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ACC argues for Khaleda’s life term for Zia Orphanage Trust ‘corruption’

The Anti-Corruption Commission has pleaded for life term imprisonment for Khaleda Zia in an appeal to the High Court against the verdict sentencing BNP chief to five years in jail for corruption in Zia Orphanage Trust. The state has appealed for upholding the verdict delivered by a special court in February. ACC lawyer Khurshid Alam […]

Bangladesh captain Mashrafee bin Murtaza (L) talks to bowling coach Courtney Walsh during a training session at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Tuesday. — AFP photo A cautious Bangladesh will be looking to clinch their eighth successive one-day international series over Zimbabwe at their own backyard when they take on the visitors […]

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President Md Abdul Hamid addresses the Global Leaders Investment Summit at the UN office in Geneva PID The five-day United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s (UNCTAD) World Investment Forum 2018 began at the Palais des Nations, the UN office in Geneva, on October 22 President Abdul Hamid on Tuesday emphasized the need for more […]

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Perhaps Platform S?

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Perhaps Platform S? Post-Accord and Alliance PHOTO: ANDREW BIRAJ/REUTERS Rubana Huq When Accord and Alliance came to town, the brands and retailers had offered assurance of business continuity and were paying for the audits and assessments. Taking financial responsibility for factory remediation was, of course, the manufacturer’s end of the bargain. In five years, out […]

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Freedom in the World 2018 Freedom House Bangladesh Profile FREEDOM STATUS: PARTLY FREE Freedom in the World Scores 4/74/74/74/7Freedom Rating 4/74/74/74/7Political Rights 4/74/74/74/7Civil Liberties (1=Most Free, 7=Least Free) Aggregate Score: 45/100 (0=Least Free, 100=Most Free) Quick Facts Population: 162,900,000 Capital: Dhaka GDP/capita: $1,210 Press Freedom Status: Not Free Net Freedom Status: Partly Free REPORT NAVIGATION Print […]

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Saudi Arabia is a repressive regime – and so are a lot of US allies Trump, like Obama before him, has enjoyed a close relationship with Saudi Arabia’s royal family. AP Photo/Evan Vucci  23 October 2018 Jeffrey Fields, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences The murder of Saudi journalist […]

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