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BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has alleged the government forced its employees to take part in the official celebration of the UNESCO recognition of Bangabandhu’s 7th March speech by threatening them with ‘slashing their salaries’. He also alleges the government threatened educational institutions with fund cuts if the teachers and students do not […]

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Deal on Rohingya Repatriation Inches Forward, but Hurdles Remain By HANNAH BEECHNOV. 23, 2017   Rohingya refugees preparing an evening meal in the Kutupalong camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, on Thursday. Credit Adam Dean for The New York Times BANGKOK — Myanmar and Bangladesh said Thursday that they had moved one step closer to the […]

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Myanmar and Bangladesh strike a shameful deal on Rohingya refugees Rosa Freedman, University of Reading Many Rohingya people who have fled the ethnic cleansing in Myanmar are now living as refugees in Bangladesh. And now, the two countries have reportedly struck a deal to return them home. Returning Rohingya people to the hands of their […]

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Kofi Annan (second from left) and Aung San Suu Kyi (right of Annan) introducing the report of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State, Burma (Myanmar). Burma: Is The Peace Process In Crisis? November 23, 2017 SAAG 0 Comment By SAAG By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan With the international attention on the ongoing Rohingya crisis and Suu […]

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The Feni district unit of the Awami League has claimed Prime Minister’s Media Affairs Adviser Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury instigated Azharul Haque Arju to call a media briefing connecting the party with the attack on BNP chief Khaleda Zia’s motorcade. Feni Awami League President Abdur Rahman came up with the claim at a news conference in […]

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BNP will nominate 200 candidates for the next parliamentary election, and it will employ a three-tier category system for finalizing candidates for the remaining 100 constituencies Ahead of the upcoming 11th general polls, BNP plans to keep aside at least 100 constituencies for candidates under separate three categories not directly a party of the party. […]

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‘Killing, forced disappearance and arrest are going on without respite. The government has destroyed all the pillars of democracy.’ BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has alleged that the incumbent government has resorted to the forced disappearances, killings and arrests of its opponents, obliterating democracy. Speaking at the bienniel council of Thakurgaon district unit […]

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BNP on Monday demanded strong action against the attackers involved in Thakurpara incident. Talking to reporters after visiting the affected village, party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir also alleged that Hindu community members came under repeated attacks usually when Awami League comes to power, and the blame is shifted to BNP and others for […]

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“How are you, brother?” asked Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader as he momentarily put aside the political differences and exchanged pleasantries with his BNP counterpart Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. The two bumped into each other at the Syedpur Airport on Sunday. Quader was more magnanimous as he waited for Fakhrul at the airport in […]

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BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has urged the Election Commission to ‘stop flattering’ and prove its impartiality in work. Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda faced criticised after hailing BNP founder Ziaur Rahman at a meeting with the party’s delegation during the commission’s recent talks on the next parliamentary election. Later in the […]

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FOREIGN HANDS IN BANGLADESH POLITICS On subservient political elite and uncritical intelligentsia Nurul Kabir | Published: 18:26, Nov 16,2017 THE couple of rhetorical slogans of the ruling class political parties, the Bangladesh Awami League and the Bangladesh Nationalist Party in particular, that most Bangladeshis hear almost every day, and that too for years, are the ‘spirit […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said she does not take seriously what BNP chief Khaleda Zia says, dismissing her arch political rival’s words as insignificant. “They don’t have human qualities. I don’t take her words seriously. There is nothing to take seriously,” she told parliament on Wednesday in response to Khaleda’s recent speech on Rohingya […]

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