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Sport, culture and entertainment: Driving tricky Saudi change

Sport, culture and entertainment: Driving tricky Saudi change Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul aziz Al-Sheikh By James M. Dorsey Saudi Arabia’s powerful deputy crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, has put sports, culture and entertainment, at the cutting edge of his effort to culturally and socially take his conservative kingdom into the 21st century. To do so, […]

The High Court on Sunday stayed the trial proceedings of two arson cases filed against Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia. The court also issued two separate rulings asking the government to explain why the proceedings of the cases against Khaleda would not be scrapped. The bench of Justice Miftah Uddin Chowdhury and Justice ANM […]

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Effectiveness of current parliament is still questionable as uses of vulgar and non-parliamentary words and quorum crisis remained unabated, main opposition still playing double role, it spent little time for legislative business, Transparency International Bangladesh alleged in its latest report on Sunday. In a Parliament Watch report presented at a press conference, TIB said that […]

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Mufti Abdul Hannan. — New Age file photo Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Sunday said the government is taking preparations to execute the banned Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami chief, Mufti Abdul Hannan. ‘Mufti Hannan’s execution will be implemented abiding by the rules in accordance with the jail code,’ the minister told reporters at the secretariat. President Abdul Hamid […]

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The Supreme Court has upheld the ban imposed on using tannery waste for fish and poultry feed. In 2011, the High Court ordered shutting down all feed factories using wastes of tanneries at Dhaka’s Hazaribagh within a month. In December last year, the Appellate Division scrapped a petition by the feed manufacturers’ association challenging the […]

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Indian businesses will make investments of $9 billion in Bangladesh. The country’s private sector have signed several deals with Bangladeshi companies during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s visit, says the India-Bangladesh joint statement. “Both sides have expressed satisfaction over the growth of trade and investment in the recent years,” it reads. The statement said the two […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is ‘selling’ Bangladesh to India to translate her ‘dream of staying in power for life’ into reality, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has claimed. Khaleda also said the people ‘will rise against such mischief’ at a programme at her office in Gulshan on Saturday. Her comments came when the prime minister is […]

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