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Tuesday, 06 December 2016
Twenty-six years ago the autocratic rule of Gen. Ershad came to an end in the face of years of mass agitation leading to the restoration of democracy and reinstatement of the representative government in 1991.  Since then 6th December has been celebrated as Democra...
Sunday, 04 December 2016
Police has arrested 22 Jamaat leaders and activists including Comilla district’s B-Para Upazila Jamaat Ameer and Upazila Chairman Maulana Mizanur Rahman Atiki. Police made the arrest drive at 6 pm on Saturday evening. Confirming the news, local poli...
Saturday, 03 December 2016
Sand brought by water flowing in from India has covered about 3,500 acres of fertile land, resulting in damage to the ecology and destruction of livelihoods of thousands of families in Sunamganj. The affected villages are Chanpur, Rojoni Line, Maram, Burungamara and Ra...
Friday, 02 December 2016
The United Nations (UN) has sought 850 troops from Bangladesh for a peacekeeping mission in Sudan. United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) in a letter to the Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the UN recently urged the government to contribute with ...
Thursday, 01 December 2016
At least 10,000 Rohingyas have entered Bangladesh recently to flee violence in Myanmar, the United Nations said yesterday. “Based on reports by various humanitarian agencies, we estimate that there could be 10,000 new arrivals in recent weeks,” Vivian Tan, ...
Wednesday, 30 November 2016
The 20-party alliance partners on Tuesday night extended their full support to BNP mayoral candidate Advocate Sakhawat Hossain Khan in the Narayanganj City Corporation (NCC) polls. They gave their support at a meeting with BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia at her Gulshan of...
Wednesday, 30 November 2016
Myanmar\'s Rohingya may be victims of crimes against humanity, the UN\'s rights agency said yesterday, as former UN chief Kofi Annan arrived in the country for a visit that will include a trip to northern Rakhine. The army has carried out a bloody crackdown in Rakhine,...
Monday, 28 November 2016
Two months ago, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina stood at the United Nations General Assembly in New York and gave a speech in front of assembled government delegations. After quoting her father, the country’s independence leader Sheikh Mujibur Ra...
Sunday, 27 November 2016
Santals of Gaibandha filed a case against 33, including a local Awami League lawmaker and the UNO of Gobindaganj, yesterday, nearly three weeks after their eviction from a disputed land. AL lawmaker from Gaibandha-4 Principal Abul Kalam Azad and Gobindaganj Upazila Nir...
Wednesday, 23 November 2016
Pierre Trudeau, former Prime Minister of Canada, is credited with the quote: “The essential ingredient of Politics is timing”. This is perhaps a development of the well-known maxim that ‘Timing is Everything’. Arguably, never a truer word has be...
Sunday, 20 November 2016
A 19-year-old Muslim girl alleged that a white couple shouted at her to take off her hijab as she rode a bus in Queens – days after Donald Trump, who called for banning Muslims from the country during his campaign, was elected as the USA President. Fariha Ni...
Saturday, 19 November 2016
United Nations’ refugee agency UNHCR has urged Bangladesh to keep its Myanmar border open to allow safe passage to civilians fleeing the violence in the northern Rakhine state. UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards made the appeal at a briefing in Geneva yesterday. J...
Saturday, 19 November 2016
Scores of Rohingya Muslims are fleeing to Bangladesh because of a military crackdown in western Myanmar, according to residents and Bangladeshi army officials. Some of the Rohingya were shot as they tried to cross the Naaf River that separates Myanmar and Ban...
Friday, 18 November 2016
Four per cent of the global terrorist attacks took place in Bangladesh in 2015, reveals a global report on the trends of terrorism. The Global Terrorism Index-2016, published on Wednesday, has placed Bangladesh at 22nd position among 130 nations. In 2015, 23 countries...
Thursday, 17 November 2016
Government officials in Bangladesh are considering dropping Islam as the country’s national religion after a senior politician claimed Bangladeshi people have embraced “a force of secularism”. Dr Abdur Razzak, a leading member of Bangla...
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