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Closure of Daily Inqilab is unnecessary 

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The government has sealed the press of the Bengali Daily Inqilab on Thursday night for publishing a highly controversial ...

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Fragile democracy and weak diplomacy 

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The Western diplomats offered hopes but failed for lack of understanding the complications of our party politics. Without ...

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The USA is not Russia and cannot ignore human tragedy in Syria 

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AN article published in the New York Times on the 10th of February made a persuasive need for concise and ...

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No al-Qaeda connection: Our fight is for democracy 

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Recently some local media reported that the al-Qaeda chief has called for a "Jihad" in Bangladesh to shake Bangladesh in ...

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State language does not mean other languages cannot be used for other purposes 

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The High Court recently directed the government to take necessary steps in one month to facilitate the use of ...

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'Hitler like Assad' must face fate of Hitler  

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As the Syrian war drags on and the Geneva-2 peace talks in recent weeks failed to broker a lasting truce, ...

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Such a big credibility gap in trial of BDR mutiny should worry the govt 

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The nation observed the 5th anniversary of BDR mutiny of February 25, 2009 last week. At about the same time ...

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Change has to come: Need is government's legitimacy 

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BNP is proposing to go for a mass movement because otherwise Tareque Rahman will not be able to return to ...

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World perception of our justice system must not be ignored 

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A news report published in The New Nation on Friday quoted a global watchdog agency which berated Bangladesh's justice system ...

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Dr Mahathir a great leader but his idea of democracy is not so great 

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Former Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who was on a short visit to Dhaka on March 16 laid emphasis ...

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Threatening is easy: Facing the truth is sensible 

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The Transparency International, Bangladesh (TIB) report, released on Tuesday in the city at a press conference which said the Jatiya ...

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Crimea is gone: Show leadership over the Syrian crisis 

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US President Barack Obama has proven to be a  weak candidate for the status of being a  world leader as ...

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Earning GSP has to be more than Liberation War history 

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While the US government is pressing for quick compliance of fire and building safety at workplaces and allowing the garment ...

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Govt’s bureaucrats confirmed bureaucratic democracy we have 

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Law makers of the British Parliament All-Party Committee on Human Rights at a  seminar held at House of Lords on ...

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Political loyalty is of no help to contain crime and corruption 

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 Increase in incidents of murder, recovery of bodies, dacoity and gang rape, is indeed, alarming. Scores of sensational crimes are ...

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ACC is not a trial court and investigation is not for public humiliation 

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The people are too much ignored and bypassed. That is the politics of the country. But the country belongs to ...

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People must resist abduction and killing when govt can't 

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The exponential rise in the number of daily abductions and killings all over the country especially in and around the ...

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Be bold and honest: Nation is not facing ordinary killers 

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We appreciate different professional bodies and some eminent citizens' resentment over recent rampant abductions, forced disappearances and murders as well ...

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Those who think they are the law must be stopped 

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The gruesome deaths of Narayangonj panel mayor Nazrul Islam and senior lawyer Chandan Sarker, among others, are finally bringing to ...

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More urgent for police is to produce Nur Hossain alive 

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As the saga of 7 "forced disappearance" which later turned out to murders and dumping bodies into rivers unfolds, police, ...

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Issue is not arrest but facing open trial 

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The government is buying time in arresting the three former RAB officials for their alleged involvement in the much talked ...

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Election engineers must have drafted the letter: Modi will not be flattered  

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It is improper to claim, in a letter by Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina to Indian Prime Minister-elect Narendra ...

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So formalin is a political necessity to save rotten politics of each other 

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Formalin is now a state necessity. There has to be a short supply of formalin for the traders who use ...

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Cambodia's subservient judiciary cannot be for us to follow 

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We are unhappy to note that the judiciary in Bangladesh of late appears to be increasingly coming under threats from ...

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Obama’s Syria policy giving rise to new Hitlers 

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Editorial Desk : The Syrian Civil War is a war now taking place in Syria. Protests began on 28 January 2011. ...

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Obama's Middle East policy is dangerously wrong, not helping the moderates 

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The past months have established a low point in American foreign policy: the bloodbath by a group more extremist than ...

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Journalists are not govt employees: Trust fund be run by journalists 

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Parliament passed the Bangladesh Journalists' Welfare Trust Bill 2014 on July 1 to ensure welfare of the insolvent, wounded and ...

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No responsible people will tolerate such mess and mismanagement  

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Naturally now it is monsoon in Bangladesh. Whenever the monsoon approaches, many areas of the capital city go under water. ...

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Economic migrants need economic development and political stability 

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How many people are actually living outside their birthplace around the globe? According to the International Organization for Migration the ...

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Shame for Egypt to broker ceasefire, instead of joining the fight 

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Israel has agreed to an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire in the week-long conflict between Israel and Hamas. The plan put forward ...

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Muslims are massacred with American weapons: Muslims have weapons also 

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For almost two weeks, Israel bristled with confidence and pride. The Iron Dome air defense system was dependably zapping incoming ...

