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Convener of Peoples’ Solidarity Movement (Gonosonghoti Andolon) Zonayed Saki has urged the countrymen to boycott both the ruling Awami League and its arch rival BNP as they have resorted to the politics of dynasty and revenge.

 

The struggle between the two Begums for the mastery of Bangladesh becomes ever so sharper with the Awami League government of Sheikh Hasina according its approval to the filing of sedition charges against the BNP leader, Begum Khaleda.

 

Following some recent unprecedented violent incidents in the country, like bomb attacks on Shia Muslim community in Old Dhaka, continuous fatal attacks on free thinkers or bloggers, in which local and foreign Islamic radical groups are reportedly directly involved, time has come for the Bangladesh government to seriously think of the Rohingya refugee issue afresh and deal with it more meticulously.

 

Appreciating the role of the police force in curbing crimes, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that her government is working to create 50,000 more posts while the formation of a specialised police unit to combat terrorism is under way.

 

Both secretly and openly and in amounts large and small, industrialists are exporting money, much of it illegally.

 

Whatever may be his infamy, flippancy and punching above his weight in the eye of his critics, H. M. Ershad hardly seems ready for his swan song. On the contrary, he is finally shedding the trappings of a maverick and transforming himself into a true pragmatist. 

 

After two years outside of active politics in parliament and a disastrously ineffective political programme in the streets, the BNP appears fractious, rudderless and spent. Is that really the case?

 

The BNP will celebrate its founder Ziaur Rahman’s 80th birth anniversary today [Tuesday].

 

The two years of AL rule have many successes to boast. Economic development is certainly a major area of progress. Finance Minister Mr. Muhith has said that the government focused on energy and infrastructure.

 

Asking members of Bangladesh Army to gain more trust of people, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday hoped that they will always remain ready to resist evil forces to protect the country’s independence and sovereignty.

 


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