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  When the Supreme Court announced the verdict scrapping the 16th amendment to the constitution, law minister Anisul Huq said that once the full verdict was published, the government would decide whether they would go for a review petition or not. A logical response, perhaps, but it was disappointing that he also questioned why the […]

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The Rapid Action Battalion on Tuesday detained five people, including a food official, and seized 155 tonnes of government rice, allegedly stolen from a government warehouse in Chittagong. Beside Pranayan Chakma, manager of Central Supply Depot of the directorate of food at Halishahar in the port city, the rest four detained were truck workers engaged […]

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BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir flanked by the party’s senior leaders speaks at a news conference at the party’s central office at Naya Paltan on Tuesday.– Sourav Lasker   Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Tuesday  claimed that the ‘roadmap’ unveiled by the Election Commission is meant to implement ‘blueprint’ of putting Awami League’s to […]

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Writer and columnist Farhad Mazhar was called in to Detective Branch office and quizzed for what police officials said anomaly in his confession given before court. Abdul Baten, joint commissioner of Detective Branch, said, “Mazhar’s confession before court and what he described to police after being found does not match”. “We will interrogate and verify […]

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The Nigerian trial court found them guilty in December 2015 of stealing 3,423.097 metric tons of crude oil Nigeria’s Lagos Court of Appeal has sentenced four Bangladeshis with five years’ imprisonment each on Monday as they were found guilty of stealing crude oil from the country. A three-member panel led by Nigerian Justice Hussein Mukhtar […]

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The government has sketched up a plan to build a 500MW-600MW combined cycle power plant in Matarbari of Cox’s Bazar that will be based on regasified LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas). This project will be a joint venture of Coal Power Generation Company Bangladesh Limited (CPGCBL) and Japan’s MITSUI and Company Limited. CPGCBL and MITSUI will […]

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11-year-old domestic help Aduri was brutally tortured by her employer. Photo: Prothom Alo A tribunal on Tuesday sentenced a female employer to life term imprisonment in a much-talked-about case filed over the brutal torture of house maid Aduri at a house in the capital’s Mirpur. The convicted employer was Nourin Jahan Nodi. Judge Joyoshree Samaddar […]

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The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Tuesday extended for two more weeks the stay of the High Court order that declared illegal running mobile courts by executive magistrates. A six-member bench led by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha passed the order after hearing in the government appeal for staying the High Court verdict. […]

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Bangladesh Test captain Mushfiqur Rahim (L) picks up few balls as team-mates look on during the team’s conditioning camp for the forthcoming Australia series at Mirpur on Monday. — New Age photo The Cricket Welfare Association of Bangladesh, the lone representative body of professional cricketers in Bangladesh, which was often criticised for taking a blind […]

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Every year about 300,000 children are born in the country through surgery, though they could have been delivered normally. Out of 3.48 million children born annually, surgery is applied for the birth of some 800,000 children a year, according to official statistics. Also, public healthcare experts say, antibiotics are needlessly being prescribed and patients are being […]

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Flood-hit Bangladesh is in talks with Thailand for an urgent purchase of 200,000 tonnes of rice to refill its decreasing stock, according to a report. The Department of Foreign Trade (DFT) of the Thai commerce ministry says Bangladesh is seeking the rice within 60 days of sealing the deal, Bangkok Post reported on Monday. Sri […]

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On the first day of my joining the organisation where I currently work, I was briefed on its code of conduct (CoC). Human resources officials handed me a manual containing some ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’ that an employee is expected to abide by. Such manuals are designed to safeguard an organisation against any wrongdoing or untoward […]

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