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Election Commission (EC) can do nothing for creating a level-playing field before the announcement of the schedule for the next parliamentary elections, Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda said. “Creating a level-playing field before announcement of polls’ schedule does not come under jurisdiction of EC,” the CEC said while unveiling a roadmap for the next […]

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Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia on Saturday evening left Dhaka for London for treatment of her eye and knee. Khaleda boarded on a regular flight of Emirates that took off around 8:00pm from Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka, according to BNP chairperson’s press wing member Shamsuddin Dider. BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir […]

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The inspector general of police, AKM Shahidul Hoque, speaks at a press briefing on law and order situation at police headquarters in Dhaka on Thursday. — Ali Hossain Mintu The inspector general of police, AKM Shahidul Hoque, on Thursday claimed poet, writer and researcher Farhad Mazhar was not abducted rather he staged the incident to […]

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Ruling Awami League is adamant that its candidates win the pending elections in six city corporations so that the party can show the countrymen the strength of its ‘popularity’ before the next parliamentary polls. AL policymakers also indicate their experience in the city corporation polls will be used in finalising the strategies or the blueprint […]

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Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday said it was the Bangladesh Awami League (AL) which snatched away the Jatiya Sangsad’s (parliament) power of impeaching judges. “This [AL] is that party which befooled people by saying of democracy in the past. After the scrapping of 16th parliamentary amendment, they [AL] […]

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No, Bangladesh, The Truth is Not a ‘Smear Campaign’ Instead of Investigating, Authorities Reject Report of Enforced Disappearances Meenakshi Ganguly South Asia Director Human Rights Watch   Relatives hold portraits of disappeared family members at an event calling for the end of enforced disappearances, killings, and abductions, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, August 30, 2014. © 2014 […]

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Awami Violent League (Part-2) Despicable Them Hundreds and thousands of shameful acts have been done by Awami League men so far. Stories of brutality by them are beyond description. This paper has examined some of the most inhumane acts of the party men for a better understanding of its violent nature. 1. The media-boy of […]

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Awami Violent League (Part-1)                                 Political clashes in Bangladesh have never been a new thing. Since the independence of Bangladesh, hundreds of thousands of people were killed brutally or fell victims to the brutality of such clashes. But the most […]

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Prominent Bangladesh government critic disappears Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) officials have said tens of thousands of their activists and supporters have been arrested by the government since 2014, when the party boycotted a controversial general election over fears it would be rigged (AFP Photo/MUNIR UZ ZAMAN) One of Bangladesh’s most prominent government critics went missing […]

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The Supreme Court’s decision to scrap the 16th amendment has created a legal void, the attorney general says Government stakeholders on Monday expressed dismay at the Supreme Court’s decision to scrap the 16th amendment, saying the verdict would create a legal void. In the morning, the Appellate Division unanimously declared the amendment, which empowered the […]

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Left-leaning partners in the ruling Awami League-led alliance continued to oppose the inclusion of religion-based political parties in the alliance. The Awami League had earlier proposed that some Islamist parties might be included in the alliance to widen it. The left parties in the alliance continued to oppose the proposal saying that the non-communal and […]

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BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s petition for a fresh probe over the source of funds in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case has been rejected by the Supreme Court. The Anti Corruption Commission or ACC filed the case in 2008 during emergency regime of the military-backed caretaker government. It accuses the former prime minister and five […]

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