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VIOLENCE IN UP POLLS : Experts ask EC members to quit

Election experts have said that members of the Election Commission (EC) should step down for their failure to check violence and irregularities in the ongoing union parishad (UP) polls. They also observed that the EC’ failure has proved that it is not possible to hold fair polls under party banners as it could not prevent violence, strong-arm tactics by political ...

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Freedom of speech at stake: Imran

Ganajagoran Mancha spokesperson, Dr Imran H Sarker, has said that people have been gagged and it is being justified in different ways. This is an ominous sign for all. “My freedom of expression is probably under threat as I talk in favour of freedom of speech and show respect for dissenting opinion. How terrible,” Imran said in his Facebook status ...

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Action against those involved with plot to kill Joy, warns PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said the government will definitely take action against those who will be found involved in the conspiracy of killing Sajeeb Wazed Joy after abduction, reports UNB. “We must take action against those who will be found involved in the conspiracy,” she told a discussion meeting at Krishibid Institution, Bangladesh (KIB). Awami League organised the ...

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‘Murder attempt’ on Joy: Shafik Rehman on 5-day remand

Detectives pick him from his house in Eskaton Seven hours into his arrest, Shafik Rehman, a pro-BNP intellectual, was granted a five-day remand in a case filed for alleged attempts to abduct and murder Sajeeb Wazed Joy. Metropolitan Magistrate in Dhaka Md Mazharul Islam passed the order after Detective Branch (DB) Assistant Commissioner Hasan Arafat produced him before the court ...

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Shafik Rehman – who is he?

Shafik Rehman does not hold any formal position in BNP, but he is considered as one of the main adviser of Khaleda Zia. Although he was known as apolitical in his early life, Rehman became sympathizer of BNP since 1996. Photo taken from Facebook. Shafik Rehman became a household name after he launched the weekly Jai Jai Din in the ...

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Allegation against Rehman totally false: Wife

Taleya Rehman, wife of Shafik Rehman, on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 said her husband can never be involved in any criminal activity, This undated photo of Taleya was taken from Facebook. Taleya Rehman, wife of journalist Shafik Rehman, on Wednesday said the allegation brought against her husband is totally baseless and fictitious. “As his wife, I know him for 59 ...

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Tannery relocation : Govt now sets Apr 30 deadline

The Government has adopted a lenient policy towards Hazaribagh tannery unit owners, who were supposed to shift their complexes to Savar Tannery City, by further extending the deadline until April 30. However, the Industries Ministry has kept in force its decision not to allow the entry of rawhides and skins for processing in Hazaribagh. According to sources in the ministry, ...

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75pc tobacco packets have no pictorial warning

Although it has been made mandatory to insert pictorial heath warnings on 50 percent areas of tobacco products, about 75 percent packets of tobacco products have no pictorial warning, says a new survey, reports UNB. The survey reveals 14 brands of bidi, covered under the study, is yet to introduce any pictorial warning on bidi packets, showing zero percent implementation ...

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$13m US grants to Yunus under FBI scanner

Hillary role questioned for mixing govt business with Clinton Foundation donors Hillary Clinton’s Department of State awarded at least $13 million in grants, contracts and loans to her longtime friend and Clinton Foundation donor Muhammad Yunus, despite his being ousted in 2011 as managing director of the Bangladesh-based Grameen Bank amid charges of corruption, according to an investigation by The ...

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Bangladesh appoints new envoys to UK, EU, Sri Lanka

The government has decided to appoint Ismat Jahan as the next High Commissioner of Bangladesh to the UK. She will be replacing Md Abdul Hannan. Jahan, a career diplomat, has long been serving as Bangladesh’s Ambassador to Belgium and the European Union (EU). Md Shahdat Hossain, currently serving as Bangladesh’s Ambassador in Italy, will be replacing her. The government has ...

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