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Al Nayeem Jubaer arrested over Facebook post


January 31st, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Dhaka, Jan 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A 19-year-old student has been arrested by the Bangladeshi police for posting obscene comments about the father of the country’s Prime Minister. The police say Al Nayeem ... Read more...

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Hasina for Islam as Bangladesh’s state religion


May 31st, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 31 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed herself in favour of retaining Islam as the state religion, moving away from the secular provisions in the ... Read more...

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Bangladesh observes Ziaur Rahman’s death anniversary


May 30th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 30 (IANS) Bangladesh is Monday observing the 30th anniversary of the assassination of president Ziaur Rahman, the war of independence hero whose role as the military strongman changed ... Read more...

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India only friend of Hasina government: Opposition leader


May 13th, 2011 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 13 (IANS) A senior leader of the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has said that India was "the only friend" of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and ... Read more...

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Bangladesh observes formation of provisional government


April 17th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 17 (IANS) Bangladesh Sunday observed the formation of its provisional government when its elected leaders hoisted the flag for the first time.Those elected from then East Pakistan in ... Read more...

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Bangladesh asks Canada to deport Mujib killer


February 21st, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 21 (IANS) Bangladesh has asked Canada to deport a former army colonel who is one of the six fugitive convicts in the 1975 assassination of Bangladesh's founding president Sheikh ... Read more...

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‘No tickets’, so Khaleda Zia skips World Cup opening


February 18th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 18 (IANS) Bangladesh opposition leader and former prime minister Khaleda Zia stayed away from the opening ceremony of the Cricket World Cup. Her office said she got "only an ... Read more...

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1975 Dhaka killings: Government may appeal against accused


January 11th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 11 (IANS) The Bangladesh Supreme Court Tuesday allowed the government to appeal against the acquittal of those accused of gunning down four top leaders of the freedom movement in ... Read more...

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We can’t forget Indians’ sacrifices for us: Bangladesh minister


November 11th, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 11 (IANS) Bangladesh cannot forget the sacrifices made by Indians to help it gain independence in 1971 and the two countries need to work together to resolve issues, visiting Bangladeshi ... Read more...

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`Secularism’ to be restored in Bangladesh constitution


October 19th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 19 (IANS) Bangladesh will shortly restore the word 'secularism' in its constitution. However, it will remain an Islamic state, allowing functioning of religion-based parties, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has ... Read more...

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Bangladesh mourns its founder’s killing


August 15th, 2010 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 15 (IANS) Bangladesh Sunday observed the National Mourning Day to mark the death anniversary of its founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman who was killed in a military-led putsch on this ... Read more...

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Court restores `secularism’ in Bangladesh constitution (Lead)


July 29th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 29 (IANS) In a far-reaching move, Bangladesh's Supreme Court has restored 'secularism' in the country's constitution. It has also denounced the declaration of martial law in the past and ... Read more...

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Dhaka court restores ’secularism’ in constitution


July 29th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 29 (IANS) Bangladesh's Supreme Court has restored 'secularism' as one of the basic tenets in the country's 1972 constitution. In a 186-page ruling announced Wednesday, the appellate division ... Read more...

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Will Rajiv Gandhi’s vision for SAARC be achieved at Thimpu?


April 28th, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by ANI
By I. Ramamohan RaoNew Delhi, Apr 28 (ANI): The first summit of the South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation in 1985 saw the enthusiastic participation of Rajiv Gandhi, who had just ... Read more...

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Five killers of Bangladesh’s founding father hanged (Second Lead)


January 28th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 28 (IANS) Nearly 35 years after Bangladesh's founding father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was assassinated, five army officers who were among those convicted for the killing were hanged at Dhaka ... Read more...

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Three Mujib killers on death row seek clemency (Lead)


January 9th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 9 (IANS) Three of the five former Bangladesh Army officers sentenced to death for the 1975 murder of the country's founding father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Saturday sought clemency from ... Read more...

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Three Mujib killers on death row seek clemency


January 9th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 9 (IANS) Three of the five former Bangladesh Army officers convicted and sentenced to death for the 1975 murder of the country's founding father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Saturday sought ... Read more...

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Reviving Bangladesh’s secular polity: Impact for subcontinent (Comment)


January 9th, 2010 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
By Amulya Ganguli The rekindling of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's secularism in Bangladesh will mark a dramatic transformation from the present doom-laden atmosphere of terrorism in the subcontinent as well as in the ... Read more...