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Our shame is ours : Others will do business 

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina visited England last week to attend a conference on issue of child marriage convened by British ...

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Palestinians must not suffer humiliation by negotiating with Netanyahu 

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The war continues and there is no victor, but Israel is gradually pulling most of its troops out of the ...

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If not law then Information Minister will have no power to decide 

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The government policy on electronic media has raised public criticism in all sections. The journalists, though are divided between pro-government ...

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Long-term peace with Israel or war is the solution  

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It is not understandable what is the sense in having peace talks with Netanyahu a habitual mass killer of Muslims ...

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In our interest the World Bank should be approached for Padma Bridge  

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After a long dramatic row over the World Bank (WB) funding of the much awaited Padma Bridge Project, the World ...

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Why owner only, why not officials, even the Minister? 

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It has become common knowledge that over a hundred and twenty people lost their lives during the Pinak-6 launch capsize ...

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Corruption is everywhere, public works people can’t remain outside 

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Monsoon in Bangladesh not only brings woes to the masses by washing away croplands and inundating households, but also makes ...

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Such terrorists are enemies of Islam – US must not join Assad 

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We are not surprised, but happy to see Muslim leaders condemning the terrorists who brutally killed a US journalist in ...

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ISIS's savagery is bad but Netanyahu's savagery is not – can't be the way forward  

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We condemn the savage killing of an American journalist and other acts of brutalities by ISIS in no ambiguous terms. ...

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People are worried about getting killed : This can't be acceptable 

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State Minister for Home Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said the killing of Shaikh Nurul Islam Farooqi and the triple murder in ...

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Claiming justice is no help for safety, govt must be held responsible 

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According to the rights body Ain o Salish Kendra, as many as 229 people allegedly fell victim to forced disappearances ...

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Oppressive governments are true helpers of al-Qaeda 

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A recent video-taped message of the al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri has created much curiosity in the political circles of ...

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Muslim countries must include Israeli terrorism for meaningful cooperation 

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America has recently decided to wipe out ISIS, the terror organization currently striking terror into the hearts of Syrians, ...

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Hartal is bad, but govt must allow public gatherings 

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina recently said in parliament that law banning hartals will be framed if all the MPs and ...

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Court case, CIB and police arrest together good for destroying business 

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All the governments of developing nations, generally and exclusively, wish to get more investments from foreign countries and local businesses ...

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Desperately corrupt ones never learn any lesson 

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One of India's most colourful and controversial politicians, Jayalalitha was jailed for four years on corruption charges at the weekend. ...

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Pay hike: Advantage for 2pc a pain for the rest 98 

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The eighth Pay and Service Commission is likely to recommend a 60 percent salary hike for 12 lakh government employees ...

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Like many other dictatorships Cuba is also a member of IPU 

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Please do not humiliate the nation any more. The people who fought for democracy, engaged in a liberation war more ...

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Govt has to be freed of corruption 

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Corruption is the main factor that increases microeconomic risks in Bangladesh and also acts as a risk multiplier for other ...

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Asking for dialogue is no solution: Save dying democracy 

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The call reiterated by visiting British Minister Lynne Featherstone for an inclusive election in Bangladesh seems to have had no ...

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Rohingyas are punished as Bangladeshis: Our govt remains indifferent 

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An editorial published by the New York Times on October 29 highlighted the fact that the Rohingyas were among the ...

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The nation was dark and in darkness 

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The unprecedented blackout put the country in darkness for more than 10 hours on Saturday due to over dependence on ...

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Trial of war crimes : Cambodian example and ours 

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Cambodia established a Khmer Rouge Trial Task Force to create a legal and judicial structure to try the leaders for ...

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When police are politically used, chain of command suffers 

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The recent loggerheads between National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and Dhaka Metropolitan Police over the remarks of NHRC's chief about ...

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Killing a prime minister cannot be farcically so easy 

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The NIA (National Intelligence Agency of India) is currently holding in its custody several key suspected terrorists who are alleged ...

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HT Imam knows too much to be dispensed with 

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The recent remarks of the most powerful bureaucrat-turned-politician and advisor to the Prime Minister HT Imam drew dissatisfaction among the ...

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Our Ministers are not ‘two anna’ ministers, they are expensive 

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Those who say that Bangladesh should have an inclusive and strong democracy are not to be seen as against the ...

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Damning Senate report exposed US shame 

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A damning new Senate report says the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) conducted brutal torture of prisoners, deceived the government and ...

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Not just election, how the election will be held is important 

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The Chair of the EU delegation for relations with the South Asian countries Jean Lambert recently said, "A political solution ...

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Pakistan intelligence agencies should have been on alert 

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At least 141 people, including 132 children, have been killed in an attack by Pakistani Taliban fighters (TTP) on a ...

