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Suspension of Mayors: Selective use of law

Abdul Baten is more fortunate than many other people’s representatives. The mayor of Pabna’s Bera municipality, Baten was charge-sheeted in a corruption case, and the district court sent him to jail in May last year. He was then suspended by the LGRD ministry. A few days later, he came out of prison on bail. The […]

The Rajuk continues to take projects on flood flow zones and crop lands in gross violation of the detailed area plan it had adopted for the capital. Town planners blamed Rajuk for making the DAP virtually useless. They said that Rajuk had been finding it impossible to make others follow the DAP. Rajuk chairman M […]

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The cabinet on Monday gave final approval to the draft Acquisition and Requisition of Immovable Property Bill 2017 incorporating a provision that would allow the government to acquire land of any religious institutions including mosques, temples and graveyard if inevitable for public interest. The draft, however, retains the provision that land of religious institutions like […]

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The High Court has upheld a previous order instructing 28 pharmaceutical companies to stop production of antibiotics, steroids and cancer drugs. On Monday, Justice Syed Muhammad Dastagir Husain and Justice Md Ataur Rahman Khan passed the order after a hearing was held over a rule issued in February. After initial hearing of a petition on […]

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Indians giving?

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Countries that need each other /BIGSTOCK When it comes to India, does Bangladesh give more than it gets? The topic of Indo-Bangla relations usually has two fiercely opposing sides: One which vehemently looks at all the negatives, while the other, keeping the 1971 memory in mind, feels that, as a debt of gratitude, Bangladesh must […]

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The lone male member among those killed at the alleged militant den in Nasirpur, Moulvibazar, has been identified as Lokman Hossain. The man in his mid-40s (45 to be precise) is from the village Dangapara of Ghoraghat upazila in Dinajpur district and the remaining six killed in the operation there were his wife and children. […]

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Google is celebrating the birth anniversary of Fazlur Rahman Khan, a structural engineer and architect who initiated important structural systems for skyscrapers. Hailing from Bangladesh, Khan is known to be the “father of tubular designs” for high-rises. He was born on April 3, 1929. He was a humanitarian in his personal as well as professional […]

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The inward remittance decreased by $1.86 billion or 16.86 per cent in the July-March period of the current financial year 2016-17 compared with the corresponding period of FY16 as inflow dropped for the ninth month in a row this FY. The country received $9.19 billion in remittance in July-March of the current FY against $11.05 […]

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