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Hartal called in Rajshahi, Sylhet; Mollah’s wife, 20 other female activists held Police round up some activists of Islami Chhatri Sangstha, a pro-Jamaat organisation for female students, and wife of war crimes accused Quader Mollah from its Moghbazar office in the capital yesterday. Law enforcers detained Tasneem Alam, central publicity secretary of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, at […]

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BNP Standing Committee Member Tariqul Islam speaking at a press briefing at party Naya Paltan central office in the capital on Monday. BNP Standing Committee Member Tariqul Islam on Monday claimed that top killers were being released from jail to foil opposition’s demonstration and kill its leaders. “Many have been apprehending that 11 more killers […]

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BNP standing committee member Tariqul Islam addresses a human chain in front of the National Press Club in the capital on Saturday.  BNP standing committee member Tariqul Islam on Saturday accused the ruling Awami League of using ‘illegal weapons’ to suppress the opposition. “Who possesses arms? They (Awami League) own all illegal weapons. They’ve not […]

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This week the chairman of Bangladesh’s International Crimes Tribunal resigned. We explain the background to his action, our role in the story, and what it all means for his country’s search for justice   BANGLADESH suffered a violent birth. In the last days of 1971 the country then called East Pakistan was engulfed by torture, […]

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Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury on Friday dubbed Khaleda Zia the ‘Woman Amir (chieftain) of greater Jamaat-e-Islami” for what she said were BNP Chairperson’s effort to save Jamaat leaders. She was speaking at a discussion her party Awami League organised in the afternoon at Osmani Memorial Auditorium marking the Martyred Intellectuals Day. “Begum Khaleda Zia is […]

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A senior BNP leader on Friday said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Home Minister M K Alamgir will have to take responsibility for the death of Old Dhaka youth Biswajit Das. “Armed cadres of the pro-government student front Bangladesh Chhatra League killed Biswajit following directives from the Home Minister’s. So, he along with the Prime […]

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BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Thursday called upon businessmen and industrialists to play their role and be part of a national movement to help the country get rid of current anarchy. “Under the current circumstances, the businessmen and industrialists cannot sit idle. The country’s industry, commerce and economy will be destroyed […]

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Tariqul Islam  BNP Standing Committee Member Tariqul Islam on Thursday said the 18-party alliance will not call any hartal until December 23 for peaceful observance of Victory Day programmes. “We’ve programmes for Victory Day until December 23. We don’t want to enforce hartal till December 23 if the government doesn’t force us or crate any […]

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Will members of Bangladesh’s civil society establishment, in particular its human rights organizations and its non-party based media, break rank and acknowledge that there are serious questions being raised in the trial of Delwar Hossain Sayedee? That is the key question right now as we await to find out what are the new revelations that […]

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BNP for hard game

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Gears up itself with results of confrontational politics in the past Shakhawat Liton and Rashidul Hasan The main opposition BNP believes its street agitation for a non-partisan polls-time government is now gaining momentum and the party should keep stepping up the movement until the demand is met. Buoyed up by what it claims were successful […]

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PM spurs garment exporters, opens Batexpo-2012; Ashraf blasts US envoy’s push for trade union Star Report Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged garment factory owners to pay workers more and ensure workplace safety, as the apparel makers are making fortunes from the sector. “I hope that the garment owners will pay the workers as best […]

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BNP, allies ask people to make it a success The BNP-led 18-party opposition alliance is enforcing an eight-hour countrywide hartal from 6:00am today protesting the arrest of BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and demanding restoration of the caretaker government system. The BNP and its allies yesterday staged demonstrations in all municipalities, upazilas, […]

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