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  • Bangladesh Election: Mother of four ‘gang-raped by AL men’ for voting for opposition BNP0

    Mother of four ‘gang-raped by AL men’ The Daily Star   1 January  2019 Victim claims she was targeted for voting for ‘sheaf of paddy’ Our Correspondent, Noakhali A mother of four was gang-raped in Noakhali’s Subarnachar early yesterday allegedly by 10 to 12 Awami League activists. The 35-year-old woman, who was being treated at Noakhali

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  • Election violence – Bangladesh0

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    • December 26, 2018

    The Daily Star  December 27, 2018  No end in sight to violence Pabna-4 BNP candidate stabbed, flown to Dhaka; Fakhrul’s wife alleges threats from AL men  953     Stabbed BNP candidate for Pabna-4 Habibur Rahman Habib is being taken to hospital after alleged Awami League men attacked him and his supporters on Alhaj School ground in

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  • The Quest for Finding Bangladesh0

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    • November 21, 2018

     November 19, 2018 The Quest for Finding Bangladesh Ishwaripur Rajbari, Shyamnagar, Khulna. Adnan M S Fakir Scotland has its Loch Ness, China, its assortment of dragons, and India, a whole consort of mythological beings that have delved into their culture and identity. What do we have from our ancient histories that form an integral part

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  • INDIA-MALDIVES RELATIONS; Significance of Modi’s visit0

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    • November 21, 2018

    The Daily Star November 21, 2018 PM Narendra Modi (left) with Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih. PHOTO: AFP Pallab Bhattacharya Resilience and renewal—these two words at the beginning of the joint statement issued after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dialogue with Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in Male on November 17 succinctly captured the essence

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  • ‘In Bangladesh, democracy was not allowed to take root’0

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    • November 21, 2018

    The Daily Star November 21, 2018 Sultana Kamal. Photo: Anisur Rahman Eresh Omar Jamal Sultana Kamal, lawyer and human rights activist, member of CPD board of trustees, former Executive Director of Ain o Salish Kendra, and former advisor to the caretaker government of Bangladesh, talks to Eresh Omar Jamal of The Daily Star about the upcoming national elections and

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  • TRIBUTE TO KULDIP NAYAR; Journalism’s guiding light0

     August 23, 2018    Daily Star Journalism’s guiding light Kuldip Nayar. File photo taken from The Statesman/ANN Mahfuz Anam With the passing away of veteran journalist Kuldip Nayar Bangladesh has lost a sincere and lifelong friend, India has lost a conscience keeper for secular values, Pakistan has lost an untiring voice for greater understanding between

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  • Bangladesh: The rise and silencing of a mass student movement0

    How did the protests begin? What made it expand in such a short time? And finally, why did it die out? The following is a day-to-day breakdown of the protests created solely based on reports published in The Daily Star from July 29 to August 7. August 10, 2018 Timeline Day 1 July 29: A

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  • Bangladesh: Justice for Shahidul Alam0

    August 08, 2018 The Daily Star Shahidul Alam. Photo Courtesy: Rahnuma Ahmed Mahfuz Anam Who is this man whose arrest has sparked outrage and condemnation from global bodies and media, including Amnesty International, Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), PEN International, SAMDEN (South Asia Media Defenders Network) and publications such as the Guardian, The Washington Post

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  • Bangladesh police: Beating suspects not crimes0

    Md Shahnawaz Khan Chandan  26 July 2018 Photo: Kazi Tahsin Agaz Apurbo (staged) “Mother, seek mercy for me from the Prime Minister. Tell her that I am a regular student and that I am not involved with any political party. Please entreat her to revoke my remand. Please tell them not to beat me.” This

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  • Bangladesh Elections: Commentary: One day does not an election make0

    Md Jahangir Alam, Awami League nominated mayor candidate in Gazipur City Corporation elections, shows V-sign for victory in a post-polls reaction at the office of Gazipur returning officer on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Photo: Palash Khan Mahfuz Anam, Editor the Daily Star, Bangladesh June 29, 2018 The much-awaited Gazipur city election is over, the “we-knew-it-from-before”

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  • Bangladesh: Yaba invasion -1: Hostage to Myanmar0

      Daily Star; Bangladesh May 12, 2018 Inam Ahmed and Shakhawat Liton       It’s called crazy medicine. Produced in Myanmar, the dangerous drug very easily crosses the border and reaches cities, towns and villages of Bangladesh through various channels — sometimes in full knowledge of law enforcers. It now seems unstoppable and is poised

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  • Rohingya genocide; We’ll fight for you – 2 Nobel Peace laureates tell Rohingyas0

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    • February 27, 2018

    Nobel Peace laureates Tawakkol Karman of Yemen and Mairead Maguire of Northern Ireland cannot hold back tears as they comfort Rohingya refugees near the border in Ghundhum of Bandarban’s Naikkhangchhari upazila yesterday. Photo: Star Staff Correspondent The visiting Nobel Peace laureates have promised Rohingya women to be their voice and pursue justice on their behalf.

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  • Rohingya repatriation – A trick Dhaka fell for0

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    • February 16, 2018

    Rohingya repatriation delayed as the govt agrees to Naypyidaw’s demand for Family-wise list; Myanmar still blames it on Bangladesh Porimol Palma   16/2/2018 The repatriation of Rohingyas was supposed to begin last month as per an agreement signed by Bangladesh and Myanmar, but a pre-condition set at the eleventh hour held up the process. A bilateral

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