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Road safety is a fundamental demand for the public

Rayhan Ahmed Topader: Student protests spread like wildfire across the capital and elsewhere in the country yesterday, with the demonstrators vowing to remain on the streets until their demands for road safety are met. Angered by police beating on the previous day, thousands of students in uniforms and schoolbags on their back poured onto the streets of Dhaka and blocked ...

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The politics of migration are an entirely different matter

Rayhan Ahmed Topader: European Union leaders have defended a migration deal struck during talks in Brussels as doubts emerged about whether they would fulfil their promises to build secure centres for processing asylum claims of people rescued at sea. The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, said Europe had made a step in the right direction on migration as she prepared to ...

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FREEDOM OF PRESS AND PROTECTION OF PRIVACY

  F R Chowdhury: It was Wednesday 18-July-2018, I was still on my morning breakfast listening to the TV news. The headline news was about a court verdict that gave £210,000.oo damages to Sir Cliff Richard for breach of his privacy by BBC. The story relates to a police search of Sir Richard’s house to look for suspected evidence of ...

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DUTIES AND OBLIGATIONS ABOUT EID UL-FITR

Rayhan Ahmed Topader:: The day of Eid-ul-Fitr marks the conclusion of the holy month of Ramadan and the beginning of the month of Shawwal.From this day,Muslims are absolved of their obligation to fast and can contin ue living as normal.To commemor ate the end of Ramadan,the feast of Eid-ul-Fitr lasts for three days, feast during which Musli m get together with ...

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Which way to go Qatar’s strategy

Rayhan Ahmed Topader::  When Gulf Arab powers announced on June 5 that they were severing diplomatic ties with Qatar over its ties to terrorists, the message was clear: get in line with regional policies, or pay the price. Nearly a week later, Qatar appears in no hurry to comply. And it is the incoherence of US President Donald Trump’s foreign ...

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Time is running out for Putin’s kleptocracy

Rayhan Ahmed Topader :: Probably the most serious international crisis since the end of the Cold War, and the White House targets individuals. Why this response? Because at last, after fourteen years of dealing with President Vladimir Putin as a legitimate head of state, the U.S. government has finally acknowledged publicly what successive administrations have known privately—that he has built a ...

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The UK Grenfell Tower blaze & Corporate Manslaughter

Barrister M. A. Muid Khan ::  Prologue “This is the richest borough in our country treating its citizens in this way and we should call it what it is. It is corporate manslaughter. And there should be arrests made; frankly, it is an outrage,” Labour MP David Lammy, 15 June 2017, London Watching the heartbreaking news of the Grenfell Tower ...

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Mrs May – jump or be pushed

By Munir Ahmed :: Mrs May is toast. Her inept handling of national issues are coming to the surface in quick succession. The tower block inferno in West London could be the last nail on her political coffin. She must go or she will be pushed off the cliff. No government which is stumbling so much and lacking overwhelming majority in ...

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What to do toward the end of the month of Ramadan

Dr. Mozammel Haque :: The blessed month is approaching to the end; only a few days and nights remain. Today is Tuesday, 25 Ramadan corresponding to 20th of June, 2017. Either Sunday, 25th or Monday, 26th of June, there will be Eid, Insha Allah, depending on the sighting of the moon of Shawwal. Eid Mubarak to you all. May Allah accept our good deeds.   I ...

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UK Election 2017 causes a hung parliament & constitutional crisis

*By – Barrister M. A. Muid Khan  Prologue “At this time more than anything else this country needs a period of stability and if as the indications have shown, if this is correct, that the Conservative party has won the most seats and probably the most votes then its will be incumbent on us to ensure that we have that ...

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