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20 Filipino, local agencies, individuals identified over BB money heist

April 18, 2016 The Criminal Investigation Department on Monday said they could identify 20 Filipinos and some local agents and individuals involved with the Bangladesh Bank’s reserve theft from its account at US Federal Reserve. The department’s additional deputy inspector general Shah Alam at a briefing said Bangladesh would approach Interpol to arrest the identified people. He also said there ...

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PM for exercising tolerance; discourages hurting religious sentiment

April 14, 2016   Extending her heartfelt greetings to all, including expatriate Bangladeshis on Pahela Baishakh, the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said everybody needs to exercise tolerance as it is essential for the country’s uninterrupted development. ‘There’ll never be any development unless there’s a peaceful environment in the country,’ she said when leaders and workers of her party ...

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BNP chief Khaleda greets PM Hasina on Bangla New Year

10 April 2016 BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has greeted her arch-rival Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Bangla New Year. The former prime minister sent a greetings card to Hasina on Sunday. A BNP delegation led by former MP Abul Khayer Bhuiyan delivered the card to Awami League chief Hasina’s political office at Dhanmondi. The BNP team also handed over a ...

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DMP bans open-air Pahela Baishakh events after 5pm

Dhaka Metropolitan Police has slapped a ban on open-air concerts or any other form of cultural events beyond 5pm on the Pahela Baishakh, the Bengali New Year, which falls on Thursday. DMP Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia announced the decision at a press conference in the capital on Monday. However, he said, there would be no restriction on holding of indoor cultural ...

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Unemployed nurses block city road

April 11, 2016 Unemployed nurses blocked Topkhana Road and tried to march towards the Prime Minister’s Office on the eighth day of their continuous sit-in demanding appointment based on their seniority and pass-out batch and scrapping the notice to appoint nurses through recruitment examination. The police intercepted their procession in front of High Court by putting barricades where the agitators ...

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Bangladesh GDP growth touched 7.05

Ansar Ahmed Ullah : The GDP (gross domestic product) growth in Bangladesh touched 7.05 percent breaking the 6 percent cycle of economic growth while the per capita income reached US $ 1,466 in the current fiscal year, according to the Bangladesh bureau of Statistics (BBS). The National Economic Council (NEC) has approved a Taka 93.894.68 crore Revised Annual Development Programme ...

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Handover of BB missing millions to take a little time: Ambassador

It will “take a little time” before Bangladesh central bank gets back a portion of its missing millions, reports Philippines-based news website Rappler.com. Bangladesh Ambassador to the Philippines John Gomes had demanded yesterday the immediate turnover of the US$4.63 million and 38.28 million pesos ($826,871) returned by casino junket agent Kim Wong – a total of around $5.46 million. The ...

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BNP won’t retreat from UP polls

RAFIQUL ISLAM AZAD  : The BNP has decided not to retreat from the ongoing union parishad polls at this moment despite alleging massive irregularities, vote rigging, violence and bloodshed as the party wants to go till the end in a bid to expose the Election Commission and the government’s apathy to the situation. The party high command took the decision ...

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Bangladesh 3rd in awarding death sentences in 2015

Bangladesh is the third top country having imposed at least 197 death sentences in 2015, Amnesty International said in a report released on Wednesday. According to the report titled ‘Death Sentences and Executions Report 2015,’ the international human rights watchdog also stated that imposition of such sentences rose at an alarming level at that time. China tops the list as ...

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