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Bangladesh 2017 Human Rights Report U.S. Embassy in Bangladesh Executive Summary According to its constitution, Bangladesh is a secular, democratic people’s republic. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the Awami League (AL) party that she led assumed power in 2009. The 2014 parliamentary elections that resulted in the prime minister and AL’s re-election were characterized by […]

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  A MILLION IS TEN TIMES MORE THAN A LAC/ LAKH by F R Chowdhury    31/5/2018   Most Bangladeshis still remember late Sirajur Rahman of BBC. In those dark days of Bangladesh when it was still under illegal occupation of Pakistan Army, people in Bangladesh used to eagerly wait for BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) […]

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LOVE FOR POWER & AXIS OF EVILS by F R Chowdhury     24/5/2018 We see in the history of civilization the lust for power to have control over others. In the old days, the kings and emperors conquered other territories to satisfy their ego and desire for power. In modern days it is not possible […]

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  Cambodia: to vote or not to vote? BY    Darren Touch    @darren_touch     28 May 2018 Related Content Electioneering in Cambodia: War debt and China’s favour In less than three months’ time, Cambodians will head to the polls to cast their ballot in the national election. Already faced with the difficult choice of which party […]

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The home of hanged war criminal and BNP leader Salauddin Quader Chowdhury at Goods Hill in Chattogram city has come under attack after his brother allegedly made comments threatening Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. People employed for maintenance of the house said 50 to 60 people took part in the rampage around 7:30pm on Wednesday. They […]

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High Court The Appellate Division on Tuesday stayed until May 31 bails granted to former prime minister and BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia by the High Court Division in two separate cases. In one case she was the accused of abetting the killing of eight passengers by torching a bus at Chouddagram, Comilla during the nationwide […]

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Sheikh Hasina Complicit in Secret Detentions by Bangladesh Intelligence, Says Source Interviews with a close political colleague of the prime minister are the first time that evidence has pointed towards the prime minister’s direct involvement. Under the current regime, there have been hundreds of secret detentions by law enforcement authorities, many involving the opposition. Bangladesh’s […]

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খুলনা নির্বাচন নিয়ে কিছু পর্যবেক্ষণ এম সাখাওয়াত হোসেন ২৫ মে ২০১৮   খুলনা সিটি করপোরেশন নির্বাচনে ভোট দিতে লাইনে দাঁড়িয়ে আছেন নারী ভোটাররা। প্রথম আলাে ফাইল ছবিঅনেক শঙ্কা আর জল্পনা-কল্পনার অবসান ঘটিয়ে ১৫ মে খুলনা সিটি করপোরেশনের নির্বাচন হয়েছে। নির্বাচনী ব্যবস্থাপনায় ভোটের আগে তফসিল ঘোষণা থেকে ভোট অনুষ্ঠানের আগ পর্যন্ত সব কর্মকাণ্ডকে প্রথম ধাপ হিসেবে […]

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Khaleda Zia, then Bangladesh prime minister, centre, arrives at the conference centre in Doha for a two-day summit in June 2005 AFP There are over 30 members in the BNP’s international wing, but none of them is working to bolster relations with Middle Eastern countries BNP has ignored the Middle East in its foreign policy plans […]

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How to Steal an Election in Broad Daylight Autocrats and counterfeit democrats have perfected the art of rigging polls to stay in power — without breaking any laws. BY NIC CHEESEMAN, BRIAN KLAAS MAY 21, 2018 In Ukraine’s 2004 presidential election, droves of voters turned out in opposition strongholds, hoping to oust the incumbent, Viktor Yanukovych. Upon […]

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Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has dared the government to catch ‘its own people involved in drugs business’ instead of committing ‘extrajudicial killings in the name of anti-drug operations’. “It’s a very good that anti-drug operations are being conducted. But arrest and take action against your (government’s) own people in drugs business,” the BNP secretary general […]

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বিবিসি বাংলার সংবাদদাতার চোখে বাংলাদেশে খুলনা সিটি কর্পোরেশন নির্বাচন অনলাইন | ১৮ মে ২০১৮, শুক্রবার জাতীয় নির্বাচনের কয়েক মাস আগে অনুষ্ঠিত খুলনা সিটি নির্বাচন নিয়ে চলছে নানা আলোচনা বিচার-বিশ্লেষণ। প্রথমবারের মতো দলীয় প্রতীকে এ নির্বাচন সারা দেশের নজর কাড়ে। ভোটশেষে বিএনপি ব্যাপক ভোট জালিয়াতির অভিযোগ করলেও আওয়ামী লীগ একে ভিত্তিহীন এবং অপপ্রচার হিসেবে আখ্যায়িত করছে। […]

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