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Fake stamps worth Tk180m seized in city

Police have recovered fake stamps, including judicial, non-judicial and revenue stamps, worth about Tk180 million (Tk18 crore) and arrested a man in this connection from Lalkuthi Darus Salam thana area in the city. Being tipped off, a special team of Criminal Investigation Department (CID), led by ASP Ruhul Amin, conducted two separate drives in two houses of Darus Salam area ...

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Matia slams Muhith for interest rate cut on saving certificates

Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury on Saturday criticised the Finance Minister for proposing interest rate cut on all saving certificates in the upcoming fiscal year. “The interest rate on all saving certificates has been slashed by at least two percent, which will directly affect the middle-class and lower middle-class, elderly people, women, freedom fighters, teachers and employees,” she said participating in ...

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Bangladeshi universities snub top Asia ranking

Not a single university from Bangladesh cared to send data for the top 100 list of the Times Higher Education Asia University Ranking 2015 despite being invited, reports bdnews24.com. bdnews24.com came to know about it after it contacted the London-based group, days after it released the 2015 report, featuring top 100 Asian universities. Universities from Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, ...

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Trains to run on Padma Bridge from first day: Minister

Railways Minister Mazibul Hoque has said trains will run on the Padma Bridge from the day of its opening. He said this to journalists at the Gendaria Railway Station, while surveying the feasibility of the Dhaka-Mawa-Padma Birdge and the Jajira-Vanga rail link on Saturday. The government said the construction of the six-kilometre bridge would be complete by 2019. “Railway link ...

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Death-row war criminal Mujahid asks lawyers to file review petition

Lawyers of death-row war crimes convict Ali Ahsan Muhammad Mujahid speak to reporters in front of Dhaka Central Jail. Photo: liton haider Death-row war crimes convict Jamaat-e-Islami leader Ali Ahsan Muhammad Mujahid has asked his lawyers to file a petition seeking review of the Appellate Division verdict upholding his death sentence. The lawyers of the Jamaat secretary general met him ...

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BGB soldier abduction: No flag meeting yet

BGB soldier ‘Razzak’ held by Myanmar border force BGP. Photo taken from Facebook page of BGP. A flag meeting between border forces of Bangladesh and Myanmar is yet to be held three days after a Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) soldier was abducted by the neighbouring country’s Border Guard Police. The two countries’ border patrols exchanged fire on Wednesday on the ...

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Police to charge MP son Rony, no one else

Awami League MP Pinu Khan’s son Bakhtiyar Alam Rony will be the only person to be charged with killing two in downtown Dhaka. Police said Saturday the chargesheet will be submitted to the court ‘soon’. Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Joint Commissioner Monirul Islam said that a report based on witness accounts and findings of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) was ...

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Three arrested in Dhaka for allegedly raping a college student

Police have arrested three in Dhaka’s Mirpur for allegedly raping a college student. The arrested are Ohidur Rahman Rocky, Newaj Sharif and ‘Sohel’. The victim, student of a college in Dhaka, got herself admitted to a computer-training institute at Mirpur’s Shewraparha, according to Mirpur Police Station Inspector Shafiqur Rahman. “When the victim went there on Saturday morning, another student ‘Shaon’ ...

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Four ‘fake detective police, four muggers’ held in Dhaka

Police have arrested four people on charges of posing as detective police personnel in Dhaka. Four others were also arrested for mugging. Detective Branch spokesman Monirul Islam said on Friday they were arrested in drives on Dhaka University campus and Shahbagh on Thursday night. He said replicas of pistols, handcuffs, walky-talkies, and a bomb were seized from the fake detectives. ...

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BGB brings back 37 other Bangladesh nationals from Myanmar

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) has brought back 37 Bangladesh nationals rescued by Myanmar. They have been taken from Ghumdhum to Cox’s Bazar, where they would be handed over to police and the civil administration, BGB-17 Battalion Commander Lt Col Khandker Saiful Alam said. The district administration will make arrangements to hand them over to their families after immigration formalities and ...

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