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Court issues death warrants for five Mujib killers


January 3rd, 2010 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 3 (DPA) A Dhaka court Sunday issued death warrants against five former army officers convicted in the assassination of Bangladesh's founding President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, court officials said. District and sessions ... Read more...

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After Canada, Dhaka moves US to get Mujib killer


December 2nd, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 2 (IANS) Bangladesh has moved the US authorities through the Interpol to secure the custody of a former army officer convicted for murdering the country's founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The ... Read more...

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Mujib killers to seek death verdict review


November 20th, 2009 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 20 (IANS) Lawyers for five former Bangladesh Army officers have sought a review of the Supreme court verdict handing them the death sentence for killing the country's founding father Sheikh ... Read more...

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12 to die for killing Bangladesh’s founding father Mujib (Lead)


November 19th, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 19 (IANS) Bangladesh's Supreme Court Thursday rejected appeals of five former army officers and confirmed death sentence on seven others, who are living abroad, for killing the country's founding ... Read more...

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12 sentenced to death for Mujib’s murder


November 19th, 2009 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 19 (IANS) Twelve people were given the death sentence Thursday for the murder of Bangladesh's founding father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family members 34 years ago, the country's Supreme ... Read more...

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Tight security as verdict on Mujib’s killers Thursday


November 15th, 2009 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 15 (IANS) The security at Bangladesh's Supreme Court was beefed up Sunday, ahead of the verdict due Thursday in the trial over the assassination of the country's founding father ... Read more...

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Bangladesh cabinet approves lifelong protection for Hasina, family (Lead)


July 28th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 28 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, her sister Rehana and their children will get Special Security Force (SSF) protection in view of threats to their lives, as per ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves special lifelong protection for Hasina, family


July 28th, 2009 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 28 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, her sister Rehana and their children will get Special Security Force (SSF) protection in view of threats to their lives as per ... Read more...

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Murmurs of dissent as Hasina re-elected Awami League chief


July 25th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 25 (IANS) Muffled complaints of absence of intra-party democracy surfaced as Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was elected president of the country's ruling Awami League for the seventh time, ... Read more...

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Dhaka park where Pakistan army surrendered to have memorials


July 9th, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 9 IANS) Suhrawardy Udyan, the huge park in the heart of the national capital where the Pakistan Army surrendered to the Indian and Bangladeshi forces in 1971, is set to ... Read more...

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Dhaka to enact law to better protect Hasina


June 24th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 24 (IANS) Bangladesh is to enact a law that would provide more security personnel to protect Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and other family members of the country's founding father ... Read more...

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Dhaka seeks London’s support for 1971 war crimes prosecutions


May 31st, 2009 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 31 (DPA) Dhaka Sunday sought documentary support from London to prosecute Bangladesh's 1971 war crimes suspects. Foreign Minister Dipu Moni has been campaigning worldwide for support in bringing to book ... Read more...

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Bangladesh PM’s husband dead


May 9th, 2009 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 9 (IANS) M.A. Wazed Miah, husband of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, died Saturday after a prolonged illness. He was 67. Hasina was at his bedside when the end came ... Read more...

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Secularism to go with bismillah in Bangladesh constitution (Lead, Superseding earlier story)


May 8th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 8 (IANS) Bangladesh is planning to restore 'secularism', one of the four original principles of state policy, in its constitution but will also retain the Quranic expression 'bismillah', says ... Read more...

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Dhaka to revert to 1973 act for `war criminals’ trial


March 26th, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 26 (IANS) Bangladesh will revert to a 1973 act to resume trial against those who collaborated with the Pakistan government during the freedom movement and are referred to as ... Read more...

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Zillur Rahman is new Bangladesh president (Lead)


February 11th, 2009 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 11 (IANS) Veteran Awami League politican Zillur Rahman will be sworn in as Bangladesh's 19th president Thursday, the Election Commission announced Wednesday. He was declared elected unopposed. Rahman is slated to ... Read more...

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Hasina moves to speed up Mujib murder trial


January 15th, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 15 (IANS) Two new Supreme Court judges are being appointed by the Sheikh Hasina government for speedy trial in the assassination of Bangladesh's founding father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, media reports ... Read more...

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