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Khaleda won’t have to appear at court in-person in Gatco graft case

A Dhaka court today (Sunday) exempted BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia from appearing before it in-person in the Gatco graft case. Judge Muhammad Ali Hossain of Special Judge Court-3 of Dhaka issued the order after Khaleda’s lawyer Zainal Abedin Meshbah submitted a petition seeking an exemption from appearing his client in-person at the court. In the petition, the lawyer said Khaleda ...

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EC formation Bill placed in JS

The much-talked-about Bill, “Appointment of Chief Election Commissioner and Election Commissioners Bill-2022″, was placed in parliament on Sunday as the government wants to have a law in this regard as per the Constitution. Law Minister Anisul Haq placed draft law and it was sent to the scrutiny committee for further examination. The committee was asked to submit its report within ...

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Uphold democracy, discharge duties with professionalism: PM to police

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday asked police personnel to discharge their duties with utmost professionalism and uphold democracy in the country apart from maintaining peace and stability. “I believe every police personnel will perform his or her duties with professionalism to maintain peace and stability in the country and uphold democracy through pro-people policing,” she said. Sheikh Hasina said ...

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Two Japan-born girls to stay with mother for 2 more weeks: SC

The Supreme Court on Sunday directed that the two children of Bangladeshi-born US citizen Imran Sharif and Japanese mother Nakano Erico will stay with their mother for two more weeks. A full bench of the Appellate Division of the SC headed by Justice Md Nuruzzaman passed the order. The apex court came up with the order while hearing a petition ...

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Edn Minister’s meeting with SUST teachers yields no result

Urging the agitating students of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology students to call off their protest, Education Minister Dipu Moni has again asked them to sit in the dialogue with her. “It is possible to solve all the problems through dialogue. If I have to go there (Sylhet) or someone else has to go on my behalf, we are ...

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EC formation bill set to be placed in parliament Sunday

The much-talked-about Bill, “Appointment of Chief Election Commissioner and Election Commissioners Bill 2022”, will be placed in parliament on Sunday as the government wants to have a law in this regard as per the Constitution. According to the business schedule of Sunday’s parliament sitting, Law Minister Anisul Haq will place the draft law on the Election Commission formation. After placing ...

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Who’s this Rupa arrested over leaking question papers?

An Awami League leader and female upazila vice-chairman, along with nine others have been arrested on charges of leaking question papers of a recruitment test of the Office of Controller General Defence Finance, and supplying of answers to selected examinees. Mahbuba Nasrin Rupa, Bogura District Awami League leader and female vice-chairman of Dhupchanchia upazila of Bogura district, was arrested from ...

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Bangladesh sees daily Covid deaths jump to 17, highest in 101 days

With the surge in infections, Bangladesh has witnessed a rise in Covid deaths as 17 persons died of the virus during the last 24 hours till 8:00am Saturday. On the other hand, the number of daily cases slightly dropped to 9,614 with the positivity rate recorded at 28.02% during the same period. Bangladesh has so far registered 28,209 deaths and ...

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Bangladesh-US relations to get stronger: Miller

Outgoing US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R Miller has said the relationship between Bangladesh and the United States is “strong and will grow stronger”. “As Senator Edward Kennedy said at Dhaka University in 1972, the real foreign policy of America is citizen to citizen, friend to friend, people to people. I hope I contributed in some small way to strengthening ...

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DiCaprio lauds Bangladesh for protecting biodiversity around St Martin’s Island

Oscar-winning Hollywood A-lister Leonardo DiCaprio has congratulated the Government of Bangladesh and other relevant stakeholders for establishing a Marine Protected Area (MPA) around Saint Martin’s Island. Taking to his verified Twitter account, DiCaprio said that this move will safeguard the biodiversity in that significant area. “Congrats to the Government of Bangladesh, local communities & NGOs on a newly established Marine ...

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