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Shades of Independence

FOR a young student or a professional today, life should be so much more than being stuck inside a room and playing play station or an x-box, flipping through TV channels or trying to synchronies dates and time on the electronic organizer. With the rapid changing and shifting of statuses on Face book and updating the world with their life-changing decisions on Twitter, it sure is clear, that the generation today is all for a digital nation. Of course, on the other side of things, there are those who face the harsh realities of this cruel world slightly more than others, forcing them to work in warehouses, coal-mines, pull rickshaws on the street and do so much more so as to survive. Despite the ever-growing social and economical gaps between the two worlds of young people living in this country filled with conflicts, each and every one of them still dares to dream of making lives better. Continue reading

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Yunus ‘removed’

Central Bank issues letter to Grameen Bank; Grameen terms it a legal issue, insists the Nobel hero still holds office

Dr Muhammad Yunus, the man who brought a Nobel Prize for Bangladesh, and the most celebrated living Bangladeshi around the globe, was unceremoniously relieved of his duties at Grameen Bank yesterday through a Bangladesh Bank letter. Continue reading

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HC : Deploy police, protect Mahasthangarh

This December 7, 2010 photo shows workers digging in the premises of Mahasthangarh for the building of a multi-storey complex.

The High Court on Thursday ordered police deployment to protect the archeological heritage of Mahasthangarh.

Deploy Rab (Rapid Action Battalion), if necessary, the HC bench of Justice AHM Shamsuddin Chowdhury Manik and Justice Sheikh Md Zakir Hossain ordered. Continue reading


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Mubarak backers open fire at protesters

An Egyptian army soldier tries to contain thousands of pro-government supporters of President Hosni Mubarak pushing their way towards Tahrir square past a military check point in central Cairo February 2.

Supporters of President Hosni Mubarak opened fire on Thursday on protesters camped out in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, wounding at least seven, witnesses said.

 Al Arabiya television quoted a doctor at the scene as saying one protester was killed when a barrage of gunfire rang out across the square at around 0400 am (9 p.m. EST Wednesday). Another witness said as many as 15 people had been wounded. Continue reading


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Mayhem in Munshiganj

Cop killed, 100 others injured as over 30,000 people stage violent protest against airport on Arial Beel

Police and people protesting the proposed Bangabandhu International Airport on Arial Beel are locked in a battle on Dhaka-Mawa highway in Munshiganj yesterday.Photo: Shawkat Jamil

A policeman was killed and about 100 others were injured when people protesting the proposed Bangabandhu International Airport on Arial Beel locked in series of clashes with police on Dhaka-Mawa highway in Munshiganj yesterday.

Doctors declared Sub-Inspector Motiur Rahman, 53, dead when he was rushed to Mitford Hospital with critical injuries from the clashes.

The demonstrators torched a police outpost and a journalist’s motorcycle at Hashara, Sreenagar.

The Arial Beel Rakkha Committee enforced blockade on the highway around 9:00am as per its announcement on January 26. Continue reading


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Court scraps ‘eve teasing’ term

The High Court has ordered the use of the term ‘sexual harassment’ instead of ‘eve teasing’ in all government documents, legislation and reports.

In a ruling on Wednesday the bench of judges Imman Ali and Sheikh Hasan Arif also ordered that harassment through SMS, MMS, email and phone be considered as sexual harassment.
The ruling followed a writ petition filed by women’s rights group Bangladesh Mohila Ainjibi Samity on Nov 2 last year.

The court also ordered the formation of cells in every police station to supervise activities in preventing sexual harassment. The cells will have to submit reports to the District Development Committees every month. Continue reading


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Stop scrapping ships

The High Court orders govt, asks port authorities to probe if any court guideline for safety violated

The campaign to ensure safety for workers at ship-breaking yards apparently had little impact. This photo taken in Chittagong yesterday shows workers doing the heavy lifting without even shoes

The High Court yesterday issued a suo moto rule directing the government to stop all kinds of scrapping of ships in the country until further order. The HC order came against the backdrop of another explosion on a ship at a ship-breaking yard in Sitakunda that killed four workers on Tuesday. Continue reading


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