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Govt has no control on gold sector: TIB

Suggesting that the country’s gold sector to be brought under a legal structure for legally importing the precious metal, Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) has said the government has no control on this sector. “Businessmen control the quality and market of gold in Bangladesh. This sector depend mainly on businessmen and smugglers due to lack of specific policy on gold,” said ...

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Sunny Leone to launch her own line of cell phones

While her detractors may have reservations about her acting talent, one can hardly doubt Sunny Leone’s entrepreneurial skills given her recent ventures. A week after she launched her own collection of clothing, the actor is gearing up to start her own line of cell phones. Interestingly, that would pit her against fellow actor Salman Khan, who is reportedly venturing into ...

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Adverse impacts of dust pollution

THE NEWS DESK: The Poribesh Bachao Andolon (POBA) and other allied rights organisations have drawn the government’s attention to one of the much neglected health hazards in the capital city. The hazard concerns dust pollution at an unacceptable level and with which people are compelled to live as an attendant ill of urban life. No city in a tropical country ...

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‘Nizam masterminded Khaleda’s convoy attack’

A leader of Feni district Awami League has blamed lawmaker Nizam Uddin Hazari for recent attack on BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s convoy last month. Azharul Haque Arzu, a leaders of Feni district AL, has claimed Hazari was behind the attack. Hazari is the general secretary of AL’s Feni unit. Azhar made the allegation at a press conference at the Jatiya ...

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Singer Barri Siddique in Hospitalised

THE NEWS DESK: Eminent singer and composer Bari Siddiqui was admitted to Square Hospital in the capital on Friday night. He has been suffering from kidney-related problems for a couple of years, said Shabbir Siddiqui, son of Bari Siddiqui. He was admitted to the hospital at night as he became unconscious after chest pain, he added. Siddiqui got his formal ...

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Avijit, Xulhaz murder: ABT leader arrested

THE NEWS DESK: Avijit Roy (L) and Xulhaz Mannan A leader of banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team(ABT) was arrested on Saturday from Badaldi road in Baunia in blogger and writer Avijit Roy and USAID staff Xulhaz Mannan murder cases. Masudur Rahman, deputy commissioner (media) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) said tipped off, a unit of Counter Terrorism and Transnational ...

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No decision yet for army deployment in election: CEC

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda has said that discussions are going on whether army would be deployed or not in the next national parliament election but no decision is yet to be taken. He said this to BSS on Tuesday. He also described the remarks of Election Commissioner Mahbub Talukder on army deployment as his personal. Acting Secretary ...

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Mobile users now over 140m, claims BTRC

THE NEWS DESK: Number of internet users about 80 million The number of mobile phone users in Bangladesh has crossed 140 million (14 crore), according to a statistics disclosed by the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC). The same statistical report shows that the number of internet users has reached nearly 80 million in the country, according to a BTRC press ...

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Khaleda to meet with 20-party leaders Today

Special Correspondent: BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia is going to sit in a meeting with the top leaders of her party-led 20-party alliance on Wednesday night to discuss the country’s latest political situation and work out its next course of action. “The meeting of the 20-party alliance will be held at BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office around 8:30pm,” Khaleda’s media wing member ...

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Minster sees conspiracy behind Rangpur Hindu attack

The News Desk: Home Minster Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said there might be conspiracy behind recent arson attacks on the Hindu community in Rangpur. “The Rangpur incident is the recurrence of Brahmanbaria’s Nasirnagar one. There might be a plot behind it,” said the Minister on Tuesday. He made remarks while talking to the journalists after a programme at Ramna Police Convention ...

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Case filed over Rangpur clash, 36 held

THE NEWS DESK: A case was filed over the clash between law enforcers and locals in sadar upazila centering a Facebook post ‘demeaning’ Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PUBH) that killed a man and injured 20 others. Police on Saturday morning filed the case with Gangachhara police station against more than 2000 people, including 25-30 named ones. Police detained 36 people from ...

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Project on cards to arrest port city waterlogging

Mr. Rajib Sharma, Ctg: The government plans to implement a project to resolve the waterlogging problem in Chittagong port city. Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives (LGRD) Minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain came up with the statement on Sunday. “The waterlogging problem of the port city must be resolved at any cost as it is the heart of our economy,” he ...

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Former CCC mayor Mohiuddin Chowdhury admitted to hospital

Mr. Rajib Sharma, Ctg:Former Chittagong mayor ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury, also the president of port city unit of Awami League, has been hospitalised early Sunday. Mohiuddin, who has been suffering from kidney and heart diseases for long, has been admitted to Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Max Hospital in the port city as he fell ill, said Dr Liakat Ali Khan, ...

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‘Four behind attacks on Rangpur Hindu homes’

THE NEWS DESK: Police arrest 53; govt distributes relief, strengthens security measures Police have claimed to identify four people who were behind Friday’s arson attacks on Hindu homes in a village of the district. Superintendent of the district police Mizanur Rahman revealed the information on Saturday. Jamaat-e-Islami activists carried out the arson attacks under their leadership to create unrest ahead ...

