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SC to hear Khaleda’s bail plea todayThe Appellate Division of the Supreme Court will hear the bail petition of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in Zia Charitable Trust graft case today.On December 5, the apex court deferred the hearing until December 12 and asked the medical board formed to treat Khaleda to submit reports on her health condition before it by Thursday.A ...
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7,000 land officers to be recruitedLand Minister Saifuzzaman Chowdhury on Wednesday said the government has taken decision to recruit around 7,000 officers for different level offices relevant with land management."About 7000 new land officers of various positions will be appointed for the field level offices. To appoint the new officers, the Ministry is preparing new recruitment policy. Under the policy, ...
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Chinese national found buriedThe body of a Chinese national was found buried in the ground beside his residence in Banani in the city on Wednesday, according to police.Law enforcers recovered the body from the spot at noon, Banani Police OC Noor-e-Azam said. "He was a Chinese national, according to a preliminary investigation. We are trying to confirm the ...
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Rajshahi war criminal Tipu Sultan sentenced to death The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) on Wednesday sentenced razakar Md Abdus Sattar alias Tipu Sultan of Rajshahi's Boalia to death for the crimes against humanity including torture, looting and killings during the Liberation War in 1971.A three-member bench led by Justice Md Shahinur Islam of the war crimes tribunal delivered the verdict on Wednesday in ...
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Two staff of Ctg, Bandar EC offices arrestedCHATTOGRAM, Dec 11: The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Wednesday detained two employees of the Election Commission's Chattogram and Bandarban offices for their alleged involvement in providing NID cards to Rohingyas.The detainees are Rishikesh Das, office assistant at Chattogram EC office, and Nirupam Kanti Nath, data entry operator of Bandarban EC, office. They were arrested from ...
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8.15 per cent GDP growth achievedGross Domestic Product (GDP) of Bangladesh has achieved 8.15 percent growth in the fiscal year 2018-19, slightly higher than the preliminary estimation of the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS).   Planning Minister MA Mannan released the final BBS data at a press briefing after a meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council on ...
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113 illegal structures spotted along banks of five Dhaka riversAs many as 113 illegal structures have so far been constructed along the banks of Buriganga, Turag, Balu, Shitlakhya and Dhaleswari.Those structures include 77 mosques, madrasas, orphanages and shrines, five graveyards, one eidgah, 14 schools and colleges, temples and crematory grounds.The government has decided to relocate the structures under a fresh beautification programme under the ...
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Govt to fight ‘fake content’ on internetGovernment has set to nationwide activities to fight the rise of fake contents on internet media marking the eleventh years of national technology driven strategy.Marking the 'Digital Bangladesh Day' on December 12, which was known as National ICT Day, there was taken mass awareness programme to educate people in use of social media for social ...
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Prof Ajoy Roy passes awayProfessor Ajoy Roy, father of slain writer and blogger Avijit Roy, passed away at Bangladesh Institute of Research and Rehabilitation in Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders (Birdem) Hospital in the capital on Monday. He was 85.Roy, a retired professor of physics at Dhaka University, was admitted to the hospital with fever and breathing problem on ...
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BD ahead of India in Global Hunger IndexWith a score of 25.8, Bangladesh ranked 88th in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2019 among 117 qualifying countries. Its previous score was 30.3 in 2010. Although Bangladesh has developed its position, it's still considered as 'serious'.According to the report launched officially on Monday in Dhaka, Bangladesh remains ahead of neighbouring India, which scored 30.3.Among ...
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