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Acting World Bank Country Director for Bangladesh Rajashree Paralkar shaking hands with Mahmuda Begum, Additional Secretary, economic relations division of Bangladesh government, after signing the additional financing agreements. Photo: World Bank Bangladesh today inked two financing agreements of $74 million with the World Bank to improve e-government services and improve Dhaka’s air quality. The global […]

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Monirul Haque Sakku. — New Age file photo A Dhaka Court on Tuesday issued warrant of arrest against the newly elected mayor of Comilla City Corporation and Bangladesh Nationalist Party leader Monirul Haque Sakku in a corruption case filed by Anti Corruption Commission. The court also ordered to seize his wealth. Judge Kamrul Hossain Molla […]

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In a bid to materialise their demand for showcasing their works properly on the campus, a section of students of Rajshahi University’s Faculty of Fine Arts dislodged the sculptures today. “After this, the university authorities hopefully will give their attention in curating our works,” our Rajshahi correspondent quoted a student as saying. Our correspondent while […]

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Buses are parked on the roadside during busy hours at Pallabi in Dhaka to evade the ongoing drive. The photos were taken on Monday. — Ali Hussain Mintu and Indrajit Ghosh Increased fare as usual coupled with a shortage of transport caused the commuters to suffer on Monday as the drive to restore order to […]

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The family, relatives and followers of Bangladesh Nationalist Party former organising secretary M Ilias Ali, reportedly a victim of enforced disappearance, blamed government’s apathy for the failure to find out his whereabouts even inside five years of the disappearance. They believed that Ilias Ali was still alive and could be brought back to his family, […]

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Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. — Focusbangla file photo Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday stressed the need for getting the party activists united and forging national unity to remove the incumbent ‘evil force.’ He came up with statements addressing a discussion to mark fifth anniversary of missing of BNP former […]

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Suraiya Akhter Risha A Dhaka court on Monday began the trial of Obaidul Khan, the lone accused in the murder case of 14-year-old schoolgirl Suraiya Akhter Risha. Judge Abul Kashem of Eight Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court framed charges against Obaidul and set May 8 to record testimony of the witnesses of the murder. Accused […]

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The Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) is set to raise power tariff once again. The power tariff hike will be applicable both at the wholesale and retail levels. BERC came up with the move after scrutinising a proposal for the power price hike placed by the Power Development Board (PDB) along with other distribution companies. […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman this morning by placing wreaths at the portrait of the great leader in front of the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi-32 in Dhaka on the occasion of historic Mujibnagar Day. She first placed a wreath as the prime minister and […]

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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina along with others visits a gallery of Liberation War Museum after she opened the museum at Agargaon in Dhaka on Sunday. — New Age photo Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said it’s foremost important for the next generation to know the history of the country for imbuing them with the […]

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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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