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Long wait for justice comes to end today

Long wait for justice comes to end today
All eyes today are on the special court that is scheduled to deliver its much-awaited judgment in the two cases lodged over the grisly August 21, 2004 grenade attack on an Awami League (AL) rally, bringing down the curtain on a 14-year-long wait for justice. Twenty-four people, including the then Mohila Awami League president Ivy Rahman, were killed and over 500 injured in the grenade attacks. On September 18 this year, Judge Shahed Nuruddin of the Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal 1 fixed October 10 for delivering its judgment after hearing arguments from both the sides. In the entire proceedings, the tribunal took a total of 119 days for hearing from both sides in connection with the two cases—one filed for murder and another lodged under…

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Rumour watch cell to run from this month
The new ‘Rumour Identification Cell’ to detect rumours on different social networking sites will start functioning from this month, state minister for information Tarana Halim said yesterday. Personnel from the intelligence agencies will visit the media sites concerned to identify rumours…

Nationwide transport strike called off

Nationwide transport strike called off

Bangladesh Goods Transport Owners Workers United Association (BGTOWUA) leaders called off the countrywide strike after successful discussion with Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan at his office yesterday, reports BSS. “Leaders of transport workers decided to call off the strike after a successful…
Include river water rights issue in election manifestos

Include river water rights issue in election manifestos

The International Farakka Committee (IFC), an international environmental organisation, has urged political leaders to include the much-debated river water rights issue in their election manifestos ahead of the next general election. In a statement, the IFC said that political parties in Bangladesh…
Truckers’ strike 
is irresponsible

Truckers’ strike is irresponsible

It is very sad that truck owners and workers have gone for strike without realising that their demands are unfounded specially the one regarding the five-year imprisonment for killing someone on the road while driving. In fact, they are pressing for their seven-point charter of demands including amendments…
Importance of selecting appropriate approach for industrial development

Importance of selecting appropriate approach for industrial development

The Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are considered as the mother of large industries. SME could be defined based on various features but most common features of defining SMEs are based on total investment required or replacement cost and based on number of employees. The amount is deferring country…
Tk 10,461cr okayed for setting up urea fertiliser factory in Narsingdi

Tk 10,461cr okayed for setting up urea fertiliser factory in Narsingdi

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) yesterday approved a big project to set up a granular urea fertiliser factory at Ghorashal in Polash upazila of Narsingdi district, with an annual production capacity of 9.24 lakh metric tons, involving Tk 10,461 crore in a bid to meet…
America owes Kavanaugh apology, says Trump

America owes Kavanaugh apology, says Trump

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said Monday he was apologizing on behalf of the whole country to his new conservative Supreme Court justice after one of the most contentious confirmation processes in US history, reports AFP. At a White House swearing-in ceremony, Trump stood next to Justice Brett…
Dhaka Theatre to stage Selim Al Deen’s ‘Dhaboman’ today

Dhaka Theatre to stage Selim Al Deen’s ‘Dhaboman’ today

DL desk Dhaka Theatre, one of the most popular theatre organisations in the country, is going to stage its much-acclaimed play ‘Dhaboman’ today evening at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in Segun Bagicha of the capital. The play will be brought to the stage…
Bangladesh have to play ‘extra 
ordinary’ game today in semis

Bangladesh have to play ‘extra ordinary’ game today in semis

Bangladesh will face a big challenge in the Bangabandhu Gold Cup Football Tournament when they will take on Palestine today, the most favourites team in the semifinal. Palestine reached the semifinal with winning their two group phase matches when the hosts Bangladesh won one and suffered defeat in…
Govt poultry farm falters for ‘mismanagement’

Govt poultry farm falters for ‘mismanagement’

Thakurgaon: Reported mismanagement and other irregularities in the government-run poultry farm in the district town have brought it to its knees, putting its existence at stake, reports UNB. The farm was set up on a 3.17-acre land in front of Sadar Hospital here in 1982-83 fiscal year for ensuring the…
Recommendations this month

Recommendations this month

The non-government Teachers Registration and Certification Authority (NTRCA) will recommend the recruitment of teachers to fill vacant posts in the non-government educational institutes within this month. NTRCA sources said teachers will be recruited on the basis of the 14th NTRCA examinations. The…
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