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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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The authorities closed Jahangirnagar University for an indefinite period on Saturday night over vandalism at vice-chancellor’s residence on the campus centring road accident on Dhaka-Aricha Highway that killed its two students. The residential students were asked to vacate the dormitories by 10:00am on Sunday, said syndicate member as well as dean of Social Science Faculty […]

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Authorities on Saturday night reinstalled the statue of justice at Annex Bhaban on the Supreme Court premises, barely 48 hours after its removal meeting an ultimatum issued by Hefazat-e-Islam. The removal of statue drew widespread protest and criticism from progressive forces while Islamist groups, including Hefazat, on Friday thanked the prime minister for the removal […]

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Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith in a dramatic reversal of his earlier stance has said the uniform VAT rate will remain unchanged at 15 percent. “We had a lot of discussion over the issue. We have decided to keep it at 15 percent in the next fiscal year,” Muhith told a group of reporters […]

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Law enforcers are in action as students of Jahangirnagar University block Dhaka-Aricha highway following deaths of two of their fellows in road accident on Friday. — New Age photo Jahangirnagar University asked students to vacate their halls by 10:00am today while the police detained at least 40 students from vice-chancellors residence as students laid siege […]

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Bangladesh lost astonishingly by two wickets in their high-scoring warm-up match ahead of Champions Trophy against Pakistan in Birmingham, Edgbaston on Saturday. Bangladesh made 341-9 on the back of Tamim Iqbal’s 102 off 93 balls and looked to get a comfortable victory when they reduced the opposition to 249-8. But Fahim Ashraf, the medium pacer […]

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ADANI FILES – GGI EDITORIAL TEAM SHORT HISTORY OF A DANGEROUS CRIMINAL ORGANIZATION Environmental Justice Australia and Earth justice have compiled a detailed report called the Adani Files that summarizes the mining giant Adani’s track record, based on publicly available evidence and research into hundreds of court documents. They show that Adani are, at their […]

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HISTORY REVISITED ‘Some of the hate mail is chilling’: Historian Audrey Truschke on the backlash to her Aurangzeb book The Mughal emperor is controversial not so much because of India’s past but rather because of India’s present.   Audrey Truschke In 1700, the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb was arguably the richest, most powerful man in the […]

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The state minister for power, energy and mineral resources, Nasrul Hamid, on Thursday said the unstable power situation in the country would return to normalcy, to some extent, within Saturday. ‘It is an unexpected disruption of power supply due to the collapse of Ashuganj-Sirajganj tower because of a cyclone and overhauling of eight power plants,’ […]

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