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70pc revenue pilfered

Anti-graft body finds call carriers, some BTCL staffs; culprits enjoy blessings of ministers, MPs M Rahman and Abdullah Mamun An Anti-Corruption Commission enquiry has found that 40 international call carriers had gobbled up money for around 70 percent of incoming calls since 2010 which the BTCL was supposed to get. It also found that the […]

Products of Botanic Aroma found to be highly harmful People could be fooled by the name “Botanic” with an air of organicity but the fact is these cosmetic products have enough mercury in them to cause mercury poisoning. A mobile court yesterday sentenced the owner, his wife (also a director of Botanic) and a supervisor […]

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Members of the Pallavi Dance Centre perform Tagore’s musical Shapmochon at Bangla Academy as the curtain fell on the three-day Hay Festival Dhaka yesterday. Photo: Rashed ShumonStaff Correspondent With a staging of Rabindranath Tagore’s “Shapmochon” by Pallavi Dance Centre and renditions of mystic songs of Lalon Shah by Arif Ali Baul, the curtain fell on […]

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President Thein Sein writes to UN; OIC decries ‘genocide’; Suu Kyi remark shocks many in India Myanmar’s president has pledged to consider new rights for the stateless Rohingya minority ahead of a landmark visit by President Barack Obama, but stopped short of a full commitment that citizenship and other new freedoms would be granted. In […]

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Move is seen as the latest reward from Washington to encourage Southeast Asian country’s reforms. Barack Obama will meet Aung San Suu Kyi and Myanmar President Thein Sein on his historic visit to Myanmar [EPA] The United States has said it will allow imports from Myanmar for the first time in a decade days before President […]

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Bal Thackeray was known for his fiery rhetoric Hindu fundamentalist politician Bal Thackeray, the founder of the right-wing Shiv Sena party, has died in Mumbai at the age of 86. Mr Thackeray was blamed for inciting tensions between Hindu and Muslim communities during the 1993 Mumbai riots in which about 900 people died. His fiery […]

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Haor areas highly vulnerable to climate change, says Speaker Hamid Finance Minister AMA Muhith Recognising that the farmers are not getting the fair prices of their produces, Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Saturday said the government was trying to raise the crop procurement rate. �The major problem is that they (farmers) are not getting the […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday inaugurated two newly constructed bridges over the Sangu River ushering in new hopes for development of tourism and socio-economic life of the people in Bandarban. One of the long cherished bridges has been constructed on Chimbuk-Ruma road and the other on Chimbuk-Thanchi road under the […]

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BNP Standing Committee Member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Saturday alleged that the government wants to create instability in the country by misguiding people in the name of Sharia law. In the name of Sharia and good governance, the government wants to mislead people and create a political anarchy in the country, he said. He made […]

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WI win the first Test

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West Indies players celebrating as they manage to send Bangladesh Captain Mushfiqur Rahim back to the pavilion at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Saturday. Dejected Naeem Islam (In front) is seen after Mushfiqur’s fall. Photo: Firoz Ahmed Visiting West Indies beat Bangladesh by 77 runs in the first Test of two match Test series […]

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