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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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GDP growth hits 7pc

Per capita income rises to $1,466 The GDP (gross domestic product) growth in Bangladesh touched 7.05 per cent breaking the 6 per cent cycle of economic growth while the per capita income reached USD 1,466 in the current fiscal year, according to the provisional estimates of the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS). “This is a matter for the whole nation ...

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Govt starts bringing back ‘illegal migrants’

Japan deports 24, process on for return of 158 from USA The Bangladesh Government has started the process of bringing back Bangladeshis staying illegally in countries like Japan, the USA, Australia and some countries in the European Union (EU), according to sources in the ministries of Home and Foreign Affairs. Till now, the Japanese government has sent back 24 Bangladeshis, ...

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Khaleda gets bail in 5 cases

Five separate courts of Dhaka Tuesday granted bail to BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in connection with five cases, including one on sedition. The cases are the Jatrabari arson attack on a bus causing a death in 2015, Gatco graft case, sedition case for questioning the number of Liberation War martyrs and two other cases of violence, including a bomb attack ...

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Jobless nurses threaten hunger strike

Unemployed nurses would begin a fast-unto-death programme in front of the National Press Club from April 10 if their demand of being recruited on the basis of academic seniority and merit is not met by April 9. Nurses under the banner of Bangladesh Basic Graduate Nurses’ Society (BBGNS) and Bangladesh Diploma Bekar Nurses’ Association are already holding a sit-in programme ...

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Govt plans oil price cut

“Octane, petrol, diesel, kerosene prices could be cut by Tk 15-20 per litre in 3 phases” The government is planning to reduce prices of octane, petrol, diesel and kerosene in two or three phases. State minister for power, energy and mineral resources, Nasrul Hamid, made this disclosure while talking to journalists at his Secretariat office on Monday. He told reporters ...

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SC frames code of conduct for judges

Judges must sign verdicts within 6 months The Supreme Court (SC) in a full verdict has dissolved a long-pending issue by giving judges six months to put their signature on the copies of a verdict from the date of its delivery in the open court. Besides this, the apex court has also issued 40 directives for judges, describing how they ...

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BSCIC for 7-day extension of tannery relocation deadline

The Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) will recommend the government, if necessary, to extend the deadline by seven days for shifting tanneries to Savar Tannery Industrial Estate, reports UNB. The government, earlier, urged the owners of tanneries to move to Savar by March 31 warning them of blocking their entry to Hazaribagh. BSCIC Chairman Md Hazrat Ali yesterday ...

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Tanu’s autopsy: No evidence of rape, cause of death found

Protests continued across the country on Monday for justice for the murder of Comilla college student Sohagi Jahan Tonu while her first autopsy found no evidence of rape and specific cause of her death. Comilla Medical College Hospital forensic medicine department head Kamoda Prosad Saha disclosed the first autopsy report to reporters on Monday after 15 days of the killing ...

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