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    No secret defence deal with India, says FM

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 07:51pm on April 04, 2017

    The minister for foreign affairs, AH Mahmood Ali, on Monday said everything will be made public if the government signs any defence deal with India...

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    Next CPA conference in Dhaka in November

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 06:52pm on April 04, 2017

    Next annual conference of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association will take place in Bangladesh in early November, said CPA chairperson Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury on...

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    Call for end of hostility and ensure assistance to famine affected areas

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:47pm on April 04, 2017

    The 136th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly on Tuesday urged relevant governments to end hostilities and take every step to ensure unhindered humanitarian access to...

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    Bangladesh soil not for insurgency, PM tells Indian Army chief

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 08:45pm on April 02, 2017

    The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Sunday reaffirmed that Bangladesh’s soil will not be allowed to be used by any extremist group for carrying out...

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    Indian Army chief in city

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 12:05am on April 01, 2017

    Chief of army staff of Indian Army General Bipin Rawat arrived in Dhaka on Friday on a three-day visit. The Indian Army chief, accompanied by...

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    RAB intel chief Abul Kalam Azad buried

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on April 01, 2017

    Rapid Action Battalion intelligence director Lieutenant Colonel Abul Kalam Azad was buried at Banani military graveyard in Dhaka Friday afternoon amid tight security...

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    UNHRC urges govt to criminalise enforced disappearance, end torture

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:04am on March 31, 2017

    Asian Legal Resource Centre welcomed the United Nations Human Rights Committee’s concluding observations that insisted that Bangladesh must ‘effectively criminalise enforced disappearance’ and ‘put an...

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    European court says Hungary detained migrants unlawfully

    Reuters . Budapest | Updated at 01:02am on March 31, 2017

    Hungary unlawfully kept two migrants in a transit zone on its frontier with Serbia, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday, in a...

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    European rights court condemns Greece over migrant ‘forced labour’

    Reuters . Athens | Updated at 12:56am on March 31, 2017

    Europe’s top human rights court accused Greece on Thursday of failing to protect migrant workers who had been subject to ‘forced labour’ and shot at...

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    Comilla polls fully free, fair: CEC

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:47am on March 31, 2017

    The mayoral election in Comilla City was free and fair except for some stray incidents, chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda said Thursday. The Election...