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The Supreme Court will give its verdict on April 30 regarding the government’s appeal against the acquittal of six former army officers in the jail killing case. The six-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Md Muzammel Hossain fixed the date after concluding hearing on the appeal. During the hearing, Attorney General […]

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 BNP standing committee member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Wednesday urged the government to create an enabling environment for talks, saying dialogue cannot be held keeping the top opposition leaders behind bars. “A healthy environment is needed for talks. Don’t utter dialogue in every word to confuse people. Political discussions can’t be held keeping our top […]

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 BNP standing committee member MK Anwar on Wednesday asked the government to arrange a referendum on the 15th amendment to the Constitution in a bid to weigh up public opinion in this regard. “If you (govt) want to know the public opinion on the 15th amendment to the Constitution then arrange a referendum,” he said. […]

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Pallbearers carry the coffin of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher into the Palace of Westminster in London April 16, 2013. Thatcher, who was Conservative prime minister between 1979 and 1990, died on April 8 at the age of 87. Photo: Reuters Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s Iron Lady, was laid to rest Wednesday with a level […]

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The first batch of 200 Bangladeshi workers will fly to Malaysia April 25 for plantation jobs, Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain said on Wednesday. “We will get the visa documents from the Malaysian High Commission in Dhaka today,” the minister said. He was talking to reporters after awarding commercially important person […]

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Ghulam Azam. Star file photo. A Bangladesh tribunal which has been dealing with the war crimes charges levelled against former Jamaat-e-Islami chief Ghulam Azam may deliver its verdict any day as the trial proceedings concluded Wednesday. Azam stands indicted on five charges, which include involvement in murder and torture of unarmed people, conspiracy, planning, incitement […]

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 Global merchandise exports in 2012 grew by only 0.2 percent in value, after having expanded significantly in 2010 and 2011, UNCTAD statistics indicate. Among developing countries, merchandise exports climbed by 3.6 percent, the organization reported, but much of that improvement was confined to petroleum- and gas-exporting nations. Countries that are primary exporters of commodities other […]

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 A Dhaka court on Wednesday sent Amar Desh acting editor Mahmudur Rahman to jail in a case filed under the Information and Communication Technology Act 2006. The court also asked the jail authorities to provide Mahmudur Rahman with proper medial treatment and first class division as per the jail code. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Shahidul […]

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 The High Court on Wednesday granted six months’ bail to six top leaders of the BNP-led 18-party alliance in a case filed over March 11 violence in the city. The court, however, delivered split orders in another case filed over the violence. The opposition alliance leaders are BNP joint secretaries general Aman Ullah Aman, Ruhul […]

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 A Dhaka court on Wednesday rejected the bail petitions of four bloggers arrested on charges of making derogatory comments about Islam and Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (pbuh) through the Internet. Metropolitan Magistrate M Hasibul Haque of Dhaka passed the order after hearing. The bloggers are Mashiur Rahman Biplob, Russell Parvez Russell, Subrata Adhikari Shuvo and Asif […]

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