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    End impunity for Rab men: HRW

    End impunity for Rab men: HRW
    Limon, in a hospital bed after his leg had to be amputated. He was shot in the leg in March 2011. Star file photo

    The Bangladesh government should order an independent investigation and prosecute the Rapid Action Battalion members responsible for shooting and maiming Limon Hossain, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities finally dropped politically motivated charges against the teenager but have not taken action against his...

Arrest warrant for Khoka, 8 others

Arrest warrant for Khoka, 8 others

A Dhaka court today issued arrest warrants against former Dhaka City Corporation mayor Sadeque Hossain Khoka and eight others in a...

Arrest warrant for Khoka, 8 others

A Dhaka court today issued arrest warrants against former Dhaka City Corporation mayor Sadeque Hossain Khoka...

Khaleda sued for calling AL ‘party of atheists’

Khaleda sued for calling AL ‘party of atheists’

BNP chief Khaleda Zia was sued today for calling the ruling Awami League “a party of atheists”. AB Siddique, president of Bangladesh...

Khaleda sued for calling AL ‘party of atheists’

BNP chief Khaleda Zia was sued today for calling the ruling Awami League...

Mirza Abbas’ meeting with aggrieved JCD men ends inconclusive

Mirza Abbas’ meeting with aggrieved JCD men ends inconclusive

BNP Dhaka city convener Mirza Abbas’s meeting with the deprived leaders and activists of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal ended inclusive this afternoon. The...

Mirza Abbas’ meeting with aggrieved JCD men ends inconclusive

BNP Dhaka city convener Mirza Abbas’s meeting with the deprived...

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Nightmare on Dhaka footpath

Illegal parking on the streets of Dhaka or driving on the wrong sides are phenomena the city dwellers have been facing for long and, hence, are quite accustomed with. Now they are faced with a new trend: parking on the walkway. In a short tour of Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue yesterday, The Daily...

India suspend tours to West Indies

India have suspended all future tours to the Caribbean following the West Indies' decision to withdraw from their visit to India last week. The Windies left India after Friday's fourth one-day match because of a pay dispute between board and players. India were scheduled to tour the Caribbean in February and March 2016. However, a statement from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said all tours between the two countries "stand suspended". The BCCI also announced it would take legal action against the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). India will...

World leaders have confidence in govt: Speaker

Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury today said Bangladeshis have been elected leaders of two international forums which proves the world leaders have confidence in the government and the democracy of...

'Close medical coaching centres until tests'

The health ministry has asked the Ministry of Home to take steps to close all coaching centres until Friday when the admission tests for medical and dental colleges across the country...

Oscar Pistorius jailed for 5yrs

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has been jailed for five years for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa, issuing the ruling in court in Pretoria, also gave Pistorius a three-year...

Domestic Eid trade reaches $12bn: WB

Retail trade in Bangladesh's domestic market during the last two Eid festivals reached a staggering total of US$12 billion, the World Bank said today, pointing out a rise in internal demand. The...

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Foreign loans not as risky as thought: BB

Private companies eventually draw a small portion of the foreign loans approved for them, a recent study by Bangladesh Bank found. External lenders disbursed 35 percent of the approved loans in 2012 and only 25.3 percent last year, according to the study by the Chief Economist's Unit of the central bank, carried out in the backdrop of a debate over private sector commercial borrowing from external sources. The major advantages of foreign loans are lower borrowing costs...

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IN a country where thousands of crores of taka is siphoned off from banks without so much as whimper from the government, spending a sum of ten crores by Rajuk on wasteful trips, euphemistically called study tours, may look like pittance. But the issue is more fundamental than the sum involved. It is the planned and calculated manner of misusing public money by persons in high places of a government institution that is the point at issue. And unless cognizance is taken and the matter rectified through severe administrative actions after thorough auditing, wasting public money will assume an endemic proportion. Even a person who has himself availed of the benefits of...

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