U.S. embassy statement

DHAKA, Oct. 27 (nsnewswire) — America continues to urge the major parties in Bangladesh to engage in constructive dialogue to find an agreed way forward to hold free, fair and credible elections. Ambassador Mozena said he is encouraged by developments, including most recently the telephone conversation between Prime Minister Hasina and Begum Zia, and hopes […]

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Three dead, scores injured in Bangladeshi hartal violence

DHAKA, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) — At least three politicians were dead and scores including cops injured in stray incidents of violence in the early hours of Bangladesh’s opposition enforced countrywide 60-hour non-stop strike which began on Sunday morning, sources said. They said a leader of ex-Prime Minister Khaleda Zia’s Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) was killed […]

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Journalist attached to Bangladesh PM office gets death threat

DHAKA, Oct. 27 (nsnewswire) — The  son of Attorney General Mahbubey Alam has received a death threat after his daughter was similarly threatened a few days ago, bdnews24.com reported Sunday.  A general diary was filed with the Uttara (west) Police Station on Sunday in this connection. The Attorney General’s son, Sumon Mahbub, is bdnews24.com correspondent […]

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অ্যাটর্নি জেনারেলের ছেলে সাংবাদিক সুমন মাহবুবকে হত্যার হুমকি

পিটিবিনিউজ২৪.কম ; রাষ্ট্রের সর্বোচ্চ আইন কর্মকর্তা অ্যাটর্নি জেনারেল মাহবুবে আলমের ছেলে সাংবাদিক সুমন মাহবুবকে হত্যার হুমকি দিয়ে প্রতীকি কাফনের কাপড় পাঠিয়েছে দুর্বৃত্তরা। ডাকযোগে পাঠানো হুমকি সংবলিত চিঠি ও এক টুকরো কাফনের কাপড় আজ রোববার দুপুরে সুমনের হস্তগত হয়েছে। এ ঘটনায় প্রশাসনের কাছে জীবনের নিরাপত্তা চেয়ে ও ঘটনার বর্ণনা দিয়ে রাজধানীর উত্তরা (পশ্চিম) থানায় একটি সাধারণ […]

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Online ‘Halal’ sex shop opens in Turkey

By James Reynolds and Zeynep Erdim BBC News, Istanbul. The front page of the Helal Sex Shop website is designed not to give fright. It features separate, generic silhouettes of a man and a woman in a headscarf. Browsers are directed to different pages for men and women. They are offered a range of condoms, […]

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Unnayan Onneshan: Bangladesh faces major structural weakness

DHAKA, Oct. 26 (nsnewswire) — The Unnayan Onneshan, an independent multidisciplinary think-tank, in its latest monthly economic update reveals that the country’s terms of trade have been deteriorating unabated, reflecting a major structural weakness of the economy. The terms of trade, the value of exports relative to that of imports, reached at 70.1 percent in […]

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Indian onion selling at Rs 45 in Bangladesh

New Delhi: Though onion prices have shot through the roof in India, it is selling at much cheaper price in the neighbouring Bangladesh. As per a national news daily, onions are selling at Rs 45 in Bangladesh, while onion prices continue to reign at as much as Rs 100 a kg in major cities in […]

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Bangladesh politics focused on 2 moms, and 2 sons

By JULHAS ALAM Associated Press, DHAKA, Bangladesh—The future of Bangladesh depends on two men who don’t live there, both heirs apparent to the South Asian nation’s most powerful political dynasties. One is a technology consultant who lives in the U.S. with his American wife and young daughter. The other is reportedly studying for a law […]

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Bangladesh PM calls opposition for dialogue, withdrawal of 60-hour strike

DHAKA, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) — Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasian and her arch rival Khaleda Zia held phone talks on Saturday, the first direct conversation between the two leaders of the South Asian country’s politics since January, 2009 when her cabinet took oath of office. They held talks to pave the way for dialogue between […]

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