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HC orders Papul’s wife, daughter to surrender within Dec 28

The High Court on Tuesday asked MP Shahid Islam Papul’s wife Selina Islam and their daughter Wafa Islam to surrender before a court within December 28 in a graft case filed over laundering Tk 148.41 crore. Earlier, the High Court on Thursday (December 10) asked MP Shahid Islam Papul’s wife Selina Islam and their daughter Wafa Islam to surrender before ...

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Charge hearing in Khaleda`s Gatco graft case defers to Jan 26

The charge hearing in BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s Gatco corruption case has been deferred as the defendant did not appear before the court showing risk of contacting coronavirus. Judge Mohammad Nazrul Islam of Special Judge Court-3 on Tuesday fixed January 26 for the hearing. On the day, Khaleda Zia’s lawyer Hannan Bhuiyan appealed to defer the date. On September 2, ...

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Cabinet nods Agricultural Good Practices Policy to ensure safe food

The Cabinet on Monday approved the draft of Bangladesh Agricultural Good Practices Policy, 2020 in order to ensure safe and quality agricultural products by applying good practices in the entire production-to-consumption chain. The approval came from the Cabinet meeting held at the Secretariat with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. She joined the meeting virtually from Ganobhaban. “The policy ...

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Education minister recovers from Covid-19

Education minister Dr Dipu Moni has recovered from the novel coronavirus infection. She has tested negative in second consecutive tests on Sunday. Minister’s personal secretary Abdul Alim confirmed the matter to media on Monday. He also said that she is currently staying at her government residence as she has some physical weaknesses. Earlier, Dipu Moni, also joint general secretary of ...

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Covid-19 in Bangladesh : 32 more die, 1,470 test positive in 24hrs

Bangladesh reported 32 new deaths from the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, taking a total of 7,312. Another 1,470 coronavirus patients are found in 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 502,183. A press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) made the disclosure on Monday afternoon. In the last 24 hours, 118 coronavirus ...

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Bangladesh bounces up in new Human Development Index lens

With the COVID-19 pandemic being the latest crisis facing the world, a new report published globally by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) warns that unless humans release their grip on nature, it won’t be the last. The Human Development Report (HDR) 2020 titled, The Next Frontier: Human Development and the Anthropocene, launched in Bangladesh on December 21, 2020, six ...

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Sinha Murder: Court accepts charge sheet against Pradeep, 14 others

A Dhaka court has accepted the charges brought against 15 accused in connection with the case filed over the death of retired army major Sinha Mohammad Rashed Khan in police firing. After scrutinising the case dockets and other documents, Cox’s Bazar Senior Judicial Magistrate Tamanna Farah on Monday accepted the charges. The court also issued arrest warrant against Teknaf OC ...

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3 remanded over vandalisation of Bagha Jatin’s sculpture

A Kushtia court on Monday placed three people, including a local Jubo League leader, on a three-day remand each in a case filed for vandalising a statue of revolutionary leader during the British Raj, Bagha Jatin, on the campus premises of Kaya College in Kushtia’s Kumarkhali upazila. Selina Khatun of Kushtia Senior Magistrate Court passed order after police produce them ...

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BAF to get high-performance fighter planes: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said the process is going on to purchase ultra-modern and high-performance fighter planes for the Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) as part of the government’s move to make the force more developed and a modern to implement the “Forces Goal-2030”. “The process is underway to purchase more modern and high-performance fighter planes and other equipment ...

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Poet Manzur-I-Mawla passes away at 80

Poet and former director-general of Bangla Academy Manzur-I-Mawla passed away at a city hospital on Sunday morning. He was 80. He breathed his last at Dhaka’s United Hospital around 11:00am, Bangla Academy’s official Piash Majid confirmed. Earlier, on December 5, Manzur-I-Mawla was admitted to the hospital after being diagnosed with the coronavirus infection. Family members of the poet will take ...

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