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Troubled times for the leather industry

Accusations and counter accusations between the leather industry and authorities continue about the state of infrastructure in the Savar Tannery Estate. With Eid-ul-Azha a mere month away, the fact that the central effluent treatment plant (CETP) is a long way from being fully operational is going to have a detrimental effect on the sector. The […]

Banks have rescheduled loans amounting to about Tk 70,400 crore of troubled borrowers over the last five years, putting extra pressure on the sector. “The rescheduling of loans has created extra stress on the banking system in recent times as this constitutes a significant part of the banks’ total loan portfolio,” said the central bank’s […]

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Siddikur Rahman Ace Bangladeshi golfer Siddikur Rahman not only made a huge jump in the world ranking but also bagged a handsome amount of prize money for his amazing show in Porsche Open of the European Tour in Germany. Siddik finished third in the prestigious two-million Euro prize money tournament in Hamburg after a brilliant […]

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The Supreme Court wants to “take away” the president’s power over lower court judges described in the Constitution, Law Minister Anisul Huq has said. He made the remark after Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha said the government, while drafting the judges’ service rules, went against the Appellate Division’s advice. The law minister recently submitted to […]

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Civil society members attend a pre-general election dialogue hosted by Election Commission at a conference room at EC headquarters in Dhaka on Monday. — Ali Hussain Mintu At least 40 civil society personalities on Monday advised the Election Commission to restore the provision of army deployment and provide ‘no vote’ option to the electorate by […]

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AL funds erode

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Fresh funds to the ruling Awami League’s coffers fell to Tk 48.43 million in 2016 from more than Tk 71 million a year ago, weakening its reserves. It currently has Tk 255.81 million in reserves, according to the information provided to the Election Commission or EC by the party. A three-member team from the party […]

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M Siddiqur Rahman  Indian physicians of Shankar Netralaya in Chennai on Monday said there is no way to restore the eyesight of Government Titumir College student M Siddiqur Rahman. Shankar Netralaya physician Lingam Gopal said the tests confirmed that it is not possible to restore the eyesight of Siddiqur and even surgery would not do […]

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– Tk 5 lakh fine for tampering meters – 1 year jail for misusing electricity – 3 year jail for stealing electricity Bangladesh government today endorsed the draft of Power Act 2017 with stricter regulations including maximum 10-year jail for sabotaging related structures. A minimum seven-year jail has been endorsed for sabotaging structures. Also, the […]

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The Election Commission will sit with 40 registered political parties, media personnel, and local leaders and election observers. The Election Commission (EC) commenced dialogue with civil society members on Monday seeking their opinions in holding the next general polls. The talk, which is a part of the EC’s planned dialogue with different political parties and […]

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Former Bangladesh captain Khaled Mahmud is likely to be taken to Singapore for treatment after he suffered a stroke on Saturday morning. A family member confirmed on Monday that the BCB is arranging an ambulance to the airport this afternoon. Mahmud, the team’s manager and a board director, went into coma on Sunday evening when […]

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