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BNP reschedules rally for Nov 13 at Suhrawardy Udyan

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Tuesday rescheduled its rally for November 13 and changed the venue to Suhrawardy Udyan from Nayapaltan. BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir at a press conference at the party central office around noon said, ‘We are rescheduling our today’s rally marking the November 7 national revolution and solidarity day for November 13 at the ...

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Dalits in the light of education

Dalit people in the district have become to be educated as the ray of education has reached among the people after NGOs and the government took initiative. According to local sources, the rate of literacy is increasing in six upazilas of the district as RDRS, SERP,NNMC and Brac along with the government kept important role to remove the illiteracy. Once ...

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Explain Jessore youth’s jail term: HC

    The High Court on Tuesday asked the police super of Jessore to investigate the two years of jailing of a young man by a mobile court in Chougachha upazila for taking drugs. In the suo moto order following a report published in a vernacular daily, an HC bench comprising Justice Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque and Justice Mohammad Ullah asked ...

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Menon says, Bangladesh airport security better than developed nations

Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon on Tuesday said the security arrangements at the country’s airports, including the one in Dhaka, are better compared to those in 10 developed countries. Menon said Sunday’s incident had triggered concern among all about the airport security. “But after reviewing the situation we’ve found that there was no loophole in the security ...

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People to reelect AL in 2019, hopes PM

Urging people to remain alert about BNP-Jamaat clique’s plot to create instability in the country, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday hoped that they will reelect Awami League in the next general election to be held in 2019. “Bangladesh is moving ahead and will continue to go ahead. People’s support and cooperation is very much indispensable in this regard. I ...

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President for strong, modern navy to protect, harness marine resources

  President Abdul Hamid has said a strong, modern and dependable navy is needed to protect the vast maritime boundary and harness the huge marine resources for the development of national economy. “There is no alternative but to build a strong, modern and dependable navy to protect and harness the marine resources and maintain the country’s sovereignty over the vast ...

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Stop sheltering Bangabandhu killer: Sajeeb Wazed Joy tells US

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s son Sajeeb Wazed Joy, writing in the New York Times, has made a plea to the US authorities to extradite the killer of his grandfather, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. “More than 40 years later, one of my family’s assassins, Rashed Chowdhury, lives at liberty in the United States,” he wrote on Monday in the ...

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AL Council: Leaders to ask Joy to be future leader

  The ruling Awami League will focus on electing the party’s future leadership and the next parliamentary elections in its national council next week. The AL leaders will push for new leaders from Bangabandhu’s family so they can take the party’s helm in future, party insiders said. Leaders will demand that prime minister’s son Sajeeb Wazed Joy, a US-educated software ...

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UNESCO urges Bangladesh to scrap Sundarbans plant

  Bangle Mirror Desk: The Sundarbans near Khulna, Bangladesh, is the world’s largest mangrove forest and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997 The United Nations has urged Bangladesh to halt construction of a huge coal-fired power plant near the Sundarbans, warning of a serious threat to the delicate ecosystem of the world’s largest mangrove forest. The UN’s ...

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Bangladesh’s Sonali Bank UK branch fined £3.3 million for anti-money laundering failings

Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined the Bangladesh government-owned Sonali Bank 3.25 million pounds ($4.04 million) for failing to control its British clients for possible money laundering, media reports say. The FCA on Wednesday said Sonali Bank (UK), 51 percent owned by the government, had “serious and systemic weaknesses” at almost all levels of its anti-money laundering control structure, ...

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