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2 hrs ago | The Daily Star
What does a family photograph taken some 40 odd years ago, a book on the philosophy of art and a war medal have in common? What could possibly be the binding factor? On the surface of it, there are no coherent connections between the three.
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3 hrs ago | Asia News Network
Today marks the 27th death anniversary of artist Rashid Chowdhury. Rashid was the pioneer of tapestry in this country and definitely the finest artist of this particular genre to date.
3 hrs ago | Asia News Network
We should thank the two parties in Bangladesh for agreeing to not only sit down to address the political stalemate but also to meet again soon to continue the effort.
5 hrs ago | The Nation
Bangladesh's highest court held a hearing Wednesday to decide the fate of an Islamist leader sentenced to death for war crimes, after he was given a dramatic last-minute reprieve from execution.
10 hrs ago | United Nations
He spoke with Sheikh Hasina and President Abdul Hamid by phone as assistant United Nations Secretary-General for Political Affairs Oscar Fernandez-Taranco wrapped up a five-day visit to the South Asian country with a warning that the current political crisis is exacting a heavy, human, social and economic toll, seriously threatening the hard-earned ... (more)
11 hrs ago | The Washington Post
Bangladeshi activists gather for a protest demanding immediate execution of Islamist opposition leader Abdul Quader Mollah in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013.
Human Rights Day is being observed in Bangladesh, amidst extreme forms of humiliation and denial of human dignity.
Supporters of the Bangladesh Awami League hold an effigy of opposition leader Khaleda Zia as they form a human chain to protest against the ongoing blockade organised by Bangladesh Nationalist Party activists and Islamist allies in Dhaka on December 10, 2013.
Abdul Qader Mollah, a Bangladeshi political leader convicted of war crimes committed in 1971, will be executed by hanging this evening, making him the first person ever to be executed after being convicted for crimes committed during Bangladesh's war for independence, authorities say.
A special tribunal signed an execution order on Sunday for 65-year-old Mollah, infamous as the "Butcher of Mirpur".
Dhaka, Dec.9: Bangladeshi economist and political activist, Anu Muhammad has said the Jamaat-e-Islami is propagating its agenda and taking advantage of the political turmoil that has led to violent protests.
The Jatiya Party, the country's third largest party and a key ally of the ruling Awami League in Bangladesh, and civil society members have also called for deferring the polls scheduled for January 5. In efforts to help the feuding parties to reach a consensus, visiting UN Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Oscar Fernandez-Taranco ... (more)
Bangladeshi garment workers walk out from a factory in Gazipur, a garment manufacturing hub outside Dhaka in protest over poor wages and working conditions.
Today South Asians will be celebrating the 29th Charter Day of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation .