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Daily Star journalist, wife remanded in case over maid’s death

A court in Dhaka on Tuesday (Feb 13) placed The Daily Star executive editor Syed Ashfaqul Haque and his wife Tania Haque on a four-day remand each in a case filed over death of their teenage maid Priti Uran due to negligence. Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Saifur Rahman passed the order as police produced the couple before the court and ...

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FM seeks Swiss investment in IT, agro-processing sectors

Foreign Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud has invited Swiss investment in IT and agro-processing sectors, and urged Switzerland to follow the suit of the European Union (EU) in extending duty-free and Duty-Free Quota-Free (DFQF) trade preferences till 2029. He also stressed on the protracted Rohingya crisis and sought Swiss assistance and support in expediting the Rohingyas’ safe, dignified, and swift repatriation ...

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2 daughters will stay with Japanese mother, one with father: HC

A single bench of the High Court (HC) on Tuesday said in its judgement, Japanese mother Eriko Nakano would get the custody of her two children, while father Bangladesh-born US citizen Imran Sharif would get another one. Nakano Jasmine Malika, the elder daughter, and Sonia, the youngest one, will stay with their mother, while Nakano Laila Lina, the second daughter, ...

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AL’s Shohiduzzaman wins by big margin from Naogaon-2

Md Shohiduzzaman Sarkar, the Awami League-nominated candidate with boat symbol, got a big win, unofficially, to become a member of parliament from suspended Naongaon-2 constituency of 12th National Parliamentary Elections. A source of Naogaon Returning Officer’s office confirmed the matter on Monday night. According to the source, Shohiduzzaman was unofficially elected with 1,58,941 votes beating his nearest independent candidate HM ...

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BNP leader Moyeen Khan meets Peter Haas

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Standing Committee member Dr Abdul Moyeen Khan on Monday met US Ambassador to Bangladesh Peter Haas. The meeting was held at the US Embassy in the city’s Baridhara area in the afternoon, reports UNB. Dr. Moyeen Khan, a senior leader who has been pushed to the forefront of BNP activities since almost their entire leadership was ...

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Verma stresses ‘multimodal connectivity’ between Bangladesh, India

Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Pranay Verma today highlighted the importance of ‘multimodal connectivity’ in unlocking the true potential of bilateral cooperation between Bangladesh and India. “The future of our partnership lies in efficient multimodal connectivity – encompassing road and rail, inland waterways, and coastal shipping,” he said. The envoy was speaking at the Sultanganj Port of Call and the ...

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Globally metro system run with 5 coaches except Bangladesh: Quader

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said that the government would focus on reducing the frequency of trains rather than increasing the number of coaches in metro train amidst growing passenger demand. The minister told this to media while responding a question at the Secretariat in the capital on Monday. Replying to a question on the possibility to increase ...

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Dr Sabrina indicted in EC’s case

A court in Dhaka has framed charges against JKG Healthcare chairman Dr Sabrina Chowdhury in a case filed by the Election Commission for having made two national identity (NID) cards through forgery. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mahbub Ahmed on Monday rejected a acquittal petition and framed the charges in the case. The court also set June 13 for the testimony. On ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina asks Ansar to work for prosperous, peaceful Bangladesh

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday asked Ansar and VDP personnel to discharge duties with honesty and courage to maintain peace for ensuring security of people and their investment to build a prosperous and developed Bangladesh. “I ask you all to work hard with passion and honesty to continue our development spree,” she said while addressing Bangladesh Ansar and Village ...

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Suspended Naogaon-2 election underway

The election to the Naogaon-2 (Dhamoirhat and Patnitala) constituency, which was postponed following the death of independent candidate Aminul Haque, is being underway on Monday. The balloting began at 8am and will continue till 4pm. While visiting centres in the morning, voters are found casting their votes in a festive mood as the election is being held after a long ...

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