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No separate tribunal for narcotic cases; bill okayed

Photo:PID The Cabinet on Monday approved in principle the draft of an amendment bill dropping the provision of setting up separate narcotic control tribunals to pave the way for competent courts to try narcotic-related crimes. Amid the backlog of huge narcotic cases, the ‘Narcotics Control (Amendment) Bill, 2020’ was cleared at the weekly cabinet meeting, held with Prime Minister Sheikh ...

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Winning ICC U-19 World Cup is a gift for nation in Mujib Borsho: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina described clinching of the ICC Under-19 World Cup trophy by Bangladesh Under-19 Cricket Team as a gift for the nation in the Mujib Borsho (Mujib Year). While addressing at the outset of today’s cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) this morning, she also announced that the team will be accorded a grand reception after ...

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Gambling declared illegal in Bangladesh

The High Court has declared gambling at 13 renowned clubs in Dhaka and in all other areas of the country illegal. The high court bench of Justice Sheikh Hassan Arif and Justice Md Mahmud Hassan Talukder came up with the order on Monday. The court also directed the law-enforcement agencies to seize any gambling equipment across the country.

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Young Tigers await grand reception at Suhrawardy Udyan: Quader

  The government has decided to accord a grand reception to junior Tigers at Suhrawardy Udyan for clinching the ICC U-19 World Cup trophy, said Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Monday. Quader, also Awami League General Secretary, came up with the announcement while talking to reporters at the secretariat. Congratulating the junior cricket team, he said, “The ...

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Drives against corruption, drugs, terrorism to continue: Prime Minister

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday reiterated that the ongoing drives against corruption, drugs and terrorism will continue to protect the society from these menaces. “We’ve already announced zero tolerance policy against drugs, terrorism, militancy and corruption. So, the drive against corruption or the drive against drugs and terrorism will continue,” she said. The Prime Minister said this while delivering ...

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Want peace; also want well-trained army: PM

Photo: PID Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said Bangladesh does not want any war, but it wants to train up its defence personnel so that they do not lag behind. She said this when French Air Chief General d’armee aerienne Philippe Lavigne met her at her Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban office. PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the ...

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Arrest warrant issued against DIG Mizan’s wife, brother

A Dhaka court on Sunday issued arrest warrant against the wife and the brother of suspended deputy inspector general (DIG) of police Mizanur Rahman for amassing illeagal wealth. Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Qayes issued the arrest warrant against Mizan’s wife Sohelia Anar Ratna and younger brother Mahbubur Rahman after taking cognizance of corruption charges against them. The court ...

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Earn people’s respect through good deeds: LGRD minister to UP officials

Local Government and Rural Development (LGRD) Minister Md Tazul Islam on Sunday asked Union Parishad (UP) officials concerned to earn the people’s respect with good works. “The world doesn’t approve getting respect by force so you all must perform well to get the public’s respect. Collective effort is very important. There shouldn’t be any compromise in good governance,” Tazul said ...

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Chinese pavilion attracts visitors at Amar Ekushey Book Fair

Besides selling books, the Chinese pavilion at Bangla Academy premises at the Amar Ekushey Book Fair-2020 has turned into a place for cultural exchange and interaction. People of all ages, particularly the youth, are gathering in front of the pavilion and browsing through books about China. Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Bangladesh and Bangladesh Bureau, China Media ...

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BNP to stage nationwide demo Feb 15 seeking Khaleda’s release

BNP will stage demonstrations across the country on February 15 demanding its Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s release from jail. BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir announced the programme at a rally in front of the party’s Nayapaltan central office. “We’ll stage demonstrations bringing out processions across the country on Saturday (Feb 15) demanding the release of our leader Khaleda Zia,” ...

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