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Cabinet calls 16th amendment verdict ‘objectionable’, ‘fishy’

The cabinet has expressed anger and discontent over chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha’s observations in the 16th amendment verdict, terming these as ‘objectionable’ and ‘fishy’. Several ministers took part in an unscheduled discussion on the 16th amendment verdict in a cabinet meeting on Monday and expressed their anger, saying the CJ’s observations might be motivated. […]

Hilsa has been recognized as the second geographical indication (GI) product of Bangladesh. Officials of the Department of Patents, Designs and Trademarks (DPDT) said they have completed the registration process of hilsa as GI product. The DPDT officials added that the registration certificate will be handed over to the department of fisheries (DOF) within a […]

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The government may amend the electoral rules of microcredit lender Grameen Bank so that it can pick nine directors from the borrowers by itself — like it has done since its inception. Now the finance ministry will take opinions of the attorney general on how to amend the Grameen Bank (Election of Directors) Rules 2014, […]

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Major (retd) Ali Haider Ziauddin, a valiant freedom fighter, passed away recently. In 1971, he was a Second Lieutenant in the Pakistan army. He was on leave in his hometown Pirojpur when the Liberation War began. The young artillery officer joined the Mukti Bahini and fought bravely against the Pakistani forces in Sector 9. He […]

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Standing with Hindus in Bangladesh Americans have a duty to press for human rights reform Washington Times Photo by: Aijaz Rahi Participants hold placards during a protest against a spate of violent attacks across the country targeting the country’s Muslim minority, in Bangalore, India, Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Thousands of protestors gathered in different cities […]

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Hindu rights activist: “Bangladesh is now infested with ISIS” ISLAMIC AWAKENING by Rachel Avraham  |  on July 26th, 2017   Photo Credit: Hindu Struggle Committee In an exclusive interview, Shipan Kumer Basu, the head of the Hindu Struggle Committee, described the ascent of ISIS in Bangladesh and how it poses a threat to the Hindu community. Shipan Kumer […]

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Jerusalem Post, Opinion JEWS SHOULD STAND IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE PERSECUTED HINDUS OF BANGLADESH BYRACHEL AVRAHAM,  JULY 25, 2017 19:51   As Jews, we have an obligation to stand by the Hindus of Bangladesh during their hour of need HINDU DEVOTEES sit together on the floor of a temple to observe Rakher Upabash for the last day, […]

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The government could not until now remove middlemen from the recruitment process to relieve workers seeking overseas jobs from their clutches as the prime minister had directed the Ministry of Expatriates Welfare and Overseas employment in November 2014. Middlemen continue to trap and cheat workers who try to get overseas jobs after selling whatever property […]

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A three-member committee formed over police excesses at Shahbagh that damaged college student Siddiqur Rahman’s eyes submitted its probe report on Monday recommending departmental action against seven cops and claiming that it failed to identify the cop who shot tear-gas shell at Siddiqur from close range. ‘We have collected the statements of witnesses, cops and […]

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Mobile operator Citycell’s Chairman Morshed Khan and Chief Executive Officer Mehboob Chowdhury have been sued by employees over back pay. On Monday, five employees of the company filed separate cases against eight officials with the labour court in Dhaka. The court recorded the cases and ordered the top Citycall officials to appear before it on […]

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Two police officials and several others were injured as garment workers engaged in a clash with law enforcers in Mirpur 1 of Dhaka this morning. Mehedi Hasan, inspector (investigation) of Shah Ali Police Station and another policemen whose identity could not be known immediately, were hurt when brick chips were thrown at them, police said. […]

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A court in Narayanganj on Monday sentenced a young man to death in a case filed in connection with the murder of five members of a family centring extramarital affair at Baburail in Narayanganj city in January 2016. The court also fined the lone convict, Mahfuzur Rahman, Tk 5,000. According to prosecution, Taslima Begum, 35, […]

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