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Khaleda files bail plea for treatment in UK

Khaleda files bail plea for treatment in UK
Ailing BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday filed a fresh petition before the High Court (HC) seeking bail in the Zia Charitable Trust corruption case to receive better treatment in London, UK. She was sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment in the case by a lower court. Khaleda is serving jail term in two cases and currently she is undergoing treatment at a prison cell of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) hospital. Advocate Sagir Hossain Lion, one of the counsels for the BNP chief, submitted the petition before the related branch of HC stating that Khaleda is currently seriously ill and her health condition is deteriorating day by day. As such, the petitioner wants to avail advanced treatment in the United Kingdom after…

Tarique, 11 others sued for ‘derogatory’ remarks on PM

Tarique, 11 others sued for ‘derogatory’ remarks on PM

A case has been filed against 12 people, including BNP acting Chairman Tarique Rahman, for allegedly making derogatory remarks about Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. AB Siddique, president of Bangladesh Jananetri Parishad, filed the case with the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Dhiman Chandra Mondal…
Plans to prevent dengue outbreak

Plans to prevent dengue outbreak

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Chief Health Officer Brig Gen Md Mominur Rahman Mamun yesterday said analyzing all data regarding previous dengue outbreak in the country, massive programmes have been taken to stop spread of the disease this year.  “To celebrate the birth centenary of…
Travails of child labour

Travails of child labour

We all know the problems of children who work, including their vulnerability to abuse and exploitation. We also know that children as young as five years are put to work. The employer pays well below the minimum wage while a child performs the duties of an adult. In a number of cases, child workers…
Effect of skipping breakfast

Effect of skipping breakfast

You all would have heard the century old adage that says breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But how many of you follow this? In an attempt to cut down the net calorie intake and fulfilling our dream goal of being slim, a major proportion of us has a tendency to skip breakfast. There is…
ECNEC clears 9 projects worth Tk 13,639cr

ECNEC clears 9 projects worth Tk 13,639cