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হাসিনার প্রতিহিংসায় খালেদা জিয়া: এ সপ্তাহে ক্যাঙ্গারু কোর্টে যেতে হবে ৫ দিন –১২ জানুয়ারি ২০১৮ বিশেষ রিপোর্ট : : ব্যাংক ডাকাত সরকারের প্রধানমন্ত্রী শেখ হাসিনার ব্যক্তিগত প্রতিহিংসার রোষানলে পড়েছেন সাবেক প্রধানমন্ত্রী এবং বাংলাদেশ জাতীয়তাবাদী দল বিএনপি’র চেয়ারপার্সন বেগম খালেদা জিয়া।বিচারের নামে চলছে অবিচার। দেশের সবচেয়ে জনপ্রিয় নেত্রীর ওপর রীতিমত নজিরবিহীন নির্যাতন চালানো হচ্ছে। শেখ হাসিনা […]

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Syed Saad Andaleeb Winter is a great time for the replenishment of academia in Bangladesh when many Non-Resident Bangladeshi (NRB) academics alight on our shores for both personal and professional reasons. They come with interesting research ideas and creative programmes of training to share with their Bangladeshi counterparts. This migratory pattern is a boon for […]

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Brig Gen Shahedul Anam Khan ndc, psc (Retd) Ritualist-ically every year, a week is set aside in the month of January for observing as the Police Week. I use the word “ritualistically” deliberately, since except for the parade and general “durbar” with the PM, very little palpable seems to happen during the seven days. And […]

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But he was also a family man MEHEDI HASAN He was the quintessential elder son who always took responsibility For a political leader who spent almost his entire youth in incarceration, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman did not let his family slip into the background. Family was all for him. There was the strong presence of his […]

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INDIA’S high-handedness to its neighbours, especially Bangladesh, is conspicuously evident in that the issue of border control regime, marked by New Delhi’s rhetoric of asking its border guards not to use lethal weapons yet the Border Security Force’s shooting unarmed Bangladeshi civilians, picking them up from the frontiers and even intruding, sometimes aiding Indian civilians […]

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Increase the number of guards to combat them The report by a news agency that the Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest, is turning into a ‘sanctuary for poachers’ is indeed terrifying. The forest is supposed to be a sanctuary for its vast flora and fauna. Instead, it has become a safe haven for the […]

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Political scientist and distinguished fellow of the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) Rounaq Jahan spoke to Prothom Alo about the country’s political situation, the coming election and the future of politics in Bangladesh. AKM Zakaria took the interview. Prothom Alo: The new year also ushers in a new year for the government at the helm. Everyone has some […]

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Shofika Begum, 18, on the day of her marriage Reuters. There is generally no bar against Bangladeshi citizens marrying people from other nationalities. Shoaib Hossain Jewel is a Bangladeshi citizen, aged about 25 years, a Hafiz-e-Quran, and a teacher at a madrasa in Dhaka’s Jatrabari area. Shoaib’s life took an eventful turn when he met Rafiza, […]

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Economic trends more or less maintained continuity at the year’s end, but with the elections ahead, the new year may see inevitable political unrest and uncertainty. And this will naturally affect the economy. Of course, that depends on the degree of the unrest. Last fiscal saw record GDP growth, despite a standstill in export growth […]

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Biru Paksha Paul Banglad-eshis relish drama and nothing is more drama-filled than election time.  The atmosphere will be one of excitement and uncertainty this year. 2018 will be noted for political dramas and policy dilemmas, resulting in economic doldrums. There will be no big pro-market changes in economic policy lest this affects the vote bank—although […]

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As water sources dry up and demands increase, women are forced to walk further and further to provide water for their family. Photo: STAR Mohammed Norul Alam Raju AST week, I visited some villages in Shyamnagar Upazila under Satkhira and Dacope Upazila under Khulna. During my visit, I talked to Aleya Begum, a 25-year-old woman […]

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BANGLADESH; WHAT WE LEARN FROM 2017 F R Chowdhury, December 28, 2017 As we come to the end of 2017, I try to recollect the headline news of Bangladesh published in various papers. I can summarise them in a few major items: Deaths due to road/ traffic accidents; Mass rape and rape of minors; Extra-judicial […]

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