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BNP activists on the run amid police crackdown

BNP activists on the run amid police crackdown
BNP leaders and activists are on the run following a crackdown after Tuesday’s attack on policemen in the High Court area. BNP sources said around 250 party leaders and activists, including standing committee member Goyeshwar Chandra Roy and Azizul Bari Helal, had been arrested and search operations conducted in the houses of many BNP leaders over the past two days. Of them, Helal and 58 others were remanded yesterday. Party leaders described the police action against the BNP rank and file as the government’s barometer to gauge the possible intensity of the protest that could erupt after the February 8 court verdict in the Orphanage Trust graft case in which Khaleda Zia’s Zia is one of the main accused. Referring to the attack…

Refugee return premature

Refugee return premature

The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar Yanghee Lee has lamented the decades long cycle of violence perpetuated by the authorities against ethnic minorities in Myanmar, including Rohingya Muslims, and said talk of repatriating hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas anytime soon…
TIB seeks Digital Security 
Act amendment

TIB seeks Digital Security Act amendment

Mentioning the proposed Digital Security Act as a threat to the freedom of speech, expression and the safety of the citizens, Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) called for the amendment of the draft law on the basis of the opinion of all stakeholders, reports UNB. "The proposed 'Digital…
Boosting the middle class for better Bangladesh

Boosting the middle class for better Bangladesh

Underlining the phenomenal progress Bangladesh has made in the elevation of the middle class in the last two decades, noted economists as well as eminent social thinkers have said that with more incentives and stress on good governance, middle class people will increase, easing Bangladesh’s rise…
Rohingya repatriation needs a 
sustainable solution

Rohingya repatriation needs a sustainable solution

Bangladesh eagerly wants the solution for the Rohingya refugee crisis. Considering the humanitarian ground decided to give shelter to the helpless ethnic Rohingya Muslims in some designated camps. In November last year between the two neighbouring countries, an agreement was signed to repatriate the…
MNP service to be launched on trial basis in March

MNP service to be launched on trial basis in March

Much-awaited mobile number portability (MNP) service will be launched on trial basis in the middle of March, said BTRC Chairman Shahjahan Mahmood. Infozillion BD Teletech Consortium Ltd, the company which received licence to launch the MNP service, has already started processes for rolling out the operations,…
Jingping wants ‘new level’ of China-Britain ties

Jingping wants ‘new level’ of China-Britain ties

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping told British Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday that their countries should take trade ties to “a new level” as London scouts the globe for fresh partnerships after its contentious EU exit, reports AFP. Hounded by Brexit rows at home, May is seeking…
4th edition of Dhaka Art Summit kicks off at Shilpakala today

4th edition of Dhaka Art Summit kicks off at Shilpakala today

The fourth edition of Dhaka Art Summit (DAS), one of the biggest platforms for South Asian art, will begin today on the premises of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), Segun Bagicha in the capital, reports UNB. Samdani Art Foundation arranged the event highlighting the dynamic evolution of art in contemporary…
Riyad runs out of partner to get a ton

Riyad runs out of partner to get a ton

On a day when he was classy with his willow, Mahmudullah Riyad felt the heat of captaincy in international match for the first time. But one thing he proved that the burden of responsibility brings out the best of him, a thing he repeatedly proved when he was leading the team in domestic circuit. He…
Fuel, gas cylinders being sold at illegal roadside outlets

Fuel, gas cylinders being sold at illegal roadside outlets

 Shops selling fuel and gas cylinders have sprouted illegally by the side of village roads in 12 upazilas of the district. Local residents fear fatal accidents could occur due to hazardous stocking of such inflammable goods. Miscreants, too, could procure fuel from these shops to commit acts of…
Eco minister glares at wetland grabbers

Eco minister glares at wetland grabbers

Environmentalists yesterday expressed concern over a section of unscrupulous people flouting pollution norms by grabbing wetlands and constructing multistoried buildings on them. “There is a culture of impunity for environmental culprits in the country because multistoried buildings are not demolished…
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