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Dreadful disappearances, killings

OF all the crimes that rob the citizens of a minimum sense of security, the so-called mysterious disappearances and the victims' gruesome discovery as corpses are perhaps the worst. The premeditated cold-blooded vanishing acts bore their barbaric marks on the decapitated dead bodies, floating in a river or a pond as in Noakhali or found in septic tank as in Chittagong, on Monday. The sweep of the murderous assault reads of a brazen defiance of law drawing oxygen from...


Barbarity at its worst

THE entire country appears to be a huge tinder box of crimes -- killing, rape, abduction, acid burning and violence. Sleepy villages, once peaceful abodes, have also been rocked by gruesome incidents of killing and sexual abuses that threaten to destroy the conservative people's paradise. What is more alarming are the edicts or fatwas issued by the self-styled imams (religious leaders) that subject the rape victims and their families to trauma, humiliation and inhuman punishments like lashing in public or...


Grievous accusations, predictable reactions

THE predominant political culture of our two leading parties is 'righteous arrogance.' Neither feels that it can do any wrong and its opponent, no right. Thus there never is any admission of own mistakes and never any acknowledgment of opponent's virtues. In fact, the view is that all virtues belong to themselves and opponents are capable of nothing but vile actions. One of the most tragic expressions of this political culture is how ruling parties habitually deal with opposition's claims...

7 BNP leaders to be grilled at jail gate

7 BNP leaders to be grilled at jail gate

Two Dhaka courts rejected bail petitions of seven BNP leaders including barrister Moudud Ahmed and sent them to jail today in four cases. However, the court allowed police to interrogate them at the jail gate within seven days. The other BNP leaders are: MK Anwar, Sadeque Hossain Khoka, barristers Rafiqul Islam Miah, Mahbubuddin Khokon, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's adviser Abdul Awal Mintoo and her special assistant Shamsur Rahman Shimul Biswas.

Khaleda to be put on trial for terrorism: Hasina

Khaleda to be put on trial for terrorism: Hasina

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will be put on trial for unleashing terrorism and militancy in the country and killing people in the name of movement, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says

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BJP copied Congress manifesto: Rahul

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