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BNP shrugs off allegation of Mossad connection

Dismissing State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam’s allegation that BNP is plotting with Mossad to return to power, its secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Friday said their party has no link with the Israeli intelligence agency. “The state minister for foreign affairs has said they’ve enough evidence that BNP is conspiring with Mossad for which they can ... Read More »

DIG’s wife ‘falls off’ city building, dies

The wife of a Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police was reportedly killed after falling from the rooftop of a building in the city’s Bashundhara Residential Area on Sunday. The deceased is Jesmin Ahmed Mallick, 45, wife of DIG (Highway) Fakhrul Islam Mallick. Dhaka, UNB News Agency Reported. Read More »

Khaleda deserves death sentence for killing people: Inu

BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia will have to be condemned to death for burning people to death in the name of a movement as Jamaat leaders were sentenced to death for their war crimes, said Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu on Sunday. He came up with the remarks while speaking at a mass rally at Central Shaheed Minar in the capital. ... Read More »

BD actively considering TFA ratification: ICCB

Bangladesh is ‘actively considering’ to ratify the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) to allow an easy flow of goods and lowering the costs of doing business across borders. “In order to become middle income country by 2021, Bangladesh has to ensure full facilitation for promotion of trade and investment,” said the editorial of the current news bulleting of the International Chamber ... Read More »

Family meets Nizami at Kashimpur jail

Family members of death-row war criminal Matiur Rahman Nizami met him at Kashimpur Central Jail part-2 in Gazipur on Friday. Jail sources said six members of Nizami’s family-his wife Samsunnahar Nizami, two sons– Barrister Najib Momen and Khadiza Mohsina, daughter-in-laws Saleha and Riyan entered the jail around 11:15 am, spent some time with him and got out of it around ... Read More »

Two defence bills passed in JS

Parliament on Tuesday unanimously passed two bills -–’Defence Services (Amendment to some laws) Bill, 2016′ and ‘Defence Services (Supreme Command) Bill, 2016’—for continuation of effectiveness of the provisions made under two ordinances, promulgated during military rule, for the sake of public interest. Read More »

Things to be resolved through talks: Myanmar to BD

The new government in Myanmar will proceed with an approach of resolving all the problems through ‘discussions’ in a ‘peaceful’ manner with Bangladesh as the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) values Myanmar’s all neighbours with equal respect. “Every problem will hopefully be settled with a peaceful attitude and peaceful manner,” U Tin Oo, veteran patron of NLD, told Bangladesh ... Read More »

Cargo owners call off strike

The cargo owners who went on an indefinite strike demanding rational fixation of workers minimum wage withdrew their strike on Monday upon the government’s assurance of meeting their demand. “As Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan have assured us that a committee, headed by an additional secretary, will soon fix workers’ wage rationally we have withdrawn our strike,” said Cargo Owners’ Association ... Read More »

11 sued over Apr 27 Sundarbans fire

Bangladesh Forest Department has filed a case against 11 suspects in connection with the fire that broke out in Tultala area of the Sundarbans under Chandpai Range in Sharankhola upazila on April 27 last. Station officer (Dhansagar station) of Chandpai Range Sultan Mahmud filed the case against them with Sharankhola Police Station on Sunday night. Bagerhat, UNB news agency reported. Read More »

Increased BD apparel exports can create more jobs: WB reports

Increased appeal exports could create more and better jobs in Bangladesh if the country makes improvement in productivity and product quality by enforcing a better safety condition and other compliance policies, said a World Bank report. The report, released on Monday, said successful implementation of reforms will help Bangladesh increase exports and capture more jobs from China’s gradual exit from ... Read More »