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Why we need an independent public prosecution service

As Bangladesh does not have an independent public prosecution service, there is no proper recruitement mechanism in place. The photo was taken recently Mahmud Hossain Opu The lack of an independent public prosecution service means the government can escape being accountable for its actions as well Unlike many countries in the world, public prosecutors in Bangladesh […]

A file photo shows Grameenphone’s headquarters in Dhaka. The National Board of Revenue has demanded Tk 883.32 crore from four mobile phone operators alleging that they had dodged the amount as SIM replacement tax between July 2012 and June 2015. — New Age photo The National Board of Revenue has demanded Tk 883.32 crore from […]

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The actual and potential damage caused by religious militancy or the so-called ‘Islamist violence’ can no longer be brushed aside in our parlance. Owing to factors both internal and external, this writer believes that even the pragmatic objective of marginalising religious militancy would actually be an awesome task, not to speak of eliminating religiously motivated […]

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  The eighth round of Bangladesh-India friendship dialogue held in Guwahati has proposed to prepare a research report on borders as prosperity zone. After three days of dialogue which started on July 2, in Guwahati, the eighth dialogue also assessed the possibilities and modalities for designing sustainable and forward looking mechanism in joint finance and […]

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Awami Violent League (Part-1)                                 Political clashes in Bangladesh have never been a new thing. Since the independence of Bangladesh, hundreds of thousands of people were killed brutally or fell victims to the brutality of such clashes. But the most […]

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Clockwise from top left, vehicles move along an inundated road at Dainik Bangla; people face extreme sufferings as Nazimuddin Road goes under water; rainwater enters households at Shamimbagh of Matuail and water-stagnation in the same area disrupts life after hours of monsoon rain on Wednesday. — Sanaul Haque and Indrajit Ghosh Hours of monsoon rain […]

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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday reiterated her government’s determination to build modern and strong armed forces keeping pace with the world to safeguard country’s hard-earned independence and sovereignty. ‘We want to move keeping pace with the world, we don’t want our armed forces to lag behind in any field. Keeping this in mind we’re […]

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Bangladesh government has allowed authorised importers to bring in 500,000 tonnes of unrefined salt from abroad in an attempt to stabilise the market. The commerce ministry in a statement on Wednesday said that salt will be imported to meet local demand and keep the prices steady and a statutory regulatory order or SRO will follow […]

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Poet, essayist and political commentator Farhad Mazar is just the latest case. At least 27 people returned to their families after similar ‘mysterious disappearances’ or ‘abductions’. Most of them could not remember what happened during their disappearance and the rest refrained from going into details. A total of 284 people had gone missing mysteriously or […]

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The High Court has ordered Rajuk to remove all illegal structures from Dhaka’s Gulshan, Banani and Dhanmondi within the next 10 months. Bench of Justice Salma Masud Chowdhury and Justice AKM Zahirul Haque passed the order on Wednesday after concluding final hearing of 233 writ petitions. Attorney General Mahbube Alam stood in court on behalf […]

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Three deceased and 8-10 more unidentified people have been made accused in the case filed in connection with a boiler blast at a readymade garment (RMG) factory in Gazipur on Monday evening that claimed 13 lives. Abdus Salam, Ershad Hossain and Monsurul Haque — all of whom were the factory’s boiler operators who died on […]

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