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Tk 15.6 crore ‘embezzled’

Tk 15.6 crore ‘embezzled’
A nexus of Bangladesh Railway (BR) project engineers and construction companies allegedly embezzled Tk15.55 crore in the name of restoring and modernising the SRV (Strand Road Victoria) railway station in Chattogram port. As a result, the SRV Station, which was built in 1895 for transport of goods meant for exports and imports through the Chattogram port, has remained abandoned for years with the government incurring a huge loss of revenue that the station would have otherwise earned. In 2007, a project was taken up to restore the dilapidated tracks, worn out sleepers, turnout signals, rail bridge, SRV security wall, cess and bank repair, ballast protection wall, and the fish plate for 75 lbs “A” rail (new) point crossing. However,…

Trump may deport killer of Bangabandhu

Trump may deport killer of Bangabandhu

The Daily Caller, a conservative American news and opinion website based in Washington, D.C. Monday released a story saying President Trump may deport Bangabandhu's killer Rashed Chowdhury, reports UNB. AM Rashed Chowdhury was convicted in 1998 for killing Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh…
HC rule over compensation 
to victim’s family

HC rule over compensation to victim’s family

The High Court yesterday issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain why they should not be directed to pay appropriate compensation to the family of Rafida Khan Raifa, who died due to ‘wrong treatment’ at a private hospital in Chattogram on June 2. It also asked the authorities…
Remembering the Father of the Nation

Remembering the Father of the Nation

Today the people of Bangladesh are mourning the diabolic murder of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the Father of the Nation and the architect of Bangladesh's liberation. On this day in 1975 some disgruntled members of the army assassinated Bangabandhu and most of the members of his family. Sheikh…
Iraq in turmoil

Iraq in turmoil

Widespread suspicion of political chicanery plus record levels of unemployment, food shortages, a lack of water, and the direct involvement of a foreign power – these would add up to a toxic brew for any government. They are some of the problems facing the Iraqi regime, and as a result, the past…
Tk 826.12cr livelihood programme okayed

Tk 826.12cr livelihood programme okayed

The Executive Committee of the National Economic (ECNEC) yesterday approved ‘Improvement of Livelihood of Marginal Communities Programme’ at an estimated cost of Tk 826.12 crore, aiming to provide housing facility to some 20,000 ultra-poor families in 11 city corporations and 25 municipalities,…
30 dead in Italy bridge collapse

30 dead in Italy bridge collapse

GENOA: At least 30 people were killed yesterday when a giant motorway bridge collapsed in Genoa, with several more feared dead in what Italy’s transport minister described as an “immense tragedy”, reports AFP. The collapse, which saw a vast stretch of the A10 freeway tumble on to railway…
Four tele-fictions on Bangabandhu to be aired today

Four tele-fictions on Bangabandhu to be aired today

Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family members were murdered brutally on August 15 in 1975. Bangalee nation obverses the tragic day as the National Mourning Day with due respect. On the occasion of August 15 this year, four tele-fictions have been made on the heartbreaking…
Shakib can undergo surgery any
time as per his wish: Nazmul

Shakib can undergo surgery any time as per his wish: Nazmul

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President Nazmul Hassan Papon finally quelled the uncertainly, insisting that Shakib Al Hasan would exclusively decide when the time is right to undergo operation for his injured little finger. Upon his arrival from the West Indies and USA tour, where he played last two…
Blacksmiths make brisk business before Eid

Blacksmiths make brisk business before Eid

Ahead of Eid-ul-Azha, the blacksmiths of eight upazilas of Jashore district are extremely busy making and sharpening knives, machetes and choppers for cutting and slicing the flesh of sacrificial animals. Sudhir, Bipro, Ronojit and Kamruzzaman of Jashore Bazar disclosed that it is only at this time…
Dhaka 2nd worst liveable city after Damascus

Dhaka 2nd worst liveable city after Damascus

Dhaka has been ranked the second least liveable city in the world, just a step behind Syria’s Damascus that retained the last place, according to the latest annual global survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit or EIU, according to agencies. As per the survey, Dhaka scored 38 out of 100 and…
After Fifteenth August : An unknown chapter 
of Bangabhaban and Dhaka Cantonment

After Fifteenth August : An unknown chapter of Bangabhaban and Dhaka Cantonment

At six in the morning of August 15, 1975 Pronodit Borua, an artiste of Swadhin Bangla Betar, began to pound the gate of my government quarters at 37/C Azimpur Colony so heavily as if he was going to smash it and was hysterically shouting my name. The banging and screaming were so frightful that my neighbour…
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