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BB asks banks to open monitoring cell for classified loansBangladesh Bank (BB) asked the scheduled banks to open ‘Special Monitoring Cell’, headed by Deputy Managing Director (DMD), for monitoring the classified loans amounting Taka 100 crore or above.“Scheduled banks will have to monitor the classified loans amounting Taka 100 crore or above aimed at reducing the loans,” according to a BB circular issued on ...
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Take steps to stop lynching over child-lifting rumours: PHQAmid the growing incidents of mob attacks over child-lifting rumours, all the police units concerned have been directed to take necessary measures to stop the lynching.The Police Headquarters (PHQ) issued the directives on Monday, two days after it urged all not to take the law into own hands by resorting to mass beating suspecting someone ...
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Four ex-Biman officials jailed in graft caseA Dhaka court on Monday sentenced four former officials of Biman Bangladesh Airlines to different jail terms in a case lodged for embezzling money of the national flag carrier by submitting fake vouchers.Of the four, former manager of salary department Mohammad Zinnah, former accounts supervisor Md Harun-ur Rashid and former accounts supervisor Mir Abu Sayeed ...
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Suman sued for ‘hurting’ religious sentimentA case was filed against Supreme Court lawyer Barrister Syed Sayedul Haque Suman on Monday for reportedly making derogatory remarks about Hindu religion.Goutam Kumar, a resident of the city’s Bhashantek area, filed the case with the Cyber Crime Tribunal.Tribunal Judge Al Shams Jaglul Hossain asked the officer-in-charge of Bhashantek Police Station to investigate the complaint ...
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Govt. warns stern action against lynching The government on Monday issued a strong note of warning against killing of innocent people led by suspicion or rumour, saying perpetrators of such barbaric acts would be exposed to stern punitive actions, amid several recent incidents of lynching calling the victims “child lifters”.“Such acts (lynching) are serious punishable offence,” said a government statement fearing ...
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Massive relief activities for flood-hit people in B’putra basinThe government continues conducting massive relief activities for over 20.52-lakh flood-hit people to mitigate their sufferings in seven flood-affected northern districts in the Brahmaputra basin.The district administration officials said the government has allocated 5,250 tonnes of rice, Taka 83.50 lakh, 26,000 packets of dry foods and 3,000 tents for distribution among flood-hit people of Rangpur, ...
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‘Priya Saha distorted my research findings’: Prof BarkatPresident of Bangladesh Economic Association (BEA) Prof Abul Barkat on Monday said Priya Saha distorted his research findings claiming that he did never say that some 37 million Hindus, Buddhists and Christians are missing.Dr Barkat said some 1.13 crore Hindus went missing in the last five decades - 1964-2013 - and there is no similarity ...
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Iran claims it has arrested 17 CIA ‘spies’Iranian authorities said on Monday that security agencies had arrested 17 suspects and sentenced some of them to death after dismantling a CIA spy ring in a case announced last month.The agencies “successfully dismantled a (CIA) spy network on July 18,” the head of counter-intelligence at the Iranian intelligence ministry, whose identity was not revealed, ...
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Taijul eying to fill the void of ShakibBangladesh left-arm spinner Taijul Islam insisted that he can’t never be a replacement of Shakib Al Hasan but he leaves no stone unturned to fill the void, created by the absence of the ace all-rounder in the upcoming three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka.Taijul joined Bangladesh team in Sri Lanka straight from Bangalore where he ...
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Lajovic claims maiden title in UmagFourth seed Dusan Lajovic of Serbia claimed his first career ATP title on Sunday with a 7-5, 7-5 win over Hungarian Attila Balazs.Lajovic, the world number 36, had lost his only other previous final appearance to Fabio Fognini at the Monte Carlo Masters in April.Balazs had come through qualifying to reach his first final, five ...
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