The Bangladesh government has cancelled the declaration of Bengali daily Amar Desh, shutting its publication, citing that it has no authorised publisher.

Mahmudur Rahman, owner and acting-editor of the anti-government daily, was arrested on a cheating charge.

Mr. Rahman, who was the energy adviser of the previous Khaleda Zia-led Bangladesh Nationalist Party-Jamaat-e-Islami alliance government, was arrested from his office amid anti-government slogans by student activists of the BNP.

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