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Review plea filed for Sayedee’s death penalty

Prosecution on Tuesday filed a review petition seeking death penalty for influential Jamaat-e-Islami leader Delwar Hossain Sayedee for his crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971. Attorney General Mahabubey Alam said state counsel Syed Mahbubur Rahman filed the review petition with a Supreme Court bench concerned for his case, UNB reports, The move came nearly two weeks after ...

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President puts the democracy back in development

President Abdul Hamid has said that ‘active involvement’ of the citizenry in the country’s development – in effect a democratization of the development process – can make it more effective as well as expedite it. “Development and democracy are complimentary to each other,” the president asserted, while inaugurating the Greater Mymensingh Cultural Festival on Saturday, jointly organised by the Greater ...

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Metro rail work to begin at end of February: Quader

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Saturday said the work on metro rail project in the capital will begin at the end of the next month, reports UNB. “The first-phase work of the project will be completed by 2019 although the initial deadline for completing the work was 2024, said the minister at a roundtable titled ‘Padma Bridge: ...

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8,642 killed in road mishaps in 2015

A total of 8,642 people were killed and 21,855 injured in road crashes across country last year, a report of Bangladesh Passengers’ Welfare Association said today. It also stated that 6,581 road crashes took place in the country last year – taking into account reports through January to December 15 last month. The organisation at a press conference in Jatiya ...

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Land Minister’s son among 7 killed in Bangabandhu Bridge road crashes

At least seven people were killed and 45 others injured in separate road crashes, triggered by fog obscured view, on the eastern side of Bangabandhu Bridge in Bhuapur upazila of Tangail district on Saturday, UNB reported. Identities of the deceased could not be known immediately. Akheruzzaman, officer-in-charge of Bangabandhu Bridge East Police Station, said the accidents took place in separate ...

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ACC’s fresh probe against Tarique motivated, alleges BNP

BNP on Friday alleged that the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) has announced to carry out a fresh investigation into the wealth of its senior vice chairman Tarique Rahman to ‘harass and malign’ him, reports UNB. “The Fakhruddin-Moyeenuddin and Awami League governments had failed to find any proof about Tarique Rahman’s corruption and illegal wealth after their vigorous search at home ...

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BD for collective role to address Rohingya problem

Bangladesh, as an active member of OIC contact group on Rohingya issue, has emphasised a collective role of international community to address the issue. Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali highlighted measures taken by the government of Bangladesh to resolve the matter with a constructive dialogue with the government of Myanmar, which is expected to get due importance after the assumption ...

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Cut ties with Pakistan: Imran urges to Govt

Ganajagaran Mancha spokesman Dr Imran H Sarker on Friday urged the government to cut off all the ties with Pakistan. Imran H Sarker came up with the comment while speaking at a protest rally over the withdrawal of Bangladeshi diplomat Moushumi Rahman from Islamabad without citing any sensible reason. The protest rally was held in capital’s Shahbagh area today afternoon. ...

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2 killers of JSD leader Kazi Aref hanged

Two of the three condemned killers of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal founding president Kazi Aref Ahmed and four other party men were hanged at Jessore Central Jail on Thursday night. Anwar Hossain and Rashedul Islam Jhantu of Khursa village in Mirpur upazila of Kushtia district were hanged around 11:05pm, said jail sources, UNB reports. Deputy commissioner of the district Dr Humayun ...

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EC starts publishing polls results in gazettes

The Election Commission has started publishing municipal election results in official gazettes as it already sent polls results of 11 districts to the press. “We sent the results of 11 districts to the press on Wednesday and will send the remaining ones soon,” said an official at the Election Commission Secretariat preferring anonymity. The press will have to print the ...

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