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The fresh floods are rapidly engulfing new areas and have already spread to 20 districts in the country’s North, North-East and central regions disrupting road communications and forcing authorities to shut educational institutions in past two days. More districts are feared to be affected soon by the fresh floods, caused by onrush of water from […]

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The BNP claims that the government is ‘trying to create pressure’ on the chief justice over the 16th constitutional amendment verdict. Speaking at a party event on Sunday, Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said they were concerned over media reports of the Awami League general secretary’s meeting at the chief justice’s residence. “You are […]

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Ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) general secretary, and road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader visited the residence of chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha and had dinner together on Saturday night. Senior information officer at the road transport and bridges ministry Abu Naser told Prothom Alo that the chief justice and the minister talked nearly […]

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Azhar-Qaiser  The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Sunday fixed 10 October for hearing the appeals filed by Jamaat-e-Islami leader ATM Azharul Islam and former Jatiya Party state minister Syed Mohammad Qaiser challenging the international Crimes Tribunal, Bangladesh (ICT,B) verdict that sentenced them to death. A three-member bench of the Appellate Division, headed by […]

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The High Court Division on Sunday deferred to August 22 the pronouncement of the scheduled verdict of the sensational seven murders that took place in the river port city of Narayanganj in 2014. The bench of Justice Bhabani Prasad Singha and Justice Mustafa Zaman Islam rescheduled the pronouncement around 10:35am. The High Court Division was […]

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Bangladesh cricketer Tamim Iqbal survives a close call after being cut with broken shards of glasses during Bangladesh’s three-day practice match at Chittagong. Tamim got out for 29 runs and walked towards the pavilion. Out of frustration he swung his bat which hit a door. The injury happened once he proceeded to  enter the dressing […]

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Police authorities say they investigate and punish wrongdoing within the force diligently, but the numbers do not show any significant decline in police crimesMahmud Hossain Opu ‘When people forget the incident a few days later, they are back to doing the same job. To prevent these incidents from recurring, we need exemplary punishment’ Inspector Moinul […]

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A credit card holder of an international bank in Bangladesh got a phone call from her bank last week. She was asked if she had made two transactions that day of about $450 from Spain and New Jersey. She was dumbfounded. Not only that she was in Dhaka, the places the bank mentioned were nearly […]

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Trucks carrying rice from India waiting to be unloaded at Hili border of Dinajpur. Photo: Prothom Alo  After about 10 years, the Bangladesh government is to import rice from major exporting countries to tackle the immediate crisis. Rice import is the only way out for the government to keep the rice market stable. The 4th […]

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Cold storage operators said between 15 and 20 lakh tonnes of potato will remain unsold by the end of the year because of sluggish demand for the vegetable. Farmers and traders have preserved 53 lakh tonnes of the tuber in the cold storages this year, up 32 percent year-on-year. Only 10 percent of the tuber […]

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In yet another blow to the Sundarbans, the government has decided to approve all industrial structures currently operating in the Ecologically Critical Area (ECA) of the mangrove forest, essentially legalising more than 150 illegal structures. Additionally, the National Environment Committee also decided to relax and change some rules and policies in order to allow new potentially […]

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People remove the roof, made of corrugated iron sheet, of a house at Mohishkhocha under Aditmari upazila in Lalmonirhat as it was inundated by onrush of water from India. The photo was taken on Saturday. — New Age photo Floods inundated many areas in at least 14 districts afresh after a break of a few […]

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