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Jagannath University sacks teacher for sexual abuse

Jagannath University has sacked mass communication and journalism department teacher Mir Moshref Hossain aka Razib Mir for sexually harassing several female students. The university’s syndicate took the decision on his dismissal on Sunday after he was found guilty by three investigation committees, Vice-Chancellor Mizanur Rahman told bdnews24.com. This is the first sacking of any teacher […]

The Bangladesh government has decided to prohibit the production of films with other countries until the passing of a proper guideline. The decision was made at a meeting held between the Ministry of Information and film industry representatives on Sunday. The meeting proposed revising the existing guidelines over ‘joint production for the sake of the […]

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A deep-sea port may not be viable for Bangladesh as big ships are unlikely to come in here diverting from the main shipping route, an expert said yesterday. “Chittagong does not fall on the main shipping route from Asia to Europe. You are in the Bay of Bengal. So it is unlikely that the big […]

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A press release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh on 6 July 2017 revealed UNESCO’s withdrawing its much talked about controversial objections about the Rampal Power Plant (RPP) in its location. The Ultra Super Critical Technology using High Efficiency Low Emission (HELE) power plant’s location is 14 Km away from the outer […]

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Lawmakers on Sunday took a swipe at the Appellate Division for its verdict that dismissed a government appeal against a High Court verdict scrapping the 16th Amendment to the constitution which had empowered Jatiya Sangsad to remove Supreme Court judges for misbehaviour or incapacity. Standing on points order, they termed the verdict ‘unexpected’ and said […]

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Immigration officers at the Dhaka airport have allegedly barred missing BNP leader Ilias Ali’s wife from leaving for the UK to attend her son’s graduation ceremony. The former MP has been missing since 2012. One of the BNP’s then organising secretaries, Ilias Ali and his driver Ansar Ali went missing on Apr 18 of that […]

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The government will finalise the draft of Digital Security Act in August, Law Minister Anisul Huq said today. And the much-talked about section 57 of Information Communication and Technology (ICT) Act will remain in force till August when the government will take decision in this regard, the law minister said. “We will hold a final meeting on […]

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A total of 12 countries including Turkey and Finland voiced in favour of Bangladesh which finally convinced the World Heritage Committee of Unesco to withdraw its objection about Rampal power plant near the Sundarbans, the prime minister’s energy adviser said today. With the latest stance of Unesco, the international debate over the coal-fired power plant has been […]

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High Court on Sunday asked the government to explain why it should not be directed to destroy the Aedes mosquito and other mosquitoes by spreading medicine for the protection of city dwellers. The court also directed the government to explain why chikungunya affected people would not be compensated. The bench of justice Syed Muhammad Dastagir […]

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The entrepreneurs in the export-oriented apparel sector fear a rise in the production costs due to the long-standing problem Describing the perennial flooding as a “solvable problem,” CCC Mayor AJM Nasir Uddin said: “I am not sitting idly. I am trying my level best to address the problem.” “Naturally, the absence from work has a […]

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A Dhaka court on Sunday framed charges against BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in a defamation case filed for terming ruling Awami League a “killer party” and its chief Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as a “killer”. The start date of the trial was fixed by the court to be on October 21. The […]

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At least 20 people were injured and a man was held in connection with an incident of fire at garment factory of Narasinghapur in Ashulia, on the outskirts of the capital, on Sunday. The fire broke out at the building of ‘Medlar Limited’ around 9:15pm on Saturday, said duty officer of Fire Service and Civil […]

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