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Thai protesters vow to keep up fight after 'people's plaque' removed

A 'People's Plaque' installed by protesters near Bangkok's Royal Palace was also "planted in the hearts of the Thai people," activists said Monday, vowing its removal marked only the beginning of ...

Student leader Parit Chiwarak speaks next to fellow student leader Panusaya Sithijirawattankul at the newly installed plaque declaring "This country belongs to the people", during a mass rally to call for the ouster of prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha's government and reforms in the monarchy in Bangkok, Thailand, 20 September 2020.

Book on history of RAW suspects CIA role in Bangabandhu’s murder

Yadav also wrote that after the coup and Sheikh Mujibur’s murder, Pakistan, China and the US had started exerting influence on Bangladesh and anti-India regime headed by Khandkar Mushtaq Ahmad, who ...

Bangabandhu delivering his historic speech on 7 March 1971

Registration obligation of online version of newspapers, TV, radio blueprint to control media: TIB

The government’s directive regarding the requirement of separate registration of online versions of newspapers and television channels is a blueprint to establish complete control over the media, ...

TIB executive director Iftekharuzzaman

Thailand protest boycotts force businesses to pick sides

The protesters seek the departure of prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, a former junta leader, and new elections. Some have also called for reforms of the powerful monarchy of King Maha ...

Thailand protest boycotts force businesses to pick sides

Interview: Abul Kashem Fazlul Haque

‘An abnormal political situation prevails in the country’

Educationist, thinker and professor, Abul Kashem Fazlul Haque, in an interview with Prothom Alo, talks about the system of government, politics, society, education and the future of Bangladesh.

Abul Kashem Fazlul Haque

Britain tightens online campaigning rules amid fears of interference in polls

Britain plans to tighten rules around online campaigning to make political parties and campaigners state more clearly who they are, the government said on Wednesday, seeking to allay fears about ...

Britain's prime minister Boris Johnson speaks at RAF Lossiemouth, during a visit to the Highlands and Northern Isles of Scotland, in Moray, Scotland, Britain on 23 July 2020

Digital Security Act casts a shadow on online classes

Many teachers, especially the teachers of social science, have been talking about another fear in various discussions and online meetings. They are worried about whether they would be able to give ...

Digital Security Act casts a shadow on online classes

EU extends summit after deadlock over COVID recovery plan

European Union leaders failed to agree on a massive stimulus fund to revive their coronavirus-hammered economies on Saturday after two days of fraught negotiations, but extended their summit for ...

European Council president Charles Michel, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French president Emmanuel Macron and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen meet on the sidelines of the first face-to-face EU summit since the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Brussels, Belgium on 18 July 2020

Some Myanmar journalists work from shadows

Suu Kyi's administration has brought charges against 31 journalists ranging from unlawful association to terrorism to criminal defamation since she came to power, according to local rights group Athan

Photographs of Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi hung in a shop in Yangon, Myanmar, on 23 January 2020

Police fire pepper spray during Hong Kong Tiananmen candle memorials

China has never provided a full account of the 1989 violence. The death toll given by officials days later was about 300, most of them soldiers, but rights groups and witnesses say thousands of ...

Protesters wearing protective face masks take part in a candlelight vigil to mark the 31st anniversary of the crackdown of pro-democracy protests at Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 1989, after police rejects a mass annual vigil on public health grounds, at Victoria Park, in Hong Kong, China on 4 June 2020
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