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Govt. controlling judiciary: BNP

Special Correspondent BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir alleged that the government, in their efforts to cling to power for long, – is controlling the judiciary through its politicisation “Since it came to power in 2008, Awami League politicised the judiciary in a cunning way to ensure its absolute power. Now there’s no independence […]

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BJP women’s wing leader expelled

She invited Hindu men to gang-rape Muslim women Sunita Singh Gaur, the president of the BJP’s Mahila Morcha in Ramkola in Uttar Pradesh, has been expelled from the organisation over a Facebook post, in which she said that Hindu men should gang-rape Muslim women. In a screenshot of the post that has been shared by […]

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EU Pledges $2M to Investigate murders

Global march planned on July 26 against killings of social leaders in Colombia Online Agencies The European Union (EU) announced Monday that it will allocate US$2.24 million to strengthen the special unit of the Prosecutor’s Office that investigates the murders of social leaders and former guerrilla fighters in Colombia. “It is a program that increases […]

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204 EXTRAJUDICIAL KILLINGS IN SIX MONTHS

High Court don’t like extrajudicial killing Special Correspondent The High Court on Thursday said it does not like any extrajudicial killing in the country. The HC bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader came up with the remarks when the state counsel placed the progress report on Rifat Sharif killing case. […]

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NEW GAS PRICE HIKE

Industry decries impact, households find it unaffordable Faruque Ahmed The High Court was scheduled to take up hearing on a supplementary writ petition on Thursday filed by Consumers Association of Bangladesh (CAB) challenging the new gas price hike by 32.8 percent at a time made effective from July 1. BERC justified the gas price hike […]

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DECEMBER 30 NATIONAL POLLS

Govt’s legitimacy questioned with 100pc votes cast in 213 centre Shakhawat Hossain The voting statistics in the 2018 general polls as disclosed recently show the unbelievable abnormal calculation that put the Election Commission’s integrity, sincerity and honesty under big question. It further questioned the very ‘legitimacy’ Sheikh Hasina’s Awami Leauge government. The total number of […]

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Polls surveying biased towards the stronger

Helal Uddin Ahmed The 2016 US presidential polls victory of Donald Trump and the recent statistically unwinnable electoral triumph by the Liberal-National Coalition in Australia have only reinforced the assertion by the Late British Prime Minister Disraeli: “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics”. However, despite this well-known warning, opinion surveys […]

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Catalans demonstrates at European parliament

Special Correspondent Thousands protested Tuesday morning at the European Parliament (EP) in Strasbourg, France, in support of three pro-independence Catalan leaders who were elected as European Parliament members (MEPs) but cannot hold office. “We expect Europe to react, to help us, to not forget about the Catalan people. This is an issue of democracy,” Francesc […]