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September 20, 2018 The way they view it This law will hurt the media, democracy and freedom of expression. Citizens and the media will be victimised. Fundamental rights will be curtailed. A sense of fear will grow among people. And the rights guaranteed by the constitution will be curbed. We are moving towards a bad […]

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Bangladesh: Chief Justice Ousted after Resisting PM’s Demands, Memoir Says Pulack Ghatack Dhaka 2018-09-20 Surendra Kumar Sinha, Bangladesh’s former chief justice, talks with reporters in front of his home before leaving for Australia, Oct. 13, 2017.  Monirul Alam/BenarNews Bangladesh’s former Supreme Court chief justice was forced to leave the country and resign after refusing requests […]

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A Broken Dream: Rule of Law, Human Rights and Democracy, Sep 16, 2018 by Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha Kindle Edition US $9.99   Justice Sinha was born in Moulavibazar district in the northeast Bangladesh where he grew up in a family of six siblings, five brothers and one sister.  His father was a dedicated teacher […]

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পঁচাত্তরে যেমন ছিল বাংলাদেশ মিজানুর রহমান খান ১৪ আগস্ট ২০১৮ ব্যারি গ্রেইঞ্জার স্মলম্যান, ব্রিটিশ নথিটির প্রচ্ছদ১৯৭৫ সালের জানুয়ারিতে কয়েকটি দলকে সঙ্গে নিয়ে একদলীয় ব্যবস্থা চালু এবং আগস্টে ঘাতক চক্রের হাতে সপরিবার বঙ্গবন্ধু শেখ মুজিবুর রহমান নিহত হওয়ার আগে বাংলাদেশের সার্বিক পরিস্থিতি কেমন ছিল, এর নিরপেক্ষ ও নির্মোহ মূল্যায়ন জানা এবং তা যাচাই করার বিষয়টি নিঃসন্দেহে […]

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Bangladesh: Protest, arrest and its aftermath   By Nava Thakuria         22 August 2018 Bangladesh is a land of mostly negative happenings. As the populous country is approaching the next general (national) elections by the end of this year, we can expect more public chaos, protest demonstrations, media outburst followed by government crackdowns […]

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Academics, writers, artists urge Bangladesh #FreeShahidulAlam   We, academics, journalists, artists, writers, and photographers at various universities and media institutions strongly condemn the detention and torture of our colleague the photojournalist and activist Shahidul Alam in Dhaka and urge the Bangladesh authorities to release him immediately. Some two dozen plainclothes policemen picked up Alam, 63, […]

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Bangladesh Elections at Crossroads of Autocracy and Democracy – With Nepal References   Hari Prasad Shrestha*    30 July 2018 An election is a formal collective decision-making procedure by which people choose a candidate to hold public office. Elections have been a reliable mechanism for modern representative democracy. In several countries with the weak rule […]

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বাংলাদেশের ‘ওয়ান-ইলেভেন’: কেয়ারটেকার সরকার প্রধান হওয়ার প্রস্তাব সম্পর্কে মুখ খুললেন মুহাম্মদ ইউনুস ২৫ জুন ২০১৮ ছবির কপিরাইট Getty Images Image caption মুহাম্মদ ইউনুস: ওয়ান ইলেভেন সম্পর্কে বহুদিন পর মুখ খুললেন বাংলাদেশে ‘ওয়ান ইলেভেনের’ সময় দীর্ঘ মেয়াদের জন্য কেয়ারটেকার সরকার প্রধান হওয়ার আকাঙ্খার কথা জোর গলায় অস্বীকার করেছেন গ্রামীণ ব্যাংকের প্রতিষ্ঠাতা মুহাম্মদ ইউনুস। এ বিষয়টি নিয়ে […]

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Malaysia -type political ‘earthquake’ awaits for Bangladesh YouTube; Indian media declared war on Bangladesh election! See who made the hero by M A Hossain       25/6/2018 As per the advice of the policymakers of Delhi’s south block, the current autocratic and corruption-plagued government in Bangladesh are determined in holding another fraudulent election with the […]

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Moudud Ahmed sitting in his car, which is blocked by the police van Dhaka Tribune ‘A lot of police have been deployed in front of my house. They literally blocked my car with their van when I tried to get out’ BNP standing committee member Barrister Moudud Ahmed says the police did not permit him […]

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Her lawyer urges govt BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s lawyer Khandker Mahbub Hossain yesterday urged the government to release her from jail on parole on humanitarian ground for her better treatment. “Since Khaleda Zia has been detained in prison for more than four months, her diseases have turned severe and an apprehension has been created over […]

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Thursday, June 7, 2018 Sajeeb Wazed Joy’s dictionary of new political terms Sajeeb Wazed Joy, the son of Bangladesh’s prime minister has recently published not one but two extraordinary articles which not only denies that the country’s law enforcement authorities are involved in enforced disappearances – the picking up, secretly detaining and often killing of […]

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