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City commuters experienced a travelling bliss during the opposition’s mass contact programme yesterday as many citizens stayed at home and only a few public transport plied the streets for fear of trouble. During the recent anti-government demonstrations and strikes, many commuters became victims of violence. The worst of all of them was tailor Bishwajit Das, […]

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She also demands restoration of CG system BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia speaks at a rally in Gabtoli of the capital on Wednesday. BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Wednesday threatened to resort to hartal if the fuel prices were further increased. “If the prices of oil are hiked, the prices of all daily necessities will be […]

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BNP apologises in advance for public sufferings today Raising fears of traffic chaos in the capital, opposition leaders and activists march on rally venues in Dhaka today as part of a mass contact programme to press their demands, including the restoration of the caretaker government system. The main opposition BNP expressed regret about the sufferings […]

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PM asks media Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday called upon the media to play a more responsible role in disseminating news and programmes, saying there should be more responsibility alongside freedom. The newspapers, private television and radio channels have been enjoying maximum freedom, and through this, the people are getting scope for expressing their opinion, […]

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Law Minister Shafique Ahmed yesterday questioned the intention of some Turkish politicians who recently visited Dhaka and the international crimes tribunal. “It seems they came here being influenced by someone,” Shafique told BBC Bangla Service. The 14-member Turkish team visited and observed the proceedings of an ongoing trial at the tribunal Monday. They also discussed […]

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BNP regrets public sufferings in advance of rally BNP spokesperson Tariqul Islam addresses a press briefing in the party’s central office at Nayapaltan in the capital on Tuesday. BNP spokesperson Tariqul Islam on Tuesday claimed that a large number of people will join the roadside rallies of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia slated for tomorrow. Khaleda […]

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Police on Tuesday detained 33 leaders and activists of Islami Chhatra Shibir in Manda upazila of Naogaon for their alleged links to subversive activities. The law enforcers conducted a raid at the house of Abul Hossain, a Jamaat activist, at Baghapara village and picked up the Shibir men around 12:30pm, police said. “They were holding […]

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In this December 10 photo, BNP acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir speaks to newsmen after he was taken into a microbus of the Detective Branch of Police in the capital. A Dhaka court again on Monday rejected the bail petitions of BNP acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir accused in two cases […]

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Government Under Fire for Alleged Interference in Process Intended to Heal War-Crime Rifts By TOM WRIGHT Bangladesh’s government is facing mounting pressure from opposition parties and human-rights groups over alleged political interference at a war-crimes tribunal intended to heal four-decade-old rifts. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government set up the International Crimes Tribunal two years ago to […]

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Tariqul Islam BNP leader Tariqul Islam on Friday threatened to announce tougher programmes if the government create any obstacles to December 26 mass contact campaign conducted by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. “We will declare tougher programmes if the government creates any obstacles to the party chairperson’s campaign in the capital,” Tariqul told reporters at a […]

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Sharfuddin Ahmed Jhontu Sharfuddin Ahmed Jhontu, a member of district Awami League Advisory Committee, is leading the Rangpur City Corporation (RCC) mayoral elections on Thursday. According to unofficial results, Jhantu bagged 96,127 votes, while his nearest rival Mostafizar Rahman Mostafa, expelled from Jatiya party, secured 67,325 votes in 159 polling centres out of a total […]

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She pledges to promote Jessore to city corporation if elected again Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addresses a a mammoth public meeting at the Central Eidghah Groundin in Jessore on Thursday. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said no one could say there has been corruption in the Padma bridge project although the allegation of ‘corruption […]

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