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RMG workers stage demo for eid bonus, arrears

Dhaka, Aug 10 : Garment workers on Friday staged demonstrations demanding payment of Eid bonus and salary seven days before Eid-ul-Azha. Hundreds of workers and their leaders gathered in front of the Jatiya Press Club demanding payment of eid bonus, salary of the current month  and announcement of Tk 18,000 as minimum wage for RMG workers around 11 am. They ...

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3 firearms recovered in C’nawabganj

Chapainawabganj, Aug 10 : Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in a drive seized three firearms from Shyampur in Shibganj upazila early Thursday. BGB sources said a patrol team of BGB-54 recovered the three firearms and three bullets from a mango orchard in an abandoned condition around 1 am, said a press release of BGB. The seized arms and ammunition ...

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One held with 624 gold bars at Benapole

Benapole, Aug 10 : Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in a drive arrested a man along with 624 gold bars, weighing some 73 kg, from Shikarpur border point in Sharsha upazila on Thursday night. The arrestee was identified as Mohiuddin, 35, son of Tozammel Hossain of Shikarpur village. Tipped off that a huge consignment of gold was being smuggled ...

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Cumilla arson case: SC order on petition Sunday

Dhaka, Aug 9 : The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Thursday fixed Sunday for delivering order on a petition filed by the state seeking stay on the High Court order granting six months bail to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in an arson case filed under the Special Powers Act in Cumilla. A four-member Appellate Division bench, led by ...

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IPI urges Bangladesh to protect journalist safety, release critics

In a letter to PM Hasina it expresses concern over ‘growing intolerance’ toward Dhaka, Aug 9 : The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists, has expressed grave concern to the government of Bangladesh over recent attacks on journalists and the detention of noted photojournalist Shahidul Alam. In a letter, IPI urged Prime ...

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Indian national held with 12.3 kg gold at Shahjalal Airport

Dhaka, Aug 9 : Customs Preventive team arrested an Indian national along with 22 gold bars, weighing 12.3 kg, at Shahjalal International Airport early Thursday. The arrestee is Arshad Ayaz, 46, hailing from Kolkata in West Bengal. A flight of Thai Airways landed at the airport from Bangkok at night. Tipped off, the team challenged Arshad while crossing the green ...

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FM begins Myanmar tour to see progress over Rohingya return

Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali. File Photo. Dhaka, Aug 9 : Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali began his 4-day visit to Myanmar on Thursday to discuss progress on Rohingya repatriation with Myanmar leadership. Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque and members of joint working group are accompanying the Minister. Dhaka sees the visit as crucial one. Minister Ali left Dhaka for ...

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Writ filed against HC order on sending Shahidul to BSMMU

Dhaka, Aug 8 : The government filed a writ petition with the Appellate Division seeking stay on the High Court that asked the authorities concerned to send Drik Gallery MD Shahidul Alam, now on a seven-day remand, to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) for treatment. After a short hearing, chamber judge Hasan Foez Siddique sent the writ petition to ...

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Orphanage case: Khaleda’s bail extended until Aug 13

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. File photo Dhaka, Aug 8 : The High Court on Wednesday extended until August 13 the bail of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case. An HC bench comprising Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman passed the order following a petition filed by Khaleda’s lawyers. The HC also adjourned ...

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ASEAN Day celebrated in city highlighting bonding with Bangladesh

Dhaka, Aug 8 : Highlighting stronger bonding between  ASEAN and Bangladesh, the ASEAN Dhaka Committee (ADC) on Wednesday organised the ASEAN flag raising ceremony at the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia here. The ceremony was followed by ASEAN Food Festival in commemoration of the ASEAN Day 2018 where Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal, MP, attended as the chief guest. ...

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