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Monthly Archives: May 2014

‘What did the admin do?’

May 27th, 2014 (0)
Ruling Awami League’s Advisory Council member Suranjit Sengupta wants to know the role local administration played when Phulgazi Upazila council chairman Ekramul Haque was killed. He described the recent abductions and murders across the country as being ‘well planned’, ...

BASIC branch to shut over fraud

May 27th, 2014 (0)
The government has decided to shut down the Gulshan branch of state-owned BASIC Bank in capital Dhaka. Finance Minister AMA Muhith broke the news to reporters at Sonali Bank UK Ltd’s dividend handover ceremony at his office on Thursday. ...

Nur Hossain’s ‘girlfriend’ held

May 27th, 2014 (0)
Police have arrested the so-called girlfriend of Nur Hossain, the prime suspect in Narayanganj multiple murders, in another case of murder. Jannatul Ferdous Neela was arrested on Sunday night from her Siddhirganj house. That followed confessinal statement of two ...

Bangabhaban seeks list of presidents

May 27th, 2014 (0)
The president’s office has written to the Cabinet Division for a list of former Bangladesh presidents and their tenures to “update the Bangabhaban website”, officials say. The move comes two months after BNP chief Khaleda Zia and her son ...

BNP countrywide agitation on Sunday

May 27th, 2014 (0)
The BNP has decided to stage agitations across Bangladesh on Sunday in protest against police action that prevented it from holding a rally in the capital on Thursday. Party’s Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi made the announcement on ...

German business team keen on investment

May 27th, 2014 (0)
A high-level German business “fact finding” mission has expressed interest in investing in Bangladesh having found the country’s socio-economic and political conditions favourable for trade and investment. According to the foreign ministry, the team told foreign minister Abul Hassan ...

“Focus on health” Nasim

May 27th, 2014 (0)
Bangladesh’s health minister has called upon the global community to keep health at the centre of the next development goal framework. Mohammed Nasim made the call on Thursday at a technical briefing on post-2015 development agenda in Geneva. He ...

Imran wants confidence back

May 27th, 2014 (0)
Bangladesh will return to their true colours if confidence can be restored in the team, the newly appointed assistant coach, Sarwar Imran, has said.   A training camp for the 23-man preliminary squad began on Monday ahead of the ...

Top 10 newly-discovered species

May 27th, 2014 (0)
A cross between a sleek cat and a wide-eyed teddy bear that lives in Andean cloud forests and an eyeless snail that lives in darkness 900-plus meters (3,000 feet) below ground in Croatia rank among the top 10 new ...

Nigeria army ‘knows where girls are’

May 27th, 2014 (0)
The Nigerian military say they know where the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram are but they will not attempt a rescue. Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff said it was “good news for the parents,” although he admitted the military ...
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