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HC verdict on BDR Mutiny any day

Mutinous soldiers of the Bangladesh Rifles stand inside their headquarters in Dhaka, February 26, 2009. — Reuters file photo The High Court will deliver its verdict on the death reference and appeals in the 2009 BDR mutiny killings any day. The HC on Thursday concluded hearing of death reference of 151 now defunct Bangladesh Rifles […]

Syed Jamanoor Islam, a British-Bangladeshi student, was described as a very well-behaved and decent boy.Metropolitan Police The attackers brutally beat Syed Jamanoor Islam with a baseball bat and then stabbed him several times A 20-year-old British-Bangladeshi student was stabbed to death in front of his mother near his East London home on Tuesday. Syed Jamanoor […]

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Legal proceedings of four cases against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia accusing her of inciting violence have been halted by the High Court. The order came on Thursday after the court heard the former prime minister’s petition challenging the trial court’s cognizance of the chargesheet by police. It also issued a rule asking why the trial […]

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Sheila Abdus-Salaam. — AP photo A groundbreaking black jurist who became the first Muslim woman to serve as a US judge was found dead in New York’s Hudson River on Wednesday, police said. Sheila Abdus-Salaam, a 65-year-old associate judge of New York’s highest court, was found floating off Manhattan’s west side at about 1:45pm EDT (1545 GMT), […]

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Banned Islamist outfit Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami chief Mufti Abdul Hannan Munshi and his associates — Delwar Hossain Ripon and Sharif Shahedul Alam Bipul who were hanged on Wednesday night over the grenade attack on former British envoy Anwar Choudhury in Sylhet in 2004, were buried at their village homes early Thursday. Mufti Hannan was buried in Gopalganj […]

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Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Limited (BTCL) recorded the highest loss in the last fiscal year. The telecom company reported loss of Tk 336.44 crore as the state-owned firm’s struggle against the private mobile operators deepened. A senior BTCL official said the company is incurring a loss of about Tk 30 crore every month, although the government […]

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A majority of tannery workers are not getting the assurance of job security or service benefits as the units shift from Hazaribagh to Savar. The tanners have started shifting their machinery and office equipment as the Department of Environment (DoE) disconnected the power, gas and water supplies to the factories on Saturday. But factory owners […]

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Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia on Wednesday claimed that procuring arms from any arms importing country, indicating India, could put adverse impact on the standard of Bangladesh Armed Forces. Khaleda said prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s recent visit to India was an utter failure as Bangladesh got nothing while India got what it wanted. The […]

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