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Elections in Tripura have hit the India-Bangladesh border trade as several trading points were shut by authorities for security reasons, officials said on Thursday. At the direction of the Election Commission, district officials have asked the Border Security Force and customs authorities to close the trade on Thursday and Friday, a customs official said. The […]

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The outgoing Turkish Ambassador to Bangladesh M Vakur Erkul made a farewell call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her office in the capital on Thursday. Briefing newsmen after the meeting, PM Press Secretary Abul Kalam Azad said that the prime minister appreciated the ambassador’s active contribution in improving the overall bilateral relations, particularly in […]

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It was like salt being rubbed into a wound that has being festering for a long time. The press in Bangladesh was justifiably outraged. One prominent English daily, the Daily Star, dubbed it “Human rights situation ‘worsens’”, while bdnews24 had a more melodramatic “HRW slams govt on human rights”. The topic of this sudden interest, […]

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By JIM YARDLEY NEW DELHI — Huge daily demonstrations in the heart of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, are upending the nation’s politics and illustrating how heavily the country’s bloody past still weighs on its present. Thousands of protesters, most of them college students and other young people, demonstrated again on Tuesday, fueled by broad public anger […]

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The Jamaat-Shibir activists resorted to hit-and-run clashes with law enforcers after being barred from holding unscheduled rallies in the capital and Chittagong on Wednesday. At least 20 people including the additional deputy commissioner of Motijheel Division of DMP sustained injuries during the clash that continued for nearly five hours from 6:30am. The marauding activists of […]

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Opposition BNP on Monday finally released its first official reaction to the Shahbagh movement and voiced deep concern that a particular quarter is trying to politicize the youths’. The BNP last night said it had always been giving positive statements about the emotion and enthusiasm of the youths demanding the war crimes trial as their […]

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DHAKA: The cabinet on Monday approved the proposal to amend Section 21 (2) of the International Crimes (Tribunals) Act, 1973, to ensure equal facilities for both the prosecution and the defence to appeal. In its weekly meeting chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the cabinet cleared the draft of the proposed bill of the Law […]

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New Delhi/Kolkata: A 40-year-old farmer was today killed and a child was injured in “unprovoked” firing by suspected Bangladeshi border guarding force personnel in north Bengal, officials said. The incident took place around 9:30 am in Uttar Dinajpur area of West Bengal, they said, adding one person identified as Mohammed Saeed (40) was killed while […]

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(Reuters) – Bangladesh is planning to amend a law to allow the government to appeal for tougher penalties for war criminals, the law minister said on Sunday, the sixth day of protests since a convicted Islamist leader got a sentence many people think was too light. The war crimes tribunal sentenced the Islamic party leader, […]

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Dhaka, Feb.10 (ANI): Foreign Secretaries of India and Bangladesh today concluded a very productive round of discussions, during which they covered the entire gamut of bilateral relations and other issues of mutual interest. Sunday’s meeting provided an opportunity for the two sides to prepare for the second meeting of the Joint Consultative Commission at the […]

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Contrary to his party’s stance, BNP’s Vice Chairman Sadeque Hossain Khoka on Saturday paid tribute to the protesters in the capital’s Shahbagh intersection for their indomitable spirit in demanding death penalty for the killers and the collaborators of 1971. Addressing a rally at Naya Paltan, Khoka, himself a freedom fighter, said: “A rally called by […]

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The sentencing of Abdul Quader Molla to life in prison is the result of an understanding between the government and Jamaat-e-Islami, Krishak Sramik Janata League president Abdul Kader Siddiqui said on Saturday. He made the comment at the inauguration of the party’s council on Saturday. The biennial council of the Krishak Sramik Janata League is […]

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