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Danger signals for ports, coastal districts

As Cyclone Mora moved slightly north and now centres within 500km of the Bangladesh coast, the meteorological department has advised ports in Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar to hoist danger signal No. 7. Mongla and Payra ports will have to follow danger signal No. 5, the Met office said in a special weather bulletin. Meteorological Department […]

Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha today said the consequence will be very serious if the law ministry officials try to dominate the Supreme Court. “A little learning is a dangerous thing,” the chief justice said out of frustration. “Those in the law ministry rank from assistant judges to senior district judge. If they feel that […]

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The reinstallation of the Lady Justice statue inside the Supreme Court premises has enraged radical group Hifazat-e Islam. The authorities by reinstalling the statue in front of the annex building has ‘toyed with the nation’s religious beliefs and sentiments’, said Shah Ahmad Shafi, who heads the Qawmi madrasa-based organisation. The statue of Lady Justice, a […]

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A file photo shows clients conducting banking activities at a bank branch in Dhaka. Bank clients with relatively small-sized savings are worried as the government is set to hike excise duty on deposits in banks and financial institutions by up to 100 per cent in the national budget for the next fiscal year of 2017-2018. […]

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Swedish director Ruben Ostlund celebrates with his trophy during a photocall on May 28, 2017 after he won the Palme d’Or for his film ‘The Square’ at the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. — AFP photo ‘The Square’, a Swedish movie about the curator of a museum filled with […]

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People across the country continued to experience frequent power cuts as Ramadan began Sunday although state minister for power, energy and mineral resources Nasrul Hamid promised that the power supply situation would improve from Saturday. Most of the power consumers in Rajshahi, Chittagong, Barisal and Khulna divisions and many areas in Dhaka and Rangpur divisions […]

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Ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) leader and Barisal zila parishad chairman Maidul Islam has stirred a hornet’s nest with information that during the BNP-Jamaat movement in 2013, a bus was set on fire killing 11 persons at the orders of AL member of parliament Pankaj Debnath. Barisal and Mehndiganj AL are disconcerted over this statement […]

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BNP leader Aslam Chowdhury’s bail in a treason case has been upheld by the Supreme Court. On Sunday, the four-member appeals bench led by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha scrapped the state’s petition challenging the High Court’s decision. Aslam’s counsel AM Mahbub Uddin Khokon said there were no more legal hurdles to release the BNP […]

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Ahmed Rajib Haider A 163-page verdict for killing blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider in 2015 was published on the Supreme Court website on Sunday, sentencing two people to death, another to life term and six others to different jail terms. After getting signed by two Judges—Justice Jahangir Hossain Selim and Justice Md Jahangir Hossain, the verdict […]

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Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia. — UNB file photo The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Sunday rejected a petition filed by Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia for quashing proceedings of Barapukuria coal mine corruption case against her. A four-member bench led by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha rejected the plea this […]

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Six people were killed and 81 others were injured in a five-bus collision on Madinah-Qassim highway on Friday night, reports Saudia Arab-based newspaper Saudi Gazette. It is believed that the deceased include Bangladeshis, Indians and other nationalities. According to Qassim Civil Defense deputy spokesman Col Abdulaziz Al-Tamimi, the accident occurred near Saqryat Qabra bridge close […]

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Bangladesh Bank should intervene to restore stability in the trouble-hit Islami Bank Bangladesh Ltd and avoid spillover impact on the entire banking industry, analysts said yesterday. IBBL has been going through massive changes – from the owners to the board, committees and top management – for the past one year. Two independent directors of the […]

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