executive […]

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By Mizan Rahman /Dhaka More than 100 people, including two policemen, were injured in clashes between activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir and police at Ranibazar Bata Crossing in northwestern Rajshahi city of Bangladesh yesterday. The wrists of a police sub-inspector were blown off when Islami Chhatra Shibir activists hurled bombs […]

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Heroin is the most frequently abused drug in Bangladesh followed by codeine contained in cough syrups, while the third most abused one is cannabis, says a UN report released in March. Recently, Yaba has become one of the three main non-pharmaceutical drugs abused in Bangladesh after heroin and cannabis, says the report, ‘Report of the […]

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বিনাকারণে গ্রেফতার করে রিমান্ডে অকথ্য নির্যাতনের শিকার হয়েছেন বাংলাদেশী বংশোদ্ভূত ব্রিটিশ নাগরিক বরুণার পীরজাদা মাওলানা শেখ নূরে আলম হামিদী। ডিবি পুলিশের নির্যাতনে মাথা থেকে পা পর্যন্ত তার শরীরের কোনো অংশই রক্ষা পায়নি। কারাগারে অসুস্থ হলেও চিকিত্সা পাননি তিনি। ঢাকা মেডিকেল কলেজ হাসপাতালের চিকিত্সকরা প্রেসক্রিপশন দিলেও ওষুধ দেয়া হয়নি। এর আগে ২২ ফেব্রুয়ারি কাঁটাবন মসজিদ থেকে […]

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Finance Minister AMA Muhith yesterday retracted his earlier remark saying he was wrong to suggest bail for the owners of Hall-Mark Group which he thought would help Sonali Bank recover the money they had stolen. “It was not right to say that the managing director would be reinstated, if necessary. Putting the MD back will […]

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A protester of the Shaheed Rumi Squad was hospitalised after he fell sick yesterday, as the protesters of the squad continued their “fast unto death” for the third straight day. Manik Sutradhar, who started the hunger strike on Tuesday night, fainted yesterday afternoon. The 27-year-old was taken to Birdem Hospital for treatment, said Senjuti Shonima […]

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  Plainclothes police arrested 16 people, including four Pakistani nationals, along with eight bombs and 12.9 million Indian Rupees “while planning subversive activities in the city”. Acting on a tip-off, a team of Detective Branch of police conducted simultaneous drives in several areas of the city, including Paltan, Nikunja, Kalabagan and Bangshal, from 2:30pm Friday […]

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Islami Andolan Bangladesh on Friday announced to lay siege to the Prime Minister’s Office on April 25 demanding arrest of ‘atheist bloggers who insulted Islam ‘ and to pass law for punishing those who ‘insulted Islam in the parliament’. It also announced its’ support to the “Long March Towards Dhaka” from all districts on April […]

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নারায়ণগঞ্জের মেধাবী ছাত্র তানভীর মুহাম্মদ ত্বকী হত্যার বিচার এবং শামীম ওসমানকে দ্রুত গ্রেপ্তারের দাবি জানানো হয়েছে। ত্বকী হত্যার বিচার এবং শামীম ওসমান পরিবারের ‘ত্রাসের রাজত্ব’ নির্মূলে সংক্ষুব্দ নাগরিক সমাজের সমাবেশ থেকে এ দাবি জানানো হয়েছে। আজ শুক্রবার বিকেলে ঢাকা বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ের রাজু ভাস্কর্যের সামনে ওই সমাবেশ অনুষ্ঠিত হয়। সমাবেশে রাজনৈতিক, সামাজিক ও সাংস্কৃতিক অঙ্গনের সর্বস্তরের মানুষ […]

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Ahammad Foyez Some 282 bank accounts of Destiny Group have a total balance of only Tk 18.51 crore while the top bosses of the group laundered at least Tk 5,113.95 crore, according to a report of Bangladesh Bank. The group has deposited Tk 5,132.46 crore by its three sister concerns — Destiny 2000 Limited, Destiny […]

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A group of United Nations independent human rights experts today called for an immediate stop to violence in Bangladesh and a return to peaceful demonstrations following reported large-scale protests since early February. The demonstrations are largely linked to the decisions of the Bangladeshi International Crimes Tribunal, which was established in 2010 to try people accused […]

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