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Meet the mastermind of the Holey attack

Sajit Debnath aka Muhammad Saifullah Ozaki, the Japanese-Bangladeshi jihadist is most likely the Islamic State-appointed ameer in Bangladesh. An IS-affiliated publication had published his interview under his nom de guerre- Shaykh Abu Ibrahim al-Hanif Collected from Bangladesh law enforcement database Given the extremely sensitive nature of this story, and to protect my co-researchers in Bangladesh, I […]

The way a UNO was sent to jail suggests the Awami League government may also imprison the deputy commissioners and the election commissioners during the elections, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has expressed apprehension. “So, there will no free and fair elections under the Awami League [government]… The next election must be held […]

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Suspicious transaction reports submitted by reporting agencies including banks and non-bank financial institutions increased by 54.20 per cent to 1,687 in the fiscal year 2015-16 from 1,094 in the FY 2014-15, according to a Bangladesh Bank report to be released soon. The STRs submitted by the reporting agencies in FY16 contained a total of 31,785 […]

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On July 18, we learned from news reports that six field-level health workers of Sitakunda were transferred to Urkirchar of Sandwip as “punishment” following the death of nine children from measles in Tripura Para. As this daily reported, they were transferred over negligence in discharging their duties in line with the order of Directorate General […]

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AJM Nasir Uddin had pledged to free Chittagong City of waterlogging during his campaign to become the port city’s mayor in 2015. Now, after spending two years in the office, Nasir says he understands “how daunting the task is and the complications that arise when attempts are made to find a solution to this problem.” […]

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Dhaka University authorities have decided to cancel a route if buses operated by the university are seen running on the wrong side of the road. In an internal meeting on Tuesday, the authorities took the decision after their continuous efforts to stop this from occurring, said DU Proctor Prof AM Amzad Ali. The latest decision […]

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Five top businesses that received special loan restructure facilities, have fallen into default again. Instead of paying the installments of their defaulted loans, they are now seeking fresh loans and interest exemption. A total of Tk 150 billion in loans of ten top businesses were restructured on the excuse of political instability in 2015. Five […]

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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina addresses while inaugurating a three-day deputy commissioners’ conference at her office in Dhaka on Tuesday. — BSS photo Stressing the importance of stamping out corruption from the country, prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday laid out a 23-point guideline for the divisional commissioners and deputy commissioners to ensure people’s welfare and […]

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At least five people were killed in separate incidents of landslide and wall collapse in Cox’s Bazar today, during the torrential rain of peak monsoon. Two children, Saima, 3, and her brother Zihan, 4, were buried alive in Ramu upazila’s Dakshin Mithachari, our local correspondent reports quoting fire brigade. A big chunk of earth fell […]

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