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Jamaat threat to Bangladesh’s democracy, progress: US congressman

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DHAKA: An influential US Congressman has said the United States stands with the Bangladeshi people seeking free, fair and safe democratic elections but cautioned that Islamist groups like Jamaat-e-Islami pose a great threat to the country’s democracy and progress.“Bangladesh is a young democracy that struggles with radical groups attempting to subvert Bangladesh’s progress all while seeking political power for themselves,” Congressman Jim Banks (R-Indiana) told a discussion in...
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PM pays homage to martyred intellectuals

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DHAKA: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today paid rich tributes to the martyred intellectuals on the occasion of the Martyred
Intellectuals Day.The premier paid the homage by placing a wreath at the Martyred Intellectuals Memorial at Mirpur in the city this morning.After placing the wreath, she...
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CEC alerts lawmen against repetition of 2014-like situation

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DHAKA – Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda yesterday asked the law enforcement agencies to remain alert against any possible attempt to create a 2014-like situation centring the national election slated for December 30.
“Security strategy should be taken up keeping in mind the...
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BNP comes down heavy on CEC

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BNP has come down heavily on Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda for apparently not doing any-thing about the attacks on the party's election campaigns.
"We think he (CEC) is helpless and really embarrassed because he cannot do anything," BNP Vice-Chairman Selima Rahman told...
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New bench formed to hear Khaleda’s candidature pleas

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Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain on Wednesday formed a new bench to hear the petition over BNP chair-person Khaleda Zia's candidature in all the three constituencies she submitted nomination papers to contest the upcoming national election.
The Chief Justice formed the one-member...
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