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Yet another savagery in Bangladesh

Boy ‘pumped’ to death for quitting workshop job Relatives and neighbours of deceased Rakib try to console his mother at her home on Central Road in Khulna city yesterday. Rakib was brutally killed on Monday. It’s a murder most horrid. His only “fault” was that he left his old garage job and joined elsewhere. And […]

Police have filed a case against Mohammad Ullah Mamun, vice-president of BNP’s cultural wing Jasas, for his alleged involvement in a “conspiracy to abduct and kill” prime minister’s son Sajeeb Wazed Joy. Around five months ago, Mamun’s son Rizve Ahmed Caesar was convicted by a US court for bribing an FBI special agent to collect […]

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The ruling Awami League’s general secretary and public administration minister Syed Ashraful Islam on Tuesday said he does not want to see any controversy over the country’s founder Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. “We want everyone to get the honour and dignity he or she deserves,” he said while addressing a mourning rally at the capital’s […]

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Farmers, especially in the southern region of the country, counting heavy losses A woman who lives in the former Indian exclave of Dasiar Chhara in Kurigram sows the Aman crop. The photo was taken on Friday A woman who lives in the former Indian exclave of Dasiar Chhara in Kurigram sows the Aman crop. The […]

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Voicing deep concern over the ‘sharp rise’ in criminal activities in the country, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Tuesday alleged that the country is heading towards anarchy for lack of an elected and democratic government, UNB news agency reports. “BNP is worried over the country’s dignity as its position is going down in different […]

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 Health Minister Mohammad Nasim on Tuesday asked Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) authorities to provide proper treatment to the mother and her baby who was shot inside her womb at free of cost. He made directive while visiting the injured mother and her baby at the hospital. Nasim also said stern actions will be taken […]

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The Anti-Corruption Commission has submitted its inquiry report regarding the BASIC Bank scam, but giving leeway to the bank’s former chairman Sheikh Abdul Hye Bacchu, who allegedly masterminded the fraud. The investigation team submitted the report to the special investigations and inspection team-1 of ACC on Tuesday. Fifty separate reports recommended suing former BASIC Bank […]

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Saudi Arabia has assured Bangladesh of resuming issuance of Umrah visa to Bangladeshi pilgrims after the coming Hajj season, and recruitment of workers in all sectors gradually, UNB news agency reports. The state minister for foreign affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Dr Nizar bin Obaid Madani, said this in Jeddah on Monday mentioning […]

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 Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu on Tuesday claimed that BNP founder and former President Ziaur Rahman was the mastermind behind the killing of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most of his family members on August 15, 1975. “It is said that Khandakar Mushtaque Ahmed played the role of Mir Jafar. But the truth is that […]

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Rights boss demands trial of errant cops over Rajon killing Our Correspondent, Moulvibazar National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chairman Mizanur Rahman has demanded trial of the policemen who were closed or suspended over the killing of Rajon. “It is not enough to close or suspend these policemen. They must be brought to trial in criminal […]

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Atif Jalal AhmadMichael Kugelman As militants loyal to Islamic State (IS) claim responsibility for increasing numbers of attacks across the Middle East and North Africa, including a recent massacre of European tourists on a Tunisian beach, questions are arising as to just how far-reaching IS’s reach is across the world. There is good reason to […]

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