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There is actually a story to be written about technology and its use in our justice system. But bdnews24 has not written that story. Instead it has written a complete non-story about  a laptop making its debut at ICT-1. The meat of the story contradicts the headline (i.e. it was not the first time a […]

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মিনা ফারাহ। মানবাধিকার সংগঠক ও সুলেখিকা। জন্ম বাংলাদেশে হলেও এখন আমেরিকাপ্রবাসী। নুরেমবার্গ ট্রায়ালস, সিয়েরালিওন ও কম্বোডিয়ার যুদ্ধাপরাধ বিচার নিয়ে তিনি গবেষণা করেছেন। বাংলাদেশেও যুদ্ধাপরাধ বিচারের পক্ষে শুরু থেকে সোচ্চার ভূমিকা পালন করেছেন। বর্তমানে যুদ্ধাপরাধের অভিযোগে অভিযুক্ত জামায়াতে ইসলামীর অন্যতম সহকারী সেক্রেটারি জেনারেল মুহাম্মদ কামারুজ্জামানের বিরুদ্ধে তিনি রাষ্ট্রপক্ষের একজন সাক্ষী ছিলেন। তবে পরে তিনি নিজেকে প্রত্যাহার […]

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William Gomes Salem-News.com The Shahbag movement is moving towards its next victory, wherebJamaatbwill be banned from politics (YORK, UK) – With elections looming at the end of this year, escalating violence and political confrontation has left democracy in Bangladesh at a crossroads. In truth, democracy in modern Bangladesh has always been precarious: military takeover, political […]

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Nepal and Bangladesh are reducing poverty faster compared to India, according to a new study based on the multidimensional poverty index developed at the University of Oxford and used by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in its Human Development Reports. India also made significant progress in reducing poverty between 1999 and 2006, but at a […]

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M. Shawkat Ali (Headmaster Rtd) Friends ask me if I’m ok. I would be happy if I could say, ‘I’m fine.’ But in fact I’m not ‘fine’. The current situation perplexes me and makes me feel whether I’m in a dream or not. What’s happening in the name of ‘muktijuddher chetona’ (the spirit of liberation […]

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Wildlife experts at a workshop in the city on Monday stressed conserving the tigers of the Sundarbans from extinction, aiming to protect the unique biodiversity and ecosystem of the world’s largest mangrove forest. They said the tiger population is the protector of the Sundarbans and tigers will have to be conserved to protect the forest […]

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So this is one side of the story. Facebook was used to incite emotion among naive Muslims of Bangladesh. A photo of Kaaba Gilaaf exchange ceremony was broadcast as a rally to vouch for Sayedee as a scholar. The Daily Star’s Zulfikar Ali Manik published a front page story with full “gotcha” vigor. Here is […]

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Trina was turning the pages of the books and notebooks her little brother used to read and write on. She sobbed and shuddered as she touched the pages, as if touching her brother who perished in Saturday’s road crash. Her brother, Hasibul Hasan Nihad, a play group student, was among the eight schoolkids killed in […]

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A Country in Crisis “Are there any Hindu temples in the country that has not been burnt yet?” A survivor wailed her lament to the news cameras. The channel was covering the latest atrocity in Bangladesh, when miscreants torched a small temple and desecrated the idols[1]. Bangladesh is in the middle of a political and […]

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7 Reasons We Won’t Forget 2012 – Zia Hassan হুমায়ুন আহমেদ এর চলে যাওয়ার বছর/ The year Humayun Ahmed left us হুমায়ুন আহমেদ এর যে ক্যান্সার হয়েছে সেটা অনেক পুরোনো খবর ।ক্যান্সার তো কত জনেরি হয়। রিকাভার করে। হুমায়ুন আহমেদ ছিলেন এক জন ফাইটার। তাই আমরা তেমন চিন্তা করিনাই। খবরে এসেছিল উনি রিকাভার করছেন। পৃথিবীর  […]

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 M. Shahidul Islam The prolonged precipitation of hot wind in the horizon seldom ends up without causing a natural disaster. Our country has been under the spell of unbearable political climate for too long. Shall we not expect a bang anytime soon? How that bang may manifest itself may not be precisely known, but the […]

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Bilateralism: Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa (left) and his Bangladeshi counterpart Dipu Moni explain issues discussed in their bilateral meeting in Dhaka on Thursday. During his two-day visit, Marty paid a courtesy call to Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday. (Courtesy of Indonesian Foreign Ministry) Indonesia opened a new chapter in bilateral ties with Bangladesh, […]

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