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PM defends section 57

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday spoke in favour of section 57 of the Information and Communication Technology Act amid growing calls for repeal of the provision for its “widespread misuse”. Speaking at a cabinet meeting, she said the section was there for taking action against anyone who writes against the country or tries to harm […]

A video clip shows that Siddiqur Rahman collapsed to the ground when a policeman shot a teargas canister directly at the agitating college students at Shahbagh on Thursday. But, four days after the incident, police smell sabotage saying both his eyes cannot be hurt by a teargas shell. When more than a hundred protesters from […]

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Field-level officials of the election commission (EC) are in favour of deploying defence personnel as regular law enforcement to create confidence among voters during the next general elections. They came up with these recommendations as their opinion was sought in order to amend 14 laws, rules and directives ahead of the 11th parliamentary polls. Reinsertion […]

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Standard Chartered and City Bank are set to organise a day-long symposium in China next month with a view to attracting foreign direct investment, much needed as Bangladesh looks to scale up its economy. “Now is a good time to make investment in Bangladesh,” said Lin Weiqiang, president of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce in […]

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In November 2006, in an interview with the US-based National Public Radio, the then Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Moudud Ahmed, speaking about extrajudicial killings, said: “Although technically you may call it extrajudicial—I will not say killing—but extrajudicial deaths. But these are not killings. According to RAB, they say all those who have been […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called upon the filmmakers of Bangladesh to produce films that uphold the country’s history, tradition and culture. The Premier made the call while distributing the 40th National Film Awards – 2015 at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in the capital on Monday afternoon. “We want those who make movies […]

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Workers are at work in an apparel factory at Chourasta in Gazipur. The photo was taken recently. —Sony Ramany The potential of export to non-traditional markets has remained untapped for lack of preparation on the part of the government and the exporters and diversification of products. Despite huge potential to gain more share in the […]

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Rainwater enters into Chattagram Maa-O-Shishu Hospital Medical College at Agrabad in Chittagong city as downpour inundated most of the city areas on Monday. — New Age photo Heavy downpour and tidal waters submerged many areas of Chittagong city again on Monday, leaving the normal life in disarray like the previous day. City streets, residential and […]

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Australia’s senior players have voted to boycott next month’s tour of Bangladesh unless their long-running pay dispute with Cricket Australia (CA) is settled before they leave, reports said Monday. Captain Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner attended an undisclosed meeting with Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) chief executive Alastair Nicholson to consider their options after a […]

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The cabinet division has formed a probe committee over a lawsuit that led to the arrest of a upazila nirbahi officer (UNO) for publishing an “improper” portrait of Bangabandhu on an invitation card. The five-member body will be led by an additional secretary of the cabinet division, said Cabinet Secretary Md Shafiul Alam. It was […]

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Ruling party member of parliament Enamur Rahman made certain comments about crossfire on Tuesday in the daily Manabjamin. He later withdrew the comments, but his words have given food for thought. What did he say in Manabjamin? He said that there had been many hoodlums and armed goons in Savar, but they were all quiet […]

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Youths of Bangladesh have been participating in local and global robotics competitions for a while now. Mostly we have been seeing these events are being targeted for university students – students with some sort of engineering knowledge honing their programming and assembling skills in these skills. But that’s not always the case. Here you are […]

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