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BRAC plans to buy 40% stake in IPDC

BRAC – the world’s largest non-government development organisation – plans to buy 40% stake in IPDC (Industrial Promotion and Development Company), a non-banking financial institution. In a share purchase agreement last week, IPDC majority shareholder and a Switzerland-based international development agency Aga Khan Fund For Economic Development (AKFED) has signed a deal with BRAC to […]

Khaleda leaving for UK

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Khaleda Zia is leaving on Tuesday for the UK where she will celebrate Eid-ul-Azha with her son Tarique Rahman and his family. She will fly out of Dhaka at night for health check-up there, BNP’s Standing Committee member Nazrul Islam Khan told reporters on Sunday night. The BNP chief will return after celebrating the Eid […]

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৪ সেপ্টেম্বর শুক্রবার। রাত ১২টা। বগুড়া শহরের উত্তর চেলোপাড়া এলাকায় রেল লাইন সংলগ্ন লক্ষ্মী প্রতিমা হাউজে হামলা চালায় যুবলীগ নামধারী কয়েক দুর্বৃত্ত। পুড়িয়ে ফেলে ৫টি সর্প প্রতিমা ও প্রতিমা তৈরির বেশকিছু কাঠামো। এ সময় স্থানীয়রা হাতেনাতে আটক করে ২ জনকে। পরদিন শনিবার প্রতিমা তৈরির কারিগর গনেশ চন্দ্র সরকার বাদী হয়ে থানায় মামলা দায়ের করেন। এ ঘটনায় এখন পর্যন্ত […]

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At least 34 people, among them babies and children, drowned in another migrant tragedy at sea yesterday, the Greek coastguard said. The latest deaths off an island in the Aegean Sea came as Athens angrily defended its handling of the mounting refugee crisis in Europe and appealed for more help. Four babies and 11 young […]

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• Fast bowler accused of torturing 11-year-old housemaid • Hossain last played Test cricket against Pakistan this year The Bangladesh Cricket Board has suspended the fast bowler Shahadat Hossain for allegedly torturing an 11-year-old housemaid. The chief executive of the BCB, Nizamuddin Chowdhury, says Hossain has been suspended “from all kind of cricketing activities under […]

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A Sylhet court today framed 32 people in the murder case of Awami League leader and former finance minister SAMS Kibria. Ex-state minister Lutfozzaman Babar, former Sylhet mayor Ariful Haque Chowdhury and Huji leader Mufti Hannan are among those indicted. Speedy Trial Tribunal Judge Makbul Ahsan framed the charges after 14 of the accused were […]

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Should there be value-added tax on education? This is the talk of the country in Bangladesh these days. On Thursday, September 10, 2015, agitating students of private universities staged rallies across the capital Dhaka, protesting the police action on an earlier student demonstration in Rampura. Following the protest rallies on Thursday, a huge traffic jam […]

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The law enforcement agencies in a recent drive have recovered 69 laptops installed with pirated software of Microsoft from Flora Telecom and nabbed two persons in this connection. Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Task Force and Copyright officials discovered the pirated items during the raid against the reputed retail outlet located in Gulshan 1 area. The […]

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The Bangladesh Hajj office in Makkah has confirmed the death of a Bangladeshi pilgrim in the crane mishap in Masjid Al-Haram. Consul of Hajj Jahirul Islam said on Sunday Md Abul Kashem, 45, from Chittagong, was missing since Friday’s disaster. Dr Fizir Hyat Khan, who heads the Bangladesh medical team there, told bdnews24.com on Sunday […]

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A total of 27 Bangladeshis, who survived after two boats capsized off Libyan coast on August 24, may return home on September 17. The rescued migrants may reach Dhaka from Libya by a Turkish Airline, ASM Ashraful Islam, counsellor (labour) at Bangladesh embassy in Libya, told The Daily Star yesterday. “The International Organization for Migration […]

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