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Khaleda must face trial : says Hasina

Accusing Khaleda Zia of having a link with international militant group Islamic State (IS), Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday categorically said the BNP chief will have to face trial for killing people. “You’re seeing that terrorist activities are going on globally… what the IS did! …they burned 45 Egyptians to death….she (Khaleda) has a connection with them (IS), she’s ...

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European Parliame delegation meets Khaleda

A six-member delegation of the European Parliament (EP) has met BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in her Gulshan office amid the ongoing transport blockade and frequent strikes that has left dozens killed and hundreds injured across the country. The EP delegation, led by the vice-chairperson of European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights, Cristian Dan Preda, met Khaleda on Tuesday evening.. Neither ...

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EP not concerned about HR situation, claims Shahriar

State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam on Wednesday said the visiting delegation of the European Parliament (EP) Subcommittee on Human Rights has not expressed any worry about human right situation in Bangladesh. He also said the delegation members will continue to call upon the BNP to sever its ties with Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami what they mentioned in the resolution ...

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Bangladesh 23rd economy by 2050

Bangladesh is going to emerge as the world’s 23rd largest economy in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP) by 2050. The UK-based PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) made the projection in its latest report on global economy. Currently, Bangladesh’s gross domestic product (GDP) is the 38th largest in the world in terms of PPP. The PwC has projected that Bangladesh’s economy will surpass ...

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UN chief writes to Hasina, Khaleda

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has written letters to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia informing them that UN Assistant Secretary-General Oscar Fernandez- Taranco is acting on his behalf, an official of the Office of Spokesperson for the Secretary-General told The Independent in an email communication early Tuesday. “The Secretary-General recently sent letters to the two leaders, ...

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Baby Naznin released after briefly detained

The Police on Sunday evening briefly held singer Baby Naznin from the entrance of Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson’s office in Gulshan after she insisted to meet Khaleda Zia ignoring police obstruction. Baby Naznin went there with some soup and yogurt for Khaleda Zia. ‘I just come here with some soup and yogurt for her as I honour her as my ...

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Take steps to stop violence

The High Court yesterday asked the government to take necessary steps to stop the ongoing violence across the country in the name of hartal and blockade. It also asked the government to ensure a violence-free environment for the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinees and take stern actions against those who have been creating impediment towards holding the ongoing SCC and ...

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Project directors asked to send back unutilised ADP funds by March

The planning minister has asked project directors to send back by March the unutilised money earmarked for the annual development programmes (ADP) of the current fiscal year ending on June 30. AHM Mustafa Kamal gave the instruction at a meeting with project directors on Sunday. Around 700 project directors joined the meeting held in two phases, said the ministry in ...

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Get united against BNP-Jamaat barbarism, says PM

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Sunday called upon the country’s all patriotic citizens to get united against the barbarism and cruelties being unleashed by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party-Jamaat-e-Islami clique in a bid to push the country backward. ‘It is our goal and also the dream of the country’s people that Bangladesh will continue to move forward and become a ...

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15,000-20,000 trafficked to Malaysia, Thailand in 15yrs

Human trafficking Between 15,000 and 20,000 people have been trafficked to Malaysia and Thailand, in the last 15 years, and as many as 241 local and international traffickers and 26 Bangladeshi hundi traders are involved in luring fortune-seekers to Malaysia, through illegal channels. This was revealed in a 12-page report published by a committee formed by the police headquarters, for checking ...

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