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Chief Justice meets President

Chief Justice (CJ) Surendra Kumar Sinha made a courtesy call on President Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban on Sunday. Quoting President’s Press Secretary Joynal Abedin, BSS reports  that during the meeting, the CJ apprised the President of the different activities of the judiciary. Surendra Kumar Sinha informed the President about his recent visit to India. He also discussed the issue of ...

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Pakistan “deeply” perturbed over executions in Bangladesh

Pakistan on Sunday voiced “concern and anguish” over the execution of two top opposition leaders in Bangladesh for war crimes committed during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan. Foreign Office issued a statement over the execution of Bangladesh National Party (BNP) leaders, Salauddin Quadir Chowdhury and Ali Ahsan Mojaheed, whose mercy petitions were rejected by President Abdul Hamid last ...

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Bangladesh ramps up security after execution of war criminals Salauddin Quader, Mujahid

BNP leader Salauddin Quader and Jamaat-e-Islami Secretary General Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid were hanged Jamaat has called a shutdown for Monday to protest the execution of Mujahid. Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Hoque spoke about heightened security when the jail authorities were preparing for the execution late on Saturday. “All the police personnel have been asked to be ...

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Jamaat calls hartal for Monday

Protesting execution of its leader Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed for war crimes Jamaat-e-Islami calls countrywide hartal for Monday. Within half an hour of hanging of its leader Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed for war crimes, Jamaat-e-Islami announced two day’s programme including enforcing a daylong hartal (shutdown) across the country for Monday, protesting “the killing”. The party will hold “gayebana janaja” and ...

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SC rejects review petitions of Mujahid, Salauddin Quader

Jamaat-e-Islami Secretary General Mujahid and BNP Standing Committee Member Chowdhury are now left with the last option of seeking presidential clemency. The government will go ahead with the executions if the convicts refuse to ask for mercy or if the president rejects their prayer. A bench headed by Chief Justice SK Sinha pronounced the verdicts after hearing Salauddin Quader’s petition. ...

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Other countries can follow Bangladesh’s digital financing system: Queen Máxima

Dutch Queen Máxima, on seeing first-hand Bangladesh’s efforts in the financial inclusion of all poor and rural people, has said many countries can follow some of those activities. The queen is visiting Bangladesh in her capacity as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development. On Tuesday she visited several locations in Gazipur, outside Dhaka, to explore the ...

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BGB to be deployed for 12-hr in Dhaka

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) will be deployed in Dhaka this evening to maintain security in the capital. BGB will take to the streets from 6:00pm today until 6:00am tomorrow, Department of Public Relation of BGB informed The Daily Star in a text message. The decision to deploy the paramilitary force was taken hours into the verdict of the Supreme Court ...

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We ask for strategic partnership, not money: Muhith

Bangladesh needs strategic partnership and specific assistance from the development partners to be graduated to a middle-income country by 2021, with attaining the targets outlined in the 7th Five-Year Plan (FYP), Finance Minister AMA Muhith said on Monday. “The government told the development partners that it was not asking for money, rather it was asking for strategic partnership and certain ...

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Dhaka stands with France: PM

President Md Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have expressed their deep shock at Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris that killed many innocent people and injured many others. In a message, the President strongly condemned the terrorist attacks and expressed deep condolences to the family members of the victims. In her message to French President Francois Hollande, Hasina said, ...

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Bangladesh-India joint investments underscored

Business community leaders have underscored the need for joint investments of Bangladesh and India to set up industries in the private sectors to expand regional trade and commerce. Leaders of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Rangpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) made the call at a views-sharing meeting organised by RCCI at its auditorium in the city ...

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