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International Human Rights Day-2017 observed

International Human Rights Day

International Human Rights Day-2017 observed successfully by Bangladesh Minority Watch today 10th December,2017 for promoting Equality, Justice and Human Dignity at National Press Club-Dhaka and Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC) with the help of National Human Rights Commission. The objectives of the sessions is to define ground challenges and way forward actions for promotion and protection of rights of minorities ...

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Hindu Deities of Durga Temple demolished and desecrated

Durga Temple demolished

Special Correspondent: Hindu Deities of “Durga Temple at Gangjogdia of Nagarkanda Sadar Upazila of Faridpur District of Bangladesh demolished and desecrated on 08.12.2017. Unknown Perpetrators at night unlawfully trespassed the “Sarbajanin DurgaTemple” and committed this crime against Hindu religion. On receipt of information Police visited the spot on last Saturday and started investigation. Shree Dulal Chandra Barman- Vice President of ...

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Seminar on Error Analysis held at SUB

southern university

Staff Reporter:  To make the students active and motivated in learning and speaking English, the Department of English of Southern University Bangladesh organized a seminar on “Error Analysis on Spoken English at Undergraduate Level in Bangladesh” on Wednesday at the University Conference Room. Mrs. Sharmin Jahan, Lecturer, Department of English, presented the keynote paper at the seminar. Professor Sarwar Jahan, ...

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4 BCL leaders of Rajshahi IHT expelled

Bangladesh Chhatra League has dissolved the Rajshahi Institute of Health Technology (IHT) unit committee and expelled four leaders following Wednesday’s attack on female students. The expelled leaders are : IHT unit BCL president Zahidul Islam, general secretary Anwar Hossain and vice presidents Mizanur Rahman and Faisal Ahmed. Rajshahi city BCL president Rocky Kumar Ghosh told media that a letter recommending ...

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PM holding press conference about Cambodia visit

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is now holding a press conference to brief the media about the outcome of her just-concluded visit to Cambodia. The press conference begins at her official residence Ganobhaban at 4:00pm on Thursday, reports the UNB. The Prime Minister visited Cambodia on December 3-5, 2017 at the invitation of her Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen.

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4 JMB men held in Bogra

A joint team of police arrested four suspected members of banned militant outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), including its Northern region’s military unit chief, from Mokamtola area in Shibganj upazila early Thursday. Tipped-off, district police and a team of police headquarters jointly conducted a drive in Mokamtola area around 1:00 am and arrested the four JMB operatives, Additional Superintendent of ...

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No army in Rangpur city polls: CEC

Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda on Thursday said, there is no need of army deployment in the impending Rangpur City Corporation polls. The election will be held in a festive mood and it will be free, fair and credible, the CEC told journalist after a meeting with the various law enforcement agencies and election officials at divisional commissioner’s office ...

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Robot ‘Sophia’ meets Prime Minister Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said the government will set up one high-tech park in every district to flourish the ICT sector. “Necessary incentives will also be given if the investors come up to invest in this sector in proposed 100 economic zones across the country,” she said. The Prime Minister said this while inaugurating a four-day Digital World ...

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Hindu Temple demolished and desecrated by the Local Administration

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Hindu Temple “ Raja Vijoy Singh Durdaria Shiva Mandir and Durga Mandir” demolished and deities thrown away by local Administration On last Sunday on 3rd of December,2017 On last Sunday 3, December,2017 at about 10.30 a.m. Local Administration – Zilla Parishad under the leadership of A.H.M. Lokman Hossain- Chief Executive, Ms.Banani Biswas- Secretary of the Parisahd and Abul Hashnat Lokman ...

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Ms world lady vJessia wants to pair up with Shakib

Jessia Islam, who represented Bangladesh in the Miss World 2017, has expressed her desire to work alongside Shakib Khan even though Dhallywood is not in her immediate plans.”I’ve plans to work in films. And, I want to pair up with Shakib Khan for my first film as he’s the best actor now we’ve in the industry,” said she. However, Jessia ...

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Shakib divorces Islam converted Apu Biswas!

Ending a stretched drama and floating rumors, Dhallywood film star Shakib Khan finally divorced Apu Biswas, who got married in secret back in 2008. Shakib’s family sources said he sent the divorce letter to Apu Biswas through a senior lawyer on Monday (Dec 4). The couple’s relationship started to decline after their marriage became public and the rumors of their ...

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PM leaves Cambodia for BD

Wrapping up her three-day official visit to Cambodia, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left the Cambodian capital for home on Tuesday afternoon, UNB reports. A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage took off from Phnom Penh International Airport at 2:45pm (local time). The minister-in-waiting appointed by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and Bangladesh Ambassador ...

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Myanmar Erases a History: ‘No Such Thing as Rohingya’

SITTWE, Myanmar (New York Times): He was a member of the Rohingya student union in college, taught at a public high school and even won a parliamentary seat in Myanmar’s thwarted elections in 1990. But according to the government of Myanmar, U Kyaw Min’s fellow Rohingya do not exist. A long-persecuted Muslim minority concentrated in Myanmar’s western state of Rakhine, ...

