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Gold smuggling thru waterway

CHITTAGONG:  Gold smuggling into the country from abroad is now reportedly taking place through waterway as strict vigilance was put on the airports in the wake of huge hauls of the precious metal. Sources said smugglers now apparently opt for waterways for smuggling gold and gold ornaments safely into Bangladesh amid frequent seizure of gold. Chittagong Metropo-litan Police seized a ...

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PM expects constructive criticism of media

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today expected constructive opinion and judgment of media about the activities of her government saying wholesale criticism only helps the anti-liberation forces with which her government is confronting at every step. “Criticism will help us to stand corrected. But I expect that you will not do anything which will strengthen the hands of the anti-liberation forces ...

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Khaleda Zia asks people to stage ‘ballot revolution’ in city elections

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, who failed to topple the government with months of violent street agitation, has urged the people to stage ‘silent revolution of ballots’ against the government in the city polls. She made the call at a programme of her party’s cultural wing in front of the BNP headquarters on Tuesday. The BNP-endorsed Dhaka South mayor candidate Tabith ...

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Boishakh celebration: Women harassed near TSC

Several women, who joined the Bengali New Year celebrations on Tuesday, have been sexually harassed by a group of miscreants at Dhaka University’s TSC and Suhrawardy Udyan gate areas. Witnesses said a group of at least 30 unruly youths swooped on a number of women and assaulted them in the TSC and Suhrawardy Udyan gate areas on Tuesday evening, while ...

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Ershad campaigns at new year’s programme, says no rule flouted

Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad has campaigned for his party-endorsed Dhaka mayor candidates at a programme celebrating the Bengali new year.   The party’s Dhaka North unit general secretary and mayor candidate Bahauddin Ahmed Bablu said they organised Tuesday’s Pahela Baishakh programmes keeping the city polls in mind. Saifuddin Milon is the other party-endorsed candidate for Dhaka South. Ershad said: “It’s our ...

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Interpol issues ‘red corner’ notice against BNP leader Tarique Rahman

The Interpol has issued a ‘red corner’ notice for arrest of BNP Senior Vice Chairman Tarique Rahman, who is a prime accused in the Aug 21, 2004 grenade attack on an Awami League rally in Dhaka. Tarique, the eldest son of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, has been living in London for the past six years. His Bangladesh passport is no ...

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Fresh Bengali New Year’s resolve to take the fight to religious fanatics

Bangladeshis have welcomed Bengali New Year 1ep resolve to continue the fight against communalism and religious fanaticism. The main celebration started with an event organised by the Chhayanaut at Ramna Batamul on Tuesday morning. Thousands thronged Ramna and adjacent areas since dawn. Strokes on Sitar gave a solemn air to the Ramna Batamul atmosphere from 6:15am. Chhayanaut singers started their ...

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PM wishes peaceful life for people in New Year

Greeting all on the occasion of Pahela Baishakh, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today hoped that there would be no reoccurrence of burning people to death in the country in the future in the name of movement and people will live a peaceful and secure life. “It’s quite unfortunate that some incidents took place in Bangladesh which the country had never ...

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Nation celebrating Pahela Baishakh

The nation is celebrating the Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bangla calendar, today (Tuesday) amid fanfare, festivity and gaiety. True to their centuries old tradition, people from all walks of life started thronging different popular and historic spots in the capital and elsewhere across the country to hail the New Year 1422 with new hopes and aspirations for a ...

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War criminal Kamaruzzaman buried at Sherpur ancestral home after Dhaka jail execution

Executed war criminal Mohammad Kamaruzzaman has gone to his grave at his ancestral home in Sherpur, the place where he bathed in the blood of Bengalis fighting for freedom in 1971. The Jamaat-e-Islami senior assistant secretary general was hanged for his 1971 wartime atrocities just after 10pm on Saturday. He was buried after Namaz-e-Janaza around 5:10am on Sunday at Kumri ...

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