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  • ‘Bangladesh democratic situation declining’0

    Prothom Alo English Desk 05 Apr 2021 On 10 November 1987, Awami Jubo League (AJL) leader Nur Hossain, who imprinted his bare chest and back with the slogans ‘Free democracy’ and ‘Down with autocracy’, embraced martyrdom in police firing File Photo The democratic situation in Bangladesh is declining as the country’s position in the liberal

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  • Human rights in Sri Lanka: Why no moral stance on the question of genocide?0

    Prothom Alo Kamal Ahmed 24 Mar 2021 The Tamil prisoners were massacred in Welikade in July 1983. Colombo Telegraph It happened just as apprehended. Actually, there had been such speculations in Geneva, London and Geneva over the last few days. Bangladesh voted against the proposal to give the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

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  • Anti-Modi Protests in Bangladesh0

    Clashes break out in Baitul Mukarram area Prothom Alo Staff Correspondent Dhaka 26 Mar 2021 Clashes break out at Baitul Mukarram areaHasan Raja Baitul Mukarram National Mosque area has turned into a battleground as clashes erupt between devotees and ruling party men on Friday afternoon. The clashes broke out as a section of devotees had

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  • Bangladesh: Backtracking on the aspirations for democracy0

    Bangladesh is about to commemorate 50 years of independence. The golden jubilee is a milestone that calls for an evaluation of the nation’s long journey. Two researchers have evaluated where Bangladesh stands today as a state. This is the second for a four-part series Prothom Alo Ali Riaz Saimum Parvez 19 Mar 2021 Bangladesh was

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  • India, Japan offered strategic deep-sea port by Sri Lanka0

    Prothom Alo Agence France-Presse. Colombo | Mar 02,2021 Indian Air Force’s Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) aerobatic team ‘Sarang’ perform during a rehearsal ahead of 70th anniversary celebrations of the Sri Lankan Air Force in Colombo on March 1, 2021.- AFP photo Sri Lanka will offer a strategically located deep-sea port to India and Japan, an

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  • Bangladesh: Writer Mushtaq tortured to death in jail: Mirza Fakrul0

    • Blog
    • February 26, 2021

    Prothom Alo Staff Correspondent 26 Feb 2021 Writer Mushtaq Ahmed, 53, detained in Kashimpur jail under the lawsuit of Digital Security Act (DSA), died on Thursday BNP’s general secretary Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir alleged that detained writer Mushtaq Ahmed was tortured to death in the prison. He said the state power is involved in the

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  • Rohingya repatriation: Bangladesh still wants to keep confidence in China0

    • Blog
    • February 4, 2021

    Foreign minister AK Abdul Momem said, “We have confidence in China. They have come forward to take initiative. Some progress has been made.” Prothom Alo Diplomatic Correspondent Dhaka 4 February 2021 Rohingya exodus from their homeland, making their way to Bangladesh Reuters file photo As in earlier times, due to China’s veto, the United Nations Security

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  • Bangladesh: Rohingya relocation: Another 1778 reach Bhasan Char0

    • Blog
    • January 29, 2021

    Prothom Alo Staff Correspondent Chattogram 29 January 2021 Rohingyas reach Bhasan Char on Friday afternoon in the third phase of relocationJewel Shill The batch of Rohingyas in the third phase of relocation reached Bhasan Char in Noakhali around 12:00pm Friday. They were taken from the Chattogram Boat Club in four vessels to Bhasan Char. The

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  • If Pakistan wants to be Bangladesh’s friend0

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    • January 22, 2021

    Japan’s relations with China and Korea are an example before Bangladesh of how to take relations ahead from past brutalities of war. Germany and Israel are another example. The Queen of England apologised for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. All these are nothing but expressions of the sincere desire to take relations forward in light of

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  • India bars Serum Institute from exporting vaccines0

    Serum Institute is also negotiating bilateral agreements with individual countries including Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia and Morocco, Poonawalla said Prothom Alo UNB/AP     New Delhi January 2021 An employee in personal protective equipment (PPE) removes vials of AstraZeneca’s COVISHIELD, coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine from a visual inspection machine inside a lab at Serum Institute of India,

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  • Trump awards highest military decoration of US to Narendra Modi0

    • Blog
    • December 22, 2020

    The citation with the award states: For exceptionally meritorious service as the Prime Minister of the Republic of India from May 2014 to August 2020 Prothom Alo IANS New Delhi/Washington 22 December 2020 Indian prime minister Narendra Modi (L) and US president Donald Trump shakes hands as they speak during a bilateral meeting in Biarritz,

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  • Rohingya issue: Does no one have any interests in Bangladesh?0

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    • December 19, 2020

    Prothom Alo AKM Zakaria 19 December 2020 Talks on the Rohingya crisis now all revolve around Bhasan Char. We are busy debating and discussing on whether a section of them should be relocated to the island or not. We are moving away from the actual focus of getting them back to their own homeland in

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  • India plans dam on Brahmaputra to offset Chinese construction upstream0

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    • December 1, 2020

    In Bangladesh, Sheikh Rokon, secretary general of environment campaigners Riverine People, said multilateral discussion should be held before China builds any dams Prothom Alo Reuters New Delhi 1 December 2020 Map of the Yarlung Tsangpo river watershed which drains the north slope of the Himalayas. The Yarlung Tsangpo is sometimes considered the upper section of

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  • Why so hesitant to condemn Myanmar?0

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    • November 21, 2020

    India, Japan and 29 other countries abstained from voting on a United Nations resolution against Myanmar while China and 8 other countries voted against it Prothom Alo Kamal Ahmed 21 November 2020 United Nations adopts resolution for urgent solution of Rohingya crisis Permanent mission of Bangladesh to the United Nations website The United Nations General

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