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Pope leaves Dhaka after three-day state visit

THE NEWS DESK:Pope Francis has left Dhaka wrapping up his three-day busy state visit here. During his visit, he had an emotional interaction with some Myanmar’s displaced Rohingya Muslims alongside meetings with the President, Prime Minister and interfaith leaders. On Saturday afternoon, Foreign Minister AH Mahmud Ali saw the top Catholic priest off at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport as he ...

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Mayor Annisul’s body arrives today

The News Desk: The body of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Annisul Huq, who died in a London hospital on Thursday after months of his battle with various neuro complications, will be brought to the capital today (Saturday). A Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight, carrying the body of the businessman-turned-politician, left the Heathrow airport at 6.00 pm local time on ...

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Pope joins mass prayer at Suhrawardy Udyan

THE NEWS DESK: Pope Francis, the spiritual leader Roman Catholics, joined a prayer service at the Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital city on Friday. Thousands of Catholics from different parts of the country attended the mass prayer seeking harmony and peace in the world. Besides, 16 priests were ordained during the mass prayers. Earlier on Thursday, Pope Francis arrived here ...

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President, PM greet nation on Eid-e-Miladunnabi

THE NEWS DESK: President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina greeted the nation and Muslims across the world on the occasion of the holy Eid-e-Miladunnabi, the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). In separate messages on the eve of the day, they underscored the need for following the ideals of the Prophet for peace and prosperity, says a ...

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NDM will works for people’s expected democracy: Bobby Hajjaj

Mr. Rajib Sharma: Bobby Hajjaj, son of billionaire Musa Bin Shamsher and former adviser of former dictator Hussain Muhammad Ershad, is going to form a new political party. A T M Golam Mowla Chowdhury, recently resigned from Jatiya Party, is helping him to form the party. thenewse.com had an exclusive interview with these two persons about their leaving Jatiya Party ...

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Dinajpur transport workers call off strike

Transport workers, who went on an indefinite on Wednesday following a clash with some students of Hajee Danesh Science and Technology University (HSTU), withdrew their strike on Sunday, reports UNB. The decision was taken after a fruitful meeting between HSTU authorities and transport workers, leaders at the deputy commissioner’s conference room. Deputy Commissioner Mir Khairul Alam presided over the meeting ...

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Rangpur city polls acid test for governmentt, Election Commission: BNP

BNP senior leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Sunday said their party thinks the upcoming elections to Rangpur and other city corporations will be an acid test for both the government and the Election Commission ahead of the national election. “We think Rangpur and other city polls are very important as those are going to be held ahead of 11th parliamentary ...

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Govt has no control on gold sector: TIB

Suggesting that the country’s gold sector to be brought under a legal structure for legally importing the precious metal, Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) has said the government has no control on this sector. “Businessmen control the quality and market of gold in Bangladesh. This sector depend mainly on businessmen and smugglers due to lack of specific policy on gold,” said ...

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Sunny Leone to launch her own line of cell phones

While her detractors may have reservations about her acting talent, one can hardly doubt Sunny Leone’s entrepreneurial skills given her recent ventures. A week after she launched her own collection of clothing, the actor is gearing up to start her own line of cell phones. Interestingly, that would pit her against fellow actor Salman Khan, who is reportedly venturing into ...

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Adverse impacts of dust pollution

THE NEWS DESK: The Poribesh Bachao Andolon (POBA) and other allied rights organisations have drawn the government’s attention to one of the much neglected health hazards in the capital city. The hazard concerns dust pollution at an unacceptable level and with which people are compelled to live as an attendant ill of urban life. No city in a tropical country ...

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‘Nizam masterminded Khaleda’s convoy attack’

A leader of Feni district Awami League has blamed lawmaker Nizam Uddin Hazari for recent attack on BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s convoy last month. Azharul Haque Arzu, a leaders of Feni district AL, has claimed Hazari was behind the attack. Hazari is the general secretary of AL’s Feni unit. Azhar made the allegation at a press conference at the Jatiya ...

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Singer Barri Siddique in Hospitalised

THE NEWS DESK: Eminent singer and composer Bari Siddiqui was admitted to Square Hospital in the capital on Friday night. He has been suffering from kidney-related problems for a couple of years, said Shabbir Siddiqui, son of Bari Siddiqui. He was admitted to the hospital at night as he became unconscious after chest pain, he added. Siddiqui got his formal ...

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Avijit, Xulhaz murder: ABT leader arrested

THE NEWS DESK: Avijit Roy (L) and Xulhaz Mannan A leader of banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team(ABT) was arrested on Saturday from Badaldi road in Baunia in blogger and writer Avijit Roy and USAID staff Xulhaz Mannan murder cases. Masudur Rahman, deputy commissioner (media) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) said tipped off, a unit of Counter Terrorism and Transnational ...

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No decision yet for army deployment in election: CEC

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda has said that discussions are going on whether army would be deployed or not in the next national parliament election but no decision is yet to be taken. He said this to BSS on Tuesday. He also described the remarks of Election Commissioner Mahbub Talukder on army deployment as his personal. Acting Secretary ...

