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The Anti-Corruption Commission on Wednesday filed a case against 16 people, including Pacific Bangladesh Telecom Limited chairman M Morshed Khan and three former managing directors of AB Bank Limited on charge of alleged embezzlement of Tk 383.22 crore. The commission deputy director Sheikh Abdus Salam filed the case with Banani police against four PBTL bosses […]

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Child marriage will cost developing countries trillions of dollars in the next decade, seriously hampering global efforts to eradicate poverty, the World Bank said on Tuesday. An estimated one in three girls in the developing world is married before the age of 18, with one girl married off every two seconds, according to experts. The […]

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Bangladesh had been on the Tier-2 list for the last five consecutive years According to the report, Bangladesh government demonstrated significant efforts during the reporting period by finalising and adopting the implementing rules for the 2012 Prevention and Suppression of Human Trafficking Act (PSHTA) in January 2017 and drafting an implementation roadmap for the 2015-2017 […]

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Sudhin Das. — Photo courtesy: UNB Prominent Nazrul exponent Sudhin Das passed away at a city hospital on Tuesday. He was 87. The singer breathed his last at Apollo Hospitals Dhaka around 8:20pm, said family sources. Sudhin Das was taken to a private clinic at Kalyanpur in the morning after he caught fever and vomited. […]

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Kim James (foreground) and her younger sister, Anne. Courtesy of the James Family The Silence of the Lambs Are Protestants concealing a Catholic-size sexual abuse scandal? The New Republic, July 2017 By Kathryn Joyce June 20, 2017 It was a hot day in July, a Saturday afternoon, and Kim James was bored. Her older sisters […]

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REPORTERS WITHOUT BORDERS FREEDOM INDEX RANKED BANGLADESH 146 WITH ABUSE SCORE OF 53.3 The World Press Freedom Index score of 146 puts Bangladesh into another least developed democracy in the world and more towards an autocratic regime. Press freedom is worse than Pakistan and little better than Congo. While we pride ourselves with the economic […]

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Mad rush begins today as 80 lakh people set to leave Dhaka Amid growing concerns of tailbacks on highways, holidaymakers have started leaving the capital for homes to celebrate Eid with their loved ones, and the rush is expected to gain momentum today. Today will be the last working day before the Eid vacation and […]

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A group of workers are seen leaving country for working abroad. File photo: Abdus Salam Parliamentarian Caucus on Migration and Development chairman M Israfil Alam on Wednesday said thousands of Bangladeshi workers have been faffing around on the streets in Bahrain without jobs as they were sent there without any demand. Huge number of Bangladeshi […]

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The Government has signed a $300 million loan deal with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for building a dual-gauge railway connecting Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar. Economic Relations Division Secretary Kazi Shofiqul Azam and Jyotsana Varma, principal country specialist of ADB, signed the loan agreement in Dhaka on Wednesday. This assistance forms the first tranche of […]

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Noman Group, the first Bangladeshi textile and garment manufacturing company to cross the $1 billion mark in exports, is set for massive expansion to meet the growing demand from Western buyers. “Expansion is in our DNA,” said Md Shahidullah Chowdhury, executive director of Noman Group, which counts retail giants like IKEA, H&M, Kmart, Walmart and […]

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Wednesday June 21, 2017 BNP Chairperson’s past foreign Spokesperson Zahid F Sarder Saddi arrested again (Excerpts from Daily Thikana Friday 16 June 2017) By breaking his probation, Mr. Zahid F Sarder Saddi (42) was arrested by the order of the Middle District Federal Court in Orlando Florida on May 17, 2017. He was picked by […]

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Huddled at different shelters in Rangamati, with inadequate food, water, medicine and other amenities, landslide-affected people find it hard to imagine what the coming days would be like for them, with their homesteads buried deep into mud. Some 2,900 affected people from 643 families are currently living in 19 shelters, opened by the Rangamati district […]

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