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Sec 144 imposed in Gazipur, BNP vows hold rally at any cost

Local administration in Gazipur on Friday imposed section 144 of the CrPC restricting any kind of public gatherings over Gazipur district activists of ruling party-backed Chhatra League occupied the Bhawal Badre Alam Government College ground at Gazipur where Bangladesh Nationalist Party was scheduled to hold a rally on Saturday. Gazipur police superintendent Harunur Rashid declared […]

Residents of poor rural village of Tebaria say 15 children were kidnapped and killed by organ traffickers in past year by Nigel O’Connor TEBARIA, Bangladesh — Five days after his kidnapping, the body of 6-year-old Harun-ur-Rashid was discovered dumped in wetlands near Sirajganj, north of Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka. The child’s kidneys were cut out — […]

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The fine is modest, about $65, but the message from Bangladesh’s International Crimes Tribunal is ominous: anyone who challenges — however legitimately, however respectfully — the official number of three million people killed during the 1971 Bangladesh war for independence is guilty of contempt of court. The tribunal was created to try persons responsible for […]

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Boy falls into 400-foot-deep well shaft In a nerve-racking incident, a four-year old boy fell into a 400-foot deep abandoned well shaft at Shahjahanpur Railway Colony in the capital yesterday afternoon. Fire service personnel with the help of police made several abortive attempts to pull out the boy, identified only as Zihad, by lowering in […]

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By Arun Devnath About seven years ago, Gaur Mondol noticed he couldn’t grow as much rice on his land as salty water seeped in from the Passur River, which stretches from his home in Bangladesh’s interior all the way to the Indian Ocean. Now the rice paddies are completely inundated, leaving the land barren. To […]

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CHITTAGONG: Bangladesh Navy seized 90,000 illicit yaba tablets worth Tk4.55 crore and a motorboat carrying them from the outer anchorage of Chittagong Port. Commander Shamim Mohammad Khan told the Customs Today that while patrolling, navy’s Special Warfare Diving and Salvage team chased the motorboat around 1am sensing its suspicious movement. “Sensing the presence of navy […]

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Rezaul Karim   The reinsurance system for Biman Bangladesh Airlines (BBA) is set to undergo a massive overhaul for ensuring transparency and accountability in the process which is presently done on the London market. Under the move, the government has formed a five-member subcommittee to   recommend a transparent and accountable mechanism instead of the exiting […]

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