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Govt failed to rein in market before Ramadan: BNP

BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi speaks at a press conference at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office in Dhaka on Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019. Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, Apr 24 : BNP on Wednesday alleged that the government has failed to control the market ahead of Ramadan as the prices of essential commodities keep growing. “The Commerce Minister a few ...

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6 years elapse but half of Rana Plaza tragedy survivors still jobless

File photo Six years after the disaster, families of many Rana Plaza tragedy victims have not got any compensation yet and many survivors are still jobless, living in inhuman condition. According to the Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB), around 51 percent survivors of the tragedy are still jobless and families of many victims have not received any compensation yet. Meanwhile, the ...

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Tarique’s friend Mamun gets 7-year jail for money laundering

A Dhaka court on Wednesday sentenced BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman’s friend Gias Uddin Al Mamun to seven-year imprisonment and fined Taka 12 crore in a money laundering case. Dhaka Special Judge Court-3 pronounced the judgement in presence of Mamun. Judge Abu Syed Dilzar Hossain on April 8 set today to pronounce judgement in the case as both prosecution and ...

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Sri Lanka blasts: Zayan’s body arrives in Dhaka

Zayan Chowdhury. Photo: collected Dhaka, Apr 24 : The mortal remains of Zayan Chowdhury, one of the victims of Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka, arrived in Bangladesh on Wednesday afternoon. A Singapore Airlines flight carrying his body landed at Dhaka airport around 12:45pm, sources said. Zayan, 8, was the grandson of Awami League leader Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim, the ...

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2 Netrakona Razakars to die for war crimes

Dhaka, Apr 24 : Two Razakars from Netrokona were sentenced to death for war crimes on Wednesday. The convicts are Hedayetullah Anju BSc and Shohrab Fakir. Both were collaborators of Pakistani occupation forces during the Liberation War. A three-member International Crimes Tribunal bench, headed by Justice Md Shahinur Islam, pronounced the verdict.

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Deal signed to appoint consultant for Payra Port’s first terminal

Dhaka, Apr 23 : The government on Tuesday signed a deal with a joint venture of three Korean companies to appoint a consultant for Payra Port’s first terminal. The three companies are – Kunhwa Engineering and Consulting Co Ltd and Daeyong Engineering Company Limited and Hareem Architect and Planners Company Limited of South Korea. Commodore M Jahangir Alam, chairman of ...

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Bangladesh-UK meets for 3rd Strategic Dialogue on 24-25 April 2019

  By Ashequn Nabi Chowdhury: The 3rd Strategic Dialogue between Bangladesh and the UK will be held in Dhaka on 24-25 April 2019. The Strategic Dialogue is a forum led by Foreign Secretary of Bangladesh Md Shahidul Haque and Permanent Under Secretary of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office Sir Simon McDonald. The UK side will have a delegation of ...

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No possibility of Sri Lanka-like attack in Bangladesh: Counter-terrorism chief

Photo: Monirul Islam at ‘meet-the-press’ programme of Crime Reporters Association of Bangladesh (Crab) at Cirdap auditorium. Dhaka, Apr 23 : Bangladesh’s anti-militancy drives have diminished the extremist groups’ capacity to the extent that they are no longer capable of launching large-scale attacks, the counter-terrorism unit chief of the police said Tuesday. The country has adopted a zero tolerance policy against ...

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Zayan’s body to reach Dhaka on Wednesday

The body of Awami League leader Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim’s grandson Zayan Chowdhury, a minor child who was killed in the deadly Sri Lanoka blasts, will be flown to Dhaka on Wednesday, family sources said.   ‘Zayan’s body will be flown to Dhaka on Wednesday. His namaz-e-janaza will be held at Banani playground after Asr prayers on that day,” Awami ...

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Padma Bridge’s 11th span installed

Munshiganj, Apr 23 : Around 1,650 metres of the Padma Bridge is now visible with the installation of its 11th span at the Jajira point on Tuesday. The 3,140-ton ‘6-C’ span was installed around 9:20am on pillars 33 and 34, said Deputy Assistant Engineer of Padma Bridge Project Humayun Kabir. It was brought by floating crane Tian-E from the Mawa ...

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