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Armed forces must follow govt stance: PM

Reiterating Bangladesh’s firm stance against all sorts of terrorism, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the country’s armed forces must move forward imbued with the same ideal, reports BSS. “We are committed to international peace and security. Our standpoint against all kinds of terrorism is very clear. Our armed forces must move forward imbued with the same ideal,” she said. ...

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Govt urges EC to hold Dhaka polls

Close on the heels of issuing a gazette notification of delimitation of the Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC), the LGRD Ministry has sent a letter to the Election Commission (EC) Secretariat requesting it to take necessary steps for holding elections to the divided Dhaka city corporations. In the letter, sent on Monday, the ministry said that they have issued a ...

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Manna placed on 10-day remand

Nagorik Oikya convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna was placed on a 10-day remand today in a case filed against him allegedly for trying to instigate revolt by the armed forces. Metropolitan Magistrate Mahbubur Rahman of Dhaka passed the order after Manna was produced before it in the afternoon. Abdul Barek, a sub-inspector of Gulshan Police Station and also investigation officer in ...

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Arrest warrants for Khaleda

A Dhaka court today issued arrest warrants against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and two others for skipping court hearing in the Zia Orphanage and Zia Charitable Trust graft cases. The other accused facing the arrest warrants are: former BNP lawmaker Kazi Saleemul Haq alias Econo Kamal and businessman Sharfuddin Ahmed. The court also asked advocate Sanaullah Mia, who is representing ...

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Kamaruzzaman’s full verdict published

Bangladesh’s war crimes tribunal can now start the process of issuing a death warrant for war criminal Mohammad Kamaruzzaman as the Appellate Division has published a copy of the full verdict. But the whole process may hit the wall for a while if the defence files a review petition. Both prosecutors and the law minister have confirmed that the decision ...

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Khaleda must face trial : says Hasina

Accusing Khaleda Zia of having a link with international militant group Islamic State (IS), Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday categorically said the BNP chief will have to face trial for killing people. “You’re seeing that terrorist activities are going on globally… what the IS did! …they burned 45 Egyptians to death….she (Khaleda) has a connection with them (IS), she’s ...

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European Parliame delegation meets Khaleda

A six-member delegation of the European Parliament (EP) has met BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in her Gulshan office amid the ongoing transport blockade and frequent strikes that has left dozens killed and hundreds injured across the country. The EP delegation, led by the vice-chairperson of European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights, Cristian Dan Preda, met Khaleda on Tuesday evening.. Neither ...

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EP not concerned about HR situation, claims Shahriar

State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam on Wednesday said the visiting delegation of the European Parliament (EP) Subcommittee on Human Rights has not expressed any worry about human right situation in Bangladesh. He also said the delegation members will continue to call upon the BNP to sever its ties with Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami what they mentioned in the resolution ...

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Bangladesh 23rd economy by 2050

Bangladesh is going to emerge as the world’s 23rd largest economy in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP) by 2050. The UK-based PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) made the projection in its latest report on global economy. Currently, Bangladesh’s gross domestic product (GDP) is the 38th largest in the world in terms of PPP. The PwC has projected that Bangladesh’s economy will surpass ...

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UN chief writes to Hasina, Khaleda

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has written letters to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia informing them that UN Assistant Secretary-General Oscar Fernandez- Taranco is acting on his behalf, an official of the Office of Spokesperson for the Secretary-General told The Independent in an email communication early Tuesday. “The Secretary-General recently sent letters to the two leaders, ...

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