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GRAFT, FRAUD INVESTIGATION Anti-Corruption Commission, Bangladesh police to share job

Govt to amend law keeping ACC’s job limited to govt, bank related cases The government is going to give back law enforcement agencies the responsibility of investigating fraud cases filed by private citizens, a job the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has been doing since 2013 despite manpower shortages. The cabinet yesterday approved a commission proposal for […]

The international crimes tribunal has fixed August 30 to give an order in a contempt of court against freedom fighter and Gonoshasthaya Kendra founder Zafrullah Chowdhury for his contemptuous remarks on its judges. The three-member International Crimes Tribunal 2 led by Justice Obaidul Hassan set the date after hearing the arguments from both the petitioner […]

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The Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Limited (BSCCL) has backed the government’s decision to export unused 10 GBPS (gigabyte per second) bandwidth to India, saying it will be profitable for Bangladesh. Its Managing Director Md Monwar Hossain argued that Bangladesh would have unused bandwidth anyway after meeting demand for the next three years. “Moreover, India is […]

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In my student life in the early 1980s, I came across the concept of Richard Nelson’s low-level equilibrium trap of income for developing nations. Also, Ragnar Nurkse’s theory of Vicious Cycle of Poverty gave us a similar notion of entrapment, which implies that a nation is stuck up in the quagmire of repeated economic miseries […]

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Rukhsana Hasib The puritanical version of an intolerant Islam is spreading in Bangladesh as extremist groups infiltrate society, successfully changing the way many dress, practice their faith, and interact with non-Muslims and secular Bangladeshis. Traditionally people in Bangladesh are Bengalis first and moderate Muslims next, united with common bonds of language, culture and tradition. In […]

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The authorities on Monday decided to fix the highest speed limit at 80-kilometre for all vehicles on highways to prevent road accidents. They also fixed the highest speed limit at 40-kilometre for all vehicles in Dhaka and other cities. At present the Dhaka Metropolitan Police and highway police have few speed guns to measure speed […]

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Detectives yesterday started extensive surveillance on three suspects for their involvement in the murder of Niladri Chatterjee, who was killed on Friday at his Goran flat allegedly in the hands of radical Islamists. The trio were identified based on statements of the wife of the slain secularist writer, neighbours and locals, and also by analysing […]

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  BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will visit London this week for “medical purposes” where her elder son Tarique Rahman has been staying since 2008. The visit comes at a time when the party has no major agenda on its calendar and is alleging that the ruling Awami League is plotting to split BNP. BNP spokesperson […]

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Shakhawat Liton Human rights leaders are blaming the long pervasive culture of impunity as one of the major reasons for the gruesome killings of children and bloggers. Failure to bring the perpetrators to book, in their views, gives them a free rein to continue committing crimes and this culture encourages others to break the law. […]

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The top appeals court will decide on Aug 13 the fate of  Bengali language daily Janakantha’s editor and executive editor now on dock for contempt of court. A six-strong Appellate Division bench headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha declared the date on Monday after hearing their response to the contempt of court rule. The […]

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A court on Monday fixed August 27 for hearing the Zia Orphanage Trust and Zia Charitable Trust graft cases facing by Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia. Judge Abu Ahmed Jamadar of Dhaka Special Judge’s Court-3 fixed the date after cross-examining Ziaul Haque Munna, an accused in the case and former assistant personal secretary of […]

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A batch of 159 Bangladeshi illegal migrants returned home on Monday noon after a flag meeting between Border Guard Bangladesh and Myanmar Border Police authorities. Lieutenant Colonel Mohammad Rabiul Islam, commanding officer of 17-BGB battalion, said, the flag meeting concluded around 2:30pm as BGB received the Bangladeshi migrants and brought them home. ‘The Bangladeshis are […]

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