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  • Assam gives rise to fresh apprehensions0

    Prothom Alo Altaf Parvez 01 Oct 2021 Students protest against attack on minority Muslims during eviction drive in AssamAFP There was a time that many people in Bangladesh would consider the situation in Arakan as Myanmar’s ‘internal affair’. They may say the same about Assam’s situation now. But those who look a little ahead into

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  • Bangladesh: Stop misusing phone-hacking technology0

    Kamal Ahmed 20 Aug 2021 Illustration Reuters Bangladesh and phone hacking has caught the headlines again. Israeli newspaper Haaretz has reported that the Israeli company Cellebrite has decided to stop selling its phone-hacking technology to Bangladesh out of concern for human rights and privacy violations. This news has come at a time when there is

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  • India: RSS’ ‘mixed feelings’ over BJP’s Bengal poll debacle0

    Prothom Alo Bangladesh IANS Kolkata 05 May 2021 The RSS wants the BJP leadership to do a ‘thorough introspection’ over the landslide victory secured by the Trinamool Congress in West Bengal and specially focus on the merit of inducting many Trinamool deserters. A quick review by RSS leaders in West Bengal and its top leadership

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  • Why do Bangladeshis go to India?0

    Prothom Alo Muhammad Fouzul Kabir Khan Published: 23 Apr 2021, 06:55 Some 1.5 million Bangladeshis were issued Indian visas during normal times in 2019. This is 20 per cent of all visas issued to foreigners to enter India and the highest among all Indian missions abroad. Yet even just a few years ago, around 600,000

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  • Amit Shah’s anti-Bangladesh comments are unacceptable0

    Prothom Alo Md Touhid Hossain  20 Apr 2021 Bangladesh foreign minister AK Abdul Momen (L) and Indian home minister Amit Shah Thanks to our honourable foreign minister for giving a befitting response to unwarranted comments made by the Indian home minister Amit Shah. From time to time, negative and offensive remarks made by Amit Shah

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  • John Kerry appeals to Bangladesh to stop coal- fired power plant near mangrove forest0

     April 14, 2021 Share on WhatsApp By Raheed Ejaz/ Prothom Alo Dhaka, April 14 The Bangladesh government has taken up various initiatives to protect the Sundarbans mangrove forests. But at the same time, it is setting up a coal-fired power plant at Rampal near the forests. Experts have repeatedly said that the power plant will

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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

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    • 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

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    • 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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