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Jail authorities read out death warrant to Jamaat chief Nizami

The warrant by the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) was out on Tuesday after the Supreme Court published the full copy of the verdict, which confirmed death for the Jamaat-e-Islami chief. The warrant, which was sent the Dhaka Central Jail the same day, reached the Dhaka Central Jail-2 in Gazpiur after 9am on Wednesday. “The death warrant was read out to ...

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It was like a militant attack, an earthquake

He was the one who first pushed for digitisation of the central bank and banking sector of the country. It was under his leadership that Bangladesh Bank (BB) took forward the government’s digital campaign in the financial sector. And ironically, it was a digital theft that cost him his job about four months before his scheduled retirement. Atiur Rahman yesterday ...

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BB requires reform: Muhith

Finance Minister AMA Muhith today expressed his dissatisfaction on the overall condition of the Bangladesh Bank and said that reform in the bank is needed. “Different systems of the Bangladesh Bank require reform. It is not in healthy condition,” Muhith made this observation while talking to reports at the secretariat in Dhaka. Earlier, the finance minister attended a meeting of ...

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Community patrolling introduced in Sundarbans to save resources

Bangla Mirror Desk : 11 March, 2016 Representational Pic Bangladesh Forest Department has introduced community patrolling involving locals to protect forest resources and check wildlife poaching in the Sundarbans, the lone natural habitat of Bengal tigers. “The Forest Department has gone for its first-ever community patrolling in the Sundarbans involving the locals as the poaching of wildlife, including tigers and ...

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Hacker’s typo stops a billion dollar bank heist

Bangla Mirror Desk : 11 March, 2016 A spelling mistake in an online bank transfer instruction helped prevent a nearly $1 billion heist last month involving the Bangladesh central bank and the New York Federal Reserve, banking officials said. Unknown hackers still managed to get away with about $80 million, one of the largest known bank thefts in history. The ...

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Cargo aircraft crashes in Bay, 3 dead

A privately-chartered cargo aircraft crashed into the Bay of Bengal this morning killing three person. One other has been rescued in critical condition. The crash site was about half a kilometre off Cox’s Bazar’s Nazirtek, at the estuary of the Bay and Bakkhali River, our local correspondent reports quoting police and aviation authorities. The Russian-owned True Aviation Limited’s aircraft took ...

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$100 million laundered : BB informs ministry

Bangladesh Bank has formally informed Finance Ministry about the detail of the money, which was allegedly stolen from the account of Bangladesh Bank with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, reports UNB. Bangladesh Bank assistant spokesman and general manager AFM Asaduzzaman informed that the central bank communicated the Finance Ministry immediately after the discovery, although that may have carried ...

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Hasina to inaugurate bandwidth export, Modi power Mar 23

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate a 10 GBPS internet bandwidth export to India on March 23. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also inaugurate a 100MW power supply from Tripura to Bangladesh on the same day. The entire programme will be held through video-conferencing. No formal function will be arranged in Agartala, capital city of Tripura, said Tripura Power ...

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Mother confesses killing her kids: Rab

Rab members produce Mahfuza Malek alias Jasmine, main suspect in the murder of her two minor children in Banasree, before a press conference at Rab headquarters in Dhaka on Thursday, March 3, 2016. Photo: Palash Khan Star Online Report The mother of two minor children, who were found dead in Dhaka’s Banasree on Monday, has confessed to killing them, according ...

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BNP slams PM remark against top brass

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Tuesday strongly criticised Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s statement that the party has elected two accused persons to its two top postions. Party acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said the Prime Minister’s statement went beyond political decorum. Also, BNP standing committe member Dr Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain claimed that Hasina herself was also an ...

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