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Rice crop faces further setback  Aus and Aman rice crops, as well as vegetables, have suffered a severe blow like the Boro crop in the recent floods in 40 districts of the country. The Boro rice crop was affected by the floods only in the haor regions whereas the recent floods inundated 652,654 hectares of […]

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The High Court on Tuesday stayed for three months the contractual appointment of law ministry secretary ASSM Zahirul Haque. The bench of Justice Syed Muhammad Dastagir Husain and Justice Md Ataur Rahman Khan passed the order after hearing a petition filed by Supreme Court Lawyer Ashraf-Uz-Zaman. Attorney general Mahbubey Alam told reporters that government would […]

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Fourteen people have been killed in recent attacks in Barcelona A network of companies established by a Bangladesh-born senior IS leader financed the recent attacks in Barcelona, US investigators revealed. The FBI arrested the American citizen, Mohamed Elshinaway, who pleaded guilty to terrorism charges last week. A van ploughed into a crowd of pedestrians on a […]

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Hajj pilgrims at the airport. Photo: Prothom Alo  Despite facing penalty over the past two years for various irregularities, a total of 26 hajj agencies have created a crisis for around 4,000 intended hajj pilgrims this year again. The pilgrimage of over 4,000 Bangladeshis still remains uncertain as their hajj agencies are yet to apply […]

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Bangladesh went up 28 notches in the anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing (AML/CTF) index of the Basel Institute on Governance — a development that will come as a pat on the back for the government. The country came in at No. 82 out of 146 in the 2017 edition of the Basel AML Index, […]

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The Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) has successfully bungled up a haor project taken up in 2011 that was supposed to protect some 289,000 hectares of land in more than 50 haors over six low-lying districts of Sunamganj, Sylhet, Hagbiganj, Moulvibazar, Netrokona and Kishoreganj. The Tk 704 crore project was supposed to protect these areas […]

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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina talks to the victims and survivors of 21 August grenade attack following a programme marking the day at Krishibid Institution in Dhaka on Monday. — BSS photo Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday slammed chief justice SK Sinha for comparing Bangladesh with Pakistan. Addressing a function coinciding with the anniversary of […]

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Abdur Razzak Legendary actor Abdur Razzak, known as ‘Nayak Raj’ to the country’s film enthusiasts, died aged 76 at United Hospital in the capital on Monday evening. Razzak, who had been suffering from old-age complications, was brought to the hospital on Monday afternoon as he felt unwell. The doctors could not find his pulse and […]

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People move to safety as floodwater inundates Shibalay in Manikganj. The photo was taken on Monday. — Sony Ramany The water level in all of the major rivers fell further on Monday, improving overall flood situation in the northern districts, according to Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre. As the Ganges-Padma river basin continued falling, the […]

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Rail link of Dhaka with northern and south-western districts was restored this afternoon, a day after its suspension as floodwater damaged a rail bridge in Kalihati upazila of Tangail. “The rail link was restored around 3:50pm,” said Sayedur Rahman, assistant director of Bangladesh Railway. The ongoing flood washed away soil beneath a rail bridge in Kalihati […]

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Australia has cancelled the only warm-up match of their two-Test tour of Bangladesh due to poor conditions at the ground, officials said Monday. The two-day match at Fatullah, slated to start Tuesday, had been in doubt since heavy rain partially flooded part of the field. It was the only warm-up fixture of the tour, Australia’s […]

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Transparency International Bangladesh today recommended to drop the system of police verification and attestation of documents and photographs for issuance of passports as “it makes way for corruption”. These two systems result in difficulty and makes way for corruption, TIB made the observations during a briefing titled “Good governance in passport service: challenge and doable”. […]

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