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Mobile users now over 140m, claims BTRC

THE NEWS DESK: Number of internet users about 80 million The number of mobile phone users in Bangladesh has crossed 140 million (14 crore), according to a statistics disclosed by the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC). The same statistical report shows that the number of internet users has reached nearly 80 million in the country, according to a BTRC press ...

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Khaleda to meet with 20-party leaders Today

Special Correspondent: BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia is going to sit in a meeting with the top leaders of her party-led 20-party alliance on Wednesday night to discuss the country’s latest political situation and work out its next course of action. “The meeting of the 20-party alliance will be held at BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office around 8:30pm,” Khaleda’s media wing member ...

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Minster sees conspiracy behind Rangpur Hindu attack

The News Desk: Home Minster Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said there might be conspiracy behind recent arson attacks on the Hindu community in Rangpur. “The Rangpur incident is the recurrence of Brahmanbaria’s Nasirnagar one. There might be a plot behind it,” said the Minister on Tuesday. He made remarks while talking to the journalists after a programme at Ramna Police Convention ...

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Case filed over Rangpur clash, 36 held

THE NEWS DESK: A case was filed over the clash between law enforcers and locals in sadar upazila centering a Facebook post ‘demeaning’ Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PUBH) that killed a man and injured 20 others. Police on Saturday morning filed the case with Gangachhara police station against more than 2000 people, including 25-30 named ones. Police detained 36 people from ...

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Project on cards to arrest port city waterlogging

Mr. Rajib Sharma, Ctg: The government plans to implement a project to resolve the waterlogging problem in Chittagong port city. Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives (LGRD) Minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain came up with the statement on Sunday. “The waterlogging problem of the port city must be resolved at any cost as it is the heart of our economy,” he ...

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Former CCC mayor Mohiuddin Chowdhury admitted to hospital

Mr. Rajib Sharma, Ctg:Former Chittagong mayor ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury, also the president of port city unit of Awami League, has been hospitalised early Sunday. Mohiuddin, who has been suffering from kidney and heart diseases for long, has been admitted to Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Max Hospital in the port city as he fell ill, said Dr Liakat Ali Khan, ...

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‘Four behind attacks on Rangpur Hindu homes’

THE NEWS DESK: Police arrest 53; govt distributes relief, strengthens security measures Police have claimed to identify four people who were behind Friday’s arson attacks on Hindu homes in a village of the district. Superintendent of the district police Mizanur Rahman revealed the information on Saturday. Jamaat-e-Islami activists carried out the arson attacks under their leadership to create unrest ahead ...

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Export, import thru’ Benapole port resume

SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT, BENAPOLE: Export and import between India and Bangladesh through Benapole land port resumed on Friday morning. The activities at this port remained suspended since Thursday morning following a strike by Benapole Customs Clearing & Forwarding Agents Association. The C&F agents enforced the strike protesting the arrest of one of their colleagues on Thursday morning, halting export and import ...

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Chief Justice SK Sinha resigns

THE NEWS DESK: Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha has resigned after going abroad on ‘sick’ leave following criticisms over his verdict on the 16th amendment that scraps Parliament’s powers to impeach judges. The president’s office received the letter of resignation, said Press Secretary to the President Md Joynal Abedin on Saturday. Appointed in January 2015, Sinha’s tenure was supposed to ...

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Cops detain 53 over attacks on Hindus in Rangpur

Special Correspondent:Police have detained 53 people in connection with arson attacks on the homes Hindus after a local was accused of ‘insulting religion’. Police filed two cases at the Gangachara and Kotowali Police Stations over the incidents and arrested 53 people, said Superintendent of Police Mizanur Rahman, reports bdnews24.com A mob had attacked Hindu homes in the Sadar Upazila’s Thakurpara ...

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Hindu family attacked in a house in Rangpur due to insulting religion, arson, 1 killed in clashes

hindu torture by muslim

Special Correspondent: One person was killed in clashes with police while firing Hindu homes in Rangpur on charges of defaming religion in Facebook. Today, on Friday afternoon, a clash erupted with police with thousands of people in Thakurpara village of Khalea Union under Sadar upazila to carry out attacks in Hindu homes. Saying Assistant Police Superintendent of Rangpur Sadar Circle, ...

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Jashim Uddin gets 40-year jail for raping child in the Ctg

Mr. Rajib Sharma: A Chittagong court on Wednesday sentenced a man to 40 years of imprisonment in a case over raping a 9 years old girl in Lohagora upazila in the district in 2003. The convict is Jasim Uddin, son of Abul Kasem of Sikdarpara in Lohagora upazila. Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-2 judge Motahar Ali handed down the ...

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BCL men vandalise CU VC office

Mr.Rajib Sharma, Chittagong: A faction of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) has vandalised the academic building of Chittagong University and the vice-chancellor’s office, demanding suspension of a university teacher. The untoward incident occurred on Tuesday. The unruly BCL men also wrecked two private cars, several motorcycles and 20 flower vases in front of the offices of the VC and registrar and ...

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