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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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Dhaka, Feb 24 (UNB) – Textiles and Jute Minister Abdul Latif Siddiqui in Parliament on Sunday came down heavily on his younger brother, freedom fighter Kader Siddiqui, for “pro-Jaamat” role. “Shame, shame, shame on you. I declare in parliament that your armed struggle in 1971 was for your own interest, not for the freedom of […]

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Khilafat Andolon, one of the 12 small parties, admitted to be against the Shahbagh movement but refuted any ties with the Jamaat-e-Islami, stating ‘not even Awami League hates them (Jamaat) as much as we do’. Khilafat Andolon’s Assistant Secretary General Mujibur Rahman Hamidi was speaking to bdnews24.com amidst their Sunday’s nationwide shutdown. “There is no […]

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State Minister for Law Qamrul Islam on Sunday alleged that the Islamic parties enforced today’s hartal in a bid to make Bangladesh a militant state. “A plot is on to turn Bangladesh into a militant state like Pakistan and Afghanistan. And that’s why, they (Islamic parties) enforced today’s hartal,” he said. The state minister made […]

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The Awami League-led government had no plans to ban all religion-based political parties, its Presidium Member Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim said on Sunday. He told Parliament, “We will take measures against Jamaat-e-Islami. Those who still defy existence of Bangladesh, who don’t believe in three million martyrs, a process to ban them is underway. They will […]

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The main opposition BNP on Saturday extended its support to Sunday’s countrywide dawn-to-dusk shutdown to be enforced by 12 Islamist and like-minded parties. BNP Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi told a press conference at the party’s Naya Paltan headquarters that the support was unconditional. “We’ve decided to give our full supports to the shutdown programme […]

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Demonstrators from the ‘Ganajagaran Mancha’ at Shahbagh on Thursday gave the government a Mar 26 deadline to start the process for banning Jamaat-e-Islami. Imran H Sarker, the spokesperson for the ‘Ganajagaran Mancha’, also announced the next course of action while speaking at a massive rally at Shahbagh, now christened Prajanma Chattar, in the afternoon. Sarker, […]

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The opposition BNP on Wednesday alleged that the government started hocus-pocus to conceal its failure in running the state affairs and that it was hatching conspiracy to cling to power. “But their magic has been exposed to the people,” party Acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir told a programme in the capital. The BNP […]

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Gautam Sen Salman Khurshid, India’s External Affairs Minister, has just concluded a successful visit to Bangladesh where he participated in the second India-Bangladesh Joint Commission meeting, which, as expected, has culminated in a set of agreements within the ambit of the Framework Agreement on Cooperation for Development concluded during the September 2011 Bangladesh visit of […]

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Zaglul Ahmed Chowdhury Indian external affairs minister Salman Kurshid has just wrapped up a two-day visit to Bangladesh – his first in the present capacity since he took over the key portfolio a few months ago. He has been catapulted to the present position from another important ministry – law – following the exit of […]

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Jowai (Meghalaya), Feb 19: India has urged Bangladesh to take “concrete steps” to prevent its citizens from crossing across illegally into India, Congress president Sonia Gandhi said Tuesday. “We are aware that much still needs to be done and many issues (exist) such as those related to immigration. We are presently engaging with the Bangladesh […]

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