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Quader: No deal will be signed against national interest

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Sunday stated that the government will not seal any deal with India against national interests. “We maintain a friendly relationship with India. But if we sign any deal with them, it will be in favor of our national interest,” he said in a party program in Dhaka. “I […]

BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has urged their party leaders and activists to unite putting aside all divisions and conflicts to restore the democratic right of the people. “There’s no alternative to waging a movement to realize people’s democratic rights. All the political parties and organisations must unite and forge a national unity,” […]

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Bangladesh Navy begins its journey as a “three-dimensional force” as two submarines were commissioned today at a special ceremony in the area adjacent to Chittagong naval jetty. Inaugurated the two submarines — BN Nabajatra and BN Joyjatra — at the ceremony, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said the government has already taken various short- and long-term […]

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Chiefs of police and other law enforcement agencies of South Asia and the neighbouring countries began the International Police Chief’s Conference on Sunday. The conference aims to fix a regional strategy to combat militancy, extremism and other types of transnational crimes. Bangladesh police in hosting the conference in collaboration with Interpol. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan […]

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The BGMEA building stands in the midst of Hatirjheel lake in Dhaka as the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Sunday allowed six months’ time for Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association to demolish its unauthorised 15-storey building. — New Age file photo The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Sunday allowed six […]

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A total of 154 tanneries were fined Tk50,000 daily in June last year for not relocating to Savar but the top court had revised the amount to Tk10,000 in JulyMahmud Hossain Opu The tanneries have been causing immense damage to the environment in the area The Supreme Court has upheld a High Court order that […]

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Custodial Deaths, Torture, and Unfair Trials after the 2009 Bangladesh Rifles Mutiny On February 25-26, 2009, members of the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) staged a mutiny against their commanding officers. During this mutiny, some of the BDR mutineers engaged in serious violence, including, allegedly, sexual violence against wives of army officers and others. Over the course […]

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