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No end to commuters’ plight in sight

Buses are parked on the roadside during busy hours at Pallabi in Dhaka to evade the ongoing drive. The photos were taken on Monday. — Ali Hussain Mintu and Indrajit Ghosh Increased fare as usual coupled with a shortage of transport caused the commuters to suffer on Monday as the drive to restore order to […]

The family, relatives and followers of Bangladesh Nationalist Party former organising secretary M Ilias Ali, reportedly a victim of enforced disappearance, blamed government’s apathy for the failure to find out his whereabouts even inside five years of the disappearance. They believed that Ilias Ali was still alive and could be brought back to his family, […]

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Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. — Focusbangla file photo Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday stressed the need for getting the party activists united and forging national unity to remove the incumbent ‘evil force.’ He came up with statements addressing a discussion to mark fifth anniversary of missing of BNP former […]

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In order to clean its balance sheet, Prime Bank wrote off Tk 300 crore embezzled by Bismillah Group. “The legal process to recover the money is also ongoing,” said Ahmed Kamal Khan Chowdhury, managing director of Prime Bank. Golam Rabbani, deputy managing director of the bank, said some other banks were also the victims of […]

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Suraiya Akhter Risha A Dhaka court on Monday began the trial of Obaidul Khan, the lone accused in the murder case of 14-year-old schoolgirl Suraiya Akhter Risha. Judge Abul Kashem of Eight Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court framed charges against Obaidul and set May 8 to record testimony of the witnesses of the murder. Accused […]

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The Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) is set to raise power tariff once again. The power tariff hike will be applicable both at the wholesale and retail levels. BERC came up with the move after scrutinising a proposal for the power price hike placed by the Power Development Board (PDB) along with other distribution companies. […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman this morning by placing wreaths at the portrait of the great leader in front of the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi-32 in Dhaka on the occasion of historic Mujibnagar Day. She first placed a wreath as the prime minister and […]

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