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8 Bangladeshi militant suspects held in S’pore

Arrestees ‘plotted attacks back home’; five deported ‘militants’ arrested: DB Singapore has detained eight Bangladeshi men planning to stage terror attacks in their home country. They have been detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA), according to a news report in ‘The Straits Times’. The men, aged 26 to 34, were working in Singapore’s construction and marine industries, the government ...

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Interpol team in city to help CID probe BB money heist

A 6-member team of IT Forensic Expert of Interpol arrived here to help the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) investigate the heist of $101 million from Bangladesh Bank’s account with the US Federal Reserve Bank. The Interpol team, led by Brad Marden, reached here on Tuesday morning and started their work at CID headquarters in the city from Wednesday morning, sources ...

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BD, Kuwait agree on broad spectrum of economic cooperation

Bangladesh and Kuwait on Wednesday pledged to work together against the twin dangers presented by terrorism and extreme violence to the Muslim community worldwide, besides reaching agreement over a wide-ranging agenda of economic cooperation. The two countries also reached a consensus to further expand cooperation in the fields of economy, investment, trade, energy, manpower, military and ICT. The consensus came ...

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Ershad in fire-fighting move

The Jatiya Party (JP) is still being plagued by different factional cross-currents, even after party chairman HM Ershad has made his wife Raushan Ershad the party’s senior co-chairperson. The factions started to appear after Ershad made his younger brother, GM Quader, the party’s co-chairman on January 18. According to sources in the JP, Ershad has made his wife Raushan senior ...

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Khaleda is a liar and thief: Joy

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s son Sajeeb Wazed Joy has branded BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia as a liar and thief, and asked her not to malign Bangabandhu’s grandson, reports UNB. Joy, also the Prime Minister’s ICT affairs adviser, through a status on his Facebook page on Sunday also asked Khaleda to inform him about the details of the Tk 2,500 crore ...

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JS passes bill to raise president, PM’s salaries

President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina got an increase in remuneration and privileges. Star File Photo Star Online Report Parliament today unanimously passed two bills increasing the remuneration and privileges of the president and the prime minister. Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury, also in-charge of the cabinet division in parliamentary affairs, placed the bills styled “The President’s (Remuneration and ...

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 Mystery shrouds over Karwan Bazar fire probe

Mystery shrouds over the fire incident that destroyed Hasina Market in Karwan Bazar area of the capital on Sunday night. Where the investigators and fire service officials issue opposing statements over the source of the fire, affected traders term the fire incident to be an act of sabotage, reports UNB. The fire service has already formed a four-member probe committee ...

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Khaleda demands probe into Joy’s US account

BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Saturday said Awami League-led regime will not be able to cling to power for long depending on the power of “others” instead of people, reports news agency UNB. “The current government has no moral base as people don’t support them. So, they want to keep the people subservient depending on the power of others,” said ...

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Initiative taken to set ‘media monitoring cell’: Inu

Information Hasanul Haque Inu on Wednesday told Parliament that the government has taken an initiative to set up a ‘media monitoring cell’ to monitor news published in the media. “Initiative has been taken to establish a media monitoring cell to watch the news published in the media,” he said while replying to a scripted question from ruling Awami League MP ...

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Padma Bridge Rail Link : Tk 34,989 crore project gets ECNEC nod

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) yesterday endorsed the mega ‘Padma Bridge Rail Link’ project, entailing an estimated cost of Tk. 34,988.86 crore, for establishment of rail communications between the capital and the south-western part of the country through the Padma Multipurpose Bridge (PMB) project. The approval came at the ECNEC meeting for the current fiscal year, ...

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