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3 Tazreen staff remanded for 5 days

A Dhaka court on Wednesday allowed police to quiz for five days in custody the three staff of Tazreen Fashions arrested on Tuesday night. Police said the arrests were made following allegations that authorities stopped workers from running to safety after fire had broken out at the factory at Nischintapur, Ashulia on Saturday night, killing […]

NEW DELHI — President Ram Baran Yadav of Nepal is insisting that the country’s politicians reach an agreement on a new government by Thursday afternoon. Unless, of course, the politicians need more time. Again. Then, well, all bets are off. “If the time is not enough to get to some sort of conclusion, most probably […]

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In her posthumously published book, Reconciliation, Benazir Bhutto named a man whom she believed had tried to procure bombs for an unsuccessful attempt on her life in Karachi in October 2007: I was informed of a meeting that had taken place in Lahore where the bomb blasts were planned … a bomb maker was needed […]

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Tangail, Nov 28 (bdnews24.com)—Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday berated opposition leader Khaleda Zia for her claims that her sons led ‘a very honest life’ and were not involved in any sort of corruption. “It’s only her who can tell such a great lie. In Bengali there’s a saying, ‘the thief’s mother screams the loudest’,” […]

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Businessman linked to high profile corruption case in Moscow is fourth person to die in unexplained circumstance Magnitsky (pictured) died in a Moscow prison three years ago after allegedly uncovering a web of corruption [AFP]   A Russian businessman helping Swiss prosecutors uncover a powerful Russian fraud syndicate has died in mysterious circumstances outside his […]

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A farmer from Kishoreganj who presumably lost his daughter in the country’s worst industrial fire came to the National DNA Profiling Laboratory at Dhaka Medical College yesterday and gave blood for DNA sampling with the hope of finding her grave. Suma Akhter, 16, daughter of Bakul Miah, 38, was on duty at Tazreen Fashions at […]

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Tazreen MD tells Star Delowar Hossain“It was my fault,” said Delowar Hossain, managing director of Tazreen Fashion Ltd, yesterday. “But nobody told me that there was no emergency exit which could be made accessible from outside. Nobody even advised me to install one like that, apart from the existing ones,” he argued in an exclusive […]

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Proposed changes would allow for more urban couples to have a second child to balance rapidly ageing society. Under current rules, urban couples are permitted a second child only if both parents do not have siblings [AFP]   China is mulling changes to its one-child policy, a former family planning official said, with government advisory […]

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Dhaka, November 28 (bdnews24.com)— The World Bank panel of experts will arrive in Dhaka on Dec 1 in its second visit to ‘assess the progress’ of Anti-Corruption Commission’s probe into alleged graft in the Padma bridge project. “Adequate progress in investigating corruption evidence is necessary to allow project implementation to move forward,” the Washington-based global […]

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Dhaka, Nov 28 (bdnews24.com)–Music band LRB’s front man Ayub Bachchu was admitted to a city hospital on Tuesday night as he was suffering from breathing problems. He is undergoing treatment at the Coronary Care Unit (CCU) of Square Hospital. However, his physician cardiologist Dr Abdullah Al Jamil told bdnews24.com that the singer was out of […]

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BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, inset, addresses a rally at Nayapaltan in the capital Wednesday afternoon. Photo: Rashed Shumon and Amran Hossain The BNP-led 18-party alliance will observe a road blockade programme on December 9 across the country demanding restoration of the caretaker government system, Khaleda Zia said on Wednesday. BNP Chairperson Khaleda announced the programme […]

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Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis Reuters, New York Bangladeshi citizen Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis on Tuesday pleaded not guilty refusing the charges of ‘plot’ to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank in New York in October. Nafis was arrested in a sting operation and charged with attempting to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank with what […]

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