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BSCIC for 7-day extension of tannery relocation deadline

The Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) will recommend the government, if necessary, to extend the deadline by seven days for shifting tanneries to Savar Tannery Industrial Estate, reports UNB. The government, earlier, urged the owners of tanneries to move to Savar by March 31 warning them of blocking their entry to Hazaribagh. BSCIC Chairman Md Hazrat Ali yesterday ...

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Tanu’s autopsy: No evidence of rape, cause of death found

Protests continued across the country on Monday for justice for the murder of Comilla college student Sohagi Jahan Tonu while her first autopsy found no evidence of rape and specific cause of her death. Comilla Medical College Hospital forensic medicine department head Kamoda Prosad Saha disclosed the first autopsy report to reporters on Monday after 15 days of the killing ...

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4 killed as villagers clash with cops : Land acquisition for power plant in ctg

Four people, including two brothers, were killed in ‘police firing’ at Gandamara village in Banshkhali upazila of Chitagong on Monday afternoon during a demonstration against the construction of a coal-based power plant there, reports UNB. Twenty people, including 10 cops, were also injured as the villagers clashed with the police during the demonstration. Ferdous Ahmed, ward-1 member of Gandamara Union ...

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132 chairman victors AL’s, 20 BNP’s

Bangla Mirror Desk : 1 April, 2016 Awami League-nominated chairman candidates won in 132 union parishads (UPs) while BNP-supported contestants came out victorious in 20 unions in the 2nd phase UP elections held on Thursday. According to the results reaching the UNB news desk till 9:30 am, in Gazipur, six AL candidates were elected unofficially and an independent (AL rebel) ...

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12 industrial units receive President’s Award

Bangla Mirror Desk: 30 March, 2016 Twelve industrial units on Wednesday received the first-ever ‘President’s Award for Industrial Develeopment-2014’ for their significant contributions to the national economy, reports UNB. President Abdul Hamid handed over the awards to the recipients in five categories at a function held at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the city. The five categories are large industry, ...

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10th session of Parliament from April 24

Bangla Mirror Desk 30 March, 2016 The 10th parliament will go into its 10th session on April 24, after a 54-day recess, reports UNB. President Abdul Hamid has convened the session. The House will go into session at 5pm on the day, said a Parliament Secretariat handout on Wednesday. Before the House goes into session at 5pm, the business advisory ...

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Saima to present keynote paper on autism at UN seminar

Bangla Mirror Desk: 30 March, 2016 The United Nations has invited Bangladesh’s National Advisory Committee on Autism chairperson Saima Wazed Hossain to present the keynote paper at a seminar at its headquarters in New York on the occasion of the World Autism Awareness Day on April 1. Quoting Prime Minister’s Deputy Press Secretary Ashraful Alam Khokan, BSS reports that the ...

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Tonu’s body exhumed for fresh autopsy

 Bangla Mirror Desk 30 March, 2016 The body of Comilla Victoria Government College student Sohagi Jahan Tonu was exhumed in Muradnagar upazila of the district for a fresh post-mortem examination on Wednesday. In compliance with a court order, Tonu’s body was dug out from the grave at Mirzapur village around 11:30 am after ten days of her burial. The body ...

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Islam remains Bangladesh’s state religion as High Court scraps petition

Bangla Mirror Desk : 28 March, 2016 The Bangladesh High Court has rejected a petition, which challenged a Constitutional amendment that gave Islam the status of the state religion. A larger High Court bench led by Justice Naima Haider on Monday held a hearing over a rule issued on the matter before scrapping the plea. The other members of the ...

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Contempt of Court : SC fines two ministers

Bangla Mirror Desk : 28 March, 2016 The Supreme Court on Sunday convicted Food Minister Qamrul Islam and Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Huq of the contempt of court and fined them Tk 50,000 each. A full bench of the Appellate Division comprising eight judges headed by Chief Justice SK Sinha delivered the judgement after rejecting the two ministers’ ...

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