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Gold bars weighing 2.75 kg seized from Biman Bangladesh aircraft

Customs officials have confiscated 24 gold bars from an aircraft of the Biman Bangladesh Airlines. The gold bars weighing almost 2.75 kg were found concealed inside the plane, which came from Dubai, Customs Assistant Commissioner Fatema Akter told a media briefing at the Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Saturday. The flight was supposed to come to Dhaka via Sylhet, ...

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87.04% students pass SSC, equivalent exams in 2015

A total of 87.04 percent of examinees have passed the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations in 2015. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid and chairpersons of the education boards handed over the results to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Ganabhaban at 10am on Saturday. This year, 111,901 examinees secured GPA-5. Of the nearly 1.5 million students, 1,282,618 have passed. ...

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Hasina 59th most powerful woman in world: Forbes

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has recently been ranked at 59th among the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women in 2015. The US-based magazine published the list Tuesday. The magazine, which has been publishing the list for the last 12 years, ranked Hasina at 47th last year. German Chancellor Angela Merkel topped the list for the fifth consecutive years with former ...

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Govt devises foolproof security steps Bangabandhu family

In a bid to ensure foolproof security for the family members of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the government on Tuesday issued a gazette notification announcing some measures. According to the notification, signed by Senior Home Secretary Mozammel Haq Khan, ‘family members’ of the Father of the Nation’ include Bangabandhu’s two surviving daughters and their children. ...

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BNP welcomes odi visit

The BNP yesterday welcomed Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Bangladesh, saying it does not believe in anti-Indian politics. “The BNP never carried out anti-Indian politics in the past, nor will it do so in future. The party only serves the interests of the country,” said BNP international affairs secretary Dr Asaduzzaman Ripon while addressing a press conference at ...

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Salahuddin sent to judicial custody

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) joint secretary general Salahuddin Ahmed has been sent to judicial custody for 14 days by a court in Shillong, the capital city of the Indian state of Meghalaya, where the BNP leader was found after 63 days of apparent disappearance. Shillong district and sessions court judge KML Nongbri passed the order on Wednesday after a hearing ...

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Modi due on June 6

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in the capital on June 6 on a two-day state visit, Dhaka and New Delhi simultaneously announced yesterday, ending all the speculations about the Indian leader’s maiden visit to the next-door neighbour. The foreign ministry and Indian External Affairs Ministry hoped that the visit will further strengthen the relationship between the two countries. “At ...

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Latif Siddique gets bail in seven cases : Hefazat threatens non-stop hartal

The High Court on Tuesday granted six-month’s bail to former minister Abdul Latif Siddique in seven cases filed against him for hurting religious sentiment of Muslims by making derogatory remarks on Islam and Hajj. The HC bench of Justice Md Nizamul Huq and Justice Farid Ahmed also issued separate rules asking the government why the proceedings of the cases should ...

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NBR asks for information on Transcom Group chief Latifur Rahman’s bank accounts, assets

The National Board of Revenue detectives are seeking details of accounts Transcom Group Chairman Latifur Rahman and his wife Shahnaz Rahman hold with banks. The group owns Bangla daily Prothom Alo and English broadsheet The Daily Star. The NBR’s Central Intelligence Cell recently wrote to scheduled banks asking them to send information for the past seven years on the ‘Business ...

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Court asks to interrogate at jail gate :  Fakhrul denied bail in 3 cases

A Dhaka court on Wednesday rejected the bail petition and remand prayer of BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in three cases. The court also ordered to interrogate the BNP leader at jail gate. Metropolitan Magistrate Ashok Kumar Dutta passed these orders rejecting two petitions. Earlier in the morning, police produced Fakhrul seeking 30-day remand prayer. The cases ...

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