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Shamim’s firm bagged Tk 2,500cr tenders

Shamim’s firm bagged 
Tk 2,500cr tenders
GK Builders, owned by self-proclaimed Juba League leader GK Shamim, had in recent days bagged about 20 large government construction contracts involving more than Tk 2,500 crore, with about 50 percent of project works already complete. Sources with the Public Works Department (PWD) said, SM Golam Kibria Shamim, managing director of GK Builders, controlled the tendering process of all contracts of the government’s PWD by exerting undue influence and bribery for the past 10 years since 2009. Other parties that got PWD contracts also had to obtain his blessing first, they said. It was almost impossible for anyone besides Shamim, arrested on Friday over numerous allegations, to bag any tender of that department. Even now, he controls all…

Club owner, son detained in Ctg

Club owner, son detained in Ctg

Police arrested the owner of a club, suspected of running illegal gambling operations, and his son from Kazir Deuri area on Friday night for interrogation. The man was identified as Golam Rasul. He owned 'Hangout', a pool club beside Almas Cinema Hall. Mohammad Mohsin, officer-in-charge of Kotwali…
AL leaders involved in graft everywhere: Fakhrul

AL leaders involved in graft everywhere: Fakhrul

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday alleged that Awami League (AL) leaders have involved in corruption, shattering the country’s socio-political and economic structures. “The government has sunk in corruption up to its throat. From their (AL’s) high-level leaders…
Act decisively against all extortionists and hoodlums

Act decisively against all extortionists and hoodlums

Soon after the surprising discovery of many casinos or gambling dens in the capital, RAB on Friday arrested Golam Kibria Shamim, another Juba League leader with illegal arms, huge cash and kind. In the recent move to stop extortion and other illegal activities, the first to face the music were BCL’s…
Howdy Modi?

Howdy Modi?

It is the Howdy Modi season in India and perhaps in the US too what with Prime Minister Narendra Modi packing his bags to leave for the US for an action-packed visit full of challenges and potential. Challenges because protests are in the offing following India’s move to abrogate Article 370,…
Promising prospect of furniture industry

Promising prospect of furniture industry

The prospect of furniture sector of the country is promising since the exports begin to grow with wide variety of international standard and quality furniture. The different varieties of furniture are produced in Bangladesh from wood, processed wood, melamine board, Medium Density Fibre Board (MDF),…
Scores arrested in Paris ‘yellow vest’ protests

Scores arrested in Paris ‘yellow vest’ protests

Over a hundred demonstrators were arrested at yellow vest protests in Paris yesterday as about 7,500 police were deployed to quell any violence by the movement and its radical, anarchist “black blocs”. There were also fears that the demonstrators could try to infiltrate a march against climate…
Curtain rises on 9-day ‘Nat’l Children’s Drama and Cultural Festival’

Curtain rises on 9-day ‘Nat’l Children’s Drama and Cultural Festival’

The curtain rose on the National Children’s Drama and Cultural Festival 2019 on Friday at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy in the capital. A total of 95 children’s theatre troupes from across the country are taking part in this nine-day event. Arranged by People’s…
Aftab bats for reshuffle in BCB selection process for cricketers

Aftab bats for reshuffle in BCB selection process for cricketers

Irregularities and nepotism at the district and divisional levels are playing havoc with Bangladesh cricket, with talented cricketers being lost or dropped in the process. Concerned over the state of affairs, former Bangladesh batsman Aftab Ahmed has urged the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to reshuffle…
Betel leaf growers worried over falling prices

Betel leaf growers worried over falling prices

Betel leaf growers in Noakhali district are unhappy because of a sudden fall in the price of the commodity in local markets and lack of loans at easy terms. They said two weeks ago a ‘bira’ of local Bangla betel leaf sold for Tk 90 to 100, but now the price had fallen to Tk 50 to 55. The…
Land sharks keep grabbing riverbanks with impunity

Land sharks keep grabbing riverbanks with impunity

There seems to be no respite from river encroachment, as land sharks continue to flout the laws with impunity. The National River Protection Commission along with other stakeholders is committed to protect and reclaim rivers from encroachers as per directives of the country’s apex court. Meanwhile,…
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