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Contesting impunity and preventing mass atrocities

by Meghna Guhathakurta HOW can we further our police investigation? ‘Unless a disappeared can appear as a witness to her own disappearance,’ says the conclusion of the police super’s investigation report of the Kalpana Chakma disappearance case. It has been 22 years since the abduction of Kalpana Chakma, the organising secretary of Hill Women’s Federation. […]

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BOGURA-6 BY-POLLS

Khaleda, 4 others given primary nomination Special Correspondent Jailed BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and four other party leaders have been given primary nomination to contest the bypolls for the Bogura-6 parliamentary constituency on June 24. The seat fell vacant after BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir refrained from taking oath as MP within the […]

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BNP Alliance decides to forge greater unity

Special Correspondent The BNP-led 20-party alliance on Monday decided to forge a greater unity with likeminded political parties for the ‘restoration’ of democracy in the country. Talking to reporters after a meeting of the alliance, 20-party coordinator and BNP standing committee member Nazrul Islam Khan also told reporters that they decided to take some action […]

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BSTI revokes license of seven companies from 52 substandard food product list

Staff Correspondent Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution or BSTI has cancelled licenses of seven food companies that featured on a list of 52 products identified as substandard. It has also suspended permission for production of 18 other brands, according to a media release issued on Wednesday. The seven companies that lost licenses are: Mineral water: […]