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Taking a swipe at Home Minister Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir for his remarks that Tarique Rahman broke the promise he had made in an undertaking before going aboard, opposition BNP on Friday demanded a clear explanation from the minister for his remarks. “In politics, there’s no term of undertaking. We want to ask the Home Minister […]

Morsheda Begum gazing the site of Rana Plaza disaster cordoned off by barbwire fences. She lost her daughter-in-law there and her five-year-old grandson throws a tantrum if they do not visit the site to look for his mother regularly. As five-year-old Kamrul opens his eyes in the morning, he begins nagging his father and grandmother […]

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 Leaders of Hefajat-e-Islam on Friday demanded a judicial investigation into ‘torture’ on its general secretary Junaid Babunagri and punishment of those responsible for it. Condemning the killing of Hefajat activists during their May 5 programme in the capital, they also demanded unconditional release of their arrested leaders and activists. The Hefajat leaders came up with […]

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With the next general election looming, Bikolpodhara Bangladesh (BDB) is going to forge an alliance with the main opposition BNP to contest the polls together against the current Awami League-led grand alliance. “We’ve decided to forge an alliance with BNP, but the mechanism for that is yet to be finalised,” Bikolpadhara joint secretary general Mahi […]

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The government in the next fiscal year may impose tax at source on cars with lower capacity engines and 50 percent additional tax at source on ownership of more than one car. The move aims to discourage sales of personal vehicles to reduce burden on roads choking from perennial traffic jam and boost revenue, an […]

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Dhaka Gladiators bowling coach Mohammad Rafique has claimed that their team played a fixed match with Chittagong Kings during the second session of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). He, however, denied his involvement in the matter. International Cricket Council’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) is investigating allegations of wrongdoing during the BPL match held on Feb […]

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Economist Salehuddin Ahmed feels fulfilling budget proposals would be the next fiscal’s biggest challenge. He foresees a bulky budget ahead of the general elections that will have to be implemented by the present and future governments. He told bdnews24.com that the 2013-14 budget, to be announced in early June, was expected to be large as […]

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Recent events in turbulent South Asian nation have called into question the essence of political and religious identity. Strikes have involved sporadic clashes and explosions of homemade bombs in parts of the capital, Dhaka [EPA] In recent months, the Bangladeshi government has struggled to contain public anger around war crimes trials, proposed blasphemy laws and […]

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Inside a small government laboratory here, there are about 300 test tubes, each labelled with masking tape and containing an extracted tooth or a shard of bone. Day and night, dozens of these tubes rest on metal trays that vibrate with a motorized monotony. The shaking decalcifies the bone in a process that requires two […]

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The collapse in April of the Rana Plaza factory building in Savar, Bangladesh, a suburb of Dhaka, left at least 1,129 people dead. After several deadly factory disasters in Bangladesh — including the collapse of an eight-story garment factory last month that left at least 1,127 people dead — labor advocates are stepping up pressure […]

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 Home Minister Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir on Friday said the court asked to the government to take steps to bring back BNP senior vice-chairman Tarique Rahman as he violated conditions of the bail bond he signed during the last caretaker government. “The court concerned asked to take steps against Tarique Rahman… Steps will be taken as […]

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‘They desperately need cash and jobs’ Though various government and private sector organisations promptly came forward with their various supports for the survivors of the Rana Plaza collapse, lack of proper coordination is likely to take its toll on the good gesture, says a survey report on the human tragedy. The report said the major […]

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