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Lal Kach festival in Bangladesh – in pictures

   Lal Kach festival in Bangladesh – in pictures During the Hindu Lal Kach festival in Dhaka, men and boys cover themselves in body paint and take part in processions through their local neighbourhoods wielding swords to ward off evil and welcome the Bengali new year 1424 Alam/Zuma Wire/Rex/Shutterstock Friday 14 April 2017 03.38 EDT Last […]

Bangladeshi fruit pickers shot at by Greek farmers win human rights case European court of human rights rules in favour of Bangladeshi migrants over 2013 attack and orders Greece to pay damages  Migrant workers at a strawberry plantation near the Greek village of Manolada, where scores of workers were shott by foremen in 2013. Photograph: […]

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Family control over private banks to widen Cabinet approves bill to allow four family members on bank board of directors for nine consecutive years Mustafizur Rahman and AKM Zamir Uddin The cabinet on Monday approved a draft bill seeking amendment to the Bank Companies Act 1991 to allow four from a family to be bank […]

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The High Court today acquitted former military ruler HM Ershad in a 25-year old corruption case that involved misappropriation of Tk 1.91 crore. Ershad was acquitted as the charges were framed against him under two separates laws, the HC said while delivering verdict in three separate appeal petitions. The Anti-Corruption Commission’s lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday urged Myanmar to find a solution to the long-standing Rohingya problem together as close neighbors. Sheikh Hasina made the remark when the outgoing Myanmar’s Ambassador in Dhaka Myo Myint met her at her office in the morning, and requested him to convey the message to his government. Reporters were […]

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Comilla mayor-elect Monirul Haque Sakku has been granted bail after surrendering in court on charges brought by the Anti Corruption Commission. The BNP leader, who has been elected for a second term in the city corporation polls held in March, stands accused of acquiring wealth beyond known sources of income and hiding asset details. He […]

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Basuki Tjahaja Purnama. — BBC file photo The outgoing governor of Jakarta has been sentenced to two years in prison for blasphemy and inciting violence. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, known as Ahok, was the first ethnic Chinese Christian to run Indonesia’s capital, and the case was seen as a test of the country’s religious tolerance. He […]

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New information has surfaced that a leader of militant organization Al-Qaeda who was killed during a US operation in Kandahar of Afghanistan in 2015, is of Bangladeshi origin. Al-Qaeda, on early Tuesday, posted a photo of the leader named Abu Ibrahim alias Saiful Islam Hasan and claimed that he was killed fighting for the militant […]

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