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Hearing on Zia trust graft cases adjourned till August 10

A court on Monday adjourned till August 10 for the next hearing on Zia Charitable Trust and Zia Orphanage Trust graft cases against BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia. Judge Abu Ahmed Jamadar of Dhaka Special Judge’s Court-3 fixed the date after Khaleda’s lawyer Advocate Khandker Mahbub Hossain completed the cross examination of the complainant’s witnesses during […]

Vehicles stranded in long queues on Dhaka-Chittagong highway on the Kanchpur bridge as three-wheeler owners and drivers block the highway, protesting a government ban, causing immense sufferings to hundreds of passengers. People continued to suffer for the third consecutive day yesterday as auto-rickshaw workers and owners demonstrated against the government ban on three-wheelers and slow-moving […]

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The government is bringing a new law blocking pension, allowances and other state benefits of presidents who came to power unconstitutionally or illegally. The Cabinet, in a meeting headed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday, approved the final draft of the law stating the entitled benefits of the former heads of state. Cabinet Secretary […]

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Hundreds dead, millions displaced in flash floods, landslides Flood-affected resident sit above floodwaters in Kalay, upper Myanmar’s Sagaing region yesterday. Monsoon rains have claimed the lives of hundreds of people across Asia, authorities said yesterday, as rescue workers scrambled to reach remote areas of India, Pakistan and Myanmar in the wake of flash floods and […]

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Independent.co.uk Phone batteries are sending out information that could be used to identify their owners and track them around the internet, even if they have taken very careful privacy precautions, according to a paper by security researchers. A piece of software in HTML5 — the technology used to let people read sites on the web […]

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The parliament logjam took an ugly turn on Monday when Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan suspended 25 Congress MPs for five days for “willfully obstructing the business of the house”. The Congress MPs, including Gaurav Gogoi, Sushmita Dev, Ranjeet Ranjan, KC Venugopal and Deepinder Singh Hooda, were “named” under rule 374(A). The rule says in […]

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 BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia has given financial assistance to the family of late freedom fighter Ayub Khan who committed suicide last month after allegedly being insulted by the Liberation War Affairs Secretary. The BNP chief handed over a considerable amount of money to late freedom fighter Ayub Khan’s family members as assistance at her Gulshan […]

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With the land boundary agreement (LBA) now complete, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is beginning work on the Teesta water sharing agreement with Bangladesh, according to Indian media. Modi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will meet in New Delhi on August 11-12 to take stock of things after the land and population exchange […]

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Certain contradictions and the government’s apathy to implementing decisions, has led to chaos on the highways. It has spoken of banning the easy-bike, but has not stopped imports of the vehicle. CNG-run auto-rickshaws are being registered freely, with a seal of ‘not to run on the highways’.   Despite prohibitions, the Nasimon, Bhatbhati and Karimon vehicles […]

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In a country where hospital beds seldom remain vacant, the picture at the Prabin Hospital is quite the opposite. Most of the beds at the hospital’s male ward are empty. It was around noon. The 2nd and 3rd floors of the old home and hospital were quieter than its ground and 1st floors. The post-operative […]

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The government has finalised the draft of a policy that will make it mandatory for print newspapers, TV and radio stations to register their online versions. The Ministry of Information will gather opinions of both officials and general people on the ‘National Online Mass Media Policy-2015’ until Aug 12. This policy would be finalised after […]

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Indian high commissioner to Bangladesh Pankaj Saran on Monday suggested the local entrepreneurs to change their business model looking at the Indian market of more than 1.5 billion consumers. ‘Of course, domestic market of Bangladesh with 160 million consumers is huge but you can also think about the Indian market while producing products and services,’ […]

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