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Apan Jewellers owner Dildar’s car seized; Raintree owner faces customs quiz

Apan Jewellers owner Dildar’s car seized; Raintree owner faces customs quiz

Customs Intelligence has seized a car of Apan Jewellers owner Dildar Ahmed whose son Safat Ahmed stands accused of raping two university students at a Dhaka hotel. The Mercedes-Benz worth around Tk 20 million was seized from the house of ...

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Govt gives wrong information on power generation: BNP

Govt gives wrong information on power generation: BNP

Amid repeated load-shedding, opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Tuesday accused the government of giving ‘wrong’ information over power generation only to ‘bluff’ people. BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi at a news briefing at party central office said ...

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Muhith to increase budget allocation for physically challenged people

Muhith to increase budget allocation for physically challenged people

Finance Minister AMA Muhith has said the government is likely to increase allocation for the physically challenged people in the upcoming budget (2017-18) to ensure their normal living and equal rights in the society, reports BSS.   “Every year, we ...

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Prime minister performs Umrah

Prime minister performs Umrah

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, now on a four-day official visit to Saudi Arabia at the invitation of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, performed holy ‘Umrah’ at Makkah in Saudi Arabia on Monday night. Sheikh Hasina first performed ‘tawaf’ ...

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Saudi alliance to keep 34,000 troops as reserve force

Saudi alliance to keep 34,000 troops as reserve force

Several Islamic countries on Sunday expressed their readiness to provide a reserve force of 34,000 troops for the Islamic Military Coalition led by Saudi Arabia to support operations against terrorist organisations in Iraq and Syria when needed.  It was said ...

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Trump hopes to visit Bangladesh

Trump hopes to visit Bangladesh

US president Donald Trump has expressed hope to visit Bangladesh as he exchanged greetings with prime minister Sheikh Hasina during the Arab Islamic-American summit in the Saudi capital on Sunday.  ‘Yes I would come (to Bangladesh),’ foreign secretary Md Shahidul ...

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Diplomats still in ‘risk of terrorist attack’ in Bangladesh: Danish envoy

Diplomats still in ‘risk of terrorist attack’ in Bangladesh: Danish envoy

Diplomats in Dhaka are still in fear of “terrorist attack” on them in Bangladesh, around 10 months after the Gulshan café attack, Danish Ambassador Mikael Hemniti Winther said today. He expressed his concern while talking to diplomatic correspondents in Dhaka. ...

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Safat’s driver, bodyguard remanded

Safat’s driver, bodyguard remanded

A Dhaka court on Tuesday granted four days remand for Banani hotel rape prime accused Safat Ahmed’s driver Billal and three days remand for Safat’s bodyguard Rahmat Ali in connection with the case filed over the rape. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate ...

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