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280 children raped in the first six months of 2015

Around 8:30pm on July 20, a 12-year-old girl of a garment worker mother and a rickshaw-puller father was watching television at their tin-roofed house in Dhaka’s Mirpur area. Both her parents were out working and sensing that the girl was alone, Polash, the son of their landlord, knocked at the door. The girl opened the […]

Voicing his utter frustration over the recent spate of child repression, Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad on Thursday said the government should apologise to the nation over a baby being shot in her mother’s womb during a clash between two groups of ruling party men in Magura. ‘Eleven a baby in its mother’s womb is […]

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The ruling Awami League yesterday warned its different units and front organisations not to indulge in “extortion” for hosting any programme marking the National Mourning Day. It suggested that the programmes be organised with its own funds. AL General Secretary Syed Ashraful Islam came up with the directives at a joint meeting between party leadership […]

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‘Together we’re demonstrating world that business success goes hand-in-hand’  US Ambassador in Dhaka Marcia Bernicat on Thursday said the United States absolutely wants to continue partnership in Bangladesh’s RMG sector transformation and help BGMEA reach its goal of exporting $50 billion by 2021. “The US is here today because we absolutely want to continue this […]

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Australia confident about solving mystery after Malaysia confirms debris is from the missing plane  Chinese relatives of passengers aboard missing flight MH370 expressed anger and disbelief yesterday, after Malaysia’s prime minister said wreckage found on a French Indian Ocean island was from the plane. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced a two-metre-long (almost seven-foot) wing […]

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Finds police probe into the trade in Cox’s Bazar; six other policemen accused of negligence in duty A police investigation has found direct links of six policemen with a yaba smuggling syndicate based in Cox’s Bazar, say police officials. The probe by a high-powered team also detected negligence of six police officers, including the superintendent […]

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 BNP spokesman Asaduzzaman Ripon on Wednesday said it’s the party men, not party chairperson Khaleda Zia, who celebrates her birthday on August 15, that coincides with the National Mourning Day. “BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia herself doesn’t celebrate her birthday (on August 15),” he said at a press briefing at the party’s Nayapaltan central office. As […]

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 The Election Commission on Thursday urged the electronic media to help carry out its campaign to motivate possible voters, especially women, to get enrolled during the ongoing voter list updating programme. EC Secretary Md Sirazul Islam made the call at a views-exchange meeting with senior journalists from radio and television channels at the EC Secretariat […]

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The road transport and bridges minister, Obaidul Quader, on Thursday said that CNG-run auto-rickshaws would be allowed to use highways for two hours, between 6:00am and 8:00am, every day for refuelling from highway-side gas stations. They, however, would not be allowed to carry passengers while using the highways for refuelling, he said during a visit […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked internet service providers to keep the bandwidth price within the people’s reach and upgrade their services. She called for broadening the use of information and communication technology at Thursday’s meeting of ‘Digital Bangladesh Taskforce’ at the PMO. “We’ve built up a digital Bangladesh,” she said. “Now, we need to […]

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India’s Border Security Force chief DK Pathak yesterday said that they would consider holding a fresh trial in Felani Khatun murder case if her family is aggrieved with the lower court verdict that acquitted the self-confessed killer. The BSF director general mentioned that they were yet to approve the verdict handed down on July 3 […]

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