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The Election Commission has served show-cause notices on three Chittagong City Corporation mayor contenders for violating the electoral code of conduct. They are Awami League-supported aspirant AJM Nasir Uddin, BNP-backed M Manjur Alam and Jatiya Party-supported Solaiman Alam Sheth. They had been asked to give their reply to the notice slapped on them for kick-starting […]

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By Scott C. Johnson As a kid in the 1960s, Jeff Held thought that having a nuclear company in his backyard made life more exciting in Apollo, Pennsylvania. About 2,400 people lived alongside the Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation (NUMEC), the town’s main employer. Held’s neighborhood subsisted on atomic lore: Just 33 miles down the […]

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Yet another blogger was stabbed to death in broad day light at South Begunbari in the capital on Monday morning. The victim was Washiqur Rahman , 27, son of Tipu Sultan. Dhaka Metropolitan Police of Tejgaon division additional deputy commissioner, Wahidul Islam, confirmed the matter. Miscreants swooped down on him with sharp weapons leaving him […]

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The Cabinet on Monday gave the final approval to the draft ‘Development Surcharge and Levy (Imposition and Collection) Bill 2015′ to impose extra levy based on usage of mobile phones. The Internal Resource Division placed the draft in the weekly cabinet meeting with prime minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair at the secretariat. ‘The government […]

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The BNP is worried if their candidates contesting the Dhaka City Corporation polls would be allowed to carry out their election campaigns. Sources said a delegation of BNP leaders might go to the Election Commission with a view to placing a number of demands, including a congenial environment for holding free and fair polls. They […]

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Back its welcome emphasis on decentralisation with faster connections to maximise benefits  We welcome the goals being advanced by the newly proposed National Urban policy to move towards greater decentralisation and ensure better protection for environmentally sensitive areas. The policy which has been put out for consultation is a tangible sign that the government is […]

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A group of 114 young photographers are displaying their works at two art venues in the capital dealing with the themes of natural beauty and diversity of Bangladesh. The exhibition, Bangladesh in Frames, is the seventh edition of a show organised every year by Through the Lens: Bangladesh. It is being held simultaneously at the […]

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Bangladesh Bank has drafted the Payment System Act 2015 with a provision of financial penalty or imprisonment for irregularities in running payment services like cheque clearing, ATM and point-of-sales transactions and mobile and agent banking. The draft, which was made public for taking opinions, said that any entity would have to take prior approval from […]

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At least 14 Hindu families, allegedly evicted from their homesteads by a local Jubo League leader, have been living like refugees for years. There are allegations that Zakir Hossain, a leader of ruling Awami League’s youth wing Jubo League in Taltali upazila of Barguna district, has been looking to gobble up the lands owned by […]

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Today on our effulgent Independence and National Day of pride and glory, we solemnly salute the martyrs of our Liberation War who made the supreme sacrifice for the splendid cause of freedom from alien domination. The valiant freedom fighters demonstrated the finest human values that found expression in their valour. The tyrannical forces of the […]

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Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance has called a 48-hour nationwide hartal, supplementing the ongoing road-rail-waterways blockade, from Monday, demanding the return of BNP leader Salahuddin Ahmed and other missing leaders. Dhaka and Chittagong cities were kept out of the purview of hartal due to the upcoming city corporation polls, to be held on April 28. BNP […]

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Michael Clarke signed off from one-day internationals with 74 as a dominant Australia won their fifth cricket World Cup after crushing New Zealand by seven wickets at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. New Zealand, playing in their first final after succumbing six times in the semis, suffered a body blow in the opening over […]

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