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12-yr Bangladeshi, contender for int’l holy Quran award

More than 45 contestants have performed so far at the 19th Dubai International Holy Quran Award, which has witnessed some scintillating performances, report Gulf News. It says among the top performers so far are Abdul Majeed Mujahid from Yemen; Mohammad Zakariya from Bangladesh; Hassan Samoha from Thailand; and Azam Iqbal from the UK. One such […]

We welcome the government’s announcement that work on the proposed Matarbari port is scheduled to start early in 2016. Bangladesh badly needs new deep sea port facilities to develop the economy. The president of the Japanese agency JICA, which is supporting the project, has said it envisions building electricity transmission lines, highways and rail links […]

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Khaleda Zia, who boycotted the last general election, has slammed the government for not conceding her demand of a snap voting. The BNP chairperson claims the government is ‘afraid’ of elections. “The foreigners say there is no democracy in Bangladesh. An election, participated by all parties, should be organised quickly after talks with the stakeholders,” […]

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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has terminated an Election Commission project it had been backing eight months ahead of its scheduled closure. The UN agency said the “Strengthening Election Management in Bangladesh” would be closed at the end of this month due to “withdrawal of donor funds for the project”. The EU, UK, and […]

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The National Board of Revenue has asked the country’s employers for not employing unauthorised foreign nationals cautioning that the government has introduced huge penalty and other punishments for such employment. It also requested the regulators of employment of the foreign nationals to take steps for ensuring the compliance of the law. Income tax wing of […]

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South Africa’s cricket team apologised to the Bangladesh military for using a drone at a practice session in Dhaka. The home cricket authorities ordered a halt to the use of the device, which was flying overhead taking photos during the first practice session. “The TV crew brought the drone over to try to obtain creative […]

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‘Al-Qaeda Bangladesh chief coordinator’ held Twelve Al-Qaeda men were arrested in Dhaka today which foiled their plans of carrying out countrywide terrorist attacks. Law enforcers today claimed arrest of 12 militants of al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent including its Bangladesh chief coordinator from Dhaka. They were held in crackdown through different parts of the capital, […]

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Bangladesh will become a middle-income country within the next three years, says the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today affirmed that Bangladesh will become a middle-income country within the next three years before the targeted 2021 since the country has already stepped into that stair through becoming a lower middle-income country. “We’ve […]

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 Observing that unbridled corruption has gripped the whole country, Jatiya Party (JaPa) chairman HM Ershad on Wednesday said people want to get rid of this situation. “There’s no environment in the country to live in as the country has plunged into corruption and bribe. Everywhere, there’s bribe and bribe. People want to get rid of […]

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 Attorney General Mahbubey Alam has demanded that the death penalty awarded to war criminal Salauddin Quader Chowdhury be upheld for his crimes against humanity perpetrated during the Liberation War in 1971. He made the plea before a four-member Appellate Division bench after closing the law-point arguments of the prosecution on Wednesday. “We’ve placed before the […]

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The United States has congratulated Bangladesh for achieving the status of lower-middle income country. A message posted on the official Facebook page of the US mission in Dhaka on Thursday, read: “Congratulations to Bangladesh on becoming a lower-middle income country, meeting the World Bank’s requirements!” Bangladesh and two other countries were upgraded to the lower-middle […]

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BGMEA has asked the garment makers to complete the payments of salaries and allowances of workers by July 10 and 14 respectively to avoid any untoward incident before the Eid-ul-Fitr. State Minister for Labour Mujibul Haque Chunnu today asked the garment makers to clear salaries and festival bonus of their workers by July 10 and […]

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