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Probir Sikdar sent to jail

Rights bodies, journos demand unconditional release                     A Faridpur court on Monday sent journalist Probir Sikdar to jail in a defamation case, while rights groups staged demonstrations protesting at his arrest and demanded his immediate and unconditional release. Faridpur Kotwali police produced the journalist before the […]

CAPTAINS ON THE RUN: While ODI skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza (L) has been sweating it out at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in the last few days, Test captain Mushfiqur Rahim, having returned from his break, joined him for a few running drills yesterday afternoon. The national selectors have submitted a long-list to the Bangladesh Cricket […]

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LGRD Minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain. Journalist Probir Sikdar had to be arrested because Section 57 of the Information and Communication Technology Act has been invoked against him, says LGRD and Cooperatives Minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain. Reacting to Sikdar’s arrest, the minister said he was not aware in advance of the case filed against Sikdar. “But […]

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The country’s foreign exchange reserve crossed US$ 26 billion mark for the first time as Bangladesh Bank’s purchase of US dollars from local banks surpassed US$ 1.14 billion between July 1 and August 17 of this financial year amid sluggish business activities. A BB official said that the reserve stood at US$ 26.03 billion on […]

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A leader of ruling party’s student body Chhatra League has allegedly beaten a 16-year-old boy to death in Dhaka’s Hazaribagh. Md Arju, president of Hazaribagh unit Chhatra League, allegedly committed the murder out of suspicion that deceased Raja had stolen his mobile phone and laptop. Raja was taken to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) […]

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Police submitted the charge sheet for the murder of Samiul Alam Rajon to the court, accusing 13 people, including the prime suspect Kamrul Islam who left the country for Saudi Arabia. The investigation officer in the case, Suranjit Talukder, also Sylhet Metropolitan Police detective branch inspector, submitted the charge sheet to the court of metropolitan […]

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The Bangladesh Nationalist Party spokesperson, Asaduzzaman Ripon, on Monday welcomed prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s readiness to sacrifice for the country’s people. And he urged her to make a “trifle sacrifice” and place a bill on polls-time government in parliament following discussions with political parties. “Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has said she’s ready to make any […]

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Former IGP Hasan Mahmud has been made Spain ambassador. Former inspector general of police Hasan Mahmud Khandaker has been made the Bangladesh ambassador to Spain. A gazette notification in this regard was issued by the public administration ministry yesterday. The notification says the former police official, who is now on Post Retire Leave (PRL), has […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina chaired the weekly cabinet meeting on Monday. The cabinet today endorsed the draft of the proposed change to money laundering prevention law with a provision of double punishment for offenders. The decision was taken in a regular cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. According to the proposed change in […]

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A two-member High Court bench on Monday passed split order on a writ petition that challenged the legality of holding offices by Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya as a member of parliament and minister for relief and disaster management ‘being a convict.’ Senior judge of the bench Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury issued a rule asking the […]

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The Drug Court of Dhaka on Monday awarded 10 years’ imprisonment to six persons convicted in the much-talked about paracetamol syrup adulteration case in which 76 children had reportedly died. Dhaka Drug Court Judge M Atowar Rahman gave the verdict on Monday morning. The court also fined them Tk two lakh each. In default, they […]

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