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Cabinet approves 7 years jail for breaching law and order

The cabinet on Monday approved a proposal to amend ‘Law and Order Disrupting Crime Amendment Act 2017’ increasing the jail term to seven years for violating the law and order.   The punishment for crimes under the act was two to five years which would be two to seven years now, Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam told the reporters after ...

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Bangladesh 6th largest Muslim cosmetics market

Bangladesh is the sixth largest Muslim cosmetics market, according to a report titled State of the Global Islamic Economy Report 2016-17. The answer company of Thomson Reuters prepared the report in association with Dinar Standard, a growth strategy research and advisory firm based in New York.  It showed that the estimated size of Muslim consumers’ cosmetic spending in Bangladesh was ...

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2018 to be year of people, says Khaleda

 Apparently pointing at the next general election, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Tuesday hoped that repression and oppressors will disappear from the country in 2018 as it will be the year of people. ‘We believe the year 2018 will be the year of the country’s people, and the repression and coercers will be removed from the country,’ she said. Khaleda ...

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1.27 lakh may perform hajj from Bangladesh this time: JS

A total of 127,198 Bangladeshi people may perform hajj this year, Religious Affairs Minister Principal Matior Rahman told Parliament on Tuesday, reports UNB. The number of Bangladeshi hajj pilgrims has been fixed in an agreement signed between the Saudi Arab government and the Bangladesh government in 2017, he said replying to a tabled question from Tarikat Federation MP MA Awal ...

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Grand reception of Bangladesh cricket team in London

Ansar Ahmed Ullah Bangladesh Cricket Team, who are currently in the UK playing at ICC Champions Trophy, was given a grand reception on 2 June at the Royal Regency in East London organised by the Bangladesh Cricket Council UK. The reception was chaired by Bangladesh Cricket Council UK’s President Noim Uddin Riaz and conducted by its Secretary Mustak Babul. National ...

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Stand beside cyclone victims: Khaleda

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia today called upon the countrymen to extend their helping hands to the cyclone affected people. “Everyone should stand beside the cyclone Mora affected people. I pray to Allah to give them (cyclone victims) strength for overcoming the situation,” she said in a tweet message. At least six people died in Cox’s Bazar and Rangamati after the ...

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PM urges developing nations to draw benefits from peaceful use of nuke technologies

Mentioning that Bangladesh is solidly anchored at its principled position on nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday urged the developing countries to forge greater cooperation to draw maximum benefits from the peaceful uses of nuclear technologies through IAEA expertise.   “Bangladesh remains committed to working with IAEA and other international partners in ensuring due diligence of ...

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Minister blames rain for damage of haor dams

Water resources minister Anisul Islam Mahmud on Tuesday blamed excessive rain for the damage of dams and flash flood in haor region and claimed that there was no negligence of Bangladesh Water Development Board officials. ‘Many are saying that the flash flood in haor occurred due to the negligence of water development board official, but it is not true, the ...

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JS goes into budget session, to continue till July 13

The budget session of the 10th parliament began Tuesday morning with mourning deaths of people in the terrorist attack on a concert in an indoor stadium in Manchester of the United Kingdom On May 22. At least 22 people, including children, were killed when a suicide bomber struck as thousands of fans streamed out of a concert by US singer ...

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Chief justice warns law ministry

Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha yesterday said it would be a serious mistake on the part of law ministry officials if they try to dominate the Supreme Court through misinterpretation of law. “A little learning is a dangerous thing. If those in the law ministry — of the rank of assistant judge to senior district judge — think the Supreme ...

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