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Despite controversies dogging the Padma bridge project, Communications Minister Obaidul Quader says he is still hopeful of implementing Bangladesh’s largest infrastructure project so far. Speaking to journalists on Monday, the minister said the ‘light of the project was still on’. One of the election pledges of the ruling Awami League-led coalition was to bridge the […]

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The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Monday sued former director of Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) Brig Gen (retd) Abdul Latif and seven others for misappropriating Tk 2.13 crore. ACC Deputy Director Manjur Morshed filed the case with Rajpara Police Station in the city in the afternoon. According to the case statement, the former RMCH director […]

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City corporation building 2 skyscrapers on Rajuk land, flouting all rules These two commercial highrises are being constructed by the city corporation on Rajuk’s land in Gulshan, left, and Banani, right, without any authorisation. The photos were taken in October. Photo: Sk Enamul Haq Tawfique Ali The city corporation is constructing two commercial highrises on […]

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A joint team of police and Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) officials arrested a general manager (GM) and two deputy general managers (DGM) of Sonali Bank Sunday evening in the capital in cases filed for Hall-Mark loan scam. The arrestees — GM Meer Mahidur Rahman (OSD), DGM Sheikh Altaf Hossain (suspended) and DGM Shafijuddin Ahmed (suspended) — […]

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(L-R) Mahfuzur Rahman Nahid, GM Rasheduzzaman Shaon and Rafiqul Islam Shakil Three accused in the Bishwajit killing case on Sunday confessed to killing the 24-year old tailor on December 9. The accused are: Mahfuzur Rahman Nahid, GM Rasheduzzaman Shaon and Rafiqul Islam Shakil. They gave the confessional statements before Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Erfan Ullah when […]

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Journalists stage a mass hunger strike at the premises of Jatiya Press Club in the capital on Sunday. After around two decades of split — factions of both Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) and Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ) are likely to be reunited soon. The leaders of all the four unions — two […]

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Biman defers flight from London by a day as Zillur could not fly As many as 340 Biman passengers, scheduled to fly today from London to Dhaka, are facing a delay of about 24 hours because their flight has a seat reserved for President Zillur Rahman and he is unable to make it before tomorrow. […]

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A moderate earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale jolted parts of the country including the capital last night. The quake was felt in Dhaka, Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Bandarban, Khagrachhari, Rangamati, Sylhet, Comilla, Gazipur and Brahmanbaria around 10:55pm, said officials of meteorological department. No casualty was reported till filing of this report at 1:00am today. […]

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Safe passage to India ensured day after controversial release Hardcore criminal Bikash Kumar Biswas, whose sudden and secret release from jail triggered huge controversy, has been facilitated with safe passage to India, said sources in police and the ruling party. He left the country on December 15, a day after he had been released on […]

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Relatives of the victims, who drowned in Nabaganga river in Magura, mourn for them on Saturday. at least six people died as their small boat capsizes in the river. Photo: STARStar Online Report Six people including three of a family drowned when a small boat capsized in the river Nabaganga in Sadar upazila of Magura […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina receives her Thai counterpart at her office in the capital on Saturday. Photo: PMOUNB, Dhaka Bangladesh and Thailand on Saturday signed two Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) to expand bilateral relations in agriculture and promote bilateral consultation to strengthen relations between the two friendly countries. The MoUs were signed following the bilateral […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina receives her Thai counterpart Yingluck Shinawatra at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital on Friday. Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra arrived in Dhaka on Friday on a two-day official visit which, Bangladesh thinks, would usher in a new horizon in cooperation between the two friendly countries. Shinawatra, Thailand’s first […]

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