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Haruner Rashid Khan Monno, a former minister and adviser to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, died early this morning due to old age complications at the age of 84. He breathed his last in Manikganj around 5:00am, BNP chairperson’s media wing spokesman Syrul Kabir Khan told The Daily Star this morning. Monno was the chairman of […]

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Civil society members attend a pre-general election dialogue hosted by Election Commission at a conference room at EC headquarters in Dhaka on Monday. — Ali Hussain Mintu At least 40 civil society personalities on Monday advised the Election Commission to restore the provision of army deployment and provide ‘no vote’ option to the electorate by […]

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AL funds erode

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Fresh funds to the ruling Awami League’s coffers fell to Tk 48.43 million in 2016 from more than Tk 71 million a year ago, weakening its reserves. It currently has Tk 255.81 million in reserves, according to the information provided to the Election Commission or EC by the party. A three-member team from the party […]

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The Opposition Disappears in Bangladesh By THE EDITORIAL BOARD  JULY 28, 2017 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh speaking at the United Nations last year. Credit Jewel Samad/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images More than 320 people have been unlawfully detained or have disappeared in Bangladesh since Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Awami League party took office eight […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said people will bring Awami League back to power as they are enjoying the benefits of development due to the continuation of her government. She said this while talking to the leaders and activists of Swechchhasebak League at Ganobhaban on the occasion of the founding anniversary of their organisation […]

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The way a UNO was sent to jail suggests the Awami League government may also imprison the deputy commissioners and the election commissioners during the elections, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has expressed apprehension. “So, there will no free and fair elections under the Awami League [government]… The next election must be held […]

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 Minar Rashid  সুগার ড্যাডি এবং মিডিয়া বেবি (দৈনিক নয়া দিগন্তে প্রকাশিত উপসম্পাদকীয় কলাম ) উন্নত জীবনের আশায় পূর্ব ইউরোপের অনেক তন্বীতরুণী সুন্দরী পশ্চিম ইউরোপে বা যুক্তরাষ্ট্রে পাড়ি জমায়। সেখানে তাদের অনেক সচ্ছল ও বয়স্ক পুরুষ ‘লুফে নেয়’ বা আশ্রয় দেয়। এদেরই বলা হয় সুগার ড্যাডি, বাংলায় বলা যেতে পারে মিঠাই বাবা। আর আশ্রিতাকে বলা হয় […]

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A BNP delegation that had gone to the British House of Lords to take part in a conference was left surprised by the Awami League’s “last-minute refusal” to join it, says a senior party leader. The reasons provided for the “mysterious” decision were not legitimate, said Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury while briefing reporters at a […]

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Bangladesh ruling party Awami Leagueskipped a dialogue on Bangladesh affairs organised by the House of Lords of the British parliament on Tuesday. Photo: Collected  Ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) has skipped a dialogue on Bangladesh affairs organised by the House of Lords of the British parliament on Tuesday. The dialogue styled ‘Terrorism in Bangladesh and […]

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BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir flanked by the party’s senior leaders speaks at a news conference at the party’s central office at Naya Paltan on Tuesday.– Sourav Lasker   Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Tuesday  claimed that the ‘roadmap’ unveiled by the Election Commission is meant to implement ‘blueprint’ of putting Awami League’s to […]

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Writer and columnist Farhad Mazhar was called in to Detective Branch office and quizzed for what police officials said anomaly in his confession given before court. Abdul Baten, joint commissioner of Detective Branch, said, “Mazhar’s confession before court and what he described to police after being found does not match”. “We will interrogate and verify […]

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The Election Commission on Sunday unveiled the booklet of action plan for the next general elections with the ruling Awami League welcoming it and the Bangladesh Nationalist Party saying it would not solve the political crisis without the outline of poll-time government. Chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda unveiled the action plan for holding the […]

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