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Kiwis ease into 4-wicket win

Bangladesh’s Sakib Al Hasan bowls to Kiwi Skipper Tom Latham in the 3rdf match of Tri-nation series at Dublin on Wednesday.— TV grab New Zealand made light work of Bangladesh bowling to ease into a four-wicket win in their tri-series match at Clontarf Cricket Club ground in Dublin on Wednesday. Set 258 to win the […]

The High Court today transferred Zia Charitable Trust corruption case against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia from Special Judge Court-3 to Special Judge Court-5. The HC bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Shahidul Karim passed the order after hearing a petition filed by Khaleda Zia for transferring the case from the court of Judge […]

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Twenty three people including a BNP leader have been awarded death penalty for killing four activists of Awami League and its student wing Bangladesh Chhatra League of Araihazar of Narayanganj in 2002. Kamrunnahar, judge of Narayanganj Second Additional District and Sessions Judge’s Court, pronounced the verdict today, Additional Public Prosecutor Jasmine Ahmed confirmed our district […]

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Just like the impure gold that they use to make jewellery and ornaments, the gold businessmen in the country too resort to indiscriminate malpractice. They do not have valid documents for the gold and they sidestep the legal channels of gold import. Gold business in the country lacks transparency as the main means of bringing […]

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The Bangladesh Bank fails to rein in the surge of default bank loans as the total amount of default loans rose to Tk 734.09 billion at the end of March this year. The amount of default loans constitutes 10.53 per cent of the total loans in the country’s banking sector. According to the central bank, […]

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A portion of the under-construction Moghbazar-Mouchak flyover has been opened to traffic on Wednesday. During inauguration, the local government, rural development and cooperatives minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain said the entire flyover would be opened to traffic within next month. The stretch from Bangladesh Film Development Corporation to Hotel Sonargaon would be allowed vehicles only to […]

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Two economists have faulted Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal for moving into quarterly inflation data away from the global practice of monthly figures. One of them has gone as far as warning that it will ‘create public distrust’. The average rate shows that consumer prices edged down to 5.28 percent in the third quarter (January-March) […]

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I am not a huge consumer of social media (FaceBook, Instagram, etc.). Since I live in 2017 I do check my FB page once a day. I follow my friend and the esteemed intellectual Afsan Choudhury on the pages of FB. He writes witty and weighty stuff and typically has an open mind on most […]

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A canal at Hazaribagh lies buried under wastes, which have stopped flow of water, leading to water-logging in the area during rainy season. The photo was taken on Tuesday. — Sanaul Haque Urban experts and residents are in fear of massive water-logging in the capital this year again as the agencies concerned remain as indifferent […]

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Former foreign secretary and ambassador Faruk Ahmed Chowdhury passed away at a city hospital early Wednesday. He was 84. He breathed his last around 4:30am, one of his fellow colleague said this morning. Namaz-e-janaza of Faruk Ahmed Chowdhury will be held at the Baitul Aman Mosque at Dhanmondi-7 after asr prayers on the day. Before […]

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