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  • Bangladesh: No matter who wins, it won’t be the people0

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    • December 30, 2018

    Serajul Islam Choudhury | Prothom Alo Dec 30, 2018 No matter who wins in this election, it won’t be the people. After all, no parties truly representative of the people have tangible presence in the elections. Those in power are seeking votes to come to power again. They were in the government for the last

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  • Bangladesh: ANFREL questions EC’s sincerity to hold transparent polls0

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    • December 23, 2018

    Staff Correspondent . Dhaka | Prothom Alo Dec 23, 2018  The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) has criticised Bangladesh’s election commission for creating hurdles for observers from home and abroad who were interested in monitoring the 30 December parliamentary polls. In a press statement issued on Sunday, ANFREL explained the reasons why it withdrew

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  • Little World Cup joy for Qatar workers0

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    • November 21, 2018

    AFP . Doha | Nov 21, 2018          Stonemasons Ojor and Raju take their lunch break sitting on a pavement near the smart central Doha complex they have helped build as Qatar prepares to host the 2022 World Cup in exactly four years’ time. “I made a mistake coming here,” says Ojor, 22, from Nepal.

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  • Bangladesh: Sudden rise in incidents of enforced disappearance: Odhikar0

    Oct 02, 2018        Fear that opposition leaders and activists may face repression, legal suits and be subjected to enforced disappearance has come true, says human rights group Odhikar. Incidents of enforced disappearance rose remarkably, and according to Odhikar, more than a half of such incidents recorded this year took place only in September. There were 30 cases

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  • Bangladesh environment: Sundarbans sanctuary extended, many lose livelihood0

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    • September 23, 2018

    UNB . Bagerhat | Sep 23, 2018        Biodiversity boundaries have been extended in the Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest. Experts expect the move will help boost all types of forest resources including wildlife, fisheries, and trees. The government imposes a ban on the collection of all types of wild resources from areas designated as

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  • Bangladesh: We want polls under a credible govt0

    Mizanur Rahman Khan | Aug 27, 2018   Prothom Alo        Political crisis like the one currently facing Bangladesh has ruined some strong nations, eminent jurist and one of the framers of the constitution Kamal Hossain has said. He called the announcement to form an election-time government in October a farcical statement and also questioned the legitimacy

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  • Bangladesh: Quota reformers suffer0

    Staff Correspondent . Dhaka | Prothom Alo English       Quota reform campaigners are leading a miserable life as many have been mercilessly beaten by Bangladesh Chhatra League men while some have been arrested by the police. Those who had been beaten were even denied proper treatment at the public hospitals. A few others have gone into hiding.

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