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Export, import thru’ Benapole port resume

SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT, BENAPOLE: Export and import between India and Bangladesh through Benapole land port resumed on Friday morning. The activities at this port remained suspended since Thursday morning following a strike by Benapole Customs Clearing & Forwarding Agents Association. The C&F agents enforced the strike protesting the arrest of one of their colleagues on Thursday morning, halting export and import ...

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Chief Justice SK Sinha resigns

THE NEWS DESK: Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha has resigned after going abroad on ‘sick’ leave following criticisms over his verdict on the 16th amendment that scraps Parliament’s powers to impeach judges. The president’s office received the letter of resignation, said Press Secretary to the President Md Joynal Abedin on Saturday. Appointed in January 2015, Sinha’s tenure was supposed to ...

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Cops detain 53 over attacks on Hindus in Rangpur

Special Correspondent:Police have detained 53 people in connection with arson attacks on the homes Hindus after a local was accused of ‘insulting religion’. Police filed two cases at the Gangachara and Kotowali Police Stations over the incidents and arrested 53 people, said Superintendent of Police Mizanur Rahman, reports bdnews24.com A mob had attacked Hindu homes in the Sadar Upazila’s Thakurpara ...

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Hindu family attacked in a house in Rangpur due to insulting religion, arson, 1 killed in clashes

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Special Correspondent: One person was killed in clashes with police while firing Hindu homes in Rangpur on charges of defaming religion in Facebook. Today, on Friday afternoon, a clash erupted with police with thousands of people in Thakurpara village of Khalea Union under Sadar upazila to carry out attacks in Hindu homes. Saying Assistant Police Superintendent of Rangpur Sadar Circle, ...

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Jashim Uddin gets 40-year jail for raping child in the Ctg

Mr. Rajib Sharma: A Chittagong court on Wednesday sentenced a man to 40 years of imprisonment in a case over raping a 9 years old girl in Lohagora upazila in the district in 2003. The convict is Jasim Uddin, son of Abul Kasem of Sikdarpara in Lohagora upazila. Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-2 judge Motahar Ali handed down the ...

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BCL men vandalise CU VC office

Mr.Rajib Sharma, Chittagong: A faction of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) has vandalised the academic building of Chittagong University and the vice-chancellor’s office, demanding suspension of a university teacher. The untoward incident occurred on Tuesday. The unruly BCL men also wrecked two private cars, several motorcycles and 20 flower vases in front of the offices of the VC and registrar and ...

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summit begins, Yunus gets citizenship

THE NEWS DESK: Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus at Social Business Summit in Paris with Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, Mayor of Paris Ms Anne Hidalgo and Queen Sofia of Spain. Professor Muhammad Yunus was given the honorary citizenship of the French capital as the annual Global Social Business Summit (GSBS) kicked off in Paris ...

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Investment proposals for July-Sept leap 140pc: BIDA

ECONOMIC DESK: Investment proposals rose by 140 per cent during July-September period this year, according to the latest data of the Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA). During that period, BIDA received proposals involving a total of Tk 697.66 billion from local and foreign investors in 391 industrial units. The amount is Tk 407.40 billion more than April-June period of the ...

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Fakhrul briefs media after meetings that also discussed Rohingya issues

THE NEWS DESK: BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia had separate meetings with USA and Canadian delegations on Monday. During the talks with a Canadian parliamentary delegation, they told the BNP chief that their country wanted to see an inclusive and credible election in Bangladesh. BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir revealed this after a six-member Canadian delegation, led by Yasmen ...

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Honda to manufacture, assemble motorbikes in Bangladesh

THE NEWS DESK: Honda Motor Corporation plans to manufacture motorcycles in Bangladesh from next year. To this end, the Japanese motor corporation is setting up an assembling and manufacturing plant at privately-owned Abdul Monem Economic Zone at Gazaria in Munshiganj district. The total cost of the new factory is around US$440 million. Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu laid the foundation ...

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The curious case of Zakir Naik: Why it will be difficult to charge him as a terror preacher

Naik is far from alone among those who exploit the impunity conferred by the cloak of religion on a wide spectrum of disruptive fanatics, writes Ajai Sahni. Illustration by Tanmoy Chakraborty It was in the wake of the Holey Artisan Bakery terrorist attack in Dhaka on July 1-2, 2016 (where 29 persons, including the five terrorists, were killed) that the ...

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Customs quizzes Apan Jewellers owners

THE MEWS DESK: The customs is interrogating three owners of Apan Jewellers over the cases of money laundering that were started against them in August. Brothers Dildar Ahmed Selim, Gulzar Ahmed, and Azad Ahmed are accused in the cases. The Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate or CIID started five cases accusing the three of depositing smuggled gold, making ornaments with ...

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Govt to send 100,000 drivers abroad in five yrs

Economic Desk: The government has taken an initiative to send nearly 100,000 drivers abroad in the next five years for their increased demands in different countries across the globe. Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Secretary Dr Nomita Halder said Bangladeshi skilled manpower of different professions, including drivers, have a huge demand in different countries, the Skills for Employment Investment Programme ...

