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Tough action for attempt to create anarchy ahead of polls, warns DMP chief

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Md Asaduzzaman Mia. File Photo Dhaka, Oct 25 : Tough action will be taken if any attempt is made to deteriorate the law and order situation ahead of the national election, warned Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Md Asaduzzaman Mia. “Strict action will be taken against individuals or groups if any attempt is made to ...

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6 indicted in case over death of 2 college students in road crash

Dhaka, Oct 25 : A court here on Thursday framed charges against six people in a case filed over the death of two college students in a road accident on Airport Road on July 29. Those indicted are the owners of two ‘Jabal-e-Noor’ buses Shahadat Hossain and Jahangir Alam, drivers Masum Billah and Zobair Sumon and assistants Enayet Hossain and ...

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3 to die for killing Kushtia schoolboy

Photo: Mutasim Bin Mazed alias Hridoy. Kushtia, Oct 25 : A court here on Thursday convicted three people and sentenced them to death for killing a schoolboy after abduction in 2011. The convicts are—Sabbir Khan, son of Gaffar Khan, Helal Uddin Dany, son of Azam Ali of Kalishankarpur area in the district town and Abdur Rahim alias Epier, son of ...

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UN turns 73 with celebration of Bangladesh’s development

Dhaka, Oct 25 : Speakers at a symposium Sunday were effusive in self-congratulatory mode, and prone to hyperbole like when claiming Bangladesh is “the fastest growing country in Asia” (it is not)and highly appreciating leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. They made the recommendation while speaking at a symposium organized by United Nations Association Bangladesh marking the 73rd Anniversary of ...

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Sea level rise to cause migrating 2 lakh people in Bangladesh

Increased soil salinity due to climate change-induced rises in sea-levels is likely to force nearly 2 lakh coastal residents to migrate to inland areas within Bangladesh to find alternate livelihoods, according to a study.   Researchers at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the Ohio State University conducted the study, “Coastal Climate Change, Soil Salinity, and Human Migration ...

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Work together to deal with maritime crimes, PM to neighbours

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. File Photo Dhaka, Oct 24 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday urged the neighbouring countries to come forward to curb various maritime crimes as it is not possible to do that by a single country. “It’s not possible to curb these crimes by a single country… it’s possible to uproot these crimes through unified efforts ...

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Ecnec approves 21 projects involving Tk 19,779 cr

Photo: Ecnec Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina presides over the meeting held at NEC conference room in Dhaka on Tuesday. Dhaka, Oct 23 : The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday approved 21 projects involving an overall cost of some Tk 19,779 crore. The approval came from the weekly Ecnec meeting held at NEC conference ...

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Mainul sent to jail in defamation case

A Dhaka court on Tuesday sent Barrister Mainul Hosein to jail in a case filed for defaming journalist Masuda Bhatti on a TV talk show.   Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Mohamamd Kaisarul Islam of Dhaka passed the order after hearing the case.  Advocate Khandaker Mahbub Hossain stood for Mainul while public prosecutor of Dhaka Metropoltian Session Judge Court Abdullah Abu ...

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EU delivers on its pledge to support Rohingyas in Bangladesh

Rohingya people enter Bangladesh territory through Teknaf bordering area. File Photo Dhaka, Oct 23 : The European Union has said it is committed to help finding a sustainable solution to the Rohingya crisis and delivered additional €15 million in support to assist Rohingyas in Bangladesh. “Over half of the Rohingya refugees under 18 years of age and the conflict have left many ...

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Decision on election-time cabinet on Oct 26: Quader

Photo: Road, Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader briefs journalists at his secretariat office in the city on Tuesday. Dhaka, Oct 23 : Road, Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Tuesday said the decision on the size of the election-time cabinet will be taken at a meeting on October 26. A joint meeting of Awami League central working committee ...

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