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BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Monday announced a countrywide series of demonstrations from June 17 and threatened to enforce hartal or blockade programme if their demands, particularly the restoration of the non-party government system, are not met, reports (UNB/The News Today ) Addressing a mammoth rally in front of BNP’s Nayapaltan central office in the […]

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Speaker Abdul Hamid said on Sunday that some lawmakers’ remarks censuring noted litterateur Prof Abdullah Abu Sayeed would be expunged from the parliament proceedings. “I, on behalf of the Jatiya Sangsad, regret some unparliamentary comments about Prof Abu Sayeed,” he said. “All the comments will be expunged form the proceedings.” Citing a news report, Awami […]

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By: Ziauddin Choudhury For past several months the government agency that has featured most in media reports in Bangladesh, probably much more than its share of the national budget, is the Police.It may be justifiably so because Police is the first and most visible symbol of government in any country, let alone the sub continent. […]

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By: The Daily Star Staff Correspondent BNP leader Nazmul Huda yesterday announced his resignation as party Chairperson Khaleda Zia had not accepted his proposal to invite the prime minister to a dialogue on the caretaker government issue. Inside the party there are some bad elements who are influencing Khaleda, he said, adding that he wanted […]

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Sagar Biswas The Awami League-led grand alliance lawmakers are now deliberately avoiding visit to their constituencies fearing possible public outburst following rampant failure in service-oriented sectors and depriving people in the name of development projects.(The New Nation )Talking to The New Nation o nMonday, many expressed their apprehension that people’s anger may burst out onthe […]

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Terming the contempt of Parliament allegation as ‘false’, the Bishwa Sahitya Kendra founder Abdullah Abu Sayeed has said he would not apologise for remarks which he never made. Sayeed told on Sunday night that his remarks which were discussed in the House were ‘completely baseless’. “I did not make any such comment at the TIB […]

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DHAKA — A Bangladeshi student faces sedition charges after he allegedly posted comments on Facebook linking the nation’s premier with the disappearance of an opposition leader, police said Sunday. Sohel Molla, alias Sohel Rana, was arrested last month after being beaten up by supporters of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul […]

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Minister Without Portfolio Suranjit Sengupta has blamed the ‘weakness’ of democratic institutions responsible for recent repression and police assaults on journalists. “Police were not supposed to attack the media. Why they are now so intolerant? Such incidents took place due to the weakness of the democratic institutions,” the ruling Awami League’s Advisory Council Member said […]

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London based prestigious newspaper; The Economist has come under serious criticism by prominent leaders and academics of the ruling party in Bangladesh for publishing two commentaries on its Saturday, May 26 2012 edit generic viagra sales ion titled “Bangladesh’s toxic politics: Hello Delhi” and “Politics in Bangladesh banged about“. Rejecting outright both the articles, Awami […]

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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is due to arrive in Dhaka early Saturday afternoon, will have a meeting with Leader of the Opposition Khaleda Zia in the evening. Hillary will call on the BNP chairperson at her Gulshan residence at 8:30pm to discuss different bilateral issues, Khaleda’s press secretary Maruf Kamal Khan Sohel […]

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The pressure to approve licenses for new private commercial banks (PCB) by defying initial objections of Bangladesh Bank (BB) and those of economists are deemed as a blatant act of politicization of the banking sector of the country. Such an intrusion into the life line of a country’s financial sector through brute and overpowering political […]

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by Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury Source: Weekly Blitz Current government of Bangladesh Awami League has surely given birth to the biggest joke in country’s politics by restoring the ministerial position of extremely corrupt minister in charge of the railway ministry in Bangladesh, brief-less lawyer Suranjit Sen Gupta, who resigned from his post on April 16, […]

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