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DRAFTING MARITIME LEGISLATION

by F R Chowdhury Banking, insurance, shipping and aviation are perhaps the most international business in the world. Arguably shipping is also one of the oldest businesses in the world. Banking and insurance followed it as essential partners. Shipping is so international in nature that law of any one individual country cannot be applied to […]

 Senior BNP leaders on Thursday urged the country’s all democratic forces to get united to ‘restore democracy’ in the country for resisting the emergence of militancy. Speaking at a discussion, they also said their party senior vice chairman Tarique Rahman will return home from London when democracy will be restored in the county. BNP arranged […]

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Bangladesh’s per capita debt has increased along with income. The per capita debt has risen by Tk 460 in two years, State Minister for Finance MA Mannan, on behalf of Finance Minister AMA Muhith, told Parliament on Thursday. The per capita debt stands at $169 or Tk 13,160, according to Mannan. Till June 30 of […]

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Bangladeshis are increasingly optimistic about the country’s economic prospects but their key concern is corruption which is not being properly addressed by the government, according to an IRI opinion survey. The survey, released on Wednesday, said the ruling Awami League gained support among a majority of the respondents although opinions over timing of the next […]

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The government will reward citizens providing information on illegal Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) operations. A circular by the Post and Telecommunication Division declared that rewards up to Tk 100,000 will be given for information on those running illegal VoIP operations. The circular informed that information can be given directly to the telecommunications secretary or […]

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Father narrates how his sons ended up dead on a Turkey beach ‘HUMANITY WASHED ASHORE’ … A Turkish security official cradles Aylan Kurdi in the coastal town of Bodrum in Turkey. A photo of Aylan’s body lying face down on the shore, which we are not running, has become the new face of the migrant […]

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Appreciating the progress made in Bangladesh, the United States says the country is more prepared for a major earthquake in Dhaka city today than in the past. Appreciating the progress made in Bangladesh, the United States today said the country is more prepared for a major earthquake in Dhaka city today than in the past. […]

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The BNP has pushed back its demonstration against hike in prices of power and gas by a day as it coincides with Janmashtami. BNP Standing Committee Member Nazrul Islam Khan sent a statement to the media on Wednesday night announcing that the programme would instead be held on Sep 6. Earlier, the party sent a […]

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A Dhaka district and sessions judge’s court on Thursday framed charge against Tazreen Fashions managing director Mohammad Delwar Hossain and its chairman Mahmuda Akter Jesmin and 11 others for the deadly fire at its factory on the capital’s outskirt on November 24, 2012. Dhaka district and sessions judge SM Kuddus Zaman set October 1 for […]

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Australia’s Mathew Leckie (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring their first goal during the 2018 World Cup football qualifying match between Australia and Bangladesh in Perth on September 3, 2015. Bangladesh’s 2018 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifier against Australia at Perth got off to the worst possible start as they had to endure a strong […]

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Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan says ruling Awami League lawmaker Abdur Rahman Bodi’s involvement was not found in any drug smuggling case. Ruling Awami League lawmaker Abdur Rahman Bodi’s involvement was not found in any drug smuggling case, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said today. “Bodi is innocent,” Kamal said adding, “Many names have been included on […]

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