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DIG Mizan destroys image of police: HC

DIG Mizan destroys image of police: HC
In a major development, the High Court (HC) yesterday handed over suspended Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Md Mizanur Rahman to the police after he appeared before it for anticipatory bail in connection with a graft case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). During the hearing, the HC bench said DIG Mizan has completely destroyed the image of police as well as the country. It was seen on TV that he (DIG Mizan) made a desperate statement on paying bribe to an Anti-Corruption Commission official, the court said. After summarily rejecting the bail plea of DIG Mizan, the HC bench comprising Justice Obaidul Hassan and Justice SM Kuddus Zaman ordered the police authorities to arrest him and produce the suspended police officer…

Six agreements likely to be inked during PM’s China visit

Six agreements likely to be inked during PM’s China visit

At least six agreements or memorandums of understanding (MoUs) are likely to be signed between Bangladesh and China, during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s visit to China, to strengthen the bilateral ties between the two countries, say government sources.  The MoUs would include a framework…
Project to lift rural women out of extreme poverty

Project to lift rural women out of extreme poverty

With an investment of US$72 million, Bangladesh government, with technical assistance from the World Food Programme (WFP), is set to reach 100,000 women with livelihood training, behaviour change education, as well as food assistance. The participants of the Investment Component for Vulnerable Group…
Explore new markets for jute products

Explore new markets for jute products

The golden fibre of Bangladesh, jute, has seen a resurgence in the millennium after a decline in the 1990s. This is due to an increased awareness about eco-friendly jute made items which degrade easily and never harm the environment. However, after an impressive earning of $ 966.9 million in 2017-18,…
Banks insolvency: An analysis

Banks insolvency: An analysis

Over 65 U.S. banks have become insolvent and have been taken over by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation since the beginning of 2008 financial crisis. Combined, these banks held over $55 billion in deposits, and the takeovers cost the federal government an estimated $17 billion. The largest banks…
Hard times continue for leather industry

Hard times continue for leather industry

The leather industry has been struggling to attract new investments due to environmental pollution caused by hide processing, lack of product variety and relocation of tanneries to the Savar Tannery Complex which is not fully functional yet. Exports of leather and leather products slumped significantly…
Violent clashes as HK marks China handover anniversary

Violent clashes as HK marks China handover anniversary

Anti-government protesters trying to ram their way into Hong Kong’s parliament battled police armed with pepper spray yesterday as the territory marked the anniversary of its handover to China. The angry scenes ramped up tensions in the international financial hub, which has been shaken by historic…
‘Trial of Surya Sen’ on Shilpakala stage today

‘Trial of Surya Sen’ on Shilpakala stage today

Dhaka Padatik, one of the leading theatre groups in the country, will stage its play ‘Trial of Surya Sen’ today at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy in Segun Bagicha of the capital. Based on the anti-British movement, ‘Trial Surya Sen’ has been written…
Fizz’s chance to make impact 
in ‘make or break’ contest

Fizz’s chance to make impact in ‘make or break’ contest

Amid the run-fest, the pacers made their presence felt in this World Cup with left-arm pacers looking more potent than anyone else. Australia’s Mitchell Starc has been leading the pack with 24 scalps in eight matches, a staggering three wickets per match, while the likes of Mohammad Amir, Trent…
IGP for police-people efforts to ensure sustainable security

IGP for police-people efforts to ensure sustainable security

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr. Mohammad Javed Patwary on Sunday stressed the need for people-police efforts for ensuring sustainable security to achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs) by 2030. “Drug, terrorism and militancy have been identified as barriers to achieve SDGs and…
BNP to hold overdue nat’l council in December

BNP to hold overdue nat’l council in December

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) wants to hold its overdue national council in December this year. The party is already taking preparation to this end, according to party sources. "If the political situation permits, we want to hold the party's seventh national council later this year.…
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