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Loyalty money without concern for peoples' hardship 

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The Pay and Service Commission is going to recommend a basic salary hike up to 147 percent for 1.3 million ...

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Fake freedom fighters are creation of corruption for corruption  

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It is no surprise that the anti-graft watchdog, Anti-Corruption Commission, has found corruption within its directors. Numerous media outlets on ...

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Political leadership is not a matter of wish: We have to earn it 

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Even after the 44 years of independence, dynastic leadership and lack of democratic practices have caused Bangladesh's multi-party democracy to ...

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More than anything, police behaviour shocked everybody 

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Highly irresponsible utterances, extreme ineptness and an ill-equipped rescue drive could yield how much suffering was proven by the death ...

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Easy way is to heed honest advice 

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The government has been claiming, with a lot of arrogance, unprecedented success in all areas and the people are fully ...

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India must not be seen favouring a party that is not ready to face election 

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The war of words over Indian BJP President Amit Shah’s talks with BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia over telephone on Wednesday ...

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Ershad lost his party, and not free even to resign from govt 

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Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad has urged all political parties to sit for talks to find out a solution for ...

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Hardest challenge for new Chief Justice is corruption 

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The new Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha on Sunday spoke for a more transparent procedure in the appointment of the ...

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Killing for money is not Islam, Muslims must protest 

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The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), widely known as IS, shocked the world further by releasing another video ...

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Police must not be used for all purposes 

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The newspaper reports confirmed that at the direction of police, the linemen of DESCO disconnected the electricity line of BNP ...

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Prime Minister Modi's diplomacy with America and Bangladesh 

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Delhi-Washington relations reached a new height as  US President Barack Obama visited India after Narendra Modi was elected as the ...

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Obama-Modi initiative urgent for resolving political crisis 

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It is not surprising that when the President of the United States visited India as recently as in end January, ...

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Election is the only option for saving democracy 

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The newly arrived US Ambassador in Bangladesh Marcia Stephens Bloom Bernicat has expressed her deep concern last Tuesday over the ...

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Let the business leaders play an honest role honestly 

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It will be, pragmatic and timely, if the businesspeople called both the feuding parties to shun the path of violence ...

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Minister is smelling conspiracy: We are smelling disaster 

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Not just any prominent minister of the government but most of us smell a nasty smell of conspiracy in our ...

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Govt must not facilitate girls trafficking  

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The government move to send housemaids to Saudi Arabia has come under severe scrutiny on ...

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Price of lies, deceit and forgetfulness in politics 

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It is for the double standard of American policy that it is losing its fight against terrorism. President Obama says ...

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Business community spoiled politics: Don't tarnish judiciary 

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News report in a national daily on Thursday said leaders of country's business community would go to the High Court ...

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Murder is murder and everything is not intellectual freedom 

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Despite repeated urging for help, the police were not available sooner to protect blogger and writer Avijit from the murderers and ...

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Bureaucratic government's bureaucratic trick won't help 

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Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad on Sunday said, schedules for elections to three City Corporations of Dhaka South, ...

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No peace is possible avoiding people's election issue 

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Independent MP Rustom Ali Farazi has demanded on Monday a statement of State Minister for Home Affairs Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal ...

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Collective initiative of diplomats has raised hope: But saving lives needs a plan 

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Sixteen foreign envoys on Tuesday urged Prime Minister and BNP Chairperson to hold talks for a peaceful resolution of ...

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Communists find imperialism in FBI's cooperation in Avijit's murder 

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That Communist Party of Bangladesh is opposing the presence of FBI in Bangladesh to help investigate into the murder of ...

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Law Commission and HRC are not for telling us about police power 

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Law Commission's Member Dr M Shah Alam's assertion that  "if the blockade-hartal is not stopped, there should be more shoot ...

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BNP's participation to mayoral elections may be a game changer 

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News report said BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia is positive towards taking part in mayoral election to the three city ...

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NHRC chairman criticises tyrannical police behaviour but asks govt to be tough  

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Chairman of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Dr Mizanur Rahman's remarks on what police say and what they actually do ...

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Ban Ki-moon's wish is pious but people need help to end their powerlessness 

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The Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon welcomed the participation of the opposition in City Corporations elections and ...

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We can't have enough judges for politics of court cases 

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News report carried in The New Nation on Wednesday has said the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Law ...

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Police have direct responsibility to save and protect life 

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Any government, elected or not elected, has to be conscious   of protecting the life of every citizen. The right to ...

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Don't deny people what belongs to people: Ensure peaceful election 

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A peaceful city election is essential to make it free, fair and acceptable. But it appears that the Election Commission ...

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Changing decision not to deploy army is a bad faith 

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At least some of the foreign diplomats in Bangladesh worry  about the situation we are trapped in  over the question ...

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Expressing mere concern contributed to demise of democracy 

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It is apparent that holding farcical voter less elections has become a habit with the present government and not finds ...

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Haters of Islam deserve punishment and get punished 

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Counter terrorism officials on Tuesday were studying the electronic trails left by two men killed by a police officer as ...

