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Prisoner dies in Kashimpur jail

An inmate of the Kashimpur High Security Jail died of cardiac arrest, authorities have claimed. Doctors pronounced Md Jamal Uddin Mridha, 33, dead after he was rushed to a Gazipur hospital on Monday. Jail Superintendent Abdur Razzak said Mridha was suffering from heart ailments for some time. Read More »

Bogra Sonali Bank burglary: 3 high-ups suspended

Three high officials of Sonali Bank Ltd have been suspended in connection with the looting of Tk 30.80 lakh from its Adamdighi branch in Bogra district. The action was taken against Sonali Bank General Manager (Head Office) Hasan Iqbal, its Rajshahi Divisional GM ATM Afzal Hossain and Bogra regional Deputy GM Abdus Samad for dereliction of duty, GM (Administration) of ... Read More »

79 Bangladeshis held in Iraq

Seventy-nine Bangladeshis have been detained for months without trial in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region for illegal entry, and now their biggest fear is that they will be deported to Iran instead of being sent back home, says online newspaper Rudaw, published from the capital of the autonomous region in Iraq. Read More »

Canada cop charge-sheet Abul Hasan Chow in Padma scam

Dhaka – Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) submitted charge sheet against three persons including Bangladesh’s former state minister for foreign affairs Abul Hasan Chowdhury in a case filed with a Canadian court over the alleged corruption in appointing a consultant for the Padma bridge project, according to a media report. Read More »

PM signs ATT, Protocol on explosive remnants

Bangladesh on Thursday signed the UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) and Protocol V on Explosive Remnants of War to the Convention on Prohibitions of Restrictions on the use of Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW).   Read More »

Speaker to attend Int’l Day of Peace in Kunming

A two-member Bangladesh delegation, led by Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, left here for Kunming, capital of Southwest China’s Yunnan Province, on Friday to attend events marking the International Day of Peace and a forum on regional peace and development.   Read More »

BSF says, no drone deployment plan

India’s Border Security Force (BSF) has no plans to deploy drones along the Bangladesh border, its Director General Subhash Joshi has said. Read More »

EU team meets EC; discusses arrangements for fair polls

The visiting European Union (EU) Election Exploratory Mission on Wednesday discussed with the Election Commission the arrangements the commission has taken for holding a credible election.   Read More »

Mozena for talks between AL-BNP chiefs

DHAKA: Mentioning political instability as a major obstacle to the development of Bangladesh, US Ambassador Dan W Mozena called upon two chiefs of Awami League and BNP to hold dialogues in resolving the problem. Read More »

EU poll mission lands today

A European Union Election Exploratory Mission is due in Dhaka on Saturday on a visit to see Bangladesh’s preparations for the looming national elections. Read More »

UK to launch action plan on compatibility of laws, says envoy

British High Commissioner in Dhaka Robert Gibson on Thursday said they will raise with Bangladesh authorities their concerns should a UK company have problems implementing its respect for human rights due to any incompatibility between local regulations and international law. Read More »

Bangladesh to receive naval vessel from US

The US has strengthened ties with the South Asian countries in the last few years mainly to counter China’s growing influence in the region. Read More »

India ‘casually’ inked land deal: BJP

India’s opposition Bharatiya Janata Party has accused the Congress-led coalition government in New Delhi of ignoring ‘emotions’ of people living near the border with Bangladesh to ‘casually’ ink the additional protocol to the Land Boundary Agreement in September 2011. Read More »

Bangladesh-India’s IT initiatives

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is willing to set up a ‘skill development institute’ in Bangladesh partnering with the government to, what its Chairman of Eastern Region has said, “match industry requirements”. “This would be useful for industrial training for engineering, construction and other fast-growing sectors,” S Radhakrishnan said in Dhaka on Saturday at a seminar, jointly hosted by ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia offers iqama transfer chance

The Saudi authorities have allowed Bangladeshis to transfer iqama paving the way for Bangladeshis to take advantage of the legal work and changing their professions, Foreign Minister Dr Dipu Moni said here on Saturday. “It’s big news for us. Lakhs of Bangladeshis are there in Saudi Arabia. We came to know about it on Friday night. The Saudi King gave three ... Read More »