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Rajon murder: OC closed, 2 SIs suspended

Sylhet Metropolitan Police (SMP) authorities have closed Jalalabad officer-in-charge and two sub inspectors for negligence in their duties in Rajon murder incident. The closed police official is Alamgir Hossain, officer-in-charge (investigation) of Jalalabad police station while the suspended sub-inspectors are Aminul and Jakir Hossain. Rahmatullah, assistant deputy commissioner (media) of SMP, made the disclosure in […]

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Friday said that people continued to be killed in traffic accidents as the government failed to check such accidents. At a briefing at the party central office, BNP spokesman Asaduzzaman Ripon also alleged that epidemics of robbery and violence against women were now prevailing in the country like pre-1975 period. […]

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The government of the United Kingdom on Thursday said corruption is the biggest challenge in Bangladesh for doing business though the country has huge business opportunities. The UK government said this in a guideline titled, ‘Doing Business in Bangladesh: Bangladesh Trade and Export Guide’, which was published on Thursday. The guideline for UK companies said, […]

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SN Rasul With the dire state of our two-lane highways, where overtaking is only slightly safer than playing Russian roulette, and the traffic mentality of our country as a whole, these numbers come as no surprise Getting on the road is nothing if not terrifying The road to Bashundhara, for people living in and around […]

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The world’s first malaria vaccine has been recommended for use in Africa, bringing scientists a step closer to preventing hundreds of thousands of deaths each year. It is hoped that the Mosquiriz jab, developed by GlaxoSmithKline and the Melinda Gates Foundation, will help stem the half a million malaria deaths every year. More than 198 […]

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BBC Online Thai prosecutors have indicted 72 people, including politicians and an army general, over the trafficking of migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh. Arrest warrants have been issued for more than 30 others, the attorney general’s office said yesterday. The investigation follows the discovery of mass graves, believed to contain the bodies of refugees, in […]

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Many Bangladesh Nationalist Party leaders stationed in Dhaka did not visit their respective areas although party chairperson Khaleda Zia recently asked them to conduct mass contact and visit party men, especially those who were harassed or facing cases. Khaleda gave the instruction to lay the groundwork for recasting the party and reenergising grassroots leaders and […]

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Frequent derailment and disruption to train schedules go unabated across the country because of run-down railway tracks, sleepers and bridges. Bangladesh Railway has imposed speed restriction on trains on railway tracks at many areas to avoid accidents. Some restrictions were, however, imposed 10 years ago. Reasons behind speed restrictions include settlement of soil under tracks […]

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RSA 248, 61/0 (21.1 Ovs) Persistent heavy rain has washed out the entire fourth day’s game between Bangladesh and South Africa at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium. With relentless rain in Chittagong, the umpires have decided that no play will be possible today. For the first time, a Test match between Bangladesh and South Africa will […]

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Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has said police officers guilty of negligence over the murder of Sylhet teenager Samiul Alam Rajan would face ‘stern action’. The action would be based on the report of the committee formed after the killing to investigate the role of police, he told journalists at the Osmani International Airport in […]

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Two Bangladeshi workers have been killed and two others injured in trouble-torn Libya during a gunfight between two rival militia groups. A Bangladesh Foreign Ministry statement said this on Friday, reports BSS. The tragic incident took place on July 21 in Al-Kufrah city, 1800 km off the capital Tripoli, it said. According to the statement, […]

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By B. Z. Khasru* There have been rumblings lately in certain Western circles — and a faint echo inside Bangladesh — that the military of the South Asian country could take over power to end a two-month long political unrest that has killed more than 100 people and bruised its thriving economy. The unsettling history […]

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