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  • Ghulam Azam's janaza held at Baitul Mokarram

    Protesters denounce 'war criminal's janaza' at nat'l mosque; crude bombs blasted

    Ghulam Azam's janaza held at Baitul Mokarram
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    Amid protest from different quarters, the namaz-e-janaza of war crimes convict and former Jamaat chief Ghulam Azam was held at the Baitul Mokarram Naitonal Mosque this afternoon. After the post-Zohr janaza, the Jamaat guru, who received 90-years' imprisonment for masterminding war crimes during Bangladesh's...

Alal among 64 BNP men held in Lalmatia

Alal among 64 BNP men held in Lalmatia

Police detained 64 leaders and activists of BNP and its associate organisations raiding Jubo Dal president Moazzem Hossain Alal’s house at...

Alal among 64 BNP men held in Lalmatia

Police detained 64 leaders and activists of BNP and its associate organisations raiding Jubo Dal president...

Tigers knock down Zimbabwe top-order

Tigers knock down Zimbabwe top-order

ZIMBABWE 179/5 (60.0 ov) Zimbabwe win toss, elected to bat Tigers brought down the top-order of Zimbabwean side within 50 overs during the...

Tigers knock down Zimbabwe top-order

ZIMBABWE 179/5 (60.0 ov) Zimbabwe win toss, elected to bat Tigers brought down the top-order of Zimbabwean side...

4 Huji men held with huge explosives

4 Huji men held with huge explosives

Detectives busted two explosives research laboratories of banned outfit Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (Huji) early today and arrested its four leaders and activists with...

4 Huji men held with huge explosives

Detectives busted two explosives research laboratories of banned outfit Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (Huji) early today and arrested its...

Adilur gets IBA int’l human rights award

Adilur Rahman Khan, secretary to rights organisation Odhikar, has won 2014 International Bar Association (IBA) Human Rights Award for his contribution in protecting human rights in Bangladesh. A Supreme Court lawyer, Adilur, received the award from IBA President Michael Reynolds at the Rule of Law Symposium held at the conclusion of the week-long IBA Annual Conference in Tokyo, Japan on Friday, according...

'Many exposed' to Mali Ebola girl

The authorities in Mali have confirmed the death of the country's first Ebola patient, a two-year-old girl. The World Health Organisation said the toddler had travelled hundreds of kilometres by bus from Guinea through Mali showing symptoms of the disease. More than 40 people known to have come into contact with her have been...

Russell Brand may give up acting to focus on revolution

Multimillionaire British comedian and political commentator Russell Brand has revealed that he is “not interested in making money anymore” and may well give up acting to focus on his revolution, British...

Egypt imposes state of emergency in Sinai after attacks

Egypt has declared a three-month state of emergency in parts of the Sinai Peninsula after at least 31 soldiers were killed in two attacks there. President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has declared three...

Sartre: More relevant now than ever

In this age in which all shall have prizes, in which every winning author knows what’s necessary in the post-award trial-by-photoshoot (Book jacket pressed to chest? Check. Wall-to-wall media? Check. Backdrop...

PM off to UAE on 3-day trip to boost bilateral ties

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left Dhaka for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) this morning on a three-day official visit, aiming to further strengthen Bangladesh’s bilateral relations with the oil-rich Gulf nation...

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Most of the banks have sufficient capital buffer to absorb adverse shocks and still maintain the sector's overall capital adequacy ratio (CAR) above the minimum requirement, the central bank's most recent stress tests found.  The exercise, conducted by the Financial Stability Department on data from the April-June quarter of this year, looked at the impact of different stressed situations on banks' capital. The minimum capital requirement for scheduled banks is the greater of the two: 10 percent of risk-weighted assets or Tk 400 crore. At the end of June, the sector's CAR stood at 10.68 percent, above the minimum regulatory requirement of 10 percent. The tests found that if each of the banks' top three...

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GOLAM Azam has passed into history.  He was sentenced to a very long term jail sentence on several counts for genocide and crimes against humanity. He was spared by death the agony of long incarceration. Golam Azam will remain a part of our history, and even after recollections of many events of our nation life become distant memories his role during the Liberation War will remain vivid in the nation's collective psyche. He will remain a part of our history in a negative way, much the same way as Quisling is of Norway's or Hitler of Germany's. Golam Azam was instrumental in organising the dreaded Al-Badr and Al-Shams groups and colluded with the...

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