Monthly Archive: August 2015

Aug 14

Bangladesh to deploy Israeli mass surveillance system: A move towards a totalitarian state?

Often making popular appearances in social media, Sheikh Hasina, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh was not long ago touted as being among the top influential Muslim women leadership in the world today. Having successfully negotiated mass upheavals and major political challenges over the past several years, the 67 year old, now in her third term …

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Aug 14

Bangladesh Daily Star photoshopped images fan controversy regarding birth date of Khaleda Zia

In an age where manipulation by media is increasingly becoming the norm, the Bangladesh based Daily Star has time and again taken lead to raise the bar a bit higher. The latest from the Yellow Star includes featuring an article entitled “Five birth dates of Khaleda Zia”, where it details its ‘startling’ discovery of 5 …

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Aug 13

AL leader Suranjit admits government failure on law and order

Ruling Awami League’s Advisory Council Member Suranjit Sengupta has admitted that the government has failed to maintain law and order even though the ministers are unwilling to accept any such shortcoming despite recent spate of killings of children and secular bloggers. Sengupta also slated the inspector general of police for advising the bloggers ‘not to …

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Aug 13

[STATEMENT] Hasina laughs, regrets not being a Chhatra League leader

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has regretted her inability to get central committee membership of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) during her student days. Inaugurating the 28th annual convention of the ruling Awami League’s student front at Suhrawardy Udyan on Saturday, Hasina underlined BCL’s role in her political career. “We have come to this stage of leadership after …

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Aug 13

[STATEMENT] Govt should apologise for baby being shot in mother’s womb during AL factional clash: Ershad

The government should apologise over a baby being shot in the mother’s womb in a shooting incident in Magura during Awami League factional clash, says Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad. Frustrated with the recent incidents of child abuse across Bangladesh, the former military dictator demanded capital punishment for the guilty. “I am stunned to see …

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Aug 13

[STATEMENT] Law-enforcers cross line of failure: Suranjit

Enough evidence found to arrest Niloy killers: Home Minister Awami League (AL) senior leader Suranjit Sengupta said on Tuesday law-enforcement  agencies have crossed the line of failure over arrest of  killers who carried out repeated murder of bloggers, reports UNB. “Bloggers are being killed one after another. Failures of the law-enforcement agencies have crossed all …

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Aug 13

STATEMENT: AL to retain power in 2019: Nasim

CHANDPUR, Aug 11 (UNB): Health Minister Mohammad Nasim predicted on Tuesday that Awami League would retain power in 2019 under Sheikh Hasina’s leadership. He made the remarks at a views-exchange meeting with physicians at Chandpur Circuit House in the afternoon. Nasim said the government is taking the country forward carrying out massive development programmes. “People …

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Aug 13

STATEMENT: Tofail blames Khaleda for GSP suspension

Commerce minister Tofail Ahmed on Wednesday said the government wouldn’t take any further initiative to get back the generalized system of preferences (GSP) of the USA, UNB news agency reported. “We won’t take any further move to get back the GSP. We’re an independent country and can’t bow down,” he told reporters at his ministry …

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Aug 07

Indian newspaper reports blogger Niloy killed in May 2015!

Secular Bangladeshi blogger Niloy Neel was murdered on the 7th of August, 2015, after assailants broke into his apartment in Dhaka’s Goran, according to the Bangladesh Blogger and Activist Network which was alerted to the attack by a witness. However, it was found that an Indian newspaper has reported blogger Niloy to be killed back …

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Aug 04

Awami League MP Elias Mollah calls Africans ‘uncivilised’ after UN peacekeeping mission tour

Ruling Awami League MP Elias Uddin Mollah has made a ‘racist’ remark while lauding the role of Bangladesh troops deployed in the UN peacekeeping mission in Africa. “Our army has gone there (Africa) to civilise those black people. I am sure they will accomplish the task,” he said. The parliamentary standing committee on the defence …

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