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নৌকার বিরোধিতায় শাস্তির মুখে ৬০ মন্ত্রী-সাংসদ

নৌকার বিরোধিতায় শাস্তির মুখে ৬০ মন্ত্রী-সাংসদ নিজস্ব প্রতিবেদক, ঢাকা ১২ জুলাই ২০১৯ গণভবনে কার্যনির্বাহী পরিষদের সভায় বক্তব্য দেন প্রধানমন্ত্রী শেখ হাসিনা। ছবি: বাসসস্থানীয় সরকার নির্বাচনে নৌকা প্রতীকের বিরোধিতাকারীদের শাস্তি দেওয়ার চূড়ান্ত সিদ্ধান্ত নিয়েছে বাংলাদেশ আওয়ামী লীগ। নৌকা প্রতীকের প্রার্থীর বিপক্ষে যেসব সাংসদ, মন্ত্রী, প্রতিমন্ত্রী বা আওয়ামী লীগের নেতা কাজ করেছেন, তাঁদের শোকজের (কারণ দর্শানো) চিঠি […]

Bangladesh Ex-Chief Justice Rejects Corruption Charges By Roni Toldanes on Jul 11, 2019 Former Bangladeshi Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha said Thursday he would not defend himself against corruption charges filed by the government, saying he committed no wrong and that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s administration was misusing the law. The nation’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) […]

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A preview of things to come? Md Rashed Chowdhury Dhaka Tribune   July 11th, 2019 Can things get worse? / MEHEDI HASAN How higher sea levels and king tides will affect Bangladesh’s coastal regions The plying of boats in flooded roads is not new to Chittagong city. But the water-logging that happened on July 8-9 earlier […]

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The Daily Star  July 13, 2019 ACC cannot afford to lose public trust The anti-graft body’s probe report reveals negligence of its officials Jaha Alam We compliment the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) for its probe report that has found negligence of some of its investigating officials that resulted in an innocent man, Jaha Alam, languishing in jail […]

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The Daily Star  July 13, 2019 First case of NBFI liquidation It should serve as a wakeup call We thank the Bangladesh Bank (BB) for its assurance that the depositors of People’s Leasing and Financial Services (PLFS) will get their money back as BB gears up to liquidate PLFS, a non-bank financial institution (NBFI); 15 banks […]

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The Daily Star July 13, 2019 BSTI tests well below par The sole quality control authority not equipped to detect antibiotics, pesticides in food; tests milk against only a few parameters Mohammad Al-Masum Molla The country’s lone quality control authority for food has no mechanism to detect harmful agents like antibiotics and pesticides in any […]

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Rape incidents rise for lack of justice: BNP Prothom Alo English Desk | Jul 12, 2019 Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) standing committee member Selima Rahman on Friday alleged that rape and other crimes have marked a sharp rise in the country for lack of enforcement of law, reports UNB. “The incidents of rape have turned […]

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Flood situation deteriorates Prothom Alo English Desk | Jul 12, 2019       The flood situation has worsened in Lalmonirhat, Sylhet, Sherpur, Bogura, Netrakona, Habiganj and Rangpur districts due to heavy rains and onrush of water from the upstream, rendering many people homeless, reports UNB. In Lalmonirhat, 25,000 families remained marooned as many villages […]

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Sundarbans’ responsibility lies more with govt than UNESCO Anu Muhammad | Prothom Alo  Jul 11, 2019             Much has been said and written about UNESCO’s approval or disapproval of the Rampal coal-fired power plant that poses as a threat to the mangrove forest Sundarbans. UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee listed the […]

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Bodies of 5 more fishermen recovered from Cox’s Bazar beach Prothom Alo English Desk | Jul 12, 2019             Bodies of five among 17 fishermen, who went missing after they were caught up in a storm in the deep sea during fishing, were washed ashore on Thursday. Saiful Islam, officer-in-charge […]

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12,000 families marooned as Teesta, Dharla flow above danger level Prothom Alo English Desk |  Jul 12, 2019 Teesta and Dharla rivers are flowing above the danger level, marooning over 12,000 families in Lalmonirhat, while hundreds of establishments face the risk of being swallowed by the Meghna. News agency UNB’s Lalmonirhat correspondent reports that around […]

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Jamuna devours over 200 houses, threatens 15 schools UNB . Manikganj | Prothom Alo Jul 12, 2019 Over 200 houses and other establishments went into the gorge of the Jamuna river in the last two weeks as erosion by the mighty river has taken a serious turn in Shibalaya and Daulatpur upazilas, due to the […]

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