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Avijit murder evidence handed over to FBI for DNA test

Detective Branch of police today handed over the evidence of writer-blogger Avijit Roy murder to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for DNA test. The evidence would be tested at the FBI laboratory, Monirul Islam, joint commissioner of DB, told reporters at his office in the afternoon. The FBI got the evidence a day after a Dhaka court ordered the ...

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BNP to give city polls a miss

RAFIQUL ISLAM AZAD The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has no plans to field mayoral candidates in elections to the Dhaka City Corporations (South and North). The party may, however, lend support to anti-Awami League candidates to ensure defeat of pro-government nominees, party sources say. Although the BNP policy makers say they are giving priority to their demand for national elections ...

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Khaleda to be arrested when court order reaches PS: PM

Prime Minister and Leader of the House Sheikh Hasina today put emphasis on conducting a search in the Gulshan political office of the BNP chairperson, warning that arrangement for her arrest would be made when the court order reaches the Gulshan police station. “The court has already directed for a search in the Gulshan political office of Khaleda Zia. I ...

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Children die for lack of health facilities at govt hospitals

Many children with congenital heart diseases die across the country every year due to inadequate child health facilities at district level public hospitals and even at most of the state-run medical college and hospitals. Around 220,000 children are born with congenital heart diseases in the country annually and many of them die after seven to 30 days of their birth ...

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‘Women now better accepted as entrepreneurs in Bangladesh’

Attitude of men towards women entrepreneurs has changed in Bangladesh significantly in recent times, said a young woman entrepreneur of the country. She also thinks the responsibilities—such responsibilities vary from one society to another because of the cultural differences— of a woman towards her family is a major barrier to exploiting her full potential as an entrepreneur. “When I had ...

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President Abdul Hamid sets off for London

Bangladesh President Md Abdul Hamid has set off for London on a nine-day medical tour for the treatment of an eye problem and health check-up. His Deputy Press Secretary Abul Kalam Azad told  that the president left for London on a regular Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight at 11am on Friday. Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury, Diplomatic Corp Dean in Dhaka Shaher ...

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FBI team visits Avijit murder scene at DU

A four-member team of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and detectives inspected the crime scene at Dhaka University where writer-blogger Avijit Roy was killed on February 26. The FBI team along with Detective Branch of Police (DB) officials went to the murder site around 1:20pm and were inspecting in and around the spot including Bangla Academy where Avijit was ...

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Khaleda won’t go to court

March,04, 2015  Despite two arrest warrants hanging over her head, Khaleda Zia has decided not to surrender before the court to seek bail today, drawing public attention on government actions regarding her arrest. A special court in Dhaka, which ordered last week to arrest the BNP chairperson in two graft cases, resumes proceedings of the cases today. Party sources close ...

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Farabi arrested

 03 MARCH 2015 The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested Farabi Shafiur Rahman, prime suspect in the murder case of progressive blogger Avijit Roy, from the Jatrabari area of the city early yesterday (Monday). This was disclosed by the RAB Legal and Media Wing Director, Commander Mufti Mahmud Khan, at a press briefing at the elite anti-crime force’s headquarters in the ...

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Boost mutual confidence to end violence

04 MARCH 2015 Diplomats of eight countries, including the US, and of the European Union yesterday called on the major political parties in Bangladesh to increase among them the relation of confidence to end violence, after a meeting with BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia at her Gulshan office. Lack of confidence is instrumental to the incidents of ‘violence and violation of ...

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