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Police are law enforcers and not users of brute force 

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The excesses that our police force are resorting to on unarmed people needs to be properly investigated departmentally for its ...

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Govt should have been aware of miseries of inhuman trafficking 

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Hundreds of poor Bangladeshi nationals dubbed as 'drowning people' in East Asia sea bundled with Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, speaks ...

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India must urgently tell us how Salahuddin was dumped there 

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Like his disappearance, BNP leader Salahuddin Ahmed's return to public visibility in Shillong, the capital of Indian state of Meghalaya ...

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Country belongs to poor people also and they are not exportable 

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Poor Bangladesh nationals are now bracketed with stateless Rohingya refugees in global media headlines exposing our national shame as the ...

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Sending housemaids to Middle East is slave trade, must be stopped 

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We want to make it clear that the very concept of state-run manpower business is abhorrent in a free country. ...

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Opponents are either Pakistani or Indian agents: True Bangladeshis are the victims 

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Awami League joint secretary general Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif has termed a section of the civil society as 'Pakistani agents' blaming them ...

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Mass killing for money in Thai camps is shocking 

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The horrors of Thai jungles; which camped ill-fated human beings from Bangladesh and Rohingya refugees showed not only criminal traffickers ...

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BNP exposed it's weakness and not strength 

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BNP's over-anxiousness to meet the Prime Minister of India Mr Narendra Modi during his visit to Bangladesh as if to ...

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A good government cannot be a blind government 

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Editorial Desk :We do not know what to make of it when the British High Commissioner in Bangladesh Mr Robert ...

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US must have a clear policy of its own in respect of Bangladesh 

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US Ambassador in Dhaka Marcia Bernicat on Sunday has welcomed the agreements signed during the visit of Indian Prime Minister ...

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Forcing abuse of tax laws is no ‘push’ for economic growth 

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Under pressure from the Finance Ministry, the income-tax officials are creating panic by attaching bank accounts directly without caring to ...

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The minister being just unlucky 

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Many express surprise why Mr Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya, the Minister of Relief and Disaster Management, should be a subject ...

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Truth bitter or embarrassing is truth nevertheless 

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Information Minister  Hasanul Haque Inu's comment on Saturday that BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia would not get a chance for ...

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Awami League is its own enemy: BNP recruits will not make it popular 

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When the country is bracing for more chaos and corruption at high places of the government, the ruling party ...

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People don’t pay more taxes for more corruption to flourish  

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While everyday life is becoming full of uncertainty due to the defunct rule of law, the impunity of law breakers, ...

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Politics of police power is making crime and cruelty easy to grow 

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It will not be much of an exaggeration if some people say that the politics we have is not far ...

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Supporting state terrorism is not the way to fight terrorism 

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While fighting terrorism in Pakistan, the army has become the prime accused of gross violation of basic human rights in ...

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Lifetime presidents are cause of destabilization to their own nations 

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US President Barack Obama speaking to African leaders at the AU headquarters in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa on ...

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To treat any innocent border crossing as crime is not friendship 

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Around two months after going missing from Dhaka city, BNP leader Mr. Salahuddin Ahmed was  found in Shillong, the capital ...

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To save our children from brutalities we must worry the brutalities all around 

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Even in the midst of ruthless self-seekers we cannot be so heartless as to helplessly watch and tolerate our children ...

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Extortion economy is not development economy anywhere 

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The size of the "economy of extortion" in the country is immense as the several wings of the ruling party ...

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We want security of life –not just police cases 

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All the media is filled with news of murder, rape and violence everyday. But the government appears helpless to do ...

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Government has taken right decision about religion haters 

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The comment by the Inspector General of Police Mr AKM Shahidul Hoque on Monday has indeed opened the possibility to ...

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Chief Justice has to save justice system from easy corruption 

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The Chief Justice of Bangladesh Mr. S K Sinha has said while addressing the Police in a function at Police ...

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Thailand must try democratic alternative  

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Thailand fell victim to terrorist attack on Monday when a powerful blast at a popular shrine in a busy commercial ...

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New energy pricing is highly exploitative  

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The government decision to increase gas and electricity prices has not been taken in a transparent way through a consultative ...

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Month of mourning should help us hear heartbreaking cry of others 

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The nation has observed a month of mourning for the killing of Bangabandhu along with some of his family members. ...

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Father is poor but not without a sense of dignity–he wants justice 

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The father of the ill-fated girl Felani has rightly reacted on the verdict of the National Human Rights Commission of ...

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Massive human crisis globally created and to be solved globally 

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Amidst the stream of refugees entering Western Europe defying national borders and internal security system, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has ...

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Government seems less responsive to public demands but more eager to please special groups 

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Chaos and lawlessness gripped the city as students of private universities took to the streets yesterday protesting VAT on their ...

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It is hateful to see education as business commodity 

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VAT is essentially a sales tax, which is placed on consumable private goods like burgers or restaurant meals. Education, on ...

