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Bangladesh Road Transport Authority officials, led by executive magistrates, check documents of vehicles and drivers on Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh premises in Dhaka during a drive on Sunday. — Sanaul Haque The drive against buses charging extra and doing other irregularities brought only miseries to the commuters in the capital on Sunday amid a shortage […]

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A Dhaka metropolitan court on Sunday acquitted Bangladeshi origin Canadian student Tahmid Hasib Khan, one of the survivors of the terrorist attack in Gulshan Holey Artisan Bakery in July 1, 2016, in a non-prosecution case for withholding information over the cafe attack. Metropolitan magistrate Mahmudul Hasan announced the verdict in presence of Tahmid. The court […]

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Skilled workers spend less on migration from Bangladesh compared to their unskilled compatriots but they also earn more than the unskilled ones. By sending mostly unskilled workers Bangladesh became known as the source of unskilled labourers, said expatriates welfare and overseas employment ministry officials. EWOE ministry joint secretary (employment) Narayan Chandra Barma told New Age […]

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A large number of law enforcers escort ‘Mangal Shovajatra’ brought out from the fine arts faculty premises on Dhaka University campus to welcome Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bengali New Year 1424, on Friday. — Sanaul Haque Fanfare, festivity and enthusiasm marked the celebrations of Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bengali New Year […]

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A file photo shows a worker producing jute yarn at a factory on the outskirts of Dhaka. Economists and businesses have said the imposition of anti-dumping duty on Bangladeshi export products including jute goods by India would jeopardise Bangladesh’s recent initiatives to increase trade and business with its next-door neighbour and to narrow the trade […]

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BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia addresses a Pahela Baishakh celebration programme organised by Jatiyatabadi Sangskritik Sangathan at the party office in Dhaka on Friday. — New Age photo Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia on Friday said that none would be allowed to interfere in Bangladesh’s internal affairs in the name of friendship and development. Inaugurating […]

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Mutinous soldiers of the Bangladesh Rifles stand inside their headquarters in Dhaka, February 26, 2009. — Reuters file photo The High Court will deliver its verdict on the death reference and appeals in the 2009 BDR mutiny killings any day. The HC on Thursday concluded hearing of death reference of 151 now defunct Bangladesh Rifles […]

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Syed Jamanoor Islam, a British-Bangladeshi student, was described as a very well-behaved and decent boy.Metropolitan Police The attackers brutally beat Syed Jamanoor Islam with a baseball bat and then stabbed him several times A 20-year-old British-Bangladeshi student was stabbed to death in front of his mother near his East London home on Tuesday. Syed Jamanoor […]

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Legal proceedings of four cases against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia accusing her of inciting violence have been halted by the High Court. The order came on Thursday after the court heard the former prime minister’s petition challenging the trial court’s cognizance of the chargesheet by police. It also issued a rule asking why the trial […]

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Sheila Abdus-Salaam. — AP photo A groundbreaking black jurist who became the first Muslim woman to serve as a US judge was found dead in New York’s Hudson River on Wednesday, police said. Sheila Abdus-Salaam, a 65-year-old associate judge of New York’s highest court, was found floating off Manhattan’s west side at about 1:45pm EDT (1545 GMT), […]

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Banned Islamist outfit Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami chief Mufti Abdul Hannan Munshi and his associates — Delwar Hossain Ripon and Sharif Shahedul Alam Bipul who were hanged on Wednesday night over the grenade attack on former British envoy Anwar Choudhury in Sylhet in 2004, were buried at their village homes early Thursday. Mufti Hannan was buried in Gopalganj […]

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Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Limited (BTCL) recorded the highest loss in the last fiscal year. The telecom company reported loss of Tk 336.44 crore as the state-owned firm’s struggle against the private mobile operators deepened. A senior BTCL official said the company is incurring a loss of about Tk 30 crore every month, although the government […]

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