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India, Bangladesh weird border dispute resolved

Enclave exchange will affect more than 50,000 along border By Adam Taylor Just after midnight on Saturday, one of the most perplexing border disputes in the world officially ended. India and Bangladesh began the exchange of over 160 enclaves — small areas of sovereignty completely surrounded on all sides by another country — and in […]

The proposed new pay scale is not being placed for the Cabinet approval at it’s Monday meeting due to various problems, sources said. The proposed revised pay scale is likely to be placed for Cabinet approval next week, said a source in the finance ministry. The updated report of new pay scale prepared by a […]

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Three-wheeler drivers, owners block roads across the country protesting ban; thousands suffer Hasan Jahid Tusher and Pankag Karmakar The government ban on three-wheelers and slow-moving vehicles on highways effective from yesterday brought enormous sufferings on people as transport owners and drivers put barricades at different points protesting the ban. Parts of Dhaka-Chittagong, Dhaka-Khulna, Dhaka-Mymensingh, Dhaka-Sylhet, […]

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People tend to collect the daily necessaries from store or market where they find it ready product to be used. But in Pakistan, however, some local people (desi men) believe in meeting their needs with innovation – innovation that is economical, easy, quick and accessible to their immediate surroundings, according to a report by Mangobaaz.com. […]

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Bangladesh to host the Australians for two Tests in October, the first series between the two nations since 2006 Australia will head to Bangladesh in October for their first Test series against the Tigers in over nine years. The Bangladesh Cricket Board and Cricket Australia announced today that the Aussies will play a three-day tour […]

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Finance Division has expressed its worries over excessive government borrowing from banking sector, which has nearly crossed Tk28,000 crore as of  July 22 this year. The ministries and divisions encashed cheques for development projects at the end of the last fiscal year without making substantial progress in implementation works, official sources said. Major part of […]

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After reaching a consensus on selecting the next BGMEA leadership without any contest, two leading panels are now engaged in hectic negotiations for ensuring that no other panels or candidates vie for any post in the elections slated for September, sources in the apparel sector trade body said. The two forums of the members of […]

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The High Court is set to deliver its verdict on August 5 on two petitions filed by BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia challenging the inclusion and legality of the Gatco graft case against her. An HC bench comprising of Justice Md Nuruzzaman and Justice Abdur Rab fixed the date for delivering the judgment, United News of […]

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Govt firm to keep three-wheelers off highways At least eight people including three policemen were injured and 10 to 12 vehicles were vandalised in a clash between the drivers of Compressed Natural Gas-run auto-rickshaws and police on Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Feni Sadar upazila on Sunday morning. The clash halted the traffic movements on the highway […]

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Separate Dhaka courts on Sunday sent Bangladesh Nationalist Party joint secretary general Amanullah Aman to jail in a number of cases filed for arson attacks and vandalism during the BNP-led 20-party alliance’s blockade and hartal programme. Ten Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Courts, one Senior Judicial Magistrate Court and one Metropolitan Sessions’ Judge Court sent the BNP […]

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Tk 200cr proposal to intensify watch on phone calls, social network activities The government has decided to purchase modern equipment worth more than Tk 200 crore to step up mobile phone, email and social network surveillance. The home ministry has recently sent a proposal to the cabinet committee on economic affairs, seeking relaxation of Public […]

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