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2 OCs among 12 cops sued

2 OCs among 12 cops sued
Three extortion cases were filed yesterday against 12 policemen, including two officers-in-charge (OCs), for their alleged involvement in incidents of extortion in their respective areas. The police officials are currently facing the cases just ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr, the largest religious festival of the Muslims in the country, when incidents of extortion go up sharply much to the concern of the common people. Legal experts say that the hierarchy-based police force is breaking down fast, as lower-level police personnel are getting involved in extortion by violating the orders issued by their superiors. Among the three cases, one was filed against seven policemen, including OC MA Jalil of Badda police station. The next case was filed against…

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RMG factory owner held for ‘terror financing’
RMG factory owner held for ‘terror financing’
The Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) have arrested a garments factory owner from Roopganj in Narayanganj…

Motivate people against terrorism

Motivate people against terrorism

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged the aleem-ulema of Qawmi madrassas to motivate the mass people against the spread of terrorism to expedite the government’s efforts to eliminate this social menace from the country, reports UNB. “Please motivate people to engage them in the anti-terrorism…
4 in 10 kids smoke first cigarette before age of 10, says study

4 in 10 kids smoke first cigarette before age of 10, says study

Four in 10 school-going children in the country smoke first cigarette before the age of 10 years, and they are hardly refused while buying cigarettes, says a new study, reports UNB. It reveals that 9 per cent students reported that they ever smoked cigarettes, even one or two puffs, which was significantly…
Addressing adverse impacts of climate change

Addressing adverse impacts of climate change

It is worrying to note that Bangladesh is the sixth most affected country by extreme weather events between 1996 and 2015, according to the Global Climate Risk Index 2017.The Bonn-based non-government organisation Germanwatch published the report based on one of the most reliable data sets available…
Is it govt’s financial roadmap or 
tax card for a year?

Is it govt’s financial roadmap or tax card for a year?

Theoretically, budget means “a quantitative expression of management goal and objectives and a means of monitoring progress toward their achievement”. In the last few years, we have seen the government presented highly ambitious budgets with huge deficits, which never looked achievable.…
19 others scheduled to be repatriated Jun 15

19 others scheduled to be repatriated Jun 15

The second batch of nine Bangladeshi fishermen, who recently secured Myanmar President’s clemency, will return home from Yangon today by air, reports UNB. Their boat had drifted into Myanmar waters in January this year due to engine failure and they were subsequently jailed in Myanmar. They have…
Third terminal of HSIA to be built at a cost of Tk 13,610cr

Third terminal of HSIA to be built at a cost of Tk 13,610cr

The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) will build the third terminal of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) at a cost of Tk 13,610 crore, reports BSS. After the completion of the terminal, passenger handling capacity of the country’s major airport will increase to 20 from…
Macron eyes victory as France elects new parliament

Macron eyes victory as France elects new parliament

PARIS: French voters went back to the polls on Sunday for the first round of parliamentary elections that are predicted to give President Emmanuel Macron's centrist party a commanding majority, reports AFP. Macron has enjoyed a political honeymoon since he beat far-right candidate Marine Le Pen…
Zainul Abedin and Naeem Mohaiemen’s works on display in Germany

Zainul Abedin and Naeem Mohaiemen’s works on display in Germany

Bengal Foundation has extended its extensive support to the exhibition of the works of two artists from Bangladesh at Documenta 14 in Kassel, Germany that began on Saturday. The works of pioneer Modernist artist and founding father of Bangladeshi Modern art Zainul Abedin (1914-1976), and of contemporary…
Mash body language looks
positive ahead of semis

Mash body language looks positive ahead of semis

While Mashrafe Bin Mortaza’s body language in the press conference and informal discussion with the compatriot journalists was bit shaky ahead of the match against England and Australia, he looked determined before the crucial match against New Zealand. Those who knows Mashrafe well, knows his…
Rajshahi farmers eye bumper jute yield

Rajshahi farmers eye bumper jute yield

RAJSHAHI: Officials and farmers concerned are expecting a bumper yield of jute as the plants are growing excellent now everywhere in the region including its vast Barind tract this season, reports BSS. Jute cultivation increased substantially as its farming on more 1,695 hectares of land has been achieved…
Locals look to Buddhist monk for decision on rehabilitation

Locals look to Buddhist monk for decision on rehabilitation

Udoy Shankar Chakma, a 70-year-old schoolteacher at Tintilapahar in Langadu area, who, like most of his neighbours, lost his homestead to an arson attack on June 2, is now awaiting a decision from the Buddhist monk of the local keyang regarding their rehabilitation and acceptance of the relief materials…
The murky underworld of oil theft and diversion

The murky underworld of oil theft and diversion

Earlier this month I attended the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators’ 2nd annual International Petroleum Summit, held in Houston. The group is made up of attorneys, petroleum economists and others who cut long-term oil exploration and production deals with foreign governments.…
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