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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina. — UNB file photo Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said the ruling Awami League will never compromise with the country’s interests while signing any deal with any country. ‘We’ll do everything maintaining the friendly relations…there’ll be no harm to our country,’ she said. The prime minister said this while speaking […]

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The government has transferred six high-level officials of the National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) over the school textbooks blunder. Primary Curriculum Wing member Md Abdul Mannan has been transferred to Jhenaidah’s Govt KC College while NCTB Editor Gouranga Lal Sarkar to Hatia Govt College in Noakhali. NCTB Specialists Md Mosle Uddin Sarkar and Md […]

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The Bangladesh government and the World Bank have signed a $113 million agreement to modernise weather forecasting and early warning systems. The project includes the development of a community-level early warning system for flash floods, thunderstorms and droughts in the Netrakona, Sunamganj, Rajshahi and Naogaon districts that will affect more than 1 million people. The […]

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US authorities have refused entry to a Bangladesh citizen after he landed at Chicago airport with a valid business visa. Mohammad Zakir Hossain, 45, is from Barisal and has a US travel visa that expires in 2019, according to relatives. According to Md Shamsul Islam, a leader of the Bangladeshi community in Chicago, Zakir arrived […]

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Rajshahi City Corporation mayor Mosaddek Hossain Bulbul on Wednesday rejoined his office. He took charge of the mayor around 11:30am, reports our local correspondent. Earlier, the High Court on Tuesday stayed the suspensions of Rajshahi city mayor Mohammad Mosaddek Hossain and Habiganj municipal mayor GK Gouse. The bench of Justice Syed Muhammad Dastagir Husain and […]

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The Bangladesh Bank has raised ceilings of loans disbursed against credit cards and personal loans. According to the revised regulations, banks can now disburse up to Tk 1 million, up from Tk 500,000, in loans against unsecured limit on credit card. Banks will be allowed to disburse up to Tk 2.5 million in loans under […]

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Sri Lanka have picked up a comfortable win over Bangladesh beating the visitor by six wickets in the first T20I. Chasing a target of 156, Sri Lanka were never really threatened by Bangladesh. Kusal Perera scored 77 from just 53 balls and took the game out of Bangladesh’s hand. He was dismissed when the team […]

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The High Court on Tuesday stayed the government order of suspensions of Rajshahi City Corporation mayor Md Mosaddek Hossain and Habiganj municipality mayor GK Gaus. The court also asked the government to explain why the order of suspensions issued by the local government division on April 2, would not be declared illegal. The High Court […]

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Bangladesh limited-overs captain Mashrafee bin Murtaza stunned the cricket lovers of the country as he announced his retirement from Twenty20 internationals on Tuesday. Just before the toss of the first Twenty20 international against Sri Lanka at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, Mashrafee announced that the on-going two-match series would be his final engagement in […]

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If you find him – shoot and kill him, wherever he is. And then plant a weapon beside him, the officer is quoted as saying An exclusive report by the Swedish Radio claims it has got evidence of how Bangladesh Police’s elite force RAB abducts and kills its targets. In a secret conversation, a high-ranking […]

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The High Court today commuted the death sentence of two convicts to life imprisonment for killing 13-year-old Rakib by blowing air through his rectum back in 2015. The court also fined the convicts — Omar Sharif and Mintu — Tk 50,000 for killing the boy and set two-year additional imprisonment term for fine default. The […]

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The Supreme Court today said it is painful when the government refers to the president for all issues. “We feel pain when the government refers to the president for issuing the gazette notification on the rules determining the discipline and conduct of lower court judges,” a seven-member bench of Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice […]

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