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Judges know best personal grievances are not to be publicly debated 

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Many of our readers expressed anxiety to ask what is happening in the Supreme Court that one of the sitting ...

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Private varsity students have set the standard; public varsity students must think 

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Private university students in their movement demanding the withdrawal of 7.5 percent VAT on their tuition fees have set the ...

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Arab countries must work together with European countries in helping displaced migrants 

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A London based news from Independent.co.uk said last week that Saudi Arabia has reportedly responded to the growing number of ...

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Police getting used to excessive aggressiveness 

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The Friday's Tangail police firing that left three people dead and 50 others injured have explicitly exposed the imbalance between ...

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Not just question papers, whole government is leaking 

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Anarchy and lawlessness are spiralling all over and in most cases they are politically protected and sheltered crime putting the ...

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Supreme Court as protector of life can`t ignore deaths in police custody 

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There has to be an arrangement of protecting those big ones who instigated or master-minded the business of leaking question ...

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Safety and security of life not a matter for police alone 

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After the death of two innocent foreigners the government has taken the situation of law and order seriously. Killing of ...

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Safety and security of life not a matter for police alone 

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After the death of two innocent foreigners the government has taken the situation of law and order seriously. Killing of ...

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Condemning BNP is not saving life 

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Four bloggers have been attacked in Dhaka within three hours on Saturday. One was killed and three were seriously injured. ...

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``I do not seek justice I want sense to prevail`` 

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"I do not seek justice I want sense to prevail" not an easy statement to be made by the father ...

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No all party meeting, no all party solution 

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To contain the dangerously sliding law and order situation the presence of police power has increased manifold. The police at ...

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Yes men are nowhere considered good for good governance 

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For the police to fear about their own safety is a matter for us all to worry. Killing, assault with ...

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War is easy but need is understanding and new strategy 

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Hillary Clinton, the White House hopeful in next year election has called for global unity to defeat Islamic State (IS) ...

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Outcast and insane Muslims are being used by enemies of Islam 

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The Syrian refugee crisis has slowly turned into a critical debate whether they are safe for Europe and USA because ...

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Terrorists have no religion: They want religious clashes 

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's comment that religion must be held separated from terrorism is the very timely comment that ...

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Uncaring and heartless for saving lives and fin 

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Bangladeshis who have entered Greece and are seeking desperately to be taken in as refugees in Western countries say that ...

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War against ISIS is also war of Muslim countries and must be seen so  

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The fight against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is yet to produce tangible results, because the aerial strikes ...

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Muslims must fight ISIS conspiracy against Muslims 

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President Barack Obama's call upon the Muslims all over the world to do more to isolate and defeat the Islamic ...

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There is hope because Americans and Muslims condemning Trump together 

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Donald Trump's call to ban the entry of all Muslims in the USA has drawn swift and fierce blowback from ...

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West`s united stand in defence of Muslims has weakened ISIS more than anything  

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Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidate, doubled down Tuesday on his remarks calling for a "total and complete shutdown of ...

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Don`t call them fools just because they did not leave us 

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The spirit of the liberation is not something to be learned now from those who were born afterwards. It was ...

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Biman must not lose money but we must not also lose face for Biman 

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The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) filed a case against Deputy General Manager of Biman Bangladesh Airlines Emdad Hossain for allegedly accumulating ...

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Development is not judged by indicators: It must be real 

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The recently adopted resolution by the UN General Assembly emphasised on easy access to justice as an essential indicator of ...

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Chief Justice warns not to be spectators when powers of judiciary being usurped 

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That Awami government has been usurped by undemocratic forces is the most unfortunate fate for the people of Bangladesh and ...

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America and Iran must fight together Israel`s threat to peace 

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The lifting of international sanction on Iran by six major global powers including the USA, Russia, UK, France, Germany and ...

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We know about the need of democracy but outsiders are proving no help 

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THE British High Commissioner Ms Alison Blake in her first press conference in Dhaka on Thursday has laid emphasis like ...

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To believe the unbelievable is not progress 

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The readers will forgive us for not mentioning his name, yet relying on what he has said for making some ...

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Ministers competing with bureaucrats for enhanced salaries looks odd  

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The government initiative to double the pay and perks of the President, Prime Minister, Speaker, Deputy Speaker and other ministers ...

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Corruption unravelling government and inflaming injustices 

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Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) finds no change in corruption level and Bangladesh has been assessed again as second worst performer ...

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Pay rise is the biggest sabotage for the government 

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What started as the government's appeasement of bureaucrats to buy their loyalty appears to be a biggest financial sabotage to ...

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Obama's visit to mosque is welcome and reassuring 

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President Barack Obama's visit to a Baltimore mosque and addressing the Muslims in the United States as part of "one ...

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Chief Justice needs help to appoint judges transparently: Secrecy must go 

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It is a sign of hope that the lawyers, including Attorney General Mr Mahbubey Alam, disapproved strongly  the unjudge like ...

