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Bangladesh

Abduction Of Siddique

Khaleda sees govt link

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday accused the government of involvement in the recent abduction of businessman Abu Bakar Siddique. The husband of green activist Syeda Rezwana Hasan was released in fear of severe consequences for the Hasina administration, she said. "The government understood that if Siddique was not released, BNP would wage tougher agitation to oust it. So, it had to free him. He would otherwise have had the same fate as missing BNP leader Ilias Ali.” Khaleda was addressing the...

Indian Polls Campaign

Modi uses Hindu migration issue

Modi uses Hindu migration issue

Bharatiya Janata Party's prime-ministerial candidate Narendra Modi yesterday raised the issue of “illegal migration” from Bangladesh during his election campaign and drew a distinction between Bangladeshis and Hindu Bangalees. Addressing an election rally in Assam state's Bongaigaon, which shares a border with Bangladesh, he blamed India's ruling Congress for indulging in “vote-bank politics”. He claimed that it was due to that Bangladeshis were given importance in Assam while Hindu Bangalees, who had to flee Bangladesh following atrocities, were neglected. "Why are Hindu Bangalees from Bangladesh not given the right to be Indians? Why are they still D [doubtful] voters in the country and are forced to stay in camps? Is this not...

BJP leader demands Bangladesh land for influx

A senior leader of India's Bharataiya Janata Party (BJP) has suggested Bangladesh should compensate India with land for what he said "the influx of its citizens" to the neighbouring country, The Times of India reports. "If Bangladesh does not agree to take back its people, then the country should compensate by giving land to India," Subramanian Swamy said at Guwahati yesterday. "I am extremely distressed by the extent of illegal infiltration from Bangladesh. According to my estimate, one-third of Bangladesh's population...

US to provide $ 600'000 assistance to Bangladesh

US to provide $ 600'000 assistance to Bangladesh

The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labour (DRL) of the United States will provide $ 600'000 for the implementation of two projects to strengthen civil society and empowering youth leaders in Bangladesh. The DRL invited organisations to submit proposals outlining programme concepts and capacity to manage projects that promote democracy and human rights in Bangladesh. Each project allocate $300,000, according to the US Department of State. According to public notice issued in Washington DC late on Thursday said the project styled strengthening civil society should build the capacity of civil society to mobilise and lead...

PHOTO ESSAY

The Human Charak

The Human Charak

For more than 400 years, one of the most fascinating festivals of our country – the Charak Puja has been observed at a field adjacent to Burir Mandir in Dhamrai. But, breaking a century-old tradition, this year, the venue had to be shifted. Local politicians had put up borders around the old grounds...

  

Same abducted Ilias: BNP

Same abducted Ilias: BNP

BNP today alleged that abductors of Abu Bakar Siddique, husband of prominent environment lawyer Syeda Rizwana Hasan, were involved in the disappearance of its leader M Ilias Ali. BNP joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi came up with the remark while addressing a press conference at the party's Nayapaltan central office at noon. Ilias, former...

Gonojagoron factions hold rallies at Shahbagh

Gonojagoron factions hold rallies at Shahbagh

Two factions of the Gonojagoron Mancha held separate rallies within a distance of five yards at Shahbagh in the capital. The mancha activists one led by Imran H Sarker, and another led by Kamal Pasha Chowdhury organised the rallies under the same banner of "Gonojagoron Mancha" with their respective demands. Addressing the rally, Imran said...

US for greater political inclusion in Bangladesh

US for greater political inclusion in Bangladesh

The United States said it kept pressing Bangladesh for greater political inclusion, without which, a more stable and prosperous future is put at risk. Nisha Desai Biswal, US assistant secretary of Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, said this while addressing a programme on US foreign policy in South Asia at Harvard University in Boston yesterday. Appreciating Bangladesh for being on track to achieve its Millennium Development Goals related to child and maternal mortality, she said, “Bangladesh is the only country where we’re implementing all three of President Obama’s development initiatives – on health, food security, and climate change – and with US assistance. “. In Bangladesh, over the past twenty...

First image of microbus emerges

First image of microbus emerges

With no information found yet on the whereabouts of Abu Bakar Siddique, husband of Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (Bela) chief executive Syeda Rizwana Hasan, Narayanganj police today said the abductors drove towards Dhaka. The blue microbus crossed the toll plaza of Mayor Hanif Flyover at 2:53pm, Narayanganj police said after scrutinising the video footage...

Rizwana hopeful of husband’s return

Rizwana hopeful of husband’s return

Bela chief executive Syeda Rizwana Hasan, wife of abducted Abu Bakkar Siddiqui, today expressed her hope that her husband will be returned safely to his family. “As, apparently, I am getting full support from the government and the law enforcing agencies,” Rizwana said at a press conference at Brac Inn Centre in the capital...

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''Modi sent emissaries to separatist leader''

'Modi sent emissaries to separatist leader'

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Gujarat model a myth

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BJP copied Congress manifesto: Rahul

BJP copied Congress manifesto: Rahul

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