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Major political parties of the country say they are satisfied with the verdict of the second war crimes tribunal that handed out death sentence to former Jamaat activist Abul Kalam Azad alias Bachchu Razakar, but they insist the order should be speedily executed. After the tribunal delivered the verdict, ruling Awami League Joint General Secretary […]

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FE Report Dhaka will be keen to strike deals on manpower export and oil import with Riyadh during the upcoming Bangladesh-Saudi Arabia Joint Commission meeting, scheduled for February 25-26 in the capital city of the kingdom, a senior official in the finance ministry said. Saudi Arabia is the largest manpower export destination for Bangladesh as […]

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Ashfaqur Rahman The Bangladesh Foreign Office has been under attack by various interest groups during the past 41 years. Sometimes it has been politicians, sometimes the military, at other times the entrenched bureaucracy that had never left this office at peace. There have always been issues that have been against the officers and the remit […]

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Gopalganj correspondent Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said that her government would have nationalised all educational institutions had the country’s economy been strong enough. She said this while addressing a function, in Tungipara upazila headquarters, to felicitate and award scholarships to those students of Gopalganj district who got GPA-5 in SSC, HSC and equivalent […]

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DHAKA, Jan 19, 2013 (AFP) – Bangladesh will drop plans to impose the death penalty for counterfeiting, a central bank official said on Friday, as it seeks technical cooperation from Germany’s Bundesbank in tackling the crime. The German central bank said Thursday it had suspended a prospective cooperative venture with Bangladesh Bank following media reports […]

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Special Task Force of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has found properties worth Tk150 crore that former BNP Whip Shahidul Huq Jamal and his family members own without any legal sources of income. The ACC is preparing to lodge a case in next month after submission of the full investigation report of the task force. Whip […]

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BNP on Thursday demanded that Home Minister MK Alamgir should be brought to book for permitting use of ‘harmful’ pepper spray by police during recent agitations.. BNP Standing Committee member Tariqul Islam cited a Los Angeles Times’ report which said two persons had died and 21 were critically injured when pepper-spray was used on them […]

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Police use water cannon to disperse a rally at Paltan in the capital during a half-day hartal enforced by left-leaning parties on Wednesday. Leftist parties on Wednesday demanded resignation of Home Minister MK Alamgir over police action and use of pepper sprays on the pro-hartal activists during the half-day hartal on Wednesday. “The home minister […]

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20-day remand sought for him In this January 8 photo, police take BNP Acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir to a Dhaka court. BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday was shown arrested in two more cases filed for blasting cocktails and assaulting police during the opposition’s countrywide road blockade on […]

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18-party forms human walls Staff Correspondent Top BNP leaders yesterday threatened again to announce tougher programmes if the government fails to meet their demands, including restoration of the caretaker government. Leaders of the BNP-led 18-party alliance made the threat during a human wall programme in the capital. BNP coordinator Tariqul Islam yesterday said they were […]

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A senior BNP leader has urged the business community to pressurise the government for restoring the caretaker government during national polls. BNP Standing Committee Member Tariqul Islam said during the party’s “human chain” in Dhaka that the business community must push the government to bring back the caretaker system to ensure a free and fair […]

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Arrest warrant issued against Harris Chowdhury BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia appears before a court in the capital on Tuesday. A Dhaka court on Tuesday took into cognisance the charges brought against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and three others in the Zia Charitable Trust graft case. Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court of Judge Md Zahirul Haque also […]

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