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Ministry of happiness and tolerance is visionary political leadership 

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has in fact created sensation in the war ravaged Middle East and the world at ...

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Russia must be targeted for ending Syrian refugee crisis 

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The ceasefire in Syria enforced on Friday last has brought the rare opportunity to end the 5-year long civil war ...

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Police must show efficiency to make life safe, not harass others 

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Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP)'s move to collect personal information of house owners and tenants has caused panic among many city ...

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Looting of our money easy even outside 

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The removal of $100 million Bangladesh government fund; which is equivalent to Tk 800 crore from an account of Federal ...

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Money was not hacked but outright stolen  

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Bangladesh has become a country too easy for plundering money from banks. The planners were trying to heist about one ...

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Such organised robbery going on because of impunity at high level 

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Organized robberies in the country's banking sector is on the surge such as the latest stealing of Bangladesh Bank's (BB) ...

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Govt must be needing many foreign firms to run its affairs 

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As per reliable media reports, the government has decided to hire a British firm to enhance airport security responding to ...

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People`s money must be brought back 

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A big reshuffling is underway at Bangladesh Bank (BB) management now replacing the governor with a new recruit and removing ...

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No family politics can be an alternative to Awami League politics 

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The council conference of BNP will be held tomorrow to demonstrate how absolutely that has become a mother-and-son party. They ...

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Foreign visits to know truth about bank robbery is misleading 

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Finance Minister AMA Muhith said Bangladesh Bank Governor was forced to resign for failure to run the central bank following ...

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Government and candidates to be blamed and election cancelled 

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THE first phase of elections in 712 Union Parishads (UP) ended on Tuesday amid sporadic violence, leaving at least 12 ...

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HC`s verdict on state religion saves peace 

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A three-member Special Bench of the High Court Division comprising of Justice Naima Hyder, Justice Qazi Reza-ul-Haque and Justice Ashraful ...

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Election Commission is not to hold elections to kill people 

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Election to 639 Union Parishads in the second phase of the UP polls like the first phase passed off on ...

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Our money, their worry 

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Investigators in US$ 81 million heist case reportedly spotted that the money transfer requests to Federal Reserves in New York ...

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Message of hatred either from bloggers or religious extremists is not free expression 

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The anti-Muslim bloggers everywhere are fanatics like the religious extremists to be found among moderate Muslims. They cannot be regarded ...

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Our women workers are abused in Middle East: Minister is to be blamed 

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In the face of the government's failure in creating jobs and stimulating private investors to generate new employment opportunities within ...

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UP Chairmen are removed, govt servants suspended, but ministers don`t have to bother 

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Bangladesh's Supreme Court recently found two ministers guilty of contempt after they criticised the country's Chief Justice, casting doubt on ...

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Cruelty everywhere: High Court`s show cause on Udayan School 

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Media report on Wednesday said a High Court bench has issued a rule asking the Principal of Udayan Higher Secondary ...

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Crisis is political and asking to arrest killers is not solution 

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All murders are painful and big loss to families - be it LGBT magazine editor Xulhaz Mannan and his friend ...

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US should know the distinction between their blogger culture and our crisis  

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US Ambassador Marcia Bernicat's comments that killers are getting away with murders which she made after meeting with Home Minister ...

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Holocaust being committed against Muslims in Syria 

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Peace and war can't go together. The six days of air strikes and rebel shelling in Aleppo, an ancient Syrian ...

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US way of fighting terrorism is wrong and not winning 

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US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal now on a visit to Dhaka ...

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US, India cooperation should help to know truth about terrorism or hired killers 

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As the spate of targeted killing is spreading growing horrors in Bangladesh the USA and India have agreed to work ...

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World is concerned about our crisis, we are not 

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An old Buddhist monk is the latest victim of targeted killing who used to live in a Buddhist temple in ...

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Bail refusal and police remand no less alarming for innocent ones 

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The Chief Justice of Bangladesh Mr Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha has found arrest of people by plain-clothes men alarming. The ...

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If police custody is bad first time it can`t be good second time 

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The High Court Division of the Supreme Court as far back in 2004 by a judgement issued 15 directions how ...

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Modi must be aware that fighting terrorism must not mean killing democracy 

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not name Pakistan  but had a clear message in his speech on June 9 ...

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Cruelty of our people inflicting on our people is unbelievable  

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Target killing by militants spreading panic at all levels is a heinous crime but we also feel utter uneasiness by ...

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It is our shame if our govt, our police don`t protect us 

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Weak judiciary helps the government to be arbitrary and police law-breakers for creating lawlessness in the country. The Constitution has ...

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Referendum on Brexit not decisive: Invited more problems for UK 

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British people's historic referendum by a marginal majority of 52 by 48 percent vote to leave European Union on Thursday ...

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Country of easy swindling and unrestrained capital flight 

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Unchecked capital flight at several billion dollars annually over the past decade has brought the country's banking sector to the ...

