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STATE, GOVERNMENT, PARLIAMENT, JUDICIARY AND CIVIL SERVANTS

by F R Chowdhury The word “state” would normally mean independent sovereign states often being a member of the United Nations. A state could be a kingdom or a republic. Some of the kingdoms have absolute monarchs. The word of the monarch is the final law. These countries do not have functional democracy. Saudi Arabia, […]

Road accidents in a day throughout Bangladesh have claimed 24 lives of Eid-ul-Fitr holidaymakers returning to their workplaces. The fatal accidents took place in Gazipur, Tangail, Sylhet, Brahmanbarhia and Magura on Thursday. In Kushtia, a bus hit a tree after a tyre burst, leaving at least 30 injured and taking the count of those injured in […]

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Former prime minister and Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia appeared in court on Thursday during cross-examination of the Anti Corruption Commission official who had filed the Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Charitable Trust fund graft case. Harun-or-Rashid, deputy director of ACC, was cross-examined by Khaleda’s lawyers at a special court in Dhaka, for the second day. […]

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Senior journalists from print and electronic media on Thursday suggested the ruling Awami League form a national committee to observe the anniversary of the death of the country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to make the programmes on the occasion more participatory. While exchanging views with the Awami League general secretary and minister for public […]

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Young Litton Das played with a lot of maturity and his maiden half-century guided Bangladesh to a first innings lead on the third day of the first Test against South Africa in Chittagong yesterday. PHOTO: ANURUP KANTI DAS Right before the players left the field for the last time yesterday Mushfiqur Rahim called up Jubair […]

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Businesses and stakeholders on Thursday demanded frequent movement of container vessels between Chittagong port and the Pangaon Inland Container Terminal and lowering of rent of container vessels and port charges to make the latter functional and effective. Conducting export and import activities through the Pangaon ICT at Keraniganj in Dhaka will not be viable for […]

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Central bank to declare monetary policy for July-Dec on July 30 Bangladesh Bank governor Atiur Rahman on Thursday said the central bank would introduce two separate foreign currency loan funds of US$ 500 million to boost the country’s export-oriented industries. The BB will launch the funds at its monetary policy unveiling session on July 30 […]

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Astronomers hunting for another Earth have found what may be the closest match yet, a potentially rocky planet circling its star at the same distance as the Earth orbits the Sun, Nasa said yesterday. Not only is this planet squarely in the Goldilocks zone — where life could exist because it is neither too hot […]

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A parliamentary panel has found no link of former state minister for Liberation War affairs AB Tajul Islam to the gold crest scam. However, Liberation War affairs ministry found Tajul’s involvement in the scandal. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs has submitted its finds to the ministry sparing Islam, who […]

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Umpires intervene to end verbal altercation between Tamim Iqbal and Quinton de Kock on day 2 of the 1st Test at Chittagong. Photo: STAR South Africa wicket-keeper Quinton de Kock has been fined 75 per cent of his match fee after being found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the first Test […]

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The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Thursday asked the members of Special Security Force to be careful so that her contact with general people is not hindered in the name of security. ‘We do politics…general people are the main source of power for us… you need to keep it in mind that we shouldn’t be […]

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The workers of the Swan Garment Private Limited continued their sit in programme for 11th day on Wednesday in front of the National Press Club, demanding immediate resolution of the crisis at the factory. The leaders of the Garment Workers’ Trade Union Centre, at the rally, demanded resolution of the crisis of the Swan Garment […]

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