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Parag abduction mastermind Ameer held after ‘shootout’

Ameer Hossain, the ringleader of Parag Mondol abduction case, sustained severe injuries during a ‘shootout’ with DB police and was admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital Saturday morning. In the wee hours of Saturday, DB police claimed that Ameer was killed in a ‘shootout’ with them in the capital’s Tongi area. Armed criminals abducted six-year-old […]

First 10 articulated buses hit Dhaka streets next month; 40 more to come A fleet of 10 articulated buses is set to hit the streets in the capital next month to ease the city’s chronic transport problem. Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) is importing the fleet from India under an Indian line of credit. Another […]

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Pakistan’s authorities are suspending mobile phone services in major cities to prevent sectarian violence during key Shia Muslim commemorations. More than 90% of bombs are detonated by attackers using phones, officials say. In some areas, motorbikes carrying passengers have been banned because of fears that this is how attackers could be brought to their targets. […]

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Mexico’s president is making one last attempt to get the “United States” out of Mexico — at least as far as the country’s name is concerned. The name “United Mexican States,” or “Estados Unidos Mexicanos,” was adopted in 1824 after independence from Spain in imitation of Mexico’s democratic northern neighbour, but it is rarely used […]

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Fakhrul bins recovery of Koko’s money BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday termed the matter of bringing back Arafat Rahman Koko’s laundered money from Singapore by the Anti-Corruption Commission part of a conspiracy against the party. “The ACC has become an agent of the government…. On behalf of the government, the ACC […]

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The biennial election of the country’s apex trade body Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) will be held today amid tight security. This year, a total of 1,608 voters from the association group and 390 voters from the chamber group would cast their votes to elect 30 directors from both groups. A […]

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Sets conditions for releasing second instalment of $1b credit The International Monetary Fund has asked the government to increase prices of petroleum products by Tk 10 per litre by next month as part of its condition to release $140 million, the second instalment of its $1 billion credit. The IMF early this month sent to […]

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Phulbari tense

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Rally against coal mine contract, defying ban; indefinite hartal from today Ignoring Section 144, several thousand people of Phulbari upazila in the district yesterday evening held a brief rally at Nimtola More protesting the government decision to let Asia Energy resume its survey in coal mine area. The upazila administration had imposed Section 144 yesterday, […]

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Shibir men fight cops

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Hurl bomb at them in Jessore; 23 more Jamaat, Shibir men held in 3 dists Islami Chhatra Shibir activists early yesterday hurled a bomb and brickbats on police in Jessore town while the law enforcers besieged a student’s mess allegedly controlled by the pro-Jamaat-e-Islami student body supporters. In return, police fired two blank shots and […]

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A glimmer of hope

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by Alison Weir (President, CNI) For the past week Gaza has been bombarded every hour—electrical power, water supply systems, roads… important infrastructure is in ruins. Casualties are worse than most of the media are reporting, especially the “collateral damage” of innocent women and children.  The Israel lobby is hard at work trying to sell Tel Aviv’s […]

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Jubo League leader Aminul Haque Molla alias Jewel Molla and another were placed on a three-day remand on Friday for their alleged links with the abduction of six-year-old Parag Mondol. Judicial Magistrate Taiyebur Rahman of Dhaka remanded the Shubhadda Union unit Jubo League president and Al Amin, a close aide to Amir Hossain, the ringleader […]

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It’s an effort to belittle opposition, say leaders Arafat Rahman Koko  BNP on Friday shrugged off the report on the recovery of Tk 13 crore purportedly laundered by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s younger son Arafat Rahman Koko, saying it is an effort by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to undermine the opposition. “The current ACC has […]

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