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Rana Plaza graft case set for trial

A Dhaka court has indicted Sohel Rana, his parents and seven others in a corruption case over the collapse of Rana Plaza and ordered the case to go to trial. Dhaka Division Special Judge Atowar Rahman passed the order on Sunday and set Jul 5 as the first day for depositions in the corruption case, […]

A mild heat wave is sweeping over Dhaka and Khulna divisions and the regions of Rajshahi, Pabna, Chandpur, Maijdee Court and Barisal and it may continue. The heat wave may continue for some days, according to a press release of Bangladesh Meteorological Department. Besides, rain or thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty or squally wind […]

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 The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has demanded resignation of the home minister, Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal, for ‘illegal’ police raid on the office of the party chief and former prime minister Khaleda Zia. “The police raid on the BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office, which was conducted on a baseless allegation is unprecedented,” BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul […]

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Members of Rapid Action Battalion formally called off the drive at the suspected extremist den at village Gabtali Uttarpara in Narsingdi sadar on Sunday morning. The battalion’s director (media wing), Mufti Mahmud Khan, declared the ending of the 19-hour long drive after five suspected extremists surrendered to RAB around 10:00am. The relatives of the five […]

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The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Sunday ordered to reinstate 138 physicians of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, whose appointments were pronounced illegal by the High Court earlier on December 14, 2010. A five-member bench headed by the Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha passed the order this morning after hearing five separate appeals filed […]

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His body will be kept at the Central Shaheed Minar for people to pay last tributes Aparajeyo Bangla sculptor Syed Abdullah Khalid has passed away on Saturday night. He was 75. He breathed his last around 11:45pm at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Hospital due to old age complications, his son Syed Abdullah Zahir […]

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Private investment continues to remain obstinately stuck in the slow lane, putting a damper on the country’s growth aspirations. In fiscal 2016-17, private investment to gross domestic product ratio is expected to be 23.01 percent — only 0.02 percentage points higher than the previous year, according to provisional data from the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. […]

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