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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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If you google Bangladesh Chhatra League, you will find numerous awful images of incidents involving the pro-Awami League student body. Google can aggregate those pictures as they were published in various sites, including that of news outlets. Such incidents have resulted in, according to media reports, over 125 deaths in the last eight years with […]

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Khaled Ahmad, 23, was inside the classroom of Beanibazar Government College when unidentified youths stormed in and shot him around 12:30pm, our local correspondent reports quoting police. Earlier around 11:00am, two groups of Chhatra League locked into a clash inside the college, said Sugyan Chakma, additional police superintendent of Sylhet. The clash took place between […]

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Amputations and organ transplants cannot be done without the government’s consent in any of the hospitals in Bangladesh, says a draft law endorsed by the cabinet. The draft law also expanded the definition of “close relatives” while being approved during today’s regular cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. “The amended law has had […]

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The quality of the Buriganga water in Dhaka improved to some extent after the tanneries of Hazaribagh were shut down recently. Tests by Department of Environment (DoE) say so and so do the people of the area. Eminent poet Nirmalendu Goon recently wrote on his Facebook page, “Now the life of the Buriganga, the mother […]

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You can’t help it. You see us from afar—our messy beard, unkempt appearance, the distinct attire that sets us apart from others. With our straight-cut panjabi falling well below the knees, loose-fitting paijama, and a skullcap straight from history books, we remind you of the other side of progress. You tend to cringe if we come closer. You […]

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Despite an avowed economic development that satisfies 74 per cent of new generation, 82 per cent of Bangladesh youth are not optimistic about their future, reveals a Prothom Alo youth survey. Statistically, the country has attained over 6 per cent economic growth over the recent years, but such growth has failed to create jobs for […]

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Roger Federer became the first man to win Wimbledon eight times and extended his record to 19 Grand Slam titles with victory over Croatia’s Marin Cilic. The Swiss third seed won 6-3 6-1 6-4 as seventh seed Cilic struggled with blisters on his left foot and broke down in tears during the second set. Federer, […]

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