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Celebrating Pohela Falgun

Thousands are celebrating the Pohela Falgun, kicking off the first quarter of festivities in 2016, on the Dhaka University premises on Saturday. Clad in yellow, orange and other bright colours that symbolise the Spring, the people are in line for welcoming Falgun with a myriad of flowers, poems, songs and dances. The day is the first day of the Bengali ...

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Huge expansion in central body likely

RAFIQUL ISLAM AZAD :: The BNP plans to form its national executive and other committees and sub-committees by accommodating over 700 members, thereby doubling the size of the previous committees, said party sources. The party will amend its constitution to accommodate a larger number of party leaders in its committees, including standing committee, national executive committee, advisory councils and sub-committees ...

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Code of conduct for both sitting, retd judges: CJ

Chief Justice SK Sinha on Wednesday said that sitting and retired judges, who enjoy state facilities, would abide by their code of conduct. The Chief Justice  made the comment when Justice Nozrul Islam Chowdhury, who recently retired as a High Court judge, appeared before the Supreme Court on behalf of Jamaat-e-Islami leader Mir Quasem Ali, who had been convicted of ...

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Ershad says he is ashamed!

The Jatiya Party chairman, Hussain Mohammad Ershad, has said that he has to hang his head in shame, as the JP could manage to win just one mayoral post, out of the 400 municipalities. People are making fun of the party. “They say that since you are part of the government, why should we vote for you. It’s better we ...

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BTRC orders GP not to hinder audit process

The Bangladesh Tele-communication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) on Tuesday ordered the country’s leading mobile phone operator Grameenphone (GP) not to hinder the ongoing audit of the company. This move came following complains from auditing firm Toha Khan Zaman & Co that GP has not been helping the audit to run smoothly, although the work started three months earlier. The auditors will ...

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HC orders emergency services for injured persons at all hospitals

The High Court on Wednesday directed the government to take necessary steps for providing emergency medical services to all critically injured persons in government and private hospitals across the country In response to a writ petition, the court ordered the government to submit a report on the progress of ensuring emergency medical services for traffic accident victims under the National ...

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Bangabandhu portrait distorted by graphic designer, says Latif

MA Latif, Awami League lawmaker from Chittagong-11 constituency, on Monday held a graphic designer responsible for distorting a portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The picture of Bangabandhu that the MP had sent to the designer did not have enough resolution to make a large portrait, and therefore, to find an alternative way, they had distorted it, he said. Referring ...

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Leopard beaten to death in Sherpur after injuring one

A leopard is beaten to death by the villagers after it attacked the mayor of Sribordi municipality at Shait Kakra village in Sribordi upazila of Sherpur on Wednesday, February 10, 2016. Photo Courtesy: Prothom Alo UNB, Sherpur Villagers beat a leopard to death after it attacked the mayor of Sribordi municipality at Shait Kakra village in Sribordi upazila of Sherpur ...

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Undermining opposition fuels rise in terrorism : US intel chief tells Senate committee about Bangladesh

The Bangladesh government is continuously making its efforts to undermine the political opposition that is likely to help the trans-national terrorist groups to expand their presence in Bangladesh, United States National Intelligence chief has said. Bangladesh government’s continuing efforts to undermine the political opposition in Bangladesh will probably provide openings for trans-national terrorist groups to expand their presence in the ...

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Padma bridge ‘conspirators’ to be tried: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina told the parliament today that the ‘conspirators’ of the Padma bridge project will be tried under the country’s existing laws. “The Anti-Corruption Commission has carried out an investigation against those who were involved in a conspiracy to create obstacles towards implementing the Padma bridge project,” the PM said. In a reply to lawmakers’ queries, the PM ...

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