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Further alarming floods likely

  Despite fall in water levels of some rivers, weathermen and researchers have expressed apprehensions of massive flooding across the country in view of this year’s weather pattern. They have observed that the nature and characteristics of this year’s monsoon wind bear similarity with those of 1987, 1988 and 1998, when the country had suffered […]

Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda has asserted that the Election Commission will not mediate between political parties saying “it is not its job”. “It is not the duty of the Election Commission to mediate between political parties. We will not go to anybody. We are an independent body,” the CEC said. “The Election Commission […]

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The trade deficit at the end of fiscal 2016-17 stood close to $9.5 billion, the largest in seven years, according to data released by Bangladesh Bank on Wednesday. The deficit widened near the end of the year as import spending increased faster than export earnings, said Zaid Bakht, a leading economist. Bangladesh spent $43.49 billion […]

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Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh militant Tariqul Islam Tareq was arrested in Chittagong in connection with a 2005 countrywide series bomb blast case. A Chittagong court later sentenced him to five years in prison for the bomb attack. He served the time and was released in 2013. On October 5, 2015, he stormed a Maddhya Badda house […]

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PM, ministers, AG visit Bangabhaban.PID  Prime minister Sheikh Hasina along with two of her cabinet members and attorney general met the president, Abdul Hamid, at the presidential palace, Bangabhaban, on Wednesday evening. Bangabhaban officials said the meeting between the head of the state and the head of the government was in progress until 9:00pm. Ruling […]

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The telecom regulator stuck to its original recommendation for minimum voice call rates even though the government sought for downward revision. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission, after holding proper consultations with stakeholders, yesterday fixed the minimum on-net (calls between the same operator) call rate at Tk 0.35 per minute, up from existing Tk 0.25. The […]

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An agriculturist has warned a food crisis as hundreds of thousands of hectares of arable land have gone under water in around two dozen districts. Government officials say normal production will be possible again through rehabilitation of the farmers once the water subsides in a few days. But the signs force agriculture expert Dr Asaduzzaman […]

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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina along with Awami League leaders stand in silence paying tribute to martyrs of August 15, 1975 before a discussion at the Bangabandhu International Convention Centre in Dhaka on Wednesday.– Focusbangla photo Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said that Khandaker Mostaque and Ziaur Rahman had their part in the conspiracy to […]

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The floods on Wednesday continued engulfing the middle regions and districts surrounding Dhaka as the Ganges and the Jamuna river basins were overflowing, said Water Development Board officials. Water level in Goalanda station on the Ganges, known as Padma under Rajbari was flowing 77cm above the danger marks while water at Bhagyakul station of Padma […]

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Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia on Wednesday called upon her party leaders and activists to come forward immediately in the aid of the flood victims at different parts of the country without waiting for the ‘corrupt government’s pity’. ‘Flood-hit people can’t be left at the mercy of a corrupt govt. I ask everyone, especially […]

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Prachita Dutta and Ikram Ali. Photo: CollectedTwo Bangladesh nationals were killed and another was injured in a road crash in Wilkinson County area of the US state of Georgia on Monday. Deceased Prachita Dutta Tumpa, 25, and Imtiaz Ikram Ali, 26, were PhD students at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Another Bangladeshi Farzana Sultana […]

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The provisions of mobile court act are contrary to some sections of Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha said today. “We will give you a chart demonstrating the sections of mobile court act that are contrary to the  CrPC,” the chief justice said. The Chief Justice told this to the Attorney General […]

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