War crimes trial to free nation from stigma: PM

November 20, 2011

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  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sought cooperation of all professionals in holding the trial of war criminals saying that it would free the nation from another stigma. “No area of the country was spared from their [war criminals] atrocities during the Liberation War in 1971 and the people of the country who were subjected […]

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Cops evacuate Occupy camps across US

November 15, 2011

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  New York police dismantled the Occupy Wall Street camp in Zuccotti Park and arrested more than 70 people following a surprise late-night raid yesterday. Protesters were ordered to leave at about 01:00, before police began removing tents and property. The New York camp was set up in September to protest against economic inequality – […]

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Accused Jubo League leader arrested

November 15, 2011

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Detectives in the capital last night arrested Narsingdi town unit Jubo League president Ashraf Hossain, an accused in the Lokman Hossain murder case. Ashraf is the first among the 14 accused killers to be arrested, more than two weeks after the sensational killing of the Narsingdi municipality mayor. He is the 11th accused in the […]

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Bangladeshi Stock Market in free fall

November 15, 2011

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A steep fall in share prices continued for a third day yesterday, prompting the prime minister to call a maiden emergency meeting with market stakeholders today. The 4.67 percent fall at the close of trade at Dhaka Stock Exchange also set off protests by some retail investors in the busy financial hub of Motijheel. Sheikh […]

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Nov 29 Cases will go to trial

November 15, 2011

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        The much-awaited trial in the 10-truck arms haul cases is finally set to get underway on November 29. A Chittagong court yesterday framed formal charges against 11 accused, including Jamaat-e-Islami chief Motiur Rahman Nizami and former state minister for home Lutfozzaman Babar in connection with the biggest-ever arms bust in the […]

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প্রতারণার এ কী রূপ?

November 10, 2011

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প্রতারিত হয়েছেন জীবনের শেষ বেলায় এসে, তবু হাসিটা মুখে লেগেই আছে     ‘কলম লাগবে দাদু, কলম’_এভাবে ঢাকা বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়, জাহাঙ্গীরনগর বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়সহ রাজধানীর বিভিন্ন ক্যাম্পাসে ১৯৮৯ সাল থেকে শিক্ষার্থীদের কাছে কলম বিক্রি করেন তিনি। ‘কলম দাদু’ হিসেবেই তিনি পরিচিত সবার কাছে। রাজশাহী বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ের বাংলা বিভাগ থেকে বিএ পাস করেছেন ১৯৬৬ সালে। এরপর প্রধান শিক্ষিকা হিসেবে যোগ […]

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Unstable future of a world full of men

October 27, 2011

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As the global population hits seven billion, experts are warning that skewed gender ratios could fuel the emergence of volatile “bachelor nations” driven by an aggressive competition for brides. The precise consequences of what French population expert Christophe Guilmoto calls the “alarming demographic masculinisation” of countries such as India and China as the result of […]

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