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by Md Asiuzzaman in bdnews24.com, July 18, 2017
Toronto: Some Bangladeshi expatriates in Canada believe that the post-Hasina government will be a ‘communal one’ since both the major parties in Bangladesh are pampering the ‘fundamentalist forces’ to stay in power.
They also believe the country’s politics is now in a quagmire that will suck society and like landslides, the people will see ‘socialslides’ in future.
They find no difference between two major political parties as the BNP hobnobs with Jamaat-e-Islami and the Awami League panders to Hifazat-e Islam.
The Progressive Democratic Initiative, Canada, or …

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by Md Sanaul Islam Tipu in Dhaka Tribune, July 18, 2017
A Dhaka court on Monday placed Jahangir Alam alias Rajib Gandhi, one of the masterminds of Dhaka terror attack, on a three-day fresh remand in another case filed with Dhanmondi police station under the Anti-Terrorism Act.
Metropolitan Magistrate Shadbir Yasir Ahsan Chowdhury granted the remand prayer after investigation officer Rafiqul Islam, also sub-inspector of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime unit, produced Rajib before the court seeking on a seven-day remand for interrogation.
Earlier on July 10, another metropolitan magistrate granted seven days …

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By Manik Miazee in Dhaka Tribune, July 18, 2017
The wife of BNP senior vice-chairman Tarique Rahman is likely to enter politics soon to assist his mother, party Chairperson Khaleda Zia, in the upcoming general election campaign.
A number of senior leaders of the party believe that Dr Zubaida Rahman, who lives in London with her husband and daughter, is capable of revamping and rejuvenating the crisis-riddled party through mass communication before the next polls set to be held in early 2019.
Party insiders said Khaleda would discuss the issue with Zubaida and …

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The Election Commission has announced a “blueprint to bring ruling Awami League to power again,” alleged BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday.
“The roadmap is an introduction of Awami League’s blueprint to cling to power,” Fakhrul told a press conference at the party’s Nayapaltan headquarters in the capital.
He criticised the chief election commissioner for his “failure to create a level-playing field” for all political parities before announcing the roadmap for the next general election.
Fakhrul added the public believe no fair and credible election is possible under the ruling party …

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Report in Dhaka Tribune Desk, July 18, 2017 at 07:14 PM
Families and neighbours of suspected militants Mozammel, Rashed, Erfan and Alamgir – who were arrested from a hideout in Ashulia on July 16 – said they did not have any idea the youths were radicalised and involved in militant activity.
Three hail from rural areas in different districts, while Erfan’s family currently resides in Hathazari upazila of Chittagong. Our correspondents visited the family residences of the youths to learn more about their backgrounds.
Rashed un Nabi, 21, is a student in his …

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By Asif Showkat Kallol in Dhaka Tribune, July 19, 2017
Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU) and the government intelligence agencies will move to bring all financial transactions in the country under their strict surveillance to prevent militant fund transactions, said officials.
After finding unusual transactions, the overall activities of 17 foreign non-government development organisations have already been brought under intense surveillance.
According to a relevant taskforce meeting last month, the most of the terrorist financing has happened through mobile banking and courier services. The meeting asked for more surveillance on transactions and compulsory …

China, Headline »

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Xinhua REPORT July 18, 2017,  19:32:21
Su Shulin, former governor of east China’s Fujian Province, has been put under investigation on suspicion of accepting bribes, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) announced on Tuesday.
Su, also former deputy chief of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Fujian provincial committee, was expelled from the CPC and dismissed from public office for violating the Party’s code of conduct and corruption on July 4.
The SPP also announced an investigation into four other officials for taking bribes: Yang Chongyong, a former senior legislator in northern China’s Hebei …

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By DAVID BARBOZA in The NY Times online, JULY 18, 2017
When Hainan Airlines wanted to expand in the 1990s, its top executives turned to a little-known businessman in his early 30s, who helped the Chinese upstart develop golf courses, resorts and seaside villas.
It was the beginning of a lucrative partnership for the businessman, Wang Wei, one that would put him on the path to becoming a billionaire. Over the next two decades, Mr. Wang set up companies that managed properties, as well as supplied computers, software services, seafood and Cuban …

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By Liu Caiyu in Global Times Published: 2017/7/18 21:53:40
The head of China’s top religious affairs regulator said that Party members should not seek value and faith in religion, and that those who have religious beliefs should be persuaded to give them up, with experts saying this is meant to maintain Party unity.
“Party members should not have religious beliefs, which is a red line for all members … Party members should be firm Marxist atheists, obey Party rules and stick to the Party’s faith … they are not allowed to seek …

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AFP report in The Times of India, Jul 19 2017
Beijing (AFP): Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for an increase in imports and fewer curbs for foreign investors as Beijing comes under pressure from the US and Europe to provide a more level playing field for firms in the country .
Donald Trump has railed against China’s massive trade surplus while the EU and US firms have complained about a lack of access to the huge market. Speaking to a Communist Party committee on financial and economic affairs on Tuesday , …