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ACC gets over 75,000 calls on hotline in 7 days

The Anti-Corruption Commission got over 75,000 calls on its hotline in last seven days. ACC officials told New Age that the hotline 106 was opened on July 26, to receive complaints from victims of corruption. They said that some of the calls could not be received, as they were made on Friday and Saturday and […]

The government has suspended the chief engineer of the Department of Shipping, who was arrested while taking bribe in his office. AKM Fakhrul Islam was suspended over a complaint by the Anti-Corruption Commission, said Jahangir Alam Khan, spokesperson for the Ministry of Shipping, on Wednesday. Fakhrul, also the ship surveyor at the department under the […]

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Students today besieged Brac University over demands of a fair probe into allegations of assault on a teacher, who was said to have been manhandled by authorities. They put building 1 and 2 under lock and key around 3:15pm today amid rain, on the third day of their protest that has been a peaceful demonstration so […]

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Bangladesh signed an agreement with Cambodia on Wednesday to purchase 1 million tonnes of rice within the next five years, officials said. Bangladesh will purchase 200,000 tonnes of white rice and 50,000 parboiled rice this year, Cambodia’s Commerce Minister Pan Sorasak told reporters, after signing a Memorandum of Understanding with Bangladeshi Food Minister Qamrul Islam in Phnom […]

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It was in the mid-sixties, as a schoolboy, that I first started going to the movies. I recall this movie, Mayamriga, starring Uttam Kumar. He had a dialogue in the movie that I still remember, “There are some who are knowingly ignorant and others unknowingly ignorant.” That was quite a deep statement. After all, we […]

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The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court has observed that human rights are at stake, corruption is rampant and Parliament is dysfunctional. The apex court made the observation in its full text of the verdict on Constitution’s 16th Amendment released on Tuesday in which Parliament’s power to remove Supreme Court judges was declared illegal. The apex […]

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The Iraqi forces have not disclosed identities of the hostages Two abducted Bangladeshis have been rescued from Baghdad by Iraqi troops on Tuesday. Identities of the Bangladeshis or the reason for the kidnap have not been disclosed. It is also unclear when the two were abducted. Maj Gen Jalil al-Rubaie, who heads the Baghdad Operations […]

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The production of national identification smartcards has come to a halt following the cancellation of a contract with a foreign company, imperilling the nationwide distribution of the cards by the December deadline. Only 12.4 million of the 90 million cards containing the identification information of Bangladeshi citizens have been distributed or ready for distribution, with […]

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Construction works for metro rail tracks (viaduct) and elevated stations of the country’s first-ever metro rail to begin on Wednesday. The project is aimed at improving the chronic traffic congestion in the capital city by 2020. Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader is scheduled to inaugurate the construction works of the Mass Rapid Transit […]

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Biman Bangladesh Airlines has cancelled 12 Hajj flights in the first week due to a shortage of passengers since it started ferrying pilgrims on July 24. More than 4,000 pilgrims could have gone to Saudi Arabia to attend the ritual in those cancelled flights. There are no more flights until Wednesday. Asked about the reason […]

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