Amar Desh shut

The government yesterday cancelled the declaration of the Bangla daily Amar Desh citing that it has no authorised publisher. Acting editor of the daily Mahmudur Rahman was arrested at its office in the wee hours today. Deputy Commissioner of Dhaka Mohibul Haque told The Daily Star, “Declaration of the newspaper…

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Will safeguard human rights in Kashmir: PM

SRINAGAR: In a move to soothe tempers over Army methods that bedevilled his visit to Kashmir, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday said security forces have been “strictly instructed” to respect human rights and pledged to remove deficiencies in implementation of the instructions. “Sometimes innocent civilians suffer, but whenever such…

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Amar Desh shutdown challenged

A writ petition was filed yesterday with the High Court challenging the government decision that cancelled the declaration of publications of the daily Amar Desh. Meantime, Mahmudur Rahman, acting editor of the recently closed Amar Desh, was shown arrested yesterday in another case in which police sought ten days’ remand…

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