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HC asks govt if Brazil wheat suitable for consumption

The High Court on Tuesday directed the food ministry secretary and the director-general of the directorate of food to explain to the court in 72 hours as to whether the wheat imported and released by the ministry is suitable for human consumption, as newspapers ran conflicting reports over it. A bench of Justice Quazi Reza-Ul-Hoque and Justice Abu Taher Md. ...

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Police yet to get any major lead months after blogger killings

Police are yet to find any major lead in the murders of three bloggers in Dhaka, even after two people were arrested for their suspected involvement in one of the killings. Law enforcers claim that it is taking time to identify the perpetrators as they carried out the crimes in “cut out” manner. US citizen and writer-blogger Avijit Roy was ...

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SC upholds HC bail for BNP leader Mirza Fakhrul

The Supreme Court has upheld the High Court’s order granting bail to BNP leader Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in three violence-related cases. A four-member Appellate Division bench, headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, granted the BNP leader bail until police filed their report on the three cases on Sunday. Now, there was no bar to the BNP acting secretary ...

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Budget for 2015-16 not to see major changes, Finance Minister Muhith says

Finance Minister AMA Muhith presented proposed budget for 2015-16 in Parliament on June 4 The proposed budget for the 2015-16 financial year is to be passed without major changes, Finance Minister AMA Muhith has indicated. He told  that the Finance Bill 2015 will be passed on Monday and the Tk 3 trillion budget on Tuesday after weighing the suggestions made ...

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Khaleda can even leave her own party, but not the side of Jamaat: Awami League

Khaleda can even leave her own party, but not the side of Jamaat: Awami League The Awami League’s Publicity Secretary Hasan Mahmud has said BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia can even leave her party but not the side of her key ally Jamaat-e-Islami. He said on Friday the 20-Party alliance leader’s joining an Iftar hosted by Jamaat the previous day indicated ...

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Eight killed in Cox’s Bazar flash flood, storm

At least eight people have been killed in flash flood, storm and landslide in Cox’s Bazar. Seven others were injured and two were reported missing. Five were killed in flash flood at Ramu, and two died after trees fell on them during the storm at Saint Martin’s Island. A child was killed in a landslide at Ghonar Parha hill in ...

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BGB Nayek Razzak being moved to Dhaka, will receive medical care in Peelkhana

BGB Nayek Abdur Razzak, who was returned by Myanmar eight days after his abduction by their border forces, is being moved to Dhaka for treatment. Commander of the Teknaf Battalion, Lt Col Abu Jar Al Jahid, said an ambulance carrying the border guard had set off for Dhaka. “Razzak will be treated in our hospital at Peelkhana.” The BGB man ...

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Dr. G- Kibria new chairman Bangladesh Astrology society

Astrologist Dr. G- Kibria has been elected new chairman of  Bangladesh Astrology society Executive Committee  at its Three Annul genaral  meeting. President of City University managing committee and former Member of Parliament M Moqbul Hossain and GM of Bangladesh Bank Dr. Abul kalam attended the function as special guests.Two Hundred of Society Member Attended the genaral Meeting. After being elected ...

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PM warns against possible future violence by BNP-Jamaat

Noting that BNP-Jamaat with their subversive acts before the January-5 polls and also after January-5 this year have led to the country to colossal loss alongside burning people to death, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday warned that her government is firm to prevent such violence. Sheikh Hasina this replying to a tabled question from ruling party MP Shamsul Haque ...

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