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Exert pressure for early repatriation of Rohingyas: PM

Special Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the Commonwealth countries to exert pressure on the Myanmar government to stop persecution on its Rohingya citizens and take them back from Bangladesh at the earliest. The Prime Minister said this while inaugurating 63rd Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) at a function at South Plaza of the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban in the capital ...

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BNP plans ‘big’ rally at Suhrawardy Udyan Nov 8

Special Correspondent: BNP has planned a ‘big’ rally at Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka city on November 8, marking the ‘National Revolution and Solidarity Day’ that falls on November 7. The party already sought permission from the authorities about this, said BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi at a press briefing after a meeting at the party’s Naya Paltan ...

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IFIC Bank arranges painting festival for children

THE NEWS DESK: IFIC Bank Limited recently organised a painting festival for children of its officials and employees. About 150 children participated in the painting festival. Managing Director and CEO of IFIC Bank Shah Alam Sarwar handed over certificates, crests and gifts to all children during the festival held at the IFIC Tower at Purana Paltan in the city. Deputy ...

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Golden Harvest recommends 10pc dividend

THE NEWS DESK: The board of directors of Golden Harvest Agro Industries has recommended 10 per cent stock dividend for the year ended on June 30, 2017, said an official disclosure Sunday. The final approval of dividend will come during the annual general meeting (AGM) scheduled to be held on December 21 at 11:30am at its Factory Premises in Gazipur. ...

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Non-organic way to boost Hilsha output

The News Desk:Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute (BFRI) has been carrying out intensive research to breed Hilsha in the hatchery using artificial methods. The methods, which include producing larvae from eggs using artificial means, are being applied to increase the production of the national delicious fish, reports UNB. BFRI in association with WorldFish, a Malaysia-based research organisation, has been conducting the ...

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CANADA CONFERNCE SHOWS THE WAY

International Conference at Toronto-Canada

Sekhar Roy:  Bangladesh under Sk Hasina has made lives of Hindus a hell despite huge support rendered by the neighbouring India on all fronts. Even lives of secular democratic minded Muslim citizens are not safe in the country. The situation has deteriorated from bad to worse day by day and Hasina government failed to protect human rights and freedom of ...

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India wants to see inclusive polls in BD, claims BNP

The News Desk: Indian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday told Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia that India wanted a fair and inclusive general election in Bangladesh which would be acceptable to all. Sushma expressed the views when Khaleda, also former prime minister, along with her party leaders called on Sushma at Sonargaon Hotel in Dhaka at about ...

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Khaleda gets conditional bail in two graft cases

THE NEWS DESK: BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia, who returned home on Wednesday after issuance of warrant for her arrest, surrendered before the court on Thursday. And the former prime minister, Khaleda, was granted bail by the special court in Dhaka, after she had sought bail in Zia Orphanage Trust and Zia Charitable Trust graft cases. Upon hearing the prayers, the ...

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Diwali 2017: When is the Hindu festival of lights and how is it celebrated?

Mr Rajib Sharma, Chittagong: Millions around the world join events for the festival of lights Wednesday 18-19 October 2017 Diwali, the festival of lights, sees millions attend firework displays, prayers and celebratory events across the world every autumn. Celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains for a variety of reasons, the main theme is the triumph of light over darkness and ...

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T.S.Eliot’s The Cocktail Party Staged at Southern University Bangladesh

T.S.Eliot’s The Cocktail Party

The Department of English of Southern University Bangladesh staged The Cocktail Party in the University Auditorium on 4th of October 2017 as a part of celebration of 129th Birth Anniversary of modern British American poet T.S.Eliot. In the play, T.S.Eliot delves into numerous issues such as the struggle for individuality, the need to find meaning outside of social conventions, indecisiveness ...

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Resident Raises 11 Corruption Charges Against CJ Sinha

THE NEWS DESK: Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha is facing 11 charges, including money laundering and corruption, the Supreme Court said in a statement yesterday, a day after he left the country for Australia. President Abdul Hamid informed the judges of the SC’s Appellate Division about the allegations last month and they discussed the allegations with Justice Sinha, it mentioned. ...

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Swami Shuvananda Puri was nominated as the ambassador of peace

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Special Correspondent:  Swami Shuvananda Puri was nominated as the ambassador of peace to the international conference in Nepal. International Conference of three days held on 31st August to 2nd September 2017 at Kathmundu in Nepal.  In the presence of all foreign overseas guests in the title of spiritual advancement, the Swami Shuvanand Puri Maharaj was nominated as Ambasador of peace ...

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Land grabbing and Sexual Assault on Hindu girl in Chittagong

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Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal – Home Minister of Bangladesh ultimately took up the matter of Torture, land grabbing and sexual assault on Hindu girl – Ms.Baby Chowdhury and her family members of 80/81 Muradpur – (Badhir School ) Panchlaish Police station, Chittagong reluctantly. Although a case No.09 dared 12.10.2017 under section 143/448/341/342/323/354/506 of penal code filed by Ms.Ratna Bala Prajapati (60) ...

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