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 What the leaders do or practice has a ripple effect on the society. They trickle down and creep into everyone’s character A minister smoking in a public place perhaps didn’t come as a surprise to us. This is something that almost all Bangladeshi smokers do very often, no matter how tough the existing anti-smoking law […]

The special court that heard the Chittagong arms haul cases has observed in its verdict that the Prime Minister of the time, Khaleda Zia, was silent when informed about the incident. Chittagong Special Tribunal-1 judge SM Mojibur Rahman on Thursday delivered the verdict condemning 14 of the accused to death in one of the two […]

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As per the Upazila Parishad Act 1998, loan defaulters are not eligible to contest in the poll The Finance Ministry has asked all banks and other financial institutions to provide information on loan defaulters to disqualify them from contesting in the Upazila Parishad poll slated for February 19. The Bank and Financial Institution Division of […]

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Twelve out of 14 death convicts in the sensational Chittagong arms haul case have been shifted to the Chittagong Central Jail’s condemned cell. Jamaat-e-Islami’s chief and former Industry Minister Matiur Rahman Nizami and former State Minister for Home Lutfozzaman Babar are among them. Chittagong’s Senior Jail Superintendent Sagir Mia said they were transferred to the […]

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The party has prepared a list of 184 activists who have been allegedly been murdered between February 28, 2013 and January 5, 2014 The Jamaat-e-Islami is planning to launch an international campaign to highlight the torture and deaths of its leaders and activists at the hands of the country’s law enforcement agencies, said party sources. […]

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  As part of her meeting with professionals, BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia sat with pro-BNP agronomists on Thursday night and discussed the country’s latest political situation, recent elections and her party’s next course of action.   A delegation of the agronomists came to the BNP chairperson’s Gulshan political office around 9pm and sat in the […]

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  The High Court on Thursday declared unconstitutional the latest amendment to the Anti Corruption Commission Act curtailing its power.   Passing the judgment upon a wit petition, an HC division bench comprising Justice Kazi Reza-Ul Haque and Justice ABM Altaf Hossain, scrapped the relevant section 32 (A) of the ACC (Amendment) Act, 2013.   […]

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  In response to a request of the Anti-Corruption Commission, the Election Commission has directed the returning officers concerned to send the attested copies of affidavits of six powerful politicians by February 5.   The commission on Thursday sent letters to the returning officers on an emergency basis seeking at least two sets of affidavits […]

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The party did not issue any press release nor briefed the media about their stance over the verdict although a minister of the then four-party government and a BNP leader was sentenced to death in connection with the case The BNP kept mum over the verdict on the 10 truck arms haul case even though […]

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Airtel has combined forces with bdnews24.com to get millions of its subscribers up-to-the-minute SMS news alerts on major national and international events. The Value Added Service Department’s chief Ziaul Haq Shikder confirmed the partnership on Wednesday before earmarking next week for a full-fledged service. The mobile carrier has been test-running text alerts since Jan 20, […]

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  Terming killings in crossfire militant acts, BNP on Thursday called upon the government to uphold the constitution and the rule of law by stopping extrajudicial killing.   “The government has to decide whether it’ll keep the judiciary and the Supreme Court for trial or it’ll kill people by law enforcers for political reasons,” said […]

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There was a time when an outbreak of small pox could and would wipe out a family, a neighbourhood or an entire village. In Sylhet there was an unmentionable horrific curse, “Moile Nito tore”, which my grandma used to utter rather freely and frequently. Fortunately, she did not have a direct line to Allah like […]

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