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Ershad acquitted of 25-yr-old graft case

The High Court on Tuesday acquitted Jatiya Party chief HM Ershad in a 25-year old corruption case that involved misappropriation of Tk 1.91 crore. The bench of Justice Md Ruhul Quddus and Justice Bhishmadev Chakrabortty passed the order. On April 12, the HC concluded hearing on the appeals and fixed May 9 (today) for delivering the verdict. Of the three ...

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Prime minister urges Myanmar to resolve Rohingya issue through dialogue

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said Bangladesh and Myanmar should find out a solution to the long-standing Rohingya problem through dialogue as close neighbours, reports UNB. Sheikh Hasina said this when outgoing Myanmar’s Ambassador in Dhaka Myo Myint Than met her at her office in the morning, and requested him to convey the message to his government. The Prime ...

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Next hearing over 16th Amendment on May 21

The Appellate Division on Tuesday fixed May 21 for next hearing on an appeal filed against a High Court (HC) order that declared illegal the 16th amendment to the Constitution establishing Parliament’s authority to remove Supreme Court judges, reports UNB. A five-member Supreme Court (SC) bench, headed by Chief Justice SK Sinha fixed the date after holding hearing on the ...

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8.5 lakh families hit by flood at haors

Over 8.5 lakh families have been affected and crops on some 219,840 hectares of land damaged by flash floods in six haor districts of Sylhet division. Joint secretary of the Disaster Management and Relief Ministry Md Mohsin told reporters after a meeting of an inter-ministerial disaster management coordination committee on Friday. The people of haor areas have been facing troubles ...

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Next election to be held under this government: Tofail

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed on Friday said next general election would be held under the present government as per constitution, reports BSS. “Election commission will conduct election while the present government will carry out routine work,” he said while speaking as the chief guest at a scholarship awarding function to children of late members of Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU) at ...

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4 killed in ‘suicide blasts’ in C’nawabganj ‘militant den’

Four militants were killed during Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT)’s operation  in Shibnagar Trimohoni militant den in Shibganj upazila, said Khurshid Hossain, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of police, Rajshahi range, reports UNB. Khurshid Hossain disclosed this at a press briefing near the ‘militant den’ after the end of the operation, codenamed ‘Eagle Hunt’, in the evening. The DIG said Abu, ...

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BD shining example of progress but has challenges ahead: Cameron

Former British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday termed Bangladesh a ‘shining example’ of progress in the world and laid emphasis on addressing three challenges, including maintaining quality democracy, to reach the next stage of development, reports UNB. Tagging quality of democracy, eradicating corruption and fight against terrorism and violent extremism as global challenges, Cameron said, “We must face these ...

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Dinajpur boiler blast: Death toll climbs to 4

Another worker who sustained burn injuries in a boiler explosion at a rice mill at Gopalganj in Sadar upazila of Dinajpur district on Wednesday died at Rangpur Medical College Hospital on Friday, raising the death toll from the incident to four, reports UNB. Sources at the hospital said Rustom Ali, 45, succumbed to his injuries around 10:30 am. On Wednesday, ...

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Two workers burnt by acid on Benapole border

Two workers were burnt by acid while loading imported goods on truck on Benapole Border on Thursday.   The injured are Yakub Ali, 42 and Ashfak.     The incident occurred around 9:00pm while lifting acid drum on truck. At the time, a drum fell into down and exploded, leaving them severe injured.   Later they were sent to Jessore ...

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PM on way to Dhaka from Bhutan

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has left Bhutan for home after finishing three day official visit. A Druk Air flight carrying the premier and her entourage members left Paro International Airport at 8:50am. Bhutan’s Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay and Bangladesh envoy to Bhutan Gishnu Rai saw her off at the airport.   bdtodays.com/rdhasan/20 April 2017

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