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Khaleda Zia surrenders in court, gets bail in graft cases

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has secured bail in two corruption cases after surrendering in a Dhaka court. She left her Gulshan office after three months and went to the court at Bakshibazar on Sunday। Dhaka’s Third Special Judge Abu Ahmed Jamadar granted her bail in ‘Zia Charitable Trust’ and ‘Zia Orphanage Trust’ graft cases over an alleged embezzlement of more ...

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Nor’wester kills 9, injures 6

At least nine people were killed and six injured in Dhaka, Bogra and Rajshahi as many areas of the country witnessed nor’wester Saturday evening. The dead are Akhiron, 32, of Boubazar in Bogra district town, Fanna Mia, 30, of Radhanagar under Shahjahanpur in Bogra, Firoza Begum, 56, of Lohagara under Sonatala in Bogra, Asma Begum, 45, of Telihata under Gabtali ...

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Mizanur asks law enforcers to be ‘restrained’, ‘humanitarian’

Observing law enforcers’ increasing involvement in criminal acts, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chairman Mizanur Rahman on Saturday asked them to follow due process in detaining people and keeping them in custody. He also urged the law enforcers to produce every detainee before court within 24 hours after their detention. “The law enforcement agencies, who are the protectors, in many ...

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Land admin reforms remain elusive

Reforms in land administration and management has remained elusive as the government steps towards the objective have been confined to undertaking pilot projects and studies instead of going for a holistic approach. Land ministry officials and experts said that a number of pilot projects have been undertaken and a major feasibility study for land reforms conducted since 1972. They said ...

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2,000 city polls nominations sold in nine days

Nearly 2,000 aspirants have collected nomination forms against 126 posts in the three city corporations in Dhaka and Chittagong until Friday, reports BDNEWS24. Of them, 56 collected forms to run for mayor. People will have to wait until Sunday to see how many submit the papers. The final list of candidates will be released on Apr 9 after scrutiny and ...

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Fair city elections without deploying army is possible: Suranjit

Senior Awami League leader Suranjit Sengupta says there is no need to call out army to ensure free and fair city corporation elections as demanded by the BNP. He said the previous city polls were overseen impartially and BNP-endorsed candidates had won those during Awami League’s tenure. “They (the BNP) demand army deployment but why should we agree?” he asked ...

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Khaleda Zia may attend Sunday’s graft cases hearing: BNP

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, who faces an arrest warrant, may attend hearings of graft cases against her on Sunday, a senior party leader has said. “There’s a possibility that she may appear before the court, but it depends on the situation,” Standing Committee member Nazrul Islam Khan told reporters on Saturday. Meanwhile, one of her counsels Sanaullah Mia told bdnews24.com:”She ...

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Atlanta mayor stays away from Muhammad Yunus’s Nobel summit

Mayor of Atlanta Kasim Reed has washed his hands of an event planned in the US city by former Grameen Bank chief Muhammad Yunus to bring together Nobel Peace Prize winners. Yunus, embroiled in a fight with Bangladesh government for allegedly evading huge personal taxpayment, is the event’s prime mover. He is working in tandem with former US president Jimmy ...

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Trainee pilot killed in plane crash

A female trainee pilot died and an instructor was injured while a training aircraft of a flying institute crashed at Shah Makhdum Airport in Rajshahi yesterday afternoon. The deceased was identified as Tamanna Rahman Hridi (22), a trainee pilot of Bangladesh Flying Academy. Police recovered her body and sent it to the Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital morgue for autopsy. ...

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EC disqualifies Mintoo

The BNP now faces trouble in Dhaka North City Corporation election as its lone mayoral aspirant Abdul Awal Mintoo has been disqualified from the battle of ballots due to a procedural flaw in filing his nomination. The party, however, is in a comfortable situation in Dhaka South City Corporation. Two of its senior leaders — Mirza Abbas and Abdus Salam ...

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