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The general manager of Sonali Bank and two of his deputies used to hide the forged documents of Hall-Mark Group from the bank’s top authorities to help it get a loan of more than Tk 2,600 crore, said a high official of Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday. The trio, who were arrested on Sunday, used to […]

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Police take three Sonali Bank officials to jail from a Dhaka court on Monday. A Dhaka court on Monday placed a general manager (GM) and two deputy general managers (DGM) of Sonali Bank on a 12-day remand each in two cases filed for Hall-Mark loan scam. Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Mostafizur Rahman passed the order after […]

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Maldivian police have recovered the dead body of a Bangladeshi maid from a house at Male, where the Housing Minister Dr Mohamed Muiz is said to reside, a news website reported on Monday. Police are treating the death of the 24-year-old woman on Saturday as suicide for undisclosed reasons, according to English-language news website Minivan […]

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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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