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Banani fire: Tasvir, Faruque on seven-day remand

A Dhaka Court has placed BNP leader Tasvir Ul Islam and SMHI Faruque on seven-day remand in a case filed over Banani’s FR Tower fire that killed 26 people. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Sabbir Yasir Ahsan Chowdhury passed the order on Sunday, rejecting bail pleas filed by the arrestees. Earlier in the day, Investigation Officer of Detective Branch (DB) of Police ...

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MM College lecturer found dead in Sylhet

Sylhet Office : Police recovered the body of a missing college teacher from Telirai area of Dakshin Surma Upazila in Sylhet on Sunday. The deceased was identified as Saifur (30), son of Md Usuf Ali, a resident of Faltoli Segam village in Goainghat Upazila. Saifur was a Lecturer of Islamic History Department in Madan Mohan Government College in Sylhet. Locals ...

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Govt to take steps to bring down interest rate of bank loan: PM

Photo: PID Dhaka, Mar 31 : Expressing here government’s firm stance to bring down the interest rate of bank loan to a single digit, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said the government will take measures again to reduce the interest rate for the sake of the country’s industrialisation. “We’ll sit again to discuss how to reduce the interest rate ...

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Lightning strike kills 2 siblings in Moulvibazar

Moulvibazar Correspondent : Two sibling sisters were killed and two others injured in a lightning strike at Uttar Patanusha village in Kamalganj Upazila on Sunday (March 31) morning. The deceased were identified as Sadia Begum, 10 and Munni Begum, 4 daughters of Juned Miah of Patanusha village of Kamalganj Upazila. The incident took place in front of Patonusha Mohila Madrasa around ...

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Youth shot dead by ‘robbers’ in Sylhet

Sylhet Office : A young man was gunned down by suspected robbers at Samparkandi village in Balaganj upazila early Sunday. The deceased was identified as Sahab Uddin, 26, son of Surman Ali, a resident of the village. Gazi Ataur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Balaganj Police Station, said that a gang of robbers stormed into the houses of Surman Ali and Sohrab ...

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Business ‘devastated’ by Brexit vote

Business groups have said they are “devastated” after Parliament’s latest rejection of the prime minister’s EU withdrawal plan. They urged MPs and the government to find a solution and stave off the “nightmare” of a no-deal Brexit.   “The UK’s reputation, people’s jobs and livelihoods are at stake,” said CBI deputy director-general Josh Hardie.   And the Institute of Directors’ ...

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Are Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas separating?

Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas are not having a good time with each other and the couple is already headed for a divorce, claims a magazine. According to OK! magazine, the 36-year-old actress and the 26-year-old singer are quickly falling out of love now that they are “starting to really get to know each other”, reports gossipcop.com.   ...

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Appellate Division orders Green Line Paribahan to pay Tk. 50 lakh to Russel

The Appellate Division has upheld a High Court Division order asking Green Line Paribahan to pay Tk 50 lakh to accident victim Russel Sarkar. A four-member Appellate bench, headed led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, issued the order rejecting an appeal by the company seeking a stay on the High Court’s order. Private car driver Russel, 23, lost his ...

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Sagar-Runi murder probe report deferred again

A Dhaka court has set May 12 as the date for submission of the probe report on the murder of journalist couple Sagar Sarowar and Meherun Runi.   Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Debabrata Biswas issued the order on Sunday following a plea seeking for more time by the investigation officer (IO).  IO failed to submit the probe report to the court ...

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Britain faces calls for unity govt amid Brexit impasse

Photo: Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage arrives on stage to speak at a rally in Parliament Square after the final leg of the “March to Leave” in London, Friday, March 29, 2019. London, Mar 31 : The U.K. may be forced to create a national unity government to end the impasse over Britain leaving the European Union, as Prime Minister ...

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