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7 Months Of Ordeal In Iraq

16 Bangladeshis kidnapped?

At least 16 Bangladeshi migrant workers in Iraq were allegedly abducted from a camp and taken to a confinement site by some locals yesterday. They are among the 180 Bangladeshi workers who have been languishing at a camp in Najaf city without any job in the restive country for the last seven months. The Bangladesh mission in the violence-ridden Middle East country denied the allegation and said the 16 might have been taken away by their employers so that they could...

ACC asked to probe graft allegation against Iajuddin’s son

The High Court today directed the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to investigate allegations against former president Iajuddin Ahmed’s son Imtiaz Ahmed of committing corruption in taking lease of Rajuk’s land near Kuril flyover in Dhaka. The court also asked the ACC to investigate the irregularities allegedly committed by the then Estate officer of the east zone of Bangladesh Railway who gave the lease to Imtiaz in 2010. The Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha has brought the allegation against them before the HC during hearing...

Modi Profile

Protesters denounce Prothom Alo

Protesters denounce Prothom Alo

The members of an online group yesterday demonstrated in front of the office of the daily Prothom Alo in the capital, protesting a reference to the country's Liberation War in 1971 as the "India-Pakistan war" in an article published recently in the newspaper. Activists of the group known as "CP Gang" burnt copies of...

Protesters burn Prothom Alo

Protesters burn Prothom Alo

A group of people besieged daily Prothom Alo office in the capital today protesting an alleged distortion of the history of Liberation War in the biography of Narendra Modi.   On May 17, the Bangla newspaper published a profile of India’s newly elected prime minister Narendra Modi, titled ‘Tea-seller to Prime Minister’ – saying...


Ex-judge now living in Malaysia

Ex-judge now living in Malaysia

Former judge Motahar Hossain, who acquitted BNP Senior Vice-chairman Tarique Rahman in a money laundering case in November, is now living in Malaysia, Anti-Corruption Commission has learnt. Hossain, while serving as a judge of Special Judges' Court-3, acquitted Tarique, also elder son of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, in a money laundering case involving Tk 20.41 crore. The judge left country 53 days after delivering the judgement in the money laundering case, ACC officials told journalists today. The information came to light while an ACC team launched preliminary investigation against the "discrepancies" in the wealth statement of the judge who retired 43 days after delivering the judgement. The ACC team came to know about...

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