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Are militants stronger than law enforcers?

Asks father of Avijit; free-thinkers pay tribute to the writer-blogger; his body given to Dhaka Medical College Dr Ajoy Roy stood firm and resolute by the coffin of his son Avijit Roy, the slain writer and software engineer, before his body was handed over to the Dhaka Medical College authorities as a donation in the […]

Local conglomerates who once rushed to buy reconditioned ocean-going vessels are now selling off the ships as scrap to stem further losses, industry insiders said. The trend is bad news for prospective mariners, whose job scope had widened when the entrepreneurs started pouring money into the ships. Between 2009 and 2012, local entrepreneurs bought 48 […]

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Criminal gangs, militants, and freelancing ruling party men are getting involved with arson and bomb blasts As the BNP-led alliance’s non-stop action programme approaches its third month, with little let up in cases of arson and bus burning, the atrocities are gradually taking the shape of organised crime. In countrywide joint drives, law enforcement agencies […]

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The ongoing blockade, coupled with hartal, suddenly turned violent after evening in the capital and elsewhere, with a spate of arson attack on vehicles and crude bomb blasts, which left a television reporter with burn injuries, on Sunday. One more victim of violence succumbed to injuries on the first day of the latest round of […]

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The performance of four-state owned banks in default loan recovery has deteriorated further in last year despite efforts by Bangladesh Bank. All the four banks – Sonali Bank, Janata Bank, Agrani Bank and Rupali Bank – failed to achieve their respective recovery target set in the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the year 2014. Rather, […]

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Khaleda Zia on Sunday expressed no-confidence in a trial court judge hearing two graft cases involving over USD 6,50,000 which could see her jailed for life. The 69-year-oldBangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson’s counsel placed the two pleas before the High Court against Abu Ahmed Jamadar of the Special Judge Court-3, who is hearing the Zia […]

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The government has decided to accept Washington’s offer and engage the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to assist into the brutal murder of writer-blogger Avijit Roy. The decision was taken following an offer of assistance from Washington. Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali conveyed the decision to a group of diplomats including the Americans, while […]

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Mayoral elections are essential to overcome the challenges faced by our two major cities We welcome news that the Election Commission is ready to organise polls for the two Dhaka City Corporations and plans to hold elections for the Chittagong City Corporation on the same day. The lack of accountability to citizens caused by the […]

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Pakistan won by 20 runs Pakistan have picked up their first win in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 by defeating Zimbabwe at Brisbane on Sunday. Zimbabwe managed to score 215 runs in 49.4 overs. Mohammad Irfan took four Zimbabwean wickets while Wahab Riaz picked up three. Rahat Ali picked up the other one. Elton Chigumbura and […]

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Sri Lanka have won by 9 wickets with 16 balls remaining while chasing England’s 309 runs in the 22nd match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in Wellington. The Lankans scored 312/1 in 47.2 overs. Lahiru Thirimanne hit a marvellous ton off 117 balls. Sangakkara has also been playing his characteristic classy knock. He hit a […]

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A Dhaka court has ordered the police authority to search the BNP office in Gulshan following an explosives case. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate SM Masud Zaman passed the search warrant after the investigation officer (IO) of the case made a request to the court seeking a search warrant on Sunday afternoon. The IO said the accused […]

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