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Frequent power cuts on as Ramadan begins

People across the country continued to experience frequent power cuts as Ramadan began Sunday although state minister for power, energy and mineral resources Nasrul Hamid promised that the power supply situation would improve from Saturday. Most of the power consumers in Rajshahi, Chittagong, Barisal and Khulna divisions and many areas in Dhaka and Rangpur divisions […]

Ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) leader and Barisal zila parishad chairman Maidul Islam has stirred a hornet’s nest with information that during the BNP-Jamaat movement in 2013, a bus was set on fire killing 11 persons at the orders of AL member of parliament Pankaj Debnath. Barisal and Mehndiganj AL are disconcerted over this statement […]

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BNP leader Aslam Chowdhury’s bail in a treason case has been upheld by the Supreme Court. On Sunday, the four-member appeals bench led by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha scrapped the state’s petition challenging the High Court’s decision. Aslam’s counsel AM Mahbub Uddin Khokon said there were no more legal hurdles to release the BNP […]

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Ahmed Rajib Haider A 163-page verdict for killing blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider in 2015 was published on the Supreme Court website on Sunday, sentencing two people to death, another to life term and six others to different jail terms. After getting signed by two Judges—Justice Jahangir Hossain Selim and Justice Md Jahangir Hossain, the verdict […]

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Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia. — UNB file photo The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Sunday rejected a petition filed by Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia for quashing proceedings of Barapukuria coal mine corruption case against her. A four-member bench led by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha rejected the plea this […]

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Six people were killed and 81 others were injured in a five-bus collision on Madinah-Qassim highway on Friday night, reports Saudia Arab-based newspaper Saudi Gazette. It is believed that the deceased include Bangladeshis, Indians and other nationalities. According to Qassim Civil Defense deputy spokesman Col Abdulaziz Al-Tamimi, the accident occurred near Saqryat Qabra bridge close […]

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Bangladesh Bank should intervene to restore stability in the trouble-hit Islami Bank Bangladesh Ltd and avoid spillover impact on the entire banking industry, analysts said yesterday. IBBL has been going through massive changes – from the owners to the board, committees and top management – for the past one year. Two independent directors of the […]

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The authorities closed Jahangirnagar University for an indefinite period on Saturday night over vandalism at vice-chancellor’s residence on the campus centring road accident on Dhaka-Aricha Highway that killed its two students. The residential students were asked to vacate the dormitories by 10:00am on Sunday, said syndicate member as well as dean of Social Science Faculty […]

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