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SP organised killing his wife: Save police as law enforcers 

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The alleged involvement of Police Super Babul Akhtar in organising killing of his wife Mahmuda Khanam (Mitu) is a terrible ...

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Disunity of divisive politics attracted international terrorism 

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The militant attacks in Dhaka was the predictable results of unchecked violence said the UK based daily Guardian in a ...

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Our terrorism can`t be disconnected from internal situation of anger and frustration 

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Symptom of negative effect on national economy is becoming visible gradually after terrorist attacks at Gulshan and Sholakia. One foreign ...

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We need participatory democracy, not US anti-terrorism technology 

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Visiting US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal on Monday discussed Bangladesh security ...

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Our crisis is political and has to be met politically 

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It is a shame that the BBC interlocutors have a better understanding about the true reason of terrorism in Bangladesh ...

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World must expose IS as anti-Islamic 

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The repeated involvement of persons bearing Muslim names in killing people -- be it target killing in Bangladesh or in ...

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Flow of outside funds so easy: Country so unsafe 

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According to press report Bangladesh getting regularly millions of dollar. So we have another easy source of foreign exchange earning, ...

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All killings create panic, not a sense of security 

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The city woke up in panic again on Tuesday morning as the news of killing of nine suspected militants by ...

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Businessmen seeking police protection for safety not enough 

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The death of Hassan Khaled, President of Dutch-Bangla Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DBCCI) in unknown circumstances and recovery of ...

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AL vs BNP party fight is irrelevant for the crisis 

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Talk shows in electronic media could most effectively voice people's concern over sensitive national issues. When public safety or protection ...

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Catch our children alive to know more about terrorism 

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The citizens are in dark why their adolescent sons are becoming militant, who brainwashed them, and which factors motivated the ...

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New initiative for Indian citizenship has no connection with Teesta water sharing 

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The Indian government's decision to open admission facilities to members of religious minorities now living illegally in the country from ...

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People must know whole truth about their children killed as terrorists 

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Our children have become terrorists and the general public must know the whole truth about our children. We cannot treat ...

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Foreigners think confidence to be built by government, not police 

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Foreigners want their protection to live in safety. There is no doubt police are trying their best to create a ...

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ACC officials assess household fittings for corruption 

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The findings of a survey on ACC performance released by Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) on Monday showed that people's opinion ...

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Use of arbitrary power and not rule of law governs 

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Recently the Central Bank has asked all commercial banks to supply information of bank accounts of 18 suspected militants widely ...

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Don`t only talk of tax evasion, talk of corruption, talk of financial disruption 

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No matter how disorderly and disadvantageous is the financial situation, the government has no hesitation to issue tough calls. All ...

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Fire in public places must have public accountability 

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The government needs to pause to know where it is succeeding in serving the people. The self-seekers around them can ...

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With loss of lives, disappearances and anarchy all around need is governance 

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Some fifteen thousand people have been detained on suspicion of terrorism which has been noticed critically by The New York ...

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Our Liberation War and our Bangabandhu do not need a law to define and protect 

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The Cabinet on Monday approved a Draft Law with provision for highest life-term imprisonment and Taka 1 crore fine ...

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Which Sonar Bangla is our Sonar Bangla? 

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We are puzzled why after long years, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has become serious to rename West ...

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Terrorism is symptom not cause 

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Terrorism is terrible, and we must all be against terrorism to take roots. But unless we are ready to remove ...

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Extra-judicial killing is a form of terrorism and bad for public faith in police  

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Shahbagh Police Station OC Abu Bakr Siddiqui said a white Toyota car was found moving suspiciously near Paltan around ...

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Manila daily said it was our fault, and questioned why BB investigation stopped 

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The Manila Standard on September 16 has raised the critical question as to why the government of Bangladesh has ...

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Don`t ignore India`s Maoist terrorism, world`s fifth most powerful 

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The Communist Party of India (Maoist) is a Maoist insurgent Communist Party in India which aims to overthrow the ...

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America will regret building Israel as most powerful terrorist country against Muslims 

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The new military aid deal formalised by the United States and Israel on September 14 could serve to boost ...

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Govt has to make roads and rivers safe for people: Reckless driving is no excuse 

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As per several news agencies, in last 12 days accidents on roads and highways across the country killed at ...

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If Russia can bomb to save Assad, US and West can also bomb to finish Assad 

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As Russia is pounding Aleppo, the USA is arranging the UN Security Council meeting on Sunday to review what ...

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US must show courage of decisiveness for partition of Syria 

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As Russia backed Syrian government forces are making a major onslaught to capture the rebel held eastern part of ...

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Butchering of Syrian Muslims when America sleeps will have consequences 

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After five years of brutal conflict in which half the population has been forced from their homes, there is ...

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China is welcome, but we want competition for investment  

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The year 2016 marks the 41st anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Bangladesh and China. In the ...

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China`s investment is set to boost BD`s economy but we have to be ready 

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The landmark visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Dhaka ended in signing of 27 Agreements and MoUs for ...

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Assurance of the Chief Justice is very reassuring 

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It is very reassuring for the helpless people to know from the Chief Justice Mr SK Sinha that the ...

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Let it be known HC is there to do justice 

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The High Court has acquitted the Tangail schoolboy from Sakhipur after cancelling his two-year jail term that was awarded ...

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Trump represents businessman`s politics of gain, not politician`s politics of values  

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Many voters saw it as a historic breach of tradition when Donald J. Trump refused to say this week ...

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Anti-Corruption Commission must restrain pompous and greedy officials  

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The Anti-Corruption Commission's (ACC) move to collect information on the property ownership of individuals has sent panic to people ...

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India must know human rights must be protected for all or none  

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We have been shocked by attacks and destruction of homes and several temples of the members of the Hindu ...

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Punishing time lies ahead for Mr Trump to become President of all Americans 

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In a victory speech in New York on Wednesday, the President-elect Donald Trump vowed to unite the country following ...

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Chairman must start with corruption within Commission 

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It is generally known that Chairman of the Anti-Corruption Commission himself is honest. But that is no assurance of ...

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Govt cannot respond in any other way than police action 

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Violent incidents are gripping the nation on daily basis endangering public life. As the government remains busy with a ...

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Rohingyas are not outsiders: Suu Kyi must fight barbarism 

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Rohingya crisis has sparked form an intense crackdown by the Burmese military in which dozens of people have been ...

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Police must save themselves to be people`s police 

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The High Court on Monday issued a rule on concerned government authorities to explain in two weeks why they ...

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Forcing Rohingyas inhumanly to Bangladesh and need for strong response  

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The most recent spate of violence in Myanmar began in early October, when soldiers and police officers were killed ...

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If Assad can bomb people with Russia`s help, the West should help to bomb Assad 

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Syrian government forces appear to have taken the final move to take eastern Aleppo, which may in turn bring ...

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Shown arrested is illegal and disrespectful to court 

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It is now common knowledge that the police are under political pressure to see that accused in serious cases ...

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Like people of South Korea our people should be ready to fight corruption 

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Facing growing criticism of abuse of power South Korea's President Park Geun-hye has asked Parliament to help her find ...

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Violence and more violence is not the end of terrorism 

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The bullet-ridden bodies of Three Jubo League leaders of Natore discovered in Dinajpur, has once again placed the old ...

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Our corrupt ones are not even humble for looting public wealth 

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In the second half of 2016, the media has been often abuzz with impeachments of two female presidents in ...

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President`s high and impartial position must not be abused 

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The eight-member Court of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court presided over by the Chief Justice Mr. SK ...

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Russia is winning but for Assad there is no victory 

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We are just too appalled to follow the recent developments in Syria's Aleppo. Like many of Syria's prolonged battle ...

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Strong judiciary needs zero tolerance to cases abusing political power 

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The Chief Justice's statement on last Saturday, stating our state organs too busy in establishing supremacy over others is ...

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Netanyahu`s defiance of Security Council`s resolution is madness 

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Last Friday, the UN Security Council adopted a resolution that calls for a two-State solution based on the 1967 ...

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Ignoring facts and quoting figures justifies nothing 

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In releasing its report on the state of Bangladesh's economy, the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) yesterday identified the ...

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ACC`s `all out efforts` must begin with corruption at the top 

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Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) had so far proved ineffective, in containing corruption. The country is sinking in oceans of corruption ...

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The two-state solution must be implemented with or without Mr Trump 

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It was a conference held in the midst of heightening tension and looming political apprehensions over one of the ...

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Success of the judgement is to be seen in the behaviour of law enforcing agencies  

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Nazrul Islam, a panel mayor of Narayanganj City Corporation who was in good terms with Mayor Ivy Rahman, with ...

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People`s police can`t demand right to torture  

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Police demand for the repeal of the law that prohibits both mental and physical torture in custody by law ...

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As America keeps slipping away, China aspires to lead the world 

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Global image can irreparably be tainted if a head of state on purpose keeps delivering extreme authoritarian remarks. Furthermore, ...

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We praise Albright and others for their bold moral stand against Muslim hatred 

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Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and actress Mayim Bialik said they would register as Muslims if President Donald ...

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What Bangla Academy will do if police have to decide which books are to be in Book Fair 

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Ekushey Book Fair opened yesterday at Bangla Academy premises to continue till the end of the month. It is ...

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Police authorities must listen to President and Chief Justice to save police 

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The judicial investigation report on the clash between Santals and Gaibandha Police during an eviction drive in Gobindaganj upazila ...

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Muslim terrorists are a conspiracy against Muslims 

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A federal judge in New York ordered a stay on Donald Trump's deportation order for people who have arrived ...

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Refugee crisis being foolishly removed from international attention 

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