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Bangladesh PM claims ‘forced disappearances take place in UK and US’ Sheikh Hasina appears to conflate media reports on missing persons data with forced disappearances  Sheikh Hasina: ‘As per statistics of 2009, 275,000 British citizens disappeared. Of them, the whereabouts of 20,000 is not known. If you consider America, the situation is even worse.’ Photograph: […]

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Minar Rashid নিষ্ঠুর স্বৈরাচারের কবলে দেশ ================ এদেশে রাজনৈতিক সংস্কৃতিতে কঠোর আন্দোলন মানেই জ্বালাও পোড়াও এর আন্দোলন । এব্যাপারে বর্তমান শাসক দলটির কোনও জুড়ি ছিল না । আন্দোলন কত প্রকার ও কি কি – তারাই এটা এদেশের মানুষকে শিখিয়েছে । অথচ বিরোধী দলের সকল আন্দোলন বন্ধ করতে এরাই একটি ভয়ংকর পদ্ধতি উদ্ভাবন করেছে । একদিকে […]

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. Ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) considers the mammoth tour of chairperson of its rival BNP – Khaleda Zia – to Rohingya refugee camps a show of its political strength ahead of the next general elections. Talking to Prothom Alo, several AL leaders said the party could not sense from beforehand that Khaleda would embark […]

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Former Bangladesh Nationalist Party lawmaker MA Wahab waves his hand from a prison van, after a special court sentenced him to eight years’ imprisonment in a case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission for concealing information in wealth report and amassing illegal wealth on Monday in Jessore. — New Age photo A special court in Jessore […]

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Supporters of Bangladesh Nationalist Party accompany the motorcade of the party’s chairperson Khaleda Zia as it arrives at Fisheries Ghat in Chittagong on its way to Cox’s Bazar on Sunday. — New Age photo Leaders and activists of Bangladesh Nationalist Party in their hundreds accorded colourful receptions to party chairperson Khaleda Zia on her way to […]

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Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia reached Chittagong Saturday evening on her way to Cox’s Bazar to visit Rohingyas facing series of attacks on her motorcade allegedly by Awami League activists that injured several people including journalists. BNP claimed that the attacks injured many leaders and activists of the party and its front and associate […]

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Chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda addresses a press conference over Election Commission-hosted pre-polls talks with different stakeholders at Nirbachan Bhaban in the capital on Thursday. — Ali Hossain Mintu Chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda on Thursday reiterated that Bangladesh Nationalist Party founder Ziaur Rahman restored multi-party democracy in the country after 1975. The […]

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Election Commission in its Agargaon office in Dhaka on Tuesday holds an exchange of views with the commissioners on preparations to hold next general election. — Focusbangla photo Elections without the participation of all the political parties would not be acceptable, former chief election commissioner ATM Shamsul Huda said Tuesday. After taking part at Election […]

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Indian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj believes that it is a responsibility of the government to create an environment conducive to the holding of an inclusive general election with participation of major political parties. She said this in her meeting with prime minister Sheikh Hasina Sunday evening, according to people close to Hasina. In a […]

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ISI instigating Rohingya militants to create unrest, claims Bangladesh security analyst Bangladeshi security analyst Major General (Retd.) Abdur Rashid said that ISI created the Rohingya issue by using the Arakan militants to hinder the development activities of the opponent countries. Sahidul Hasan Khokon Dhaka, October 15, 2017 Abdur Rashid Bangladeshi security analyst Major General (Retd.) Abdur Rashid […]

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Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda termed the 11-point proposal submitted by the ruling Awami League for holding a free and fair election “neutral”, AL General Secretary Obaidul Quader has said. Emerging from a two-and-half-hour meeting with the election commissioners, Obaidul, also Roads, Transports and Bridges minister, said this while briefing reporters at the EC […]

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During its dialogue with the Election Commission today, the ruling Awami League is going to place an 11-point proposal, including following the constitutional provision under which the incumbent prime minister would remain the head of the polls-time government. The AL would also propose to keep army as a striking force during the elections, update the […]

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