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Police arrest journalist Shafik Rehman in case over ‘conspiracy to abduct’ Joy

Police have arrested journalist Shafik Rehman in a case filed over a ‘conspiracy to abduct and murder’ Sheikh Hasina’s son Sajeeb Ahmed Wazed Joy. Rehman was picked up by Detective Branch officials from his home at Dhaka’s Eskaton on Saturday morning. Later in the afternoon, he was presented before a Dhaka court which allowed police […]

Inam Ahmed and Rejaul Karim Byron The way the Federal Reserve Bank of New York acted in handling the fund transfer requests made by the hackers from Bangladesh Bank’s accounts has raised questions about the Fed doing proper due diligence before executing the fund transfers and whether its fund transfer request authentication process falls short […]

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The British prime minister, David Cameron, appointed lawmaker Rushanara Ali as a member of cross-party trade envoy network for Bangladesh. The appointment, made on the occasion of the Bangla New Year, underlined the importance United Kingdom ‘attaches to its trade and investment partnership with Bangladesh,’ said a British High Commission release on Friday. On her […]

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The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Saturday imposed a life-long ban on its commercial partner Rizwan bin Faruqe for manhandling an official during the Asia Cup final in March. BCB vice-president AZM Nasir announced the punishment after a meeting of the disciplinary committee in the afternoon. Rizwan is under contract with the BCB as a commercial […]

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Almost half of the Rana Plaza survivors are still unemployed now, while 58.4 per cent of them are still traumatised three years into the world’s deadliest garment-factory accident, according to the report of an ActionAid Bangladesh survey. ActionAid released the survey report on Saturday at a dialogue on ‘Rana Plaza Driving RMG Sector: Critical Reflections of Survivors.’ […]

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Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia on Saturday night said her party remains firm on its ‘small’ demand for holding general elections under a neutral government to restore democracy. Khaleda made the remarks when briefly addressing a function at her Gulshan office around 10:15 pm. Founding general secretary of Chhatra Moitree, Ataur Rahman Dhali, also […]

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Financial leaders from the Group of 20 nations said on Friday they were heartened by a recent recovery in financial markets, but warned that global growth was “modest and uneven” and threatened by weakness in commodities-based economies. In a  communiqué issued after their meeting in Washington, G20 finance ministers and central bank governors repeated their […]

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Small steps can save lives About a quarter patients die within one hour of a heart attack, which can be prevented by the immediate administering of some simple medication and injections such as streptokinase or urokinase, according to some prominent physicians of the country. At a recently held seminar, they suggested that patients be rushed to […]

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A Dhaka court on Saturday granted five-day remand to interrogate journalist Shafik Rehman in a case filed in 2015. Metropolitan magistrate Mazharul Islam passed the order after DB assistant commissioner Hasan Arafat produced him before before the court and sought seven-day remand. Shafik’s counsel Sanaullah Mia sought bail and the court rejected it. Earlier in the morning, […]

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