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Bangladesh ruling party Awami Leagueskipped a dialogue on Bangladesh affairs organised by the House of Lords of the British parliament on Tuesday. Photo: Collected  Ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) has skipped a dialogue on Bangladesh affairs organised by the House of Lords of the British parliament on Tuesday. The dialogue styled ‘Terrorism in Bangladesh and […]

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The chief engineer of Bangladesh Department of Shipping has been arrested for taking bribes, according to the Anti-Corruption Commission or ACC. AKM Fakhrul Islam, chief engineer and ship surveyor at the department under the Ministry of Shipping, was detained on Tuesday from his office at the BIWTA Bhaban at Dhaka’s Motijheel. A team led by ACC […]

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Illustration of Chikungunya. Prothom Alo  At least 1.8 million people are feared to be infected with Chikungunya in the capital this year. One in 10 people in the city are at risk of the mosquito-borne fever, says a study. The study, based on three surveys conducted by the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research […]

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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday blamed the Indian Modi government’s “diplomatic failure” for the “deterioration” in ties with neighbors like China, Nepal and Bangladesh, and said her state “suffered” because of it. “If China takes over Sikkim, which has similarities with Darjeeling, that will be because of the Centre’s failure. Relations with […]

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The looming impact of climate change threatens to force 20-30 million people away from their homes since much of the country has a possibility to disappear under water in the future, said Science and Technology Minister Yeafesh Osman yesterday. Bangladesh would do well to adapt to such climate changes and remain prepared in advance. Such […]

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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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