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When the protector becomes the predator

Police authorities say they investigate and punish wrongdoing within the force diligently, but the numbers do not show any significant decline in police crimesMahmud Hossain Opu ‘When people forget the incident a few days later, they are back to doing the same job. To prevent these incidents from recurring, we need exemplary punishment’ Inspector Moinul […]

A credit card holder of an international bank in Bangladesh got a phone call from her bank last week. She was asked if she had made two transactions that day of about $450 from Spain and New Jersey. She was dumbfounded. Not only that she was in Dhaka, the places the bank mentioned were nearly […]

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Trucks carrying rice from India waiting to be unloaded at Hili border of Dinajpur. Photo: Prothom Alo  After about 10 years, the Bangladesh government is to import rice from major exporting countries to tackle the immediate crisis. Rice import is the only way out for the government to keep the rice market stable. The 4th […]

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Cold storage operators said between 15 and 20 lakh tonnes of potato will remain unsold by the end of the year because of sluggish demand for the vegetable. Farmers and traders have preserved 53 lakh tonnes of the tuber in the cold storages this year, up 32 percent year-on-year. Only 10 percent of the tuber […]

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In yet another blow to the Sundarbans, the government has decided to approve all industrial structures currently operating in the Ecologically Critical Area (ECA) of the mangrove forest, essentially legalising more than 150 illegal structures. Additionally, the National Environment Committee also decided to relax and change some rules and policies in order to allow new potentially […]

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People remove the roof, made of corrugated iron sheet, of a house at Mohishkhocha under Aditmari upazila in Lalmonirhat as it was inundated by onrush of water from India. The photo was taken on Saturday. — New Age photo Floods inundated many areas in at least 14 districts afresh after a break of a few […]

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