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War crimes trial to continue: PM

Expressing her firm resolve to hold the trial of war criminals and culprits of August 15 massacre, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said the trial is going on and it will continue come what may. “During the war crimes trial, many stalwarts phoned me pursuing for not executing the war crimes verdicts. I got their phone calls and talked ...

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One day all will pay tributes to Bangabandhu: Ashraf

Public Administration Minister and Awami League General Secretary Syed Ashraful Islam on Wednesday hoped that one day all, including Alwami League and BNP, will pay tributes to Bangabandhu altogether. “In India, Pakistan and the USA, there is no debate about Mahatma Gandhi, Mohammad Ali Jinnah and George Washington. The day will come when general secretaries of Awami Leauge, BNP, Communist ...

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Re-registration of SIM card begins Sunday

Tarana Halim, State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications, on Wednesday said the re-registration of SIMs will start on Sunday (Sept 13) and continue till December 13. The junior minister said this while talking to reporters after a views-exchange meeting with Telecom Reporters Network Bangladesh (TRNB) at the Secretariat. Tarana said those who had earlier properly registered their SIMs will have ...

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Public universities’ teachers continue demonstration for separate pay scale

Teachers of public universities across the country continued their demonstration for the second consecutive day demanding separate pay scale for the public university teachers and protesting at remarks of finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith on Wednesday. Teachers and students of Dhaka University formed a human chain at Aparajeya Bangladesh to press for the demand. Jahangirnagar University Teachers Association (JUTA) ...

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Bangladesh wants US govt to restore GSP facility

Bangladesh has said the US government should restore the GSP facility and duty-free access of its products to the American market, particularly the RMG, to strengthen Bangladesh’s ongoing fight against extremism, reports UNB. Bangladesh Ambassador to the United States Mohammad Ziauddin conveyed it to US Congressman Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA) on Tuesday when they discussed a wide range of issues, ...

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SIM re-registration only for fake and faulty ones: BTRC boss

Chairman of the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) Sunil Kanti Bose on Monday said mobile phone subscribers who have already registered their SIMs in a proper way do not need to reregister those again. “All the SIMs won’t be registered anew. Those who have already registered their SIMs in a proper way don’t need to go through the process again,” ...

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8th pay scale gets cabinet nod

The cabinet on Monday endorsed new pay scale for public servants. It was approved at a meeting at Secretariat with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. Earlier, Finance Minister AMA Muhith told journalists the proposed revised pay scale would be placed for Cabinet approval on the first week of September. The minister said the cabinet might be discussed on ...

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Dhaka drainage struggles to deal with unusual rain levels

Even the areas of Dhaka with a well equipped sewerage system that usually do not get waterlogged due to rain were inundated yesterday as rainfall exceeded normal levels. The sewerage infrastructure of Dhaka is equipped to handle only about half the amount of rainfall than what the city witnessed yesterday, leaving transportation stranded and the roads inundated. Different VIP roads ...

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BCL given freehand to kill people, says Khaleda

BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Tuesday criticised the government for what she said letting loose the Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) men who are assaulting teachers, engineers, police and other officials and indulging in various crimes, reports UNB. “It seems that they (the government) have given the Chhatra League a freehand to beat up people, kill people and indulge in any ...

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