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The war-crimes court in Bangladesh has some explaining to do ON 6th DECEMBER 2012 the presiding judge of Bangladesh’s International Crimes Tribunal, Mohammed Nizamul Huq, passed an order requiring two members of The Economist to appear before the court, demanding that they explain how we have come by e-mails and conversations between himself and Ahmed […]

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Agitation announcement in the evening BNP acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir Star Online Report BNP acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir claimed that four activists of the 18-party alliance were killed and 600 injured during the 18-party alliance’s countrywide road blockade on Sunday. Around 440 opposition men were arrested across the country […]

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Sheikh Hasina UNB, Dhaka Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday blasted the opposition for “enforcing countrywide road blockade to save the war criminals” at a time when the country is in a mood to celebrate the series victory against formidable West Indies in ODI cricket. “We achieved another victory in the month of victory over […]

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Blasting the government for its coercive measures, including mass arrest and harassment, to foil its Sunday’s 8-hour blockade programme, opposition BNP on Saturday vowed to make the programme a success, foiling all obstacles and odds. “Our leaders and activists are ready to create irresistible blockades on roads across the country from 6am to 2pm tomorrow […]

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Moudud Ahmed BNP on Friday threatened to announce fresh agitation programmes if the government obstructs the opposition’s eight-hour road blockade slated for Sunday. “We’ll observe our blockade programme peacefully and take our movement to its peak through it. So, we ask the government not to block our programme… fresh action programmes will be announced forthwith […]

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Dhaka, Dec 7 (bdnews24.com) – The Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) and the Bangladesher Samajtantrik Dal (BSD) on Friday called a nationwide daylong shutdown for Dec 18 mainly to heighten pressure on the government to outlaw the rampaging Jamaat-e-Islami. CPB President Mujahidul Islam Selim put forth a set of demands at a press conference, including […]

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Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Thursday urged all to keep their vehicles off roads on December 9 when the opposition alliance will observe countrywide road blockade. “Please don’t take your vehicles to the streets and make the blockade successful by joining the people that will bring the […]

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  Asks EC to amend RPO Joining the electoral talks with the Election Commission, the ruling Awami League yesterday proposed introducing a legal provision to punish parties’ rebel candidates contesting parliamentary polls as independent contenders. If a leader is expelled from a party for contesting parliamentary elections ignoring the party’s decision, s/he should be declared […]

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Dhaka, Dec 4 (bdnews24.com)—Jamaat-e-Islami on Tuesday took responsibility for the attack its supporters made on a US Embassy vehicle in Dhaka during the shutdown and offered apology. The activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and its student front Islami Chhatra Shibir have been damaging public property for days and then vandalised and torched vehicles through the day countrywide […]

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US embassy vehicle vandalised in city; police van torched in Brahmanbaria; bus torched in Savar; highways blocked in different districts Shibir activists set fire to a tyre on Dhaka-Chittagong highway at Mouchak bus stand in Siddhirganj of Narayanganj during the countrywide dawn-to-dusk hartal on Tuesday. Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir activists […]

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Dhaka, Dec 4 (bdnews24.com)—Ruling Awami League Joint General Secretary Mahbub-ul Alam Hanif said that Jamaat-e-Islami and the BNP had jointly enforced Tuesday’s countrywide dawn-to-dusk shutdown to thwart the war crimes trials. “The shutdown Jamaat-e-Islami called today was not just Jamaat-e-Islami’s alone,” he said. “This hartal was enforced directly by one party and indirectly by another […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina attends a programme at Suhrawardi Udyan in the capital on Monday. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday urged the countrymen to build up united resistance against any violent activities by BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami. Hasina, also the president of ruling Awami League, said the trial of war criminals must be held in […]

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