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India includes Assam in LBA with Bangladesh

DHAKA : Faced with opposition from Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and the Congress party in Parliament as well as unhappiness from the Bangladesh government, the Indian government on Tuesday reversed its decision on excluding Assam from the purview of its Bill on exchanging land with Bangladesh, reports UNB. The Bill, a constitutional amendment (119th […]

Thai police find new trafficker camp, crackdown intensifies

Padang Besar : Police have found a recently abandoned camp on a forested hillside in southern Thailand believed to have held human trafficking victims, days after the grim discovery of 26 bodies at a separate location exposed a thriving human smuggling network, AP/UNB reported. A police commander who visited the new camp Tuesday said the […]

Last chance for Pakistan to salvage pride

Sports Desk Before this tour could go ahead, the BCB had to agree to compensate the PCB monetarily for two cancelled visits in 2012. The amount offered and accepted was $325,000. But the money doesn’t seem so important now. Honour is, and Pakistan’s is at stake. Pakistan arrived in Dhaka in April with an unbeaten […]

US visa applicants cautioned against fraudulent document use

DHAKA : US visa applicants have been cautioned against the use of fraudulent documents as the US Department of State is taking all allegations of visa fraud seriously for ensuring the integrity of the US visa process, reports UNB. The US Embassy in Dhaka has noticed a steep increase in the use of fraudulent documents […]

Khaleda asked to appear before court May 25

DHAKA : A court here on Tuesday asked BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia to appear before it on May 25 in connection with Zia Charitable Trust and Zia Orphanage Trust graft cases, reports UNB. Judge Abu Ahmed Jamadar of Dhaka Special Judge Court-3 passed the order upon four separate petitions submitted by Khaleda’s lawyer, seeking adjournment […]

Ecnec endorses Khan Jahan Ali Airport project with Tk 545 cr

DHAKA : The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday approved the construction of Khan Jahan Ali Airport project with an outlay of around Tk 545 crore, aiming to expand trade and commerce as well as tourism in greater Khulna region, reports UNB. The approval came from the 26th Ecnec meeting of […]

Fakhrul’s condition stable: Doctors

DHAKA : A six -member medical team of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) on Tuesday said the condition of ailing BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir is stable, reports UNB. Fakhrul was shifted to the BSMMU in Dhaka earlier in the day from Kashimpur Central Jail in Gazipur as he fell sick. […]

People’s march toward Sylhet on May 7, 8: Shajahan Khan

DHAKA : People’s march towards Sylhet on May 7 and 8 has been declared demanding immediate arrest and exemplary punishment of the people, including BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia, on charges of killing people and destroying properties, reports BSS. Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan announced the program as President of Sramik-Karmachari-Peshajibi-Muktijoddha Samannay Parishad from a press […]

Boycott aimed at making polls questionable: Quamrul

DHAKA : Echoing the allegation brought by many other ministers, Food Minister Quamrul Islam on Tuesday said BNP boycotted the city polls in a planned way to make that questionable, reports UNB. He made the remarks while addressing a discussion organised by Bangladesh Swadhinata Parishad at the Jatiya Press Club. Quamrul, also a joint general […]