Army can take steps against Aziz if it wants

Finance Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali yesterday said the army can take steps against its former chief, Aziz Ahmed, if it wants.

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Teknaf councillor Akramul killing / 6yrs on, family awaits justice

It has been six years since the death of Teknaf municipality councillor Akramul Haque in a “gunfight” with the Rapid Action Battalion, but his family’s quest for justice remains agonisingly unfulfilled.

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Digging brick kiln for ‘gold’: Section 144 imposed in Thakurgaon

Local administration in Thakurgaon has imposed section 144 in RB Bricks area of the district’s Ranisankail upazila to avert possible deterioration of law and order following a rumuor over presence of gold in soil piled up there.

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No rice imported in FY 2023-24

The Directorate General of Food yesterday informed that no rice was imported in the 2023-2024 fiscal year, which happened for the first time in many years.

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6,727 acres of railway land grabbed

A total of 6,727 acres of railway land are under illegal occupation by different organisations and individuals, as per a report by Bangladesh Railway.

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Draconian laws stifling journos’ voices: Rizvi

BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi yesterday alleged that journalists in Bangladesh are working in a fearful atmosphere, facing numerous adversities, as the government has enacted several draconian laws aimed at stifling voices.

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Government for protecting journos: Quader

The government remains alert so that no journalists face any harassment, said Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader yesterday.

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‘It may collapse any time’

The 50-metre bridge over the Ratnai River between Marichbari and Kalirhat on the Bhelabari-Durgapur road in Aditmari upazila, Lalmonirhat, has been in a dilapidated state for four years.

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Justice Anwarul Haque no more

Justice Mohammad Anwarul Haque, a retired judge of the Supreme Court’s Appellate Division, passed away at Square Hospital in Dhaka yesterday.

Begum Firoz Haider passes away

Begum Firoz Haider, the youngest niece of Hussein Shaheed Suhrawardy and wife of freedom fighter and former lawmaker late Syed Haider Ally, passed away on Saturday evening. She was 86, said a press release.

Release whitepaper on graft

In light of recent exposure of high-level abuses of power, corruption, and political criminalisation, the need to demonstrate the credibility of the government’s zero-tolerance stance against corruption has become unprecedentedly important, stated Transparency International Bangladesh.

Before the landfall

Before the landfall

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Sundarbans cushions blow

Cyclone Remal battered the coastal region at wind speeds that might have reached 130kmph, and lost much of its strength while sweeping over the Sundarbans, Met officials said. 

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Benazir’s Wealth: Court orders confiscation of more assets

A Dhaka court yesterday ordered the authorities concerned to confiscate assets under 119 more deeds of former inspector general of police Benazir Ahmed and his family members in connection with alleged corruption.

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Mp Azim’s Murder: Aktaruzzaman coordinated murder from Gulshan flat

While killing Jhenaidah-4 MP Anwarul Azim Anar at a Kolkata flat, the assailants were on the phone with mastermind Aktaruzzaman, known in his hometown Jhenaidah as Shaheen Mia, several investigators suspect.

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Stocks shed 1,000 points in 3 months

The key index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange plunged by 1,000 points in a span of three months as investors keep selling their holdings, fearing further deterioration of economic indicators.

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Budget for FY25: Scope likely for legalising black money

The government is thinking about allowing again undisclosed money to be legalised and laundered money to be brought back home through formal channels in the next budget.

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TK 118cr Loan Default: Court orders arrest of UZ polls candidate

A Chattogram loan recovery court yesterday ordered the immediate arrest of an upazila parishad election candidate accused of defaulting on a Tk 118 crore loan.

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Star Savar correspondent assaulted

The Savar correspondent of The Daily Star, Aklakur Rahman Akash, was mercilessly beaten up yesterday morning while he was covering an ownership dispute at a ceramic factory there.

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DSA Case: 2 journalists convicted over ‘false reports’

A Dhaka tribunal yesterday convicted two journalists of the weekly Aparadh Bichitra in a DSA case filed over publishing false and defamatory news reports.

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50 ruling party, pro-AL leaders now on China trip

With the invite of the Communist Party of China (CPC), an Awami League delegation, comprising 50 mid-level leaders from its front and associate bodies, is now in Zhejiang province for workshops.

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