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Flat for MPs: Relatives, staff occupy

Situation unchanged even 3 yrs after JS committee’s findings As many as 66 lawmakers, including Deputy Speaker Col (retd) Shawkat Ali, Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad, LGRD Minister Syed Ashraful Islam and some other ministers, are illegally allowing their relatives or personal staff to live in apartments designated for members of parliament. According to the […]

Bangladesh on Sunday said it would launch legal and diplomatic efforts to repatriate an alleged 1971 war crimes accused from the UK, who is now one of Britain’s most prominent Muslim leaders.   The reaction came a day after Choudhury Muenuddin in an interview with the Al Jazeera declined to appear before the Bangladeshi war […]

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Bangladesh expects to have more than 300,000 of its workers legalised in Saudi Arabia during the ongoing amnesty. Foreign Minister Dipu Moni on Sunday said their officials had been working since the reprieve began in May. “We think between 300,000 and 400,000 workers will be able to take the opportunity,” she said at a press […]

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Angry staff stage countrywide sit-ins wearing black badges Grameen Bank employees yesterday wore black badges and staged sit-ins in their offices across the country to protest the impending report on the bank by a government-sponsored commission. The employees vowed not to let the government split up their bank and turn it into a public one […]

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What Golam Maula Rony, a ruling Awami League MP, did on Saturday was nothing new and surprising at all. By mercilessly beating up two newsmen of Independent TV, Rony rather reminded people of the saga of some other ruling AL MPs’ unruly behaviour as well as controversial and criminal activities over the past four and […]

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It is really unbelievable that even after the horrible killings of more than 1100 workers in Rana Plaza, no significant initiative from the BGMEA or the government were seen that would address the long term restructuring of the fragile garments sector to earn credibility and ensure workers safety and security. More unbelievable is the fact […]

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Two amici curiae ,TH Khan and Rokanuddin Mahmud, on Sunday made opposing opinions on the latest amendment to the International Crimes (Tribunals) Act 1973, which provides an equal scope for appeal by both sides against the ICT verdict in the case of war crimes convict lifer Abdul Quader Mollah of Jamaat-e-Islami.   TH Khan said […]

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The High Court on Sunday directed the Industries Ministry and BGMEA (Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association) to submit a repot before the court by July 28 on the compensation given to the victims of Tazreen Fashions fire.   The HC also directed them to mention how much compensation has been given to whom and […]

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Although the country has achieved a marked success in reducing the under-five child mortality, still there exists economic and regional disparities in this regard, speakers told a programme here on Sunday.   Addressing the launching ceremony of the government’s action plan to reduce under-five mortality rate to 20 per 1,000 births by 2035, they recommended […]

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A captive freedom fighter prosecution witness on Sunday told the International Crimes Tribunal-1 that the Pakistan occupation army and members of Al Badr had gunned down his father at the behest of Matiur Rahman Nizami during the 1971 Liberation War.   “My father was picked up from his house and he was gunned down after […]

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Losing popularity, govt doesn’t dare to hold election under CG, she says   BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Sunday urged the government either to hold talks with the opposition or amend the constitution on its own initiative to restore the caretaker government system. “Sit in dialogue with the opposition or reinstate the caretaker government system […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addressing newly elected mayors and councillors of four city corporations after they were sworn in at the Prime Minister’s Office in the capital Sunday. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said Sunday that city corporation elections in Rajshahi, Khulna, Barisal and Sylhet were glaring example of holding free, fair and neutral polls in […]

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