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    4 more cases filed against him for derogatory remark against Mujib

    Arrest warrant against Tarique
    BNP senior vice chairman and chairperson's elder son Tarique Rahman speaking at a discussion programme marking Bangladesh's 44th Victory Day arranged in East London's The Atrium on Monday. Photo: Star

    A Dhaka court today issued arrest warrant for BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman in a defamation case for calling Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman a ‘top Razakar,’ hours after 5 cases were filed against him. Metropolitan Magistrate Md Yunus Khan ordered the arrest after Dhaka...

Judge dealing Khaleda's graft cases transferred

Judge dealing Khaleda's graft cases transferred

The judge dealing the two graft cases against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and eight others has been transferred midway in the...

Judge dealing Khaleda's graft cases transferred

The judge dealing the two graft cases...

Taliban release images of Peshawar killers

Taliban release images of Peshawar killers

The Taliban gunmen who stormed a school on Tuesday in the Pakistani city of Peshawar killing 148 people, including 132 children,...

Taliban release images of Peshawar killers

The Taliban gunmen who stormed a school...

Fakhrul summoned for calling Hasina a “killer”

Fakhrul summoned for calling Hasina a “killer”

A Dhaka court today summoned BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in a defamation case filed against him for...

Fakhrul summoned for calling Hasina a “killer”

A Dhaka court today summoned BNP acting...

Mobarak appeals against death penalty

Mobarak appeals against death penalty

Convicted war criminal Mobarak Hossain today challenged the death penalty awarded him by a war crimes tribunal for his crimes against...

Mobarak appeals against death penalty

Convicted war criminal Mobarak Hossain today challenged the death penalty...

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Charge framed against Forkan ‘Razakar’

A tribunal in Dhaka today framed five charges against suspected war criminal Forkan Mallik for his alleged crimes against humanity committed in Patuakhali during the country’s Liberation War in 1971. A Razakar commander in Mirzaganj upazila of Patuakhali, the 63-year-old was involved in anti-liberation Muslim League, according to the case statement. Forkan pleaded not guilty when the International Crimes Tribunal-2 read out the charges against him. Later, the tribunal fixed January 19 for beginning the trial. Prosecution on November 17 pressed eight...

BGP kills ‘illegal’ Myanmar national in Teknaf

Myanmar Border Guard Police (BGP) shot dead a Myanmar national living in Bangladesh “illegally” while fishing in Naf River in Cox’s Bazar this morning. Police identified the deceased as Kala Miah, 40, son of Shahid Alam, a resident of Gudampara in Teknaf upazila, reports our Cox’s Bazar correspondent. Kala along with two others went...

9,822 clear written tests of 34th BCS

The written test result of the 34th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) examinations was published today. A total of 9,822 candidates appeared successful in the written tests. The result of the written tests is...

Businessman Moosa denies graft allegation

Controversial businessman Moosa Bin Shamsher today denied the allegation brought against him allegedly for amassing wealth illegally and siphoning off a huge amount of money to Switzerland. Moosa was talking to reporters...

Arctic still heating up twice as fast as rest of planet

Annual average temperatures have continued to rise for Arctic as a whole throughout the recent slowdown in the pace of global warming, according to a new analysis. If global warming has paused, someone forgot to tell the Arctic. Annual average temperatures have continued to rise for the region as a whole throughout the recent slowdown in the pace of warming globally, according to a new analysis of conditions above 60 degrees north latitude, reports The Christian Science Monitor.

India launches largest rocket, unmanned capsule

India has successfully launched its largest rocket and an unmanned capsule which could send astronauts into space. The 630-tonne Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (MK III) blasted off from Sriharikota in the southern...

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Smartphone sales soar on low-cost brands

Sales of smartphones more than tripled year-on-year to 1.6 million units in July-September, led by low-cost devices. The number is a 128.6 percent rise from the April-June quarter when 700,000 units were sold, according to CyberMedia Research (CMR), a market research firm based in India. Sales of feature phones that lack advanced functionality of a smartphone also rose in the third quarter -- 6.4 million units were sold with 106.5 percent growth over the second quarter. On average, the country's handset market grew 108 percent in July-September compared to the...

     Op-ed

THE Global Financial Integrity (GFI) in its latest study has found that capital flight from Bangladesh has tripled in the last year from US$1.78billion up from $593million a year ago. The country ranked 4th in South Asia and shows a disturbing trend which indicates that there is little confidence in the political stability of the country. The flight of such large sums of monies is also an indicator of how little control policymakers have over the transfer of such huge amounts over illegal means. Hundi remains the choice for transferring ill gotten gains, either through corruption or proceeds for criminal activities. Recent reports in the press have attributed Bangladeshis as one...

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