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The worrisome public order

STRAIGHT LINE

The worrisome public order

THE cynics in the current hyper-charged socio-political situation would say that “the banality of evil” has come home to us with a strange poignancy. They cannot be blamed, because violence has characterised our national life on a scale so widespread and so unchecked that even the incorrigible optimists are losing hope of orderly...

BNP demands fair trial over Avijit killing

BNP demands fair trial over Avijit killing

Criticising the killing of blogger Avijit Roy in an impenetrable security cordon of police, BNP today said the killing of the Bangladesh-born US citizen has proved that the government has failed to ensure security of the life and property of the country’s citizens. “We strongly condemn and protest the killing of Avijit Roy and...

8 vehicles torched in Dhaka, Narayanganj

8 vehicles torched in Dhaka, Narayanganj

Miscreants torched at least eight vehicles at different parts of Dhaka and Narayanganj today. The arson attacks took place ahead of the fresh spell of BNP-led 20-party alliance enforced 72-hour countrywide hartal scheduled to begin from 6:00am tomorrow. Unidentified miscreants torched two covered vans and a bus in Jatrabari area this evening, an official of...

CROSS TALK

Many of us alive have long been dead

THE cultural activists in the country did their bit last Sunday when they accompanied the families of those who had died in political violence and hung a list of 54 victims in front of BNP chairperson's Gulshan office. It was ironically done on the same day 41 people, to the last count of that day, had reportedly died after a launch sank when it was hit by a cargo vessel. The number of victims has risen to 71since then,...

Tyranny doesn't go unanswered

Tyranny doesn't go unanswered

WHER-EVER autocracy exists resistance does too. History teaches us that. February 23 is a day that is remembered in Germany for events that took place at the height of Nazi power in a place called Munich. A few brave men and women belonging to the University of Munich decided to warn the German...

72-hr hartal again from Sunday

72-hr hartal again from Sunday

The BNP-led 20-party alliance has called for a new spell of 72-hour countrywide hartal from Sunday morning to press home their demands that include fresh elections under a nonparty administration. The shutdown, beginning at 6:00am Sunday, will continue till 6:00am Wednesday, according to a press statement issued by BNP Joint Secretary General Salauddin Ahmed...

Dr Kamal for fair probe into Manna’s phone talks

Dr Kamal for fair probe into Manna’s phone talks

Gono Forum President Dr Kamal Hossain today underscored the need for a fair probe into the leaked conversations of Nagorik Oikya Convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna.     ‘I don’t care about threats,’ he says     Stresses dialogue in prevailing political situation "Investigation is going on regarding the conversations and let it be continued," he said. “If anything is...

Rizvi on remand again

Rizvi on remand again

A Dhaka court today granted a fresh four-day remand for BNP Joint Secretary General Rizvi Ahmed in an arson case filed with Mohammadpur Police Station. Metropolitan Magistrate Hasibul Haque passed the remand order. Rizvi was produced before the court on completion of a three-day remand in another arson case filed with the same police station. Police sought a seven-day remand for him in the case filed for arson attack on a vehicle near Geneva Camp at Mohammadpur on January 26.

KNOT SO TRUE

This column is not about…

This column is not about…

MAHMUDUR Rahman Manna. It is not about he who invested over four decades in politics, and jumped off the cliff because of two conversations that turned him into a villain. This column is not about a man who, till date, is referred to as “bhai," even in talk shows where he is being...

Armed forces must move keeping in view govt stance against terrorism: PM

Armed forces must move keeping in view govt stance against terrorism: PM

Reiterating Bangladesh's firm stance against all sorts of terrorism, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the country's armed forces must move forward imbued with the same ideology. "We are committed to international peace and security. Our standpoint against all kinds of terrorism is very clear. Our armed forces must move forward imbued with the...

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