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‘Motive’ behind BNP’s polls joining unclear: Hanif

Awami League joint general secretary Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif on Wednesday said the ‘motive’ behind BNP’s participation in the municipal polls, slated for December 30, is not clear. “Hearing BNP leaders’ remarks over municipal polls it seems they’re perhaps conspiring to make the election controversial,” he told a press conference at the Awami League president’s Dhanmondi political office in the city. About ...

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New pay scale notification in a week: Muhith

Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Wednesday said that the gazette notification on the new pay scale for all government officials and employees will be published in a week. The minister said that the notification is presently being processed by the Law Ministry, will reach the Finance Ministry in a day or two, and that the formal notification will be issue ...

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Square Hospitals fined Tk 2.65 lakh for irregularities

A Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) mobile court on Wednesday fined Square Hospitals Ltd Tk 2.65 lakh for various irregularities. A special team of Rab-2, led by Executive Magistrate Mohammad Helal Uddin, conducted a drive at the hospital at Panthapath around 12:30pm. During the drive that continued for two hours, the mobile court team found that the hospital was operating its ...

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Women must create their own fate: PM

Emphasising that women must create their own fate and personal destiny, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said women can do all outside works maintaining decency as the religion Islam gives them that liberty. “Maintaining decency, we could go anywhere and do all of our works — Islam gives that liberty and scope to women …women have to create their ...

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Municipal polls- EC out to stage a farce: Khaleda

Describing the December 30 municipal polls as an eyewash, BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday alleged the government and Election Commission are out to stage a farce in the name of polls. “You’ve seen the elections to Dhaka and Chittagong city corporations, and the same conditions are being created now. Our party men were barred from submitting nomination papers and they ...

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2 killed in Sylhet road crash

Two people were killed and four others injured in a road accident on the Sylhet-Dhaka highway in Lalabazar area of South Surma upazila on Tuesday night. Identities of the deceased could not be known. Police said a rashly driven Sylhet-bound truck rammed into a standing truck from behind in the area at about 9:00pm, leaving two people dead on the ...

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Ashwin replaces Shakib as top Test allrounder

Ashwin’s performance against the Proteas at home allowed him to move ahead of Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan as the new number-one ranked Test all-rounder, reports ICC’s media release. Photo: STAR Star Online Report Bangladesh cricketer Shakib Al Hasan’s reign as the number-one Test allrounder came to an end when Ravichandran Ashwin of India went to the top-spot on the back ...

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Blatter implicated in $100 million ISL bribery scandal – report

Suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter is the subject of an FBI investigation into a $100 million (£66.2m) bribery scandal, according to the BBC. In an edition of the broadcaster’s Panorama programme, to be aired in the UK on Monday evening, reporter Andrew Jennings says that he has seen a letter obtained by America’s Federal Bureau of Investigation which throws into ...

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Comilla in final four after crushing win

Comilla Victorians, who thrashed Barisal Bulls in their first meeting, produced another dominating display in the return leg to secure their place in the final four, reports ESPNcricinfo. After the bowlers, led by Ashar Zaidi, limited Barisal to 105, Ahmed Shehzad struck an unbeaten 63-ball 76 to seal a seven-wicket win. Still smarting from their 58 all out against Sylhet ...

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BPL: Dynamites sink Vikings

Dhaka Dynamites condemned Chittagong Vikings to a 45-run defeat in the Bangladesh Premier League on Tuesday to go a step closer to a last four berth. The win means Dhaka have eight points from as many games, four clear off fifth-placed Sylhet Super Stars and bottom of the table Chittagong. Batting first, Dhaka lost three wickets before scoring 15, but ...

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