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A federal grand jury has indicted a Maryland man on charges of attempting to murder an FBI agent and trying to provide support to Islamic State militants, US prosecutors said on Tuesday. Nelash Das, 25, of Landover Hills, was arrested by federal agents in September 2016 as he was preparing to attack a US military […]

Spending Tk 10.15 crore of public money, the religious affairs ministry is sending 318 “pious Muslims”, including financially solvent people, lawmakers, and government high officials, to perform hajj this year. Priority was given to those from Mymensingh, Gopalganj, Kishoreganj, and Faridpur. A staggering 79 people, including Religious Affairs Minister Motiur Rahman’s relatives, personal staffers, and […]

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Ethical leadership, real empowerment of employees and treating them with due respect are crucial to business success, said Latifur Rahman, chairman and CEO of Transcom Group. “Every individual has a need to perform and be recognised. Therefore, empowerment should be real and meaningful and not at a cosmetic level.” The award-winning entrepreneur made the comments […]

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Mohammad Nasim  Ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) presidium member Mohammed Nasim on Tuesday said the reach of the judiciary has not gone so far that it can touch the legislature. “No matter how powerful the judiciary is, the reach of the court has not gone so far that it can touch parliament,” he said at […]

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The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) was adopted on September 13, 2007 at the 61st session of the General Assembly in the UN headquarters, New York City, United States. The UNDRIP is a landmark accomplishment for the member-states of the UN recognising the rights of the world’s indigenous population. The […]

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Former BASIC Bank chairman Sheikh Abdul Hye Bacchu has been left out of the Anti-Corruption Commission’s entire process of investigations into the sensational swindling of over Tk 2,500 crore from the state owned bank by way of extending fictitious loans to little known and non-existent borrowers. The ACC had filed 56 cases into the numerous […]

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Journalists in Bangladesh get paid more than what civil servants do, and should therefore not have a wage board, Finance Minister AMA Muhith has said. He made the comment after a meeting with the Newspaper Owners’ Association of Bangladesh or NOAB on Tuesday, amid an ongoing movement by journalists demanding a new pay scale. “A […]

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Taslima Nasreen and the Imaginary Homeland of the Exiled By Monobina Gupta on 07/08/2017 What does it mean to spend days, months, years – an entire lifetime even – in forced exile? Taslima Nasreen’s Bengali book. Credit: Twitter/Taslima Nasreen Taslima Nasreen is used to being turned away from airports. She is used to being bundled […]

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The High Court on Tuesday there is no chance for further discussion or fresh interpretation of observations regarding Article 70 of the constitution which were upheld by the Appellate Division in its verdict on 16th amendment to the constitution. The bench of Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury and Justice JBM Hassan made the observation before adjourning […]

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Bangladesh’s law enforcers claim to have destroyed the operational capacity of militants leading to hopes that there will be no more militant attacks at the moment. “We have destroyed the operational capacity of militants,” said Monirul Islam, chief of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime unit, at a programme today. “The operational capacity of the militants […]

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A Tangail court today sentenced 12 persons to death for murdering a college student named Rajan over land dispute in Bhuapur back in 2014. Senior Special Judge Waheduzzaman Shikder of Special Judge Court in Tangail delivered the verdict this noon, our Tangail correspondent reports. The convicts are: Mozid, Abdul Mazid, Saidul, Maznu, Momin, Nizam, Abu […]

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More than 400 people have been detained in a counter-terrorism operation in Malaysia, authorities say. Those held in a series of raids in the capital Kuala Lumpur were mainly from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan, officials said. Machines to make fake passports and to forge Malaysian immigration documents were among the items seized. Security in the […]

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