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Armed forces must follow govt stance: PM

Reiterating Bangladesh’s firm stance against all sorts of terrorism, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the country’s armed forces must move forward imbued with the same ideal, reports BSS. “We are committed to international peace and security. Our standpoint against all kinds of terrorism is very clear. Our armed forces must move forward imbued with the same ideal,” she said. ...

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Govt urges EC to hold Dhaka polls

Close on the heels of issuing a gazette notification of delimitation of the Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC), the LGRD Ministry has sent a letter to the Election Commission (EC) Secretariat requesting it to take necessary steps for holding elections to the divided Dhaka city corporations. In the letter, sent on Monday, the ministry said that they have issued a ...

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Manna placed on 10-day remand

Nagorik Oikya convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna was placed on a 10-day remand today in a case filed against him allegedly for trying to instigate revolt by the armed forces. Metropolitan Magistrate Mahbubur Rahman of Dhaka passed the order after Manna was produced before it in the afternoon. Abdul Barek, a sub-inspector of Gulshan Police Station and also investigation officer in ...

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Arrest warrants for Khaleda

A Dhaka court today issued arrest warrants against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and two others for skipping court hearing in the Zia Orphanage and Zia Charitable Trust graft cases. The other accused facing the arrest warrants are: former BNP lawmaker Kazi Saleemul Haq alias Econo Kamal and businessman Sharfuddin Ahmed. The court also asked advocate Sanaullah Mia, who is representing ...

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UK Bangladesh High Commissioner presented credentials to the Queen

  Ansar Ahmed Ullah :: Bangladesh’s High Commissioner to the UK Md Abdul Hannan presented his credentials to Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II at the Buckingham Palace on 11 February 2015 in a simple but regal ceremony. High Commissioner Md Abdul Hannan, joined the London Mission as High Commissioner on 30 September 2014. Acting Vice Marshal of the Diplomatic ...

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UK security services ‘failed’ over Syria girls

The family of a Glasgow woman who may have encouraged three London girls to join Islamic State say officials “failed” to stop them leaving the UK. Aqsa Mahmood, 20, who went to Syria to be a “jihadi bride” in 2013, reportedly had online contact with one of the girls who flew to Turkey last week. It is feared that Kadiza ...

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Blockade, hartal cripple shrimp exports

The exports and production of shrimp have been severely affected by the ongoing political turmoil. Over 10,000 tonnes of shrimp, the market value of which is estimated at Tk. 1,452 crore, are lying in warehouses across the country. Exporters, including local buyers, are not much interested in buying shrimp from farmers, as they fear the items would not be transported ...

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BB to assess loss caused by political violence

Bangladesh Bank (BB) will assess the loss to the political violence during the ongoing countrywide blockade and recurring hartals, a central bank official told BSS  yesterday. “The central bank will assess the losses on monthly basis and will compare the current situation with the cost of political violence that the country saw in 2013”, BB executive directive M Mahfuzur Rahman ...

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Canada urged to jack up B’desh imports

Foreign Secretary Md. Shahidul Haque has called upon the Canadian government to increase imports of Bangladeshi ships, ceramics, pharmaceuticals, electronics and IT products. He highlighted the congenial investment atmosphere prevailing in Bangladesh and laid the importance on having a Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) with Canada, according to a statement. The Foreign Secretary made the call during a ...

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House price inflation still strong, says ONS

House prices in the UK rose by 9.8% in the year to December, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). That was slightly lower than November’s rate, which stood at 9.9%, but prices were still growing “strongly”, the ONS said. Prices rose fastest in England at 10.2%, and by 5.5% in Scotland, 4.9% in Northern Ireland and 4% in ...

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