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HC asks Rajuk to stop unauthorised housing projects’ activities

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The High Court on Wednesday directed the Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk) to immediately stop all activities of unauthorised housing projects including their earth-filling, advertisements, and selling of plots in and around the capital. In response to a writ petition, the court stayed for three months the operation of site clearance certificate (SCC) issued by the […]

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Hatirjheel opens today

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Project to ease Dhaka's traffic; BGMEA building illegally stays in the lake An aerial view of Hatirjheel-Begunbari project site in the capital. The long-awaited project opens today while 15-storey BGMEA building, inset, built illegally in the middle of a canal, remains intact. The photos were shot yesterday. The much-hyped Hatirjheel-Begunbari integrated development scheme in the […]

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PM for diversifying export destinations

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addresses an inaugural ceremony of 18th Dhaka International Trade Fair in the capital on Tuesday. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday suggested the businessmen to diversify the range of export destinations and export products to earn more foreign currency. “Do not be too much dependent on traditional export products. Conduct study […]

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Order on retrial pleas Jan 3

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(L-R): Jamaat leaders Ghulam Azam, Motiur Rahman Nizami and Delwar Hossain Sayedee. International Crimes Tribunal-1 on Tuesday fixed January 3 for passing an order on the appeals filed by three war crimes suspects seeking retrial of their cases. The accused — Jamaat leaders Ghulam Azam, Motiur Rahman Nizami and Delwar Hossain Sayedee — are facing […]

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PM launches free textbooks distribution

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina poses for a photograph with school students at Gono Bhaban in the capital on Monday. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina formally inaugurated the free textbook distribution programme for school students on Monday. She opened the programme through handing over textbooks among the students of different classes at a simple ceremony at Gono […]

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Tazreen fire preplanned: BGMEA probe

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Last month's fire at the Tazreen Fashions Limited was 'planned', a probe by the manufacturing association said on Monday. A devastating blaze swept through the ill-fated multi-storied readymade garments factory in Ashulia industrial belt killing 111 workers. The Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers' and Exporters' Association (BGMEA) probe report accused several factory officials of being involved with […]

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KL job seekers’ registration from Jan 13

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Khandker Mosharraf Hossain The government would start registering the names of Bangladeshis seeking jobs in Malaysia from January 13 next year, Khandker Mosharraf Hossain, expatriates' welfare and overseas employment minister, said on Monday. Registration will be done at 4,500 information and service centres at union parishad offices across the country, the minister said at a […]

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Five to die for Khalaf murder

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Court Correspondent A Dhaka court yesterday sentenced five people to death for killing Saudi Embassy official Khalaf Al Ali in March this year. They are Mohammad Al Amin, Saiful Islam Mamun, Rafiqul Islam Khokon, Akbar Ali Lalu and Selim Chowdhury. Of them, Selim, who is on the run, would face punishment from the day of […]

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Bus crash kills 12

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The wreckage of a microbus that collided head-on with a bus on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway yesterday. At least 12 people were killed and 18 others injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a microbus on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway at Shibpur upazila in Narsingdi yesterday. The accident occurred around 12:30pm in Chaitanya area when […]

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India triggered over young woman's death

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Hundreds of Indians poured into the streets of New Delhi on Saturday to mourn the death of a young woman who was gang raped nearly two weeks ago in an incident that triggered a national conversation about violence against women, reports The Washington Post. Police announced that the six men arrested in connection with the […]

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Outpouring of grief as Delhi rape victim dies

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Indian protesters hold candles during a rally in New Delhi late yesterday, after the death of a gang-rape victim.  The 23-year-old woman whose gang rape provoked protests and rare national debate about violence against women in India has died from her injuries, prompting promises of action from a government that has struggled to respond to […]

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Biting cold grips country

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Fog disrupts communications Hundreds of homeless people and train passengers take refuge from the chilling cold at the Kamalapur Rail Station in the capital. With the cold spell not promising to end any soon, the poor are severely suffering this winter. Photo: Anisur RahmanStar Report Dense fog coupled with bitter cold has disrupted movement of […]

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