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Brazil beats world champion Spain 3-0 to win Confederations Cup at home

Fred scored two goals, Neymar added another and host Brazil defeated world champion Spain 3-0 to win the Confederations Cup on Sunday night as protesters clashed with riot police outside Maracana Stadium. Brazil, a five-time world champion, beat the reigning world and European champion and ended Spain’s 29-game, three-year winning streak in competitive matches. Fred […]

Sewing machinist Reshma Begum was pulled from the rubble 17 days after factory collapsed but now a fellow worker claims she escaped with him on the day of the disaster The miracle rescue of a worker 17 days after the Bangladesh clothes factory disaster has been branded a HOAX. Millions around the world reacted with […]

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The suspension of the generalised system of preferences could be an opportunity for Bangladesh to become the largest apparel exporter in the world, US Ambassador Dan W Mozena said yesterday. “The world would be sick of Bangladesh if it sees one more accident like Rana Plaza or Tazreen Fashions. So, the GSP suspension will help […]

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They are on paper only. In reality, not a single food court has been set up, even four years after the High Court ordered to do so. Following a public interest litigation, the HC in June 2009 directed the government to set up a Food Court and appoint sufficient food analysts in each district and […]

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Attacks between local units of the ruling Awami League and the opposition BNP over establishing supremacy at a village in Narsinghdi have left one people dead and another shot. The attacks took place on Sunday morning at Alokbali Uttarparha village under Alokbali Union, a remote shoal area, at Sadar Upazila in the district, police said. […]

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Muhith downplays stocks crash No one looted money from the share market; it only changed hands, Finance Minister AMA Muhith yesterday said. The minister’s remarks came as a response in parliament to the opposition’s criticism over the stock market crash in early 2011. The capital market burst following sharp but irrational gains in 2010. The […]

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The sensational Biswajit killing case has been shifted to the Speedy Trial Tribunal for its quick disposal, a prosecution lawyer said on Sunday. “The case has been transferred to the Speedy Trial Tribunal-4 of Dhaka and we’ve received a gazette notification in this regard,” public prosecutor SM Rafiqul Islam told UNB, adding that the deposition […]

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Rights activists on Sunday voiced concern over the potential abuse of the Anti-Terrorism (Amendment) Bill 2013 as it will allow the Court to accept videos, still photographs and audio clips used in social media websites as evidence for under trial cases.   Addressing a public dialogue, ‘Challenges of Privacy and Security in Bangladesh: Perspective from […]

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BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Sunday night categorically said her party-led 18-party alliance did not retreat even an inch from their demand for holding the next general election under a non-party administration following the success of their candidates in the recent city polls.   “Though we’ve won the mayoral polls, we didn’t move even an […]

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Hundreds of thousands of opponents of Egypt’s Islamist president poured out onto the streets in Cairo and across much of the nation Sunday, launching an all-out push to force Mohammed Morsi from office on the one-year anniversary of his inauguration. Fears of violence were high, with Morsi’s Islamist supporters vowing to defend him.   Waving […]

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The government has taken an initiative to bring some 40,000 street children back to school through financial assistance, said State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Meher Afroz Chumki.   “All the disadvantaged children will be included in this programme in phases,” she said while speaking at a seminar organised by Bangladesh Shishu Adhikar (child […]

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A Chittagong court has sentenced five men to death for rape after abducting an adolescent girl in Banshkhali Upazila in 1997. Judge Md Rejaul Karim of Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-1 handed down the death penalty on Sunday. Rashid Ahmed, Md Nasir, Nurul Absar, Kabir Ahmed, and Md Kenu are all on the run […]

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