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Report in The daily star, Aug 14, 2017
The BNP yesterday alleged that the government was putting pressure on the chief justice over the Supreme Court verdict that scrapped the 16th amendment to the constitution.
The party also expressed concern over media reports that ruling Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader had a meeting with Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha at the latter’s residence on Saturday night.
“You [the government] are mounting pressure on the chief justice; you are saying publicly to change the verdict,” said Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, secretary general of …

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by Viola Zhou in South China Morning Post, Aug 4, 2017
After the pomp and ceremony of China’s big military milestone this week, the sudden absence of President Xi Jinping and other key leaders from state television news bulletins on Wednesday was a familiar sign for China watchers – Beijing’s summer conclave has begun.
The secretive annual gathering at Beidaihe beach resort, 280km east of Beijing on the Bohai Sea, is particularly sensitive this year, with the Communist Party’s national congress around the corner and coming just weeks after a Politburo member …

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by Sujoy Mohajan in Prothom Alo, Aug 3, 2017 at 14:00 pm
IBBLAfter major shakeup in ownership and management early this year, Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL) has shown in recent times signs of decline.
Both its deposits and income have fallen, but loan disbursement has increased — a situation that has created cash crunch for the country’s largest private commercial bank.
This financial status has been reflected in the statement of the IBBL, which is listed with the stock market.
The bank’s aggregate deposit from customers in the first half of this year …

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by Md. Fazlur Rahman & Manik Miazee in Dhaka Tribune, Aug 4, 2017
Several prominent politicians have been meeting each other recently in an effort to form a shadow coalition for the upcoming elections, sources say.
On Wednesday, JSD President ASM Abdur Rab, General Secretary Abdul Malek Ratan, Nagorik Oikya Convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna and Gano Forum’s Executive President Subrata Chowdhury, Jatiya Party Co-Chairman GM Quader attended a meeting at Bikalpadhara Bangladesh President AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury’s home.
A participant of the meeting, seeking anonymity, told the Dhaka Tribune: “If BNP decides to boycott …