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    2 held for ‘defamatory’ Facebook posts about Hasina

    Staff Correspondent . Chattogram | Updated at 12:42am on December 15, 2018

    Two people were arrested on Friday in Chattogram for posting ‘defamatory remarks’ on Facebook about prime minister Sheikh Hasina....

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    Martyred Intellectuals Day observed in Khulna

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Khulna | Updated at 12:41am on December 15, 2018

    People from all walks of life in Khulna on Friday observed Martyred Intellectuals Day by paying rich tributes to the intellectuals who were killed by the Pakistan occupation forces and their local collaborators at the dawn of liberation war in 1971...

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    Nations still worlds apart

    Agence France-Presse . Katowice, Poland | Updated at 12:39am on December 15, 2018

    Nations at UN climate talks were haggling Friday over the world’s plan to avert disaster as host Poland dumped a draft decision text on delegates just hours before the summit was due to end....

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    Manpower exporter hacked to death in city apartment

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:34am on December 15, 2018

    A 43-year-old manpower exporter was hacked to death at his fifth floor rented apartment at Uttar Basabo under Sabujbagh police station in the capital early Friday....

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    Jatiya Party pledges to introduce federal system

    Ershad Kamol | Updated at 12:29am on December 15, 2018

    The Jatiya Party, an ally of the ruling Awami League, announced 18-point election manifesto on Friday pledging to introduce federal system of government making eight provinces and proportional representation system in parliamentary elections....

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    BNP calls on people to come out on Dec 30 to restore democracy

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:27am on December 15, 2018

    Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s senior leaders on Friday called upon people to utilise December 30, the polling day of the 11th parliament elections, for restoring democracy being imbued with the spirit of liberation war....

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    Trader thrown off building, killed in city

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:24am on December 15, 2018

    A 27-year-old trader was killed after being thrown off from the fourth floor of a building at West Malibagh under Ramna police station in the capital Friday afternoon in a feud over monetary relation in a business....

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    EC mulls ban on mobile phone use at polling stations

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:18am on December 15, 2018

    The Election Commission is thinking about imposing various restrictions including suspending cell phone use at polling stations in the December 30 general election to be held under a partisan government with all parties joining in....

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    Violence, arrests continue as polls near

    Rashed Ahmed Mitul and Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 12:10am on December 15, 2018

    Main opposition alliance Jatiya Oikya Front chief Dr Kamal Hossain’s motorcade was attacked reportedly by ruling Awami League activists in Dhaka on Friday as opposition’s electioneering continued to be marred by violence and arrests about two weeks before the December 30 general election....

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    BNP pushing politics towards crime den: PM

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:03am on December 15, 2018

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday came down heavily on BNP and its election partners for giving nominations to the persons convicted for corruption, extremism and war crimes saying it seemed that they would like to take the country’s politics to the ‘crime world’....

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