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In a world already full of road hogs this is perhaps the last thing you want to see in the rear view mirror. Animal experts are teaching dogs how to drive. Astonishingly, it took three mutts just eight weeks to master the basics in wooden carts. Porter, a 10 month old beardie cross, is one […]

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SMS message terms them enemy of Islam Twenty-six judges of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court have received anonymous text message threatening them and their families with dire consequences for not granting bails to “leaders and activists of Islam”. The text was in Bangla typed in English fonts and sent from the mobile phone No 01981611914 between […]

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Main financier WB issues statement; Muhith terns it totally unjust The World Bank has once again given the government a clear message that the global lender will not finance the Padma bridge project unless a full and fair investigation is carried out into the corruption allegations in the project. “The World Bank will proceed with […]

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By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: December 08, 2012 DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) – The factory where 112 garment workers died in a fire should have been shut down months ago. The Fire Department refused to renew the certification it needed to operate, a top fire official said. And its owner revealed that just three of the […]

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ASHULIA, Bangladesh — The fire alarm shattered the monotony of the Tazreen Fashions factory. Hundreds of seamstresses looked up from their machines, startled. On the third floor, Shima Akhter Pakhi had been stitching hoods onto fleece jackets. Now she ran to a staircase. But two managers were blocking the way. Ignore the alarm, they ordered. […]

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A carriage of intercity train Ekota Express being hosted off the tracks near Matikata railway crossing in Gazipur yesterday after it lost an axle.Photo: STARStar Report Several hundred passengers suffered while rail communications over Dhaka-Gazipur route remained suspended for around eight hours yesterday after an intercity train broke down near Matikata railway crossing in Gazipur. […]

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ACC to keep under its control 1,028 acres of land, 50 flats of the group and its high-ups until disposal of 2 money laundering cases Sajjadur Rahman The Anti-Corruption Commission has confiscated Tk 550 crore properties of the controversial Destiny Group in connection with two money laundering cases. The properties include over 1,028 acres of […]

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She says govt wants to work closely with private sector Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addresses an inaugural session of the two-day PPP Global Investors Forum at a hotel in the capital on Friday. Reassuring her government’s determination to provide all necessary cooperation to the Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) initiatives in the country, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on […]

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  The Anti-Corruption Commission’s enquiry team on graft allegation in Padma bridge project will submit its report next week after re-examining the whole thing afresh based on some information recently provided by the World Bank. The Padma bridge co-financiers are now waiting for the World Bank external panel’s opinion about the ACC investigation into the […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said the Jamaat-Shibir activists are now trying hard to disrupt the trial of the war criminals and launching planned attacks on the police personnel. “I believe, every member of the police forces will be able to foil this evil design (of Jamaat-Shibir) and establish the […]

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Dhaka, Dec 6 (bdnews24.com) — Over a year-and-a-half before the deadly blaze at the Tazreen Fashions Ltd roasted 111 alive, Walmart had vetoed the effort to have global retailers pay more for apparel to help Bangladeshi factories improve their electrical and fire safety, reports in international media suggest. It was in April 2011 when garment […]

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Communications Minister Obaidul Quader. Communications Minister Obaidul Quader on Thursday said construction of the Padma Bridge would start as soon as they get the fund. “I am looking forward to the finance minister for the money. Preparations to start the construction work have almost completed. The construction will start immediately after the finance minister provides […]

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