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Families demand early execution of case verdict

Murder Of Kazi Aref, 4 Others

Families demand early execution of case verdict

Family members, political activists and local people yesterday reiterated the demand for quick execution of the verdict in the case for killing former president of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) Kazi Aref Ahmed and four other leaders of the party. An armed gang killed Kazi Aref, Kushtia district unit JSD president Lokman Hossain, its general secretary Yakub Ali, and local JSD leaders Shamsher Ali and Israil Hossain at a rally in Kalidaspur village of Kushtia's Daulatpur upazila on February 16, 1999. The killers belonged to Gono Bahini, believed to be an...

Sri Lanka leader in India to make 'new beginning'

Sri Lanka leader in India to make 'new beginning'

Sri Lanka's new president arrived in India Sunday on his first foreign trip in office, trying to rebuild ties hit by tensions over growing Chinese influence on the strategically located island. Maithripala Sirisena landed in New Delhi for the four-day trip aimed at allaying Indian fears over China's influence on the island that strengthened...

Eminent citizens to speak before media on dialogue move tomorrow

Eminent citizens to speak before media on dialogue move tomorrow

A group of eminent citizens will speak before the media about their latest initiative for a political dialogue to end the country’s prevailing crisis. Nagorik Samaj, a platform of civil society members, on Monday sent three letters to the president, prime minister and BNP chairperson, requesting them to take initiatives for holding a national...

Nagorik Samaj pushes for talks

Nagorik Samaj, a platform of civil society members, yesterday sent three letters to the president, the prime minister and the BNP chairperson, requesting them to take initiatives for holding a national dialogue to resolve the ongoing political crisis. The letters were signed by former chief election commissioner ATM Shamsul Huda on behalf of the platform. The letters mentioned that a views-exchange meeting of people from different professions was held at the Engineers' Institute on February 7, where the participants unanimously adopted...

HC gets 10 new judges

HC gets 10 new judges

Ten additional judges have been appointed to the High Court Division of the Supreme Court today, raising the number of HC judges to 97. President Abdul Hamid made the appointment for two years as per article 98 of the country’s constitution, law ministry sources said. The new judges are: deputy attorney generals Rajik Al Jalil,...

Nagorik Somaj sends letters to President, PM and BNP chief for dialogue

Civil society members today sent three separate letters to the President, Prime Minister and BNP chairperson, requesting them to take initiatives from their respective positions for holding a dialogue to end the ongoing political crisis. Titled “National Dialogue to Resolve National Crisis”, the letters were signed by ATM Shamsul Huda, former chief election commissioner, on behalf of the Nagorik Somaj, a platform of the civil society member. “I earnestly request you as the guardian of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh to...

Business & Finance

Europe's lapse of reason

At long last, the United States is showing signs of recovery from the crisis that erupted at the end of President George W. Bush's administration, when the near-implosion of its financial system sent shock waves around the world. But it is not a strong recovery; at best, the gap between where the economy would have been and where it is today is not widening. If it is closing, it is doing so very slowly; the damage wrought by the...

Student politics in grip of personal, group interests: President

Student politics in grip of personal, group interests: President

President Md Abdul Hamid today said he is saddened by the absence of ideals in today’s student politics. “Student politics, in some cases, is now operated based on personal and group interests instead of ideals,” he said today while addressing the 49th convocation of Dhaka University at its playground. DU conferred degrees to 6,157 graduates,...

Rajapaksa suffers shock election defeat

Rajapaksa suffers shock election defeat

Sri Lanka's long-time leader Mahinda Rajapaksa has been defeated in the presidential election. Official results showed Maithripala Sirisena, a former ally of the incumbent, had won 51.3% of the vote. Rajapaksa, in office since 2005, said on Twitter he looked forward to a peaceful transition of power. His supporters credit him with ending the civil war...

Obama suggests Putin 'not so smart'

Obama suggests Putin 'not so smart'

President Barack Obama has said Vladimir Putin made a "strategic mistake" when he annexed Crimea, in a move that was "not so smart". That thinking his Russian counterpart was a "genius" had been proven wrong by Russia's economic crisis, he said. International sanctions had made Russia's economy particularly vulnerable to changes in oil price, Obama...

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