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Defaulted loans grow 191pc in 8yrs

Defaulted loans in the country’s banking sector recorded 191 per cent growth in the past eight years demonstrating that the culture of bad loan gained a foothold further during the back-to-back tenure of the Awami League-led government. Experts, however, linked the massive growth of defaulted loans with illegal capital flight which marked substantial rise during […]

Awami League (AL) leader Mahbubul Alam Hanif has set up a shrimp farm close to the Sundarbans, violating the environment law. Ruling party joint general secretary Hanif established the shrimp farm on 35 acres of land at Sutarkhali union of Dacope in Khulna although the law prohibits commercial activities and establishments within 10 kilometers of […]

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Another 58 artists of the Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra artists, including the wartime popular satire programme ‘Charampatra’ host MR Akhtar Mukul, filmmaker and actor Shubhash Dutta, singers Timir Nandi and Fakir Alamgir have been recognized as freedom fighters. In line with a recent decision by the National Freedom Fighters’ Council, the Liberation War Affairs Ministry […]

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Intermittent showers since this morning disrupted the normal life in capital Dhaka and most parts of the country. Commuters in the capital suffered immensely as important city streets went under water in Old Dhaka, Mauchak, Malibagh, Shantinagar, Mirpur, Razarbagh and some other areas causing serious traffic congestion, said city dwellers. Witnesses said office goers and […]

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Rana Sohel is charged in a Singaporean court on Tuesday with causing grievous hurt to a man who later died. — Photo Courtesy: The Straits Times A court in Singapore on Tuesday charged a Bangladeshi with causing grievous hurt to a man who later died. Rana Sohel, 34, is accused of assaulting Lim Leong Tat, […]

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Thousands of people were marooned in floodwater in Kurigram and Lalmonirhat districts due to the rise of water level of Brahmaputra and Teesta rivers following heavy downpour and onrush of water from upstream hilly areas. In Lalmonirhat, more than a half lakh people of shoal areas of Teesta and Dharala rivers were trapped in floodwater. […]

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Ruling Awami League is adamant that its candidates win the pending elections in six city corporations so that the party can show the countrymen the strength of its ‘popularity’ before the next parliamentary polls. AL policymakers also indicate their experience in the city corporation polls will be used in finalising the strategies or the blueprint […]

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Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has retained top spot as the best all-rounder in the ICC Test Rankings. The ICC released a revised ranking table after the conclusion of the first test between England and South Africa. Moeen Ali overtook England all-rounder Ben Stokes after his brilliant performances with the bat and ball gave England […]

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Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday said it was the Bangladesh Awami League (AL) which snatched away the Jatiya Sangsad’s (parliament) power of impeaching judges. “This [AL] is that party which befooled people by saying of democracy in the past. After the scrapping of 16th parliamentary amendment, they [AL] […]

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