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Milki’s ‘killer’ Tarek killed in ‘crossfire’

Zahid Siddique Tarek, the alleged killer of Juba League leader Reazul Haque Milki, has been killed in a so-called `crossfire` with RAB. Rapid Action Battalion’s intelligent wing Director Lt Col Ziaul Ahsan has confirmed bdnews24.com about the incident. The official said unknown miscreants opened fire at them at around 10pm Wednesday near Khilkhet when they […]

State-owned Petrobangla is likely to award three shallow water blocks to US-based ConocoPhillips and India’s ONGC Videsh Ltd for oil and gas exploration by September next.   In the international bidding invited early this year, the ConocoPhillips obtained the block SS-7 while ONGC got the blocks SS-4 and SS-9.   According to official sources, the […]

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Egypt’s military-backed government has ordered police to end sit-ins by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in the capital Cairo.   “The cabinet has decided to take all measures necessary to confront these risks and put an end to them,” an official said in a televised statement, reports BBC.   The statement termed the […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s son Sajeeb Ahmed Wazed, better known as Joy, has said he will keep coming back to Pirganj, from where his father, Wazed Miah, hailed, evoking loud calls for his nomination from there. Speaking at a mass rally with his mother Hasina at Pirganj, Rangpur, he said his father used to love […]

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PM at Pirganj rally Sajeeb Wazed Joy, his wife Kristine Wazed and mother Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, behind them, are showered with flower petals as they reach the home of late scientist Wazed Miah, father of Joy, at Pirganj in Rangpur yesterday. Warning people that militancy and terrorism would come back if the BNP-Jamaat alliance […]

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All but AL vocal against its power-cut move   The BNP yesterday strongly opposed the Election Commission’s controversial decision to abolish the commission’s sweeping powers to cancel candidacy in parliamentary polls for serious violation of electoral rules. The ruling Awami League, on the other hand, is mum on the issue, but its two allies — […]

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Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad and his team have hurriedly taken an absurd decision to abolish the Election Commission’s sweeping authority to cancel one’s candidacy in the parliamentary polls for serious electoral offences. If the authority is finally scrapped, the EC will be made weak and helpless in the face of candidates’ power to […]

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Political instability, provisioning rules dent profits of banks, non-banks in H1 The financial sector went through volatilities in the first half this year, as banks witnessed a declining trend in their profits, compared to the same period last year. However, earnings of non-bank financial institutions showed a mixed trend during the period, while insurance companies’ […]

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Annual report to EC shows BNP, JP, Jamaat spend more than they earn The ruling Awami League appears to be the richest of 38 registered political parties in terms of last year’s income and expenditure. Yesterday was the deadline for the submission of their annual audit reports to the Election Commission.  Twenty-six political parties have […]

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Bye-bye DGEN

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The DSE General Index (DGEN), introduced in 2001 on the country’s main bourse, will be taken off the screen on Thursday and replaced by DSEX as the main index. The Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) announced the decision on Tuesday on its website. DGEN, calculated in a wrong method, has been the most talked-about issue among […]

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Chittagong metropolitan activists of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal have again clashed among themselves after the BNP office of the city was torched over a new committee a few days ago. Chittagong Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner (Panchlaish zone) Abdur Rauf told bdnews24.com at least seven people, including General Secretary of the new committee Belayet Hossain Bulu, were […]

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Joy seeks vote for AL Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Despite the local leaders’ repeated calls for announcement on her son Sajeeb Wajed Joy’s entry into politics, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina did not say anything about it as she addressed a political rally in Rangpur Wednesday. Joy, who also accompanied his mother to the northern district, […]

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