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“Abdul Bari had run out of luck. Like thousands of other people in East Bengal, he had made the mistake – the fatal mistake – of running within sight of a Pakistani patrol. He was 24 years old, a slight man surrounded by soldiers. He was trembling because he was about to be shot.” So began […]

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Two senior Awami League leaders said on Friday no suspected war criminals, even those from their party, will escape trial. Advisory Council Member Yusuf Hossain Humayun and Presidium Member Satish Chandra Roy made similar statements as they talked to journalists after attending a discussion on what should be the government’s role in foiling the opposition’s […]

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State Minister for Science and ICT Yeafesh Osman on Friday urged critics of Rooppur nuclear power plant to ‘look forward leaving the past behind’. “What you are talking about is the first-generation technology. But now is the time of the third-generation technology,” said Osman. He suggested the sceptics dream of a better future and keep […]

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Foreign Minister Dipu Moni on Friday said efforts are on to bring back condemned convict Abul Kalam Azad alias Bachchu Razakar for execution. “You know he (Bachchu Razakar) has been awarded death penalty…he’ll be brought back home as soon as possible through diplomatic efforts after being sure of his hideouts,” the foreign minister told reporters […]

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Bangladesh’s first resident Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Brazil M. Shameem Ahsan has presented his credentials to Brazilan President Dilma Vana Rousseff. The ambassador was given a guard of honour by the presidential guards after he was received by the Brazilian Chief of Protocol at the front ramp of the Palacio Itamaraty, the seat of […]

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NEW DELHI: The government on Thursday approved the extradition treaty with Bangladesh proposed to be signed during home minister Sushilkumar Shinde’s visit to Dhaka beginning Monday. The long-awaited treaty was cleared by the Cabinet at its meeting, presided by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, after Bangladesh government made minor modifications in the draft. The extradition treaty is expected to pave the […]

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The main opposition BNP yesterday lambasted the government for awarding a controversial deputy commissioner of police (DC) a medal, saying the ruling Awami League was “patronising state terrorism” using the police force. “The ruling party has turned the police force into one of its wings by awarding the President Police Medal to DC Harun who […]

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The government will construct the Padma bridge with funds from alternative sources if the World Bank does not give any decision on its financing of the project by this month, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said yesterday. “Alternative arrangements are in place…if the World Bank does not finance the project, we will start the construction. Inshallah, […]

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New Delhi: The Cabinet is likely to consider a proposal Thursday on signing of an extradition treaty with Bangladesh ahead of Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde’s visit to Dhaka next week. The long-awaited treaty is being considered by the Cabinet after the Bangladesh government made minor modifications in the draft. The extradition treaty, if signed, will […]

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” It is the duty ofpolice to serve the people,” she said , while inaugurating the Police Week 2013 at the capital’s Rajarbag Police Lines in the morning. The PM said police were bound to bring perpetrators to justice – no matter who it is. The Opposition BNP has been blaming Hasina and her party […]

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Awami League acting general secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif on Tuesday claimed that the AL-led 14-party grand alliance government has no failure except doing publicity of its successes. “We have fulfilled most of the promises we made to people and the rest will be met by the next one year,” said Hanif. The ruling party leader […]

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DHAKA: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Monday expressed gratitude to the people for the maiden verdict of the war crimes trial, saying that through the judgment, a new journey for the people of the country has begun. “Before the last general elections, we had given words to the people to hold the trial of the 1971 […]

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