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BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has called a media briefing on Friday after she rushed a meeting with senior advisors.  Khaleda’s Press Secretary Maruf Kamal informed journalists about the press conference after the one-hour emergency meeting, held at her Gulshan office, ended around 9.45pm on Thursday. “The opposition leader will meet journalists at her Gulshan office […]

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Dhaka, Feb 27 (UNB) – Home Minister Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir on Wednesday claimed that seven Jamaat-Shibir activists have been arrested for their involvement in the killing of blogger Rajib. “Rajib’s autopsy report suggests Jamaat-Shibir workers killed him,” the minister said when a delegation of Peshajibi Sammannoy Parishad, led by Justice AFM Mesbahuddin Ahmed, met him […]

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Dhaka, Feb 27 (UNB) – Hitting out at the Shahbagh protesters for demanding the arrest of Amar Desh editor Mahmudur Rahman, BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday said they have taken a position against the freedom of expression. “Now the freedom of expression is being suppressed. The youths demonstrating at Shahbagh […]

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Gazipur, Feb 27 (UNB) – BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday alleged that the government has set up the Ganajagaran Mancha at Shahbagh as part of its trick to hush up its failures and misdeeds. “The government is devising new tactics to hide its failures and misdeeds over the four years. […]

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New Delhi: Bangladesh’s choice hilsa fish from the Padma river will be on the platter during President Pranab Mukherjee’s Bangladesh visit, his first trip overseas after taking over the country’s top office last July. Besides hilsa, the Indian president will also be treated to other special culinary delights when he visits Bangladesh from March 3-5, said […]

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NEW DELHI: The protesters at Shahbagh, a busy intersection in Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, have probably their strongest support from neighbour India. On Friday, National Security Adviser ( NSA) Shivshankar Menon said the protests were a sign of the “open-mindedness” of the Bangladeshi youth, who were battling extremism and upholding fundamental values of democracy. Setting up […]

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A Singapore court has ruled the Bangladesh government will get all the money held by a company set up by Arafat Rahman Coco in that country, Attorney General Mahbubey Alam said Tuesday. “The money is held in a company Fairhill Consulting Ltd. set up by Arafat Rahman through a Singapore citizen,” said Alam after a […]

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Among other things, the Shahbagh movement demands a ban on Jamaat and religious politics. Earlier this month, one of the accused collaborators in 1971, Abdul Quader Mollah, also known as the “Butcher of Mirpur,” was convicted of atrocities. Surprising most observers, however, Mollah escaped the death penalty. This set off the Shahbagh movement — the largest of […]

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LIZ PHILIPSON Bangladesh has experienced a rare switchback-ride from hope to fear in the first weeks of 2009. The largely peaceful general election of 29 December 2008 on a 70% voter turnout gave an astonishing landslide victory to the Awami League (AL) led by Sheikh Hasina over the Bangladesh National Party of her bitter rival […]

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Jamaat-e-Islami’s ally Hefazat-e-Islam has announced it would hold mass rallies in all upazila headquarters on March 1 if the government does not stop the Shahbagh movement and free its detained leaders and activists by this month. The announcement came from a rally at Parbati High School in Hathazari upazila of Chittagong Monday afternoon. The organisation […]

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NEW DELHI: President Pranab Mukherjee’s Bangladesh visit will be a homecoming in more ways than one. Apart from the symbolism of his first overseas trip and the special rapport he shares with the establishment in Bangladesh, Mukherjee will also get a chance to visit his in-laws for the first time since he took over as […]

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DHAKA, Feb 24: Frontline ruling party lawmaker Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim told the House on Sunday that the government was not going to ban religion-based political parties in the country. “Rather, the government will ban the Jamaat-e-Islami and its student organization for unleashing a reign of terror,” he stated. He requested the religion-based parties not […]

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