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Clashes ahead of Bangladesh war crimes verdict

Clashes erupted in Bangladesh Sunday between police and supporters of the country’s biggest Islamic party ahead of a court verdict against a top Islamist for allegedly masterminding atrocities during the 1971 liberation war against Pakistan. Some 400 Jamaat-e-Islami activists burnt a police van and hurled crude bombs in the capital Dhaka, police said, to protest […]

The recently published Water Act 2013 is based on the National Water Policy, and designed for integrated development, management, extraction, distribution, usage, protection and conservation of water resources in Bangladesh. In general, if one takes a critical look at the Act, the new law has provided the right framework for better management of water resources […]

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Parliament passes new banking companies law The government has finally empowered Bangladesh Bank to remove any chief executive officer of state banks to prevent activities harmful to depositors. However, the authority to remove the chairmen and directors of the banks remains at the hands of the government. The changes came in the Banking Companies (Amendment) […]

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Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who survived a Taliban attack, has praised Bangladesh’s progress in female education. Talking to Bangladesh’s permanent envoy to the UN, AKA Momen, she sought the country’s help in spreading the light of education in her country, Pakistan. She was attending an Iftar programme, organised in her honour, at the Pakistan […]

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The Indian government for the first time has provided compensation of Rs 5,00,000 to the family members of a Bangladeshi national killed in firing by its Border Security Force (BSF).   Md Shah Alam, 40, son of late Abul Kashem Mal of village Atarpara under Bagha Police Station in Rajshahi district, was killed in BSF […]

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Bangladesh Bank has tied up with the intergovernmental body, CIRDAP, to promote ‘best practices’ of small and medium enterprises of its 15 member states here. Governor Atiur Rahman on Sunday said they had signed an agreement to this end so that Bangladesh’s SME entrepreneurs could “share and upgrade” their knowledge with the counterparts of CIRDAP […]

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Shrugging off all the misconceptions and misinterpretations about its policy, opposition BNP on Sunday assured the Hindu community of staying beside them in upholding and protecting their rights.   “We’ve our full support for all the justified demands of the Hindu community. We won’t allow passing any law against your interests. BNP will always be […]

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Activists of Islami Chhatra Shibir allegedly have torched a police microbus and a motorcycle in the capital’s Paltan area, hours after a Dhaka tribunal set Monday for delivering its judgement in a war trial case against Jamaat-e-Islami former chief Ghulam Azam. Alamgir Hossain, officer-in-charge (investigation) of Paltan Police Station, also sustained injuries at his head […]

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Nobel Peace Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus featured as one of the most influential business thinkers in a new ranking compiled by The Wall Street Journal.   Others in the list are Joseph Stiglitz, Bill Gates, Michael Porter, Thomas Friedman, Eric Schmidt, Richard Branson, Malcolm Gladwell, Robert Reich, Jack Welch, Niall Ferguson, Michael Dell, Howard Gardner […]

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Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami on Sunday called a countrywide dawn-to-dusk hartal for Monday protesting what it said the government’s plot to annihilate the party and demanding immediate release of its former ameer Ghulam Azam.   A few hours after the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-1 set Monday for delivering its verdict in the trial its former ameer Ghulam […]

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An Anti Corruption Commission team will go to Canada again to collect more information regarding the much-talked-about Padma Bridge graft.   “Earlier, a case on Padma Bridge graft was filed in Canada. Its hearing will be held in a Canadian Court on September 9 next. We’re taking necessary preparations so that our team can be […]

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A newly-appointed diplomat to Bangladesh Consulate in Jeddah has been asked not to attend office following an altercation with a colleague at the same mission but has not been called back to Dhaka, said an official on Sunday.   “So far I know the official hasn’t been called back but asked to refrain from performing […]

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