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In this December 9 photo, “Chhatra League activists” beat and hack a youth named Bishwajit, mistaking him for an opposition supporter in front of Victoria Park in Old Dhaka. Bishwajit died of his injuries later. The Jagannath University (JnU) authorities on Thursday expelled four students for their alleged involvement in the murder of Bishwajit Das […]

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Even though the Anti-Corruption Commission did not charge the two former ministers Syed Abul Hossain and Abul Hasan Chowdhury in the case over conspiracy to exchange bribes in the Padma bridge project, it has kept the duo under watch. “The two former ministers are under ACC’s regular observation,” Commissioner Mohammad Bodiuzzaman told reporters on Thursday […]

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The government will respond to what it said the ‘campaign of confusion’ against the ongoing war crimes trial through a press conference on Dec 26. Law Minister Shafique Ahmed and Information Minister Hasanul Hoque Inu made the announcement at the Secretariat on Thursday after having a meeting between them. The two ministers talked to journalists […]

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The Anti-Corruption Commission has ordered arrest of the seven, including former Bridges Division Secretary Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan, charged with ‘conspiring to exchange bribes’ in the Padma bridge project, Commissioner M Shahabuddin said on Wednesday. The anti-graft body on Monday filed a case against the seven, including some senior government officials, for their alleged conspiracy to […]

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Hopes Muhith about Padma bridge Finance Minister AMA Muhith hopes that the foundation stone of the Padma bridge will be laid during the tenure of the present government. “I hope that the foundation stone of the bridge will be laid, and the construction of yards for the project will start before the tenure of the […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addresses a graduation ceremony of National Defence Course and Armed Forces War Course 2012 at Mirpur Cantonment in the capital on Wednesday. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday asked the Armed forces, the civil administration and people at large to remain alert as the anti-liberation forces are trying hard to foil […]

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After Tipaimukh, India is again planning unilaterally to build two hydroelectricity dams on two common rivers in its Meghalaya state, and Bangladesh has expressed concern over it. The government has officially taken up the issue with the Indian authorities and expressed its concern, sources in the foreign and water resources ministries told bdnews24.com. “We have […]

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The first war crimes tribunal continues to be dogged by a Skype controversy that led to the resignation of its founding Chairman Justice Mohammad Nizamul Huq. On Wednesday, the defence lawyers of Jamaat-e-Islami leaders — former chief Ghulam Azam, current chief Motiur Rahman Nizami and Executive Council Member Delwar Hossain Sayedee — and BNP MP […]

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Chief Justice Md Muzammel Hossain Chief Justice Md Muzammel Hossain on Wednesday called upon the judges to be cautious about the reputation of judiciary and to discharge their duties accordingly. “Some deviations in this regard are noted in recent time which is not desirable at all,” the chief justice said while addressing a view exchange […]

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India will never back those who had opposed Bangladesh’s War of Independence in 1971, its Acting High Commissioner in Dhaka said on Wednesday. Sandeep Chakraborty also said at a discussion in Dhaka that this position was from the highest level of the country. “It is not only my word but also the statements of the […]

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The Anti-Corruption Commission on Wednesday ordered its enquiry team to arrest four Bangladeshi nationals who were sued along with three others for their alleged roles in graft conspiracy in Padma bridge project. The four Bangladeshis are: former secretary of the Bridges Division Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan, Superintendent Engineer of Bangladesh Bridge Authority Kazi Mohammad Ferdous, Executive […]

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The government on Tuesday made former Bridges Division Secretary Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan an Officer on Special Duty (OSD), barely a day after the Anti-Corruption Commission sued him and six others for alleged ‘conspiracy to exchange bribes’ on the Padma bridge project. Mosharaff Hossain Bhuiyan was declared prime accused in the graft case that centered round […]

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