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Hasina extends cabinet

3 new faces inducted, 2 promoted to minister Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday extended her cabinet by inducting three new faces and promoting two state ministers to the position of minister in a major reshuffle. Chittagong city ruling Awami League leader Nurul Islam BSc, state minister for home Asaduzzaman Khan and state minister for […]

Recently removed LGRD and cooperatives minister Syed Ashraful Islam has canceled his  London tour after his party president and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s request yesterday. Earlier, he was scheduled to go London today 10am to celebrate the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr with his family. Gonobhaban sources told the Dhaka Tribune last night that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina […]

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Blasting again the Bangladesh Nationalist Party-Jamaat clique for unleashing arson attacks and vandalism in the name of the so-called movement for three months since January, the prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said the people of the country could have gone their home more comfortably had the BNP-Jamaat not torched buses, rails and launches. ‘The […]

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More people migrated from urban areas to villages in 2013 than a year ago: BBS survey  The number of people dependent on others for livelihood has dropped 8 percentage points over the last five years thanks to their increasing participation in the economy, a new survey found. The national dependency ratio stood at 58 percent […]

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Rajon’s father alleged Tk 6 lakh bribe was paid in Sylhet Rajon’s father With people continuing to protest the brutal killing of 13-year-old Rajon all over the country, the father of the victim yesterday brought allegations against a police official in Sylhet of helping one of the accused flee the country. Aminul Islam, sub-inspector of […]

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Voicing concern over inserting a provision of taking approval from the government for arresting any public servant in any criminal case, the Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) has demanded cancellation of it from the draft of the ‘Civil Service Bill 2015’. In a statement on Tuesday, TIB executive director Dr Iftekharuzzaman said as per the country’s […]

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Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh plays a shot during the opening T20I game of the 2-match series against South Africa at Mirpur: Ace allrounder Shakib Al Hasan has described the third and final ODI, due to take place in Chittagong, against South Africa as ‘a big opportunity’ for the hosts. While Bangladesh have been enjoying […]

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The Dhaka Central Jail authorities on Tuesday released acting Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary-general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on bail on recipient of the Supreme Court’s order that granted six weeks’ bail to avail his ‘advanced medical treatment’. Deputy jailor Surbattam Dewan told New Age Fakhrul was freed from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University hospital around […]

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The government on Tuesday filed petitions seeking stay on the anticipatory bails that granted by the High Court to Bangladesh Nationalist Party leaders Abdul Awal Mintoo, MK Anwar and Amanullah Aman in separate cases filed against them on charge of vandalism and arson attacks. Advocate-on-record Sufia Khatun filed the petitions being instructed from the office […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia have greeted each other on Eid-ul-Fitr, a tradition they maintain despite being fierce political adversaries. The prime minister’s protocol officer delivered Hasina’s greeting card at Khaleda’s Gulshan office at Monday noon. The BNP chief’s Personal Secretary Abdus Sattar received it. BNP’s assistant office secretaries Shamimur Rahman […]

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Myanmar’s navy has discovered more than 100 Bangladeshi migrants stranded for nearly a month on a southern island, state media said on Tuesday, following a regional migrant crisis in which people smugglers abandoned thousands at sea. It was the first major rescue reported by Myanmar since May, when its navy found a boat packed with more […]

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