On 01 June, 2017, Bangladesh’s Finance Minister AMA Muhith has placed a Taka 4 trillion budget for the fiscal year 2017-18 in the parliament, relying mostly on VAT collections to cover a 35% growth in revenue earnings.
After keeping her in prison for more than six months, the Jessore Police have once again shamelessly arrested Masuma Akther on 29th March (2017), from Jessore jail gate soon after she got out on bail! She was taken along with her younger brother, Tanjir Ahmed.
On 17/03/2017, a suicide bomber reportedly blew himself up in a suicide bombing near a temporary barrack of police’s elite force Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Ashkona area of Dhaka. The attack took place a day after police conducted a raid in Chittagong's Sitakunda area where two persons, who were said to be members of home grown militant organization by the police, blew themselves up to evade arrest. As usual,…
On 22 February (2017), a strong courageous activist of Hizb ut Tahrir named Sajid bin Alam, third year student of Mass Communication and Journalism in Dhaka University (DU), was forcefully taken away by a dozen thugs of Bangladesh Chatra League (BCL) from a mosque inside his university campus while he was performing Asr prayer. With the help of the DU proctor, they then handed him over to the Shahbag police…
he Hasina government has once again announced its outrageous plan to raise natural gas prices for the second time in under two years; and this time by an average 22.7 percent in two phases starting next month (March, 2017)
In yet another incident of intra-party clashes between two terrorist factions of ruling Awami League to a Daily Shamakal journalist, Abdul Hakim Shimul, succumbed to his injuries after receiving bullet wounds to his head while performing his professional duties. When the entire nation has fallen victim to state sponsored totalitarian oppression, journalists should not feel immune to such tyranny.
The armed forces of Myanmar (Tatmadaw) have intensified attacks on the Rohingya Muslims of Rakhine over the last weekend. The military kept the said state under lockdown since last month and in the last five days at least 130 people have died horrifically during the onslaught and large numbers of our sisters have been reported to have been raped by the army.