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HC bench officer forges order for bail in yaba case

A bench officer of the High Court Division has forged the bail order in favour of an accused of possessing 50,000 Yaba tablets. On Tuesday, the sensational forgery by bench officer Rafiqul Islam came to the notice of Justice Md Shawkat Hossain and Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder after another accused in the same Yaba […]

A file photo shows workers sewing clothes at a readymade garment factory in Dhaka. Bangladesh has slipped to the 7th position from the 5th as an apparel sourcing destination for the United States as US fashion companies deem Bangladesh risky in terms of trade compliance, according to the US Fashion Industry Benchmarking Study revealed on […]

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 Minar Rashid  সুগার ড্যাডি এবং মিডিয়া বেবি (দৈনিক নয়া দিগন্তে প্রকাশিত উপসম্পাদকীয় কলাম ) উন্নত জীবনের আশায় পূর্ব ইউরোপের অনেক তন্বীতরুণী সুন্দরী পশ্চিম ইউরোপে বা যুক্তরাষ্ট্রে পাড়ি জমায়। সেখানে তাদের অনেক সচ্ছল ও বয়স্ক পুরুষ ‘লুফে নেয়’ বা আশ্রয় দেয়। এদেরই বলা হয় সুগার ড্যাডি, বাংলায় বলা যেতে পারে মিঠাই বাবা। আর আশ্রিতাকে বলা হয় […]

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— 4 students injured — Police charge batons and tear shells at agitating students — Students hurl brickbats at law enforcers — Several students picked up — Traffic movement halted from Shahbagh to Science Laboratory intersection Students of seven government colleges that have recently been affiliated with Dhaka University clashed with police this morning while […]

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Mashrafe Mortaza announced his retirement from the shortest format of the game following the T20I series against Sri Lanka in April this year. The veteran seamer’s retirement from the T20 format led to speculations that he could retire from the 50-over game as well. However, Nazmul Hasan, the Bangladesh Cricket Board president, squashed speculations related […]

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The government has taken the decision to import another 50,000 tons of rice to improve Bangladesh’s food stock. In a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Wednesday approved a proposal of the Ministry of Food to import the rice through the Dubai-based firm M/S Phoenix Global DMCC. Government took the decision to import the rice […]

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Dhaka University has won a Facebook-based anti-extremism campaign in a global competition that saw participation of 160 teams from 70 countries. “Think Twice, Act Wise”, the Dhaka University group, was named winner of the “Peer to Peer: Facebook Global Digital Challenge” yesterday in Washington. Their campaign was promoting tolerance and empathy through development of critical thinking skills […]

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A new US report has indicated a decrease in terrorist attacks worldwide in 2016, but a significant increase in such activities in Bangladesh. The Department of State released the ‘Country Reports on Terrorism 2016’ on Wednesday in Washington. It said the total number of terrorist attacks in 2016 decreased by 9 percent, and total deaths […]

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A BNP delegation that had gone to the British House of Lords to take part in a conference was left surprised by the Awami League’s “last-minute refusal” to join it, says a senior party leader. The reasons provided for the “mysterious” decision were not legitimate, said Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury while briefing reporters at a […]

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Private mobile operators are seeing no way of getting back within the first three years a “substantial” return of the over Tk 22,600 crore they will need to invest to roll out 4G services in Bangladesh. And their estimate has not even taken into account the spectrum charge. They say high spectrum charges and tax […]

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Teaching time at staggered or double-shift primary schools has decreased further when the annual school contact hour is already lower than the global average, affecting quality of basic education of millions. Teaching time at schools shrinks further due to the teachers’ lateness and absenteeism, teaching post vacancy and others, educationists have pointed out. Decreasing teaching […]

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Fifty one per cent of migrant workers have experience fraudulence or degrading treatment at different stages of their migration, according to a study revealed on Wednesday. Among them, 19 per cent have failed to go abroad after paying a section or full amount and 32 per cent have experienced fraudulence in the destination countries, said […]

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