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Fine doubled for cheating in weight

The cabinet today approved a draft law with the provision of two years’ imprisonment or Tk 1 lakh fine for traders cheating in weight. The proposed Standards of Weights and Measures Act 2017 has doubled the fine for the offenders, Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam said while briefing journalists. The approval was given at the […]

Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. — New Age file photo Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday criticising prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s remarks said if Khaleda had given undertaking to sell gas to India for assuming office in 2001, then to whom she (Hasina) signed undertaking to come in power in 2014. […]

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According to AKM Shahidul Hoque, inspector general of police, Islamic State does not exist in Bangladesh. The IGP made the statement in reference to Prof Rohan Gunaratna, an international security expert, who asserted on the presence of IS in Bangladesh and that the outfit carried out the Gulshan café attack. “Rohan is not a police […]

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Middle-order batsman Mahmudullah will play no part in Bangladesh’s 100th Test match and will return home soon, confirmed a senior official on Monday. ‘Mahmudullah is coming back home before the second Test as he is struggling with form,’ chief selector Minhajul Abedin. ‘A fast bowler will also return though we have not decided yet who he should […]

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The blockade placed by students of Home Economics College on March 13, 2017. It caused a gridlock on the busy New Market road and adjoining areas. Photo: Prabir Das Students of Home Economics College blocked Nilkhet intersection this morning in pursuit of their demand to recognise the college as an institute of Dhaka University. The […]

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The government’s earnings from incoming international telephone calls fell 23.41 percent year-on-year to Tk 1,201 crore in 2016 because of a sharp decline in inbound voice traffic and a rise in the call routing rate. Shahjahan Mahmood, chairman of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regula-tory Commission (BTRC), said the regulator is trying to fix the issue by way […]

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A man was killed and two others were injured when a concrete girder of a under construction flyover at the Dhaka’s Malibagh area collapsed on him early Monday. One Shwapan, 40, was killed in the incident at rail gate area of Malibagh, said Bacchu Mia, a sub-inspector at Dhaka Medical College Hospital police camp. One […]

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