Archive for August 30th, 2015

Matia slams countries sheltering Bangabandhu’s killers

Agriculture minister Matia Chowdhury on Sunday sharply criticised the countries that have given shelter to the convicted killers of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman terming their stance double standard…

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Khaleda demands international probe into enforced disappearances

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson, Khaleda Zia, on Sunday demanded an international probe committee under the supervision of United Nations to ensure justice for victims of extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances…

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Faisal Ahmed made senior economic adviser to BB governor

Faisal Ahmed has been appointed Senior Economic Advisor to the Bangladesh Bank Governor to support the central bank’s financial sector development and reform agenda…

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‘We should hang ourselves,’ Zafar Iqbal

Distraught at the assault on some teachers of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) by Bangladesh Chhatra League activists, popular author and Professor Zafar Iqbal…

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Nasir Group officials grilled at ACC

The Anti Corruption Commission on Sunday interrogated three general mangers of Nasir Group in connection with an allegation of siphoning off about Tk 61 crore…

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Shikalbaha power plant shut after fire

The Sikalbaha power plant of Power Development Board with 60 megawatt electricity production capacity has been turned off after to sudden fire at the transformer of the plant on Sunday afternoon…

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Student killed in DB custody: SC asks AC Akram to surrender in trial court

The Appellate Division on Sunday directed the suspended detective branch assistant commissioner Akram Hossain to surrender before the trial court within a week…

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89pc oil sold in market as rice bran oil fake

Eighty nine per cent of the rice bran oil sold in markets are not rice bran oil at all, said a senior agriculture officer on Sunday…

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6 suspects held over lynching 3 traders in Santhia

Pabna police on Sunday arrested six suspects in connection with the lynching of three cattle traders in in Santhia on August 25 suspecting them as kidnappers…

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Tens of thousands of protesters rallied outside Japan’s parliament Sunday to oppose security legislation in one of this summer’s biggest protests ahead of its anticipated passage next month. — AP photo

Thousands protest defense bills outside Japan’s Diet

Tens of thousands of protesters rallied outside Japan’s parliament Sunday to oppose security legislation in one of this summer’s biggest protests ahead of its…

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Sirajganj people hand over murder accused AL leader to police

Local people of Shialkol in Sirajganj on Sunday handed over a murder accused local Awami League leader, who was earlier snatched away from…

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Snatchers loot Tk 1 cr shooting 3 in Chittagong

Snatchers looted Tk 1 crore after shooting three people at Mithachhara bazar in Mirsarai on Sunday. The victims are identified as Emran Uddin, owner of three filling stations, his manager Jahangir Alam and…

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Mahathir calls for people power movement to oust PM

Former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad, joining anti-government protesters for a second day on Sunday, called for a ‘people’s power’ movement to…

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Egypt summons UK ambassador over criticism of Al Jazeera trial

Egypt summoned the British ambassador to reject as ‘unacceptable interference’ comments he made on an Egyptian court’s decision to hand down prison sentences for three…

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Int’l Buddhist tourism conf in city on Oct 27,28

A two-day international Buddhist Tourism conference will be held at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the city on…

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Russian science academy to publish book on Sheikh Hasina

Russian science academy to publish book on Sheikh Hasina

A Russian science academy will publish a book on prime minister Sheikh Hasina in different languages. The Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences will publish the book as….

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Malaysia’s ruling party promises huge rally to trump anti-govt protests

A leader of Malaysia’s ruling party said on Sunday a million government supporters would stage a rally in October that would trump protests over the past two days demanding the resignation of…

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Saudi-led air strike kills around 30 Yemeni civilians

An air strike by a Saudi-led coalition killed around 30 civilians working at a bottling plant in the northern Yemeni province of Hajjah on…

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Curt bench asst on 3-day remand for bail forgery

A Dhaka metropolitan magistrate’s court on Sunday granted three days’ remand for interrogating the bench assistant of 2nd additional metropolitan sessions judge’s court…

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HC summarily rejects writ seeking scrapping of sec 57 of ICT act

HC summarily rejects writ seeking scrapping of sec 57 of ICT act

A high court bench on Sunday summarily rejected a writ petition challenging the legality of the section 57 and section 86 of the Information and…

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