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Law ministry recommends extending suspension of Khaleda’s jail term

Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs ministry has recommended extending the suspension of BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia’s jail sentence for another six months on previous conditions. “We had so far extended the suspension of Begum Khaleda Zia’s jail sentence by seventh time. Today we are again recommending for extension of her jail term suspension for another six months on two ...

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BNP leader Amanullah Aman gets bail from SC

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Wednesday granted anticipatory bail to Dhaka Metropolitan North BNP Convener Amanullah Aman, who was sentenced to 13 years in jail, in a case filed over amassing wealth illegally and concealing information. But he will have to take permission from the court if want to go abroad. A five-member bench of the Appellate ...

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Elevated expressway’s Karwan Bazar ramp opened

The exit ramp of the Dhaka Elevated Expressway’s Karwan Bazar section opened to traffic on Wednesday morning. Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader inaugurated the ramp around 11am. Vehicles from Uttara will be able to get down at Moghbazar, Hatirjheel and Karwan Bazar areas through this ramp. “This is the Eid gift to countrymen from the prime minister,” Obaidul Quader said. ...

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President asks BUTEX for implementing IT-based world-standard curriculum

President Mohammed Shahabuddin on Tuesday asked the authorities concerned of the Bangladesh University of Textile (BUTEX) to implement a world-standard academic curriculum based on information technology (IT). The President, also the Chancellor of the universities came up with the directive as a BUTEX delegation led by its Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. Engr. Shah Alimuzzaman Belal paid a courtesy call on him ...

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‘Sakib came to me, but left getting no encouragement’: Hafiz

BNP vice-chairman Major (Retd) Hafiz Uddin Ahmed Bir Bikram has said Sakib (Al Hasan) had expressed his willingness to join politics visiting his residence, but left without receiving any encouragement from him. “Sakib expressed his willingness to join politics coming to my residence, but he left without receiving any encouragement from me,” he said while addressing a press conference convened ...

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Sakib AL’s member, don’t want to know what happened earlier: Quader

Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader had no idea about the party’s MP cricketer Sakib Al Hasan to the Bangladesh Nationalist Movement (BNM), also known as ‘kings party’ before the last January 7 election. “I saw the matter on media. I had no idea about it,” he said while addressing a press conference at the Awami League central office at ...

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Salam Murshedy asked to vacate Gulshan house in three months

The High Court has directed ruling Awami League lawmaker Abdus Salam Murshedy to vacate his luxurious Gulshan residence within the next three months as it is an abandoned property of the government. The HC bench comprising Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Kazi Ebadat Hossain, delivered its judgement on a writ petition on Tuesday (March 19). The final hearing ...

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FM Hasan Mahmud requests visiting Irish Minister to ease visa process

Foreign Minister Hasan Mahmud has invited Irish investment in Bangladesh, particularly in agro-processing, pharmaceuticals and IT sectors. He also thanked Ireland for hosting a few thousand Bangladeshis and requested the Irish Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Simon Coveney to ease the visa process to enable more Bangladeshi students and IT professionals to pursue higher studies and work in Ireland, ...

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Hallmark’s Tanvir, Jasmine jailed for life

A court in Dhaka on Tuesday sentenced nine people, including Hallmark Group managing director Tanvir Mahmud and chairman Jasmine Islam, to life imprisonment in a corruption case. Dhaka Special Judge Court-1 Judge Md Abul Kashem pronounced the judgement. The court also sentenced seven other accused including senior executive officer of the Dhanmondi Branch of Sonali Bank Ltd Meherunnisa Mary to ...

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Swedish princess in Khulna to see climate change impact

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, as part of her visit to Bangladesh as a Goodwill Ambassador for the UNDP, is now staying in Koyra upazila of Khulna to see firsthand the impacts of climate change and lifestyle of people living in vulnerable coastal areas. A helicopter of Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) carrying her landed at a helipad built in Gilabari ...

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