Archive for September 7th, 2015

ACC launches probes against SP, ex-NBR official

The Anti Corruption Commission has initiated separate probes against a police superintendent and a former deputy tax commissioner of the National Board of Revenue on graft allegations…

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IGP discloses security measures ahead of Eid ul Azha

Inspector General of Police, AKM Shahidul Hoque, on Monday asked all the police units to ensure foolproof security so that no unpleasant incidents occur centering Eid-ul-Azha…

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Flood, rains damage crops on 82,000 hectares in Rangpur

Crops on 82,000 hectors of land have been damaged in eight districts of Rangpur division due to recent flood and heavy rain, causing a loss of Tk 765.04 crore to farmers…

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HC rejects petition challenging Bar Council polls result announcement

The High Court on Monday rejected the writ petition seeking vote recounting in the Bar Council election as per the rules of the Bangladesh Bar Council Order-1972…

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Sec 144 in Lakshmipur over venue of reception to GPA5 achievers

Local administration in Lakshmipur on Monday imposed section 144 at Delta High School in Ramganj of Lakshmipur prohibiting mass gathering following a dispute between local Chhatra League and school administration…

September 7, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Thousands of famers protest at EU HQ to protest slumping prices

Thousands of farmers are protesting in Brussels, driving hundreds of tractors through the city centre, to demand that the European Union act to raise prices for…

September 7, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

SC scraps HC order acquitting Nazmul Huda of graft charges

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Monday scrapped a High Court order that had acquitted former minister Nazmul Huda of graft charges filed by the Anti Corruption Commission…

September 7, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

13 Jamaat leaders, including 2 ex-MPs arrested

Thirteen leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami including a frontline leader were arrested from the capital’s Pallabi area on Monday. The party’s nayeb-e-amir Mujibur Rahman, also…

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UN body to review Bangladesh’s child rights situation

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child is meeting in Geneva from September 14 to 2 October to review children’s rights in a number of…

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AL leader arrested with arms, ammo in Bogra

AL leader arrested with arms, ammo in Bogra

Bogra police in early Monday arrested an Awami League leader with two foreign pistols, 26 rounds of bullets, ten machetes and illegal drugs from…

September 7, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Merkel presses for European refugee response after weekend flood

German chancellor Angela Merkel thanked helpers who dealt with a ‘breathtaking’ influx of exhausted migrants over the weekend but stressed on Monday that a European response to the refugee crisis was urgently needed…

September 7, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

Culture of enforced disappearance returns: BNP

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Monday alleged that culture of enforced disappearances reappeared claiming that the whereabouts of six party activists recently…

September 7, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
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Cabinet endorses new pay scale for public servants

The cabinet on Monday endorsed new pay scale for public servants with a minimum basic salary of Tk 8,250 and a maximum salary of Tk 86,000…

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Bradman’s blazer attracts big bids at auction

Bradman’s blazer attracts big bids at auction

A blazer worn by cricketer great Don Bradman during his first series as Australia captain sold at auction Monday for 100,000 Australian dollars ($70,000). The green woollen blazer with gold piping…

September 7, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, Cricket, International, Sports

Rajan murder case shifted to Sylhet Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court

The case for killing teenage boy Rajan was transferred to the Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court from the Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court-1 on Monday…

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4 ‘militants’ put on 3-day remand in Chittagong

A court in Chittagong on Monday placed four suspected militants on a three-day remand each in a case filed with Hathazari police station under the Anti-Terrorism Act 2009…

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HC rejects petition challenging state religion

HC rejects petition challenging state religion

The High Court on Monday summarily rejected a petition challenging the legality of the constitutional provision of state religion that contradicts other provisions of the constitution and…

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Distribution of Indian IDs to enclave dwellers begins in Panchagarh

The distribution of temporary travel-cum-identity passes to those opting to retain their Indian nationality in the erstwhile Indian enclaves in Bangladesh began in the district on Monday…

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UNDP assures continuing support for development of CHT

UN resident coordinator and UNDP resident representative Robert D Watkins has assured that UNDP will continue its support to improve the living standard of the people living in the CHT by empowering them…

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Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior bomber apologises

Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior bomber apologises

The French intelligence agent who led the deadly attack on the Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior in New Zealand 30 years ago has for the first time apologised for his actions…

September 7, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

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