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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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Eight of the combine of 12 ‘Islamist’ and likeminded parties on Wednesday announced that they had nothing to do with Thursday’s general strike called in the name of alliance for eight hours in Dhaka and from dawn-to-dusk elsewhere. The announcement came in a media statement signed, among others, by the 12-party combine Convener Muhiudduin Khan, […]

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BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia Branding former communications minister Syed Abul Hossain and former state minister for foreign affairs Abul Hasan Chowdhury as thieves, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Wednesday said the government had spared the duo in a bid to prevent revealing of bigwig’s name. “Country’s dignity has been destroyed due to bribery even before […]

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Three parties among the 12 so-called ‘Islamist’ parties have disclaimed their support for Thursday’s call for a general strike against the leftist parties that enforced a nationwide shutdown on Tuesday to demand that authorities ban these religion-based parties as they contradict the Constitution. Some of those hard-line parties are part of the BNP-led 18-Party opposition […]

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The main opposition BNP will accord a reception to freedom fighters in the capital on Wednesday on the occasion of the Victory Day. The party invited all the sector commanders and decided not to invite Jamaat-e-Islami, a key partner in the BNP-led 18-party alliance, to attend the programme. BNP Chairperson and Leader of the Opposition […]

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Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir  Home Minister Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir thanked Communist Party of Bangladesh and Bangladesher Samajtantrik Dal for observing a peaceful hartal across the country on Tuesday. The home minister conveyed thanks to the CPB and BSD while talking to reporters during a meeting with the leaders of Christian Community at his secretariat office, reports […]

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Hartal called in Rajshahi, Sylhet; Mollah’s wife, 20 other female activists held Police round up some activists of Islami Chhatri Sangstha, a pro-Jamaat organisation for female students, and wife of war crimes accused Quader Mollah from its Moghbazar office in the capital yesterday. Law enforcers detained Tasneem Alam, central publicity secretary of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, at […]

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BNP Standing Committee Member Tariqul Islam speaking at a press briefing at party Naya Paltan central office in the capital on Monday. BNP Standing Committee Member Tariqul Islam on Monday claimed that top killers were being released from jail to foil opposition’s demonstration and kill its leaders. “Many have been apprehending that 11 more killers […]

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BNP standing committee member Tariqul Islam addresses a human chain in front of the National Press Club in the capital on Saturday.  BNP standing committee member Tariqul Islam on Saturday accused the ruling Awami League of using ‘illegal weapons’ to suppress the opposition. “Who possesses arms? They (Awami League) own all illegal weapons. They’ve not […]

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