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Another girl raped in Savar

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Four people arrested Savar police early yesterday arrested four youths including a female in connection with violating a college girl and keeping footage of the incident. The arrestees are Rayhan, 20, a second-year student of Shanto-Mariam University of Creative Technology in the capital, Mohidur Rahman, 21, a first-year student of Savar College, Danesh, 32, neighbour […]

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18-party calls hartal for Sunday

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The BNP-led 18-party alliance will enforce a countrywide daylong hartal on Sunday protesting the latest increase in fuel prices. BNP spokesperson Tariqul Islam announced the hartal at a press conference at the BNP central office in the city’s Naya Paltan Friday morning. Earlier on December 26 last year, speaking at a mass contact programme BNP […]

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Strong political will needed to resolve water conflicts: Hasan

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Environment and Forests Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud addresses a conference at Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban of Dhaka University in the capital on Friday. Environment and Forests Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Friday underscored the need for forging a strong political will to resolve the ongoing trans-border water problems in the South Asia region. […]

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Will blow away all charges: Mosharraf

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Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan, one of the key accused in the Padma graft conspiracy case, on Thursday refuted all the allegations levelled against him, saying he would prove himself 'innocent' at the hearing of the case. The former Bridges Division Secretary himself argued for his bail at the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate M A Salam […]

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Stop violence against women

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Protests pour in over Tangail gang rape Students, rights activists and civil society members demonstrate with their mouths gagged in front of the Jatiya Sangsad in the capital yesterday to protest the gang rape of a Tangail schoolgirl. Enraged by the recent gangrape of a 15-year-old schoolgirl in Tangail, hundreds of people gathered in front […]

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Country won’t be safe in Khaleda’s hands: PM

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said the country will never be safe in the hands of BNP chief Khaleda Zia as she is surrounded by anti-liberation forces who are nothing but poisonous snakes. ”Khaleda Zia plays with snakes. She’s roaming with snakes over her head who had killed intellectuals, oppressed […]

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Interest of money laundered by Koko back

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Arafat Rahman Koko The Anti-Corruption Commission has retrieved Tk 15 lakh as interest of 2.04 million Singapore dollars siphoned off by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's younger Son Arafat Rahman Koko. ACC Chairman Ghulam Rahman told The Daily Star on Thursday that around three days back the amount reached ACC's account with Sonali Bank in the […]

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Ahmed Ziauddin asked to explain Skype role

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Ahmed Ziauddin. The International Crimes Tribunal-2 on Thursday asked Ahmed Ziauddin, an expatriate legal expert in Belgium, to explain why legal proceedings should not be initiated against him on charge of obstructing fair process of trial. In a suo moto move, the three-member tribunal headed by Justice Obaidul Hassan asked Ziauddin to give his explanation […]

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Nuts and bolts of the temporary expansion joints at Meghna-Gumti bridge are seen protruding in a photo taken on Sunday. The authority has to monitor the bridge round the clock and readjust them every time it is required. Vehicular movement on Meghna and Meghna-Gumti on the Dhaka-Chittagong Highway will remain suspended for four days from […]

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Hatirjheel 'a New Year gift': Hasina

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The Hatirjheel-Begunbari integrated project was a “new year gift” to the people, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said, while inaugurating the project on Wednesday. The Prime Minister thanked all those connected with the project , that is spread through 302 acres of land, aimed at facilitating connectivity between eastern and western Dhaka. ” This project would […]

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Lot of promises, very few steps

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Environmental degradation in the capital over the last four years has made the city less habitable for people. Unplanned urbanisation, destruction of rivers and wetlands and absence of effective mass transport system contributed to further deterioration in the city's ambience. According to Global Liveability Survey 2012, Dhaka is the worst liveable city among 140 in […]

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Trapped in a hell for 4 days

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Gangrape comes to light after 3 weeks; 4 rapists, their female aide remanded in Tangail For four days she was raped not by one, not by two but by four brutes. Brutes they are, they not only raped the 15-year-old schoolgirl. They also took the obscene photos and videos on their video cameras. On the […]

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