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Dhaka may send soldiers to protect two holy mosques in KSA: Foreign minister

Bangladesh may send its soldiers to protect two holy mosques in Saudi Arabia, Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali said on Wednesday. The soldiers can be sent to Saudi Arabia under the Riyadh-led 34-nation coalition against terrorism and violent extremism, he said. We will consider when time comes, he told a press conference at the foreign ministry when asked if ...

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Trial of militants in Singapore: Four plead guilty, 2 deny charges

Four Bangladeshi workers detained last month under the Internal Security Act were found guilty of financing terrorism on Tuesday in Singapore. The four are Rahman Mizanur, 31; Miah Rubel, 26; Md Jabath Kysar Haje Norul Islam Sowdagar, 31; and Sohel Hawlader Ismail Hawlader, 29. ‘All pleaded guilty in court on Tuesday’, reports Singapore’s The Straits Times. They were charged last ...

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Home ministry gets two divisions

The Ministry of Home Affairs has got two divisions under it in order to improve the quality of service and to ensure smooth functioning of the ministry. The divisions are named as Public Security Division and Internal Security Service Division A total of 493 officials will work in the two divisions. The public administration ministry sent a letter to the ...

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Budget 2016-17: Muhith eyes 10.7pc tax-GDP

A large revenue earning target from taxes is likely to be the main feature of the upcoming budget to be unveiled tomorrow, as the finance ministry set a 10.7 per cent tax to GDP ratio target. While the revised estimate has been contracted to nine per cent of gross domestic product this fiscal, the fresh target of 10.7 per cent, ...

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Hasina happy at Nawaz Sharif’s successful surgery

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday expressed happiness over the successful open heart surgery of her Pakistani counterpart Muhammad Nawaz Sharif. In a message to the Pakistani Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina also wished his speedy recovery, said PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim. “I was extremely worried about your illness that led you to the open heart surgery in London. Nonetheless, ...

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Law & order fine, claims PM

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday claimed the country’s law and order situation is normal and people are getting justice as her government has taken various “effective steps.” “People are getting justice, and locals and foreigners are leading a normal life and doing business peacefully,” UNB news agency quoted the prime minister to have told Parliament responding to a tabled ...

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HC rule against MPs heading school committees

The High Court (HC) on Wednesday declared illegal the rules that allowed lawmakers to hold the post of chairperson in governing bodies of non-government schools and colleges. The MPs from now on cannot be appointed as president of managing committees of such educational institutions. The HC also cancelled the special governing body of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College led by ...

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2.4 crore SIMs remain unregistered

Airtel network problem not related to biometric registration Some 2.4 crore SIMs still remain unregistered after the deadline for re-registration under the biometric method expired on Tuesday midnight. Some 10.81 crore SIMs were registered under the biometric method within the deadline, which is 82 percent of the country’s 13.80 mobile phone subscribers. A total of 108,108,000 subscriber identification modules (SIMs) ...

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Arrest warrant issued against Tarique

A Bangladesh court on Wednesday issued an arrest warrant against BNP Senior Vice-chairman Tarique Rahman in a case filed for his derogatory remarks against Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 2014. Parvez Ahmed Chowdhury Porag, a leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League in Dinajpur, filed the defamation case accusing Tarique on December 23, 2015. The court of Additional ...

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Hasina seeks global support for women empowerment

28 May, 2016 Stating various components of socioeconomic development model, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday called upon the global leaders to ensure women empowerment, quality of infrastructure development and mitigate climate change impacts. She also urged the developed countries to be more generous in technology transfer, resource mobilisation and capacity building of other countries for overcoming the challenges towards ...

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