Politics

GP fined Tk 30 crore

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Correspondent: Telecoms regulator BTRC (Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission) has fined country’s largest mobile phone operator Grameenphone Tk 30 crore for providing ‘Go Broadband’ services illegally. BTRC Chairman Shahjahan Mahmood confirmed the news to  on Monday BTRC approved the imposition of fine on GP following a decision in this regard at a commission meeting on Sunday. A senior BTRC official said ...

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Holy Ashura tomorrow

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Thebdexpress.com: The holy Ashura, commemorating the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hossain Ibn Ali (RA), a grandson of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him), will be observed tomorrow across the country with due religious solemnity. Tomorrow is 10th day of the month of Muharram in the Arabic calendar. Muslims across the world recalled the sacrifice of Hazrat Imam Hossain (RA) ...

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England beat Bangladesh by 21 runs in first one-day

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Thebdexpress.com: England legspinner Adil Rashid has struck twice to peg back Bangladesh in their huge chase of 310 in the first ODI. Mahmudullah (25) and Mushfiqur Rahim (12) both holed out at deep midwicket going for slogs. Bangladesh opener Imrul Kayes struck a brisk half-century to take his team past 100 in the 18th over. Having struck a blazing 91-ball ...

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SP Babul relieved of duty

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Correspondent: Police superintendent Babul Akter has been relieved of his duty in reply to an application for his resignation.The Home Ministry has issued a circular to this end on Tuesday. Senior Secretary of the Home Ministry Dr Mozammel Haque Khan confirmed the matter to reporters. Mozammel Haque Khan said, “On 24 June, SP Babul sent an application to the senior secretary ...

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‘Rampal power plant for personal interest’

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Thebdexpress.com: People in favour of Rampal Power Plant near the Sundarbans are driven by their own interests, alleged National Committee to Save the Sundarbans today. The committee came up with the allegation during a press conference organised by Bangladesh Paribesh Andolon (Bapa) in Dhaka’s Dhanmondi this morning. “The government claimed that we are not talking scientifically on the issue. But ...

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BNP leader Hannan Shah on life support

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Thebdexpress.com: BNP standing committee member Brig Gen (retd) ASM Hannan Shah has been put on life support after he fell ill this morning. He was physically unwell for the past few days. This morning, he fell ill and was rushed to hospital around 9:30am, said Shamsuddin Didar, a member of BNP chief’s press wing. Doctors at Dhaka’s Combined Military Hospital ...

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Israeli jets attack Syrian government positions in Golan Heights

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Correspondent: The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) opened fire Sunday at positions of the Syrian artillery in the Golan Heights, the IDF spokesperson said. TEL AVIV (Sputnik)  The spokesperson cited initial reports that said mortar fire from the Syrian artillery had hit an open area within the territory administered by the Israeli military. No one was reportedly injured. © AFP 2016/ MAHMOUD ZAYYAT Lebanon ...

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Jamaat calls hartal on Monday

Correspondent: Jamaat-e-Islami on Saturday called an eight-hour-long hartal (shutdown) across the country on Monday, protesting the execution of its leader Mir Quasem Ali. The decision was made public through a press release, signed by the party’s acting chief Moqbul Ahmad, floated to the media minutes after the execution was carried out. According to the press release, the party will hold ...

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Bangladeshi killed in BSF firing

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Correspondent: A Bangladeshi national has been shot to death and two others injured by members of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) on the district’s Burirhat. The incident took place arround 4.00am near the pillar no. 915 on Burirhat frontier of Kaliganj upazila. The deceased was identified as Mahubur Rahman(38), son of Naju Pramanik at Malgara village of Goral union in ...

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Obaidul confesses to stabbing Risha

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Correspondent: Police on Thursday claimed that Obaidul Kader, the prime suspect in the murder of Willes Little Flower School student Suraiya Akter Risha, has confessed his crime during primary interrogation. Earlier, a Dhaka court today granted Obaidul on a 6-day remand in connection with the killing of Suraiya Akter Risha, a student of Willes Little Flower School. Metropolitan Magistrate Delwar ...

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