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Appellate Division stays Khaleda’s bail in two Comilla cases

High Court The Appellate Division on Tuesday stayed until May 31 bails granted to former prime minister and BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia by the High Court Division in two separate cases. In one case she was the accused of abetting the killing of eight passengers by torching a bus at Chouddagram, Comilla during the nationwide […]

Bangabandhu-1 satellite remarks: Ignorance or lies? Shah Ali Farhad It is quite clear, from information readily available in the public domain, that Bangladesh’s first geostationary communications satellite, the Bangabandhu-1, is both owned and controlled, for all intents and purposes, by the government of Bangladesh. In particular, the satellite, which is currently on its way to […]

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Private sector credit growth saw a dramatic fall in April as banks put the brakes on their lending activities to adjust their loan-deposit ratio ceiling as per the central bank’s instruction. Last month, credit growth stood at 13.6 percent, down 4.33 percentage points from the previous month, according to data from the central bank. The […]

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Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif shakes hands with Foreign Minister Wang Yi during their meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guest House in Beijing, China, April 23, 2018. Photo: Reuters Pakistan expects to obtain fresh Chinese loans worth $1-2 billion to help it avert a balance of payments crisis, Pakistani government sources said, in another […]

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Tuesday afternoon, a BCB media release ruled Mustafizur Rahman out from Bangladesh’s maiden bilateral series against the Afghans, set to start Sunday Bangladesh left-arm paceman Mustafizur Rahman’s last-minute exclusion from the squad due to injury ahead of the three-match T20I series against Afghanistan has created confusion in the cricketing arena. There are claims that the […]

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Bangladesh: 112 Drug Suspects Killed in Gunfights with Police in 2 Weeks By Kamran Reza Chowdhury on May 29, 2018 04:40 pm Bangladeshi police have shot dead at least 112 suspected dealers since the middle of May in an all-out war on drugs, the nation’s home minister said Tuesday, the day a dozen suspects died […]

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Right wing presidential candidate Ivan Duque speaks after polls closed in the first round of the presidential election in Bogota, Colombia on Sunday. — Reuters photo Right-winger Ivan Duque, who wants to overhaul a peace deal with Marxist rebels, won Colombia’s first-round presidential election on Sunday, setting up a runoff next month with leftist Gustavo […]

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Indian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York, US, September 23, 2017. — Reuters file photo Indian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday said that the signing of an agreement on sharing of water of the Teesta River would not be possible […]

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ICC AND ROHINGYA REFUGEES Bangladesh demands accountability, peace and justice The ICC Prosecutor has already very eloquently argued that the court has territorial jurisdiction due to the fact that the deportation of Rohingyas from Myanmar involved movement into Bangladesh, which is a party to the statute. Photo: Amran Hossain Manzoor Hasan In “Dhaka, Ottawa and […]

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