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  • Election Commission's Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed

    EC assures of probing violence reports

    Election Commission (EC) has assured of investigating all incidents of violence during today’s general election that saw deaths of at least 17 people.

  • 3 shot in Ctg BCL infighting

    Three persons are shot during a clash between two factions of Bangladesh Chhatra League on Chittagong College campus in the port city.

  • 1 killed in Mathbaria AL factional clash

    A man is killed and five others are injured as two factions of local Awami League locked into clashes over establishing supremacy in Mathbaria upazila of Pirojpur.

  • Aslam Chowdhury

    Violence case: BNP’s Aslam to be quizzed at jail gate

    A Chittagong court orders police to quiz BNP Joint Secretary General Aslam Chowdhury at the jail gate in an explosive case.

  • Law enforcers behind disappearances: Khaleda

    BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia says the law enforcers including Rab and police members, who were involved in the incidents of forced disappearances and killings, will be brought to justice.

  • Journalist Shawkat Mahmud freed on bail

    Journalist Shawkat Mahmud is released on bail from Kashimpur Jail in Gazipur.

  • Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir

    Fakhrul gets bail in Paltan arson case

    A Dhaka court grants bail to BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in an arson case filed with Paltan Police Station.

  • Charges pressed against Fakhrul, 42 others in arson case

    Police presses charges against BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and 42 others in an arson case filed with Paltan Police Station.

  • AL men rampage at Ctg party office over UP nomination

    Supporters of nomination hopefuls go on rampage and vandalised local Awami League office in Chittagong ahead of the upcoming union parishad elections.

  • Trends and patterns

    Political violence remains inseparable from Bangladeshi politics and election violence is an integral part of that violence.

  • Charges against Fakhrul, Moudud, 34 other BNP men accepted

    A Dhaka court takes cognisance of charges against BNP’s senior leaders Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, Moudud Ahmed and 34 other party men for hurling crude bombs at policemen in March 2013.

  • Workers Party leader shot dead in Pabna

    A local leader of Workers Party of Bangladesh is shot dead allegedly by outlaws in Atghoria upazila of Pabna this evening.

  • No time to rest

    Ilias Biswas cannot afford to stay at home.

  • Living with old memories

    For 91 days from January 5 to April 5 last year, there was hardly a single day when innocent people were not burnt to death or injured in arson attacks on public transports. Some lost their loved ones, others their lone bread earners during the longest spell of horror allegedly carried out by the BNP-led coalition, protesting the January 5, 2014, elections.

  • Opinion: Cutting the head to cure headache?

    It’s been a week since the government has blocked public access to several social media and Internet applications...

  • US deplores violence over Dhaka city polls

    The United States today deplored political violence surrounding the city elections in Dhaka, and called on all of those involved in the elections to uphold their responsibility to ensure the polls are free, fair, and non-violent.

  • Bangladesh political impasse impeding economic progress: US

    The United States has said the violent political impasse in Bangladesh unfortunately is impeding the economic progress

  • Khaleda blames violence on the AL

    ON Tuesday, foreign diplomats, including the US and EU ambassadors in Dhaka, met with BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia at her Gulshan office. Reiterating their urgent concerns about violence against innocent citizens of Bangladesh, the diplomats urged Khaleda to ensure that the violence resulting from her movement comes to an end.

  • The idea of hope in times of despair

    FARIA was only sixteen and like any other teenager, had dreams, innocent aspirations and hopes. On Facebook, she shared her moments of happiness, optimism and confusion, but rarely her despair. Her father's world revolved around her happiness and he had a promise to keep -- a trip to Cox's Bazaar after Faria turns sixteen. Seemingly oblivious of any hazard, he decided to take the long journey with his wife and daughter from Jessore to the sea resort by bus, the only means of transport he could afford.

  • 7 vehicles torched; 3 injured

    Miscreants torch seven vehicles in Dhaka and elsewhere leaving three injured

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    The worrisome public order

    THE cynics in the current hyper-charged socio-political situation would say that “the banality of evil” has come home to us with a strange poignancy.

  • Many of us alive have long been dead

    THE cultural activists in the country did their bit last Sunday when they accompanied the families of those who had died in political violence and hung a list of 54 victims in front of BNP chairperson's Gulshan office.

  • Feni land office torched, UP chairman held

    Miscreants set fire to a land office in Chhagalnaiya upazila of Feni

  • Militancy is creeping in ominously

    With the BNP-Jamaat allies continuing to enforce blockade and hartal for the 44th day on February 18, the country has descended into deep chaos, uncertainty and unimaginable distress. We have got to be worried and perturbed after witnessing the scale of tragedies, lives lost by burning, destruction and losses inflicted on the economy in a free Bangladesh that we liberated at the cost 3 million lives. Since January 6, the country, from Teknaf to Tetulia, has turned into a theatre of unabated violence and destruction.

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    Politics of violence: Probable remedy

    THE number one priority for any human being is safety of life and property. People live in a society and even form a state basically from that desire. Formation of government and financing of the same are borne by the people with the expectation that they would receive protection.

  • UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

    UN chief urges de-escalation of Bangladesh situation

    United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon today urged Bangladesh to find a tangible way for de-escalating the ongoing political situation

  • No talks until violence stops, AL tells EU team

    Ruling Awami League tells the visiting European Union parliamentary delegation that the party does not sit in a dialogue with BNP until the ongoing violence stops

  • No talks until violence stops, AL tells EU team

    Ruling Awami League the visiting European Union parliamentary delegation that the party will not sit in a dialogue with BNP until the ongoing violence stops

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    Political violence: A threat to national security

    POLITICAL violence has plunged the nation into a vortex of uncertainty. As the BNP-JI led 20-party alliance's agitation continues, there is widespread despair in the minds of the ordinary citizen. We never saw the kind of senseless violence that we are witnessing now. A new element introduced this time is petrol bomb.

  • Take steps to stop violence, HC tells govt

    Bangladesh High Court asks government to take steps to stop violence in the name of hartal and blockade