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Chief justice threatened prime minister: AL lawyers

Pro-Awami League lawyers at a human chain in front of the Supreme Court Bar Association office on the SC premises in the capital on Tuesday. Photo: Prothom Alo Pro-Awami League lawyers on Tuesday asked the chief justice, Surendra Kumar Sinha, to resign and also asked him to scrap the Supreme Court verdict that annulled the […]

Teletalk’s customer base is fast shrinking as the state-run mobile operator continues to lag far behind the private carriers in terms of network quality and product offerings. In the first half of the year, Teletalk lost about 10.27 percent, or about 3.73 lakh, of its active customer base, when the other three operators added 99.63 […]

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When floods inundate settlements, when cyclones and tidal surges wreak havoc, and when nor’westers raze everything to the ground, there is still hope of a new start. Everything gradually falls back into place. New houses and new flowers lend a new lease of life. But when the intellect and the moral backbone of a nation […]

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The High Court today upheld death for 15 convicts while commuting the penalty of 11 others – all of whom were sentenced to death by lower court in the sensational Narayanganj seven-murder cases. Former Awami League man Nur Hossain, the then commanding officer of Rab-11 in Narayanganj Lt Col Tareque Sayeed Mohammad, the then company commanders of […]

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Bangladesh Nationalist Party holds a news briefing at the party chairperson’s office on Tuesday night.– New Age photo The Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Tuesday alleged that prime minister Sheikh Hasina in her recent statements made a ‘failed attempt to provoke people against judiciary.’ BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, flanked by senior leaders, at an urgent news conference, […]

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Dhallywood industry, family, acquaintances and fans have bidden farewell to their beloved hero Razzak on Tuesday. The thespian’s body is currently at Lokkhi-Kunjo, his Gulshan residence. From here, he will be taken to Gulshan’s Azad Masjid for a Namaz-e-Janaza after Johar prayers. His body was taken to the Central Shaheed Minar at around 12:30 AM for […]

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Rice crop faces further setback  Aus and Aman rice crops, as well as vegetables, have suffered a severe blow like the Boro crop in the recent floods in 40 districts of the country. The Boro rice crop was affected by the floods only in the haor regions whereas the recent floods inundated 652,654 hectares of […]

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The High Court on Tuesday stayed for three months the contractual appointment of law ministry secretary ASSM Zahirul Haque. The bench of Justice Syed Muhammad Dastagir Husain and Justice Md Ataur Rahman Khan passed the order after hearing a petition filed by Supreme Court Lawyer Ashraf-Uz-Zaman. Attorney general Mahbubey Alam told reporters that government would […]

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Fourteen people have been killed in recent attacks in Barcelona A network of companies established by a Bangladesh-born senior IS leader financed the recent attacks in Barcelona, US investigators revealed. The FBI arrested the American citizen, Mohamed Elshinaway, who pleaded guilty to terrorism charges last week. A van ploughed into a crowd of pedestrians on a […]

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Hajj pilgrims at the airport. Photo: Prothom Alo  Despite facing penalty over the past two years for various irregularities, a total of 26 hajj agencies have created a crisis for around 4,000 intended hajj pilgrims this year again. The pilgrimage of over 4,000 Bangladeshis still remains uncertain as their hajj agencies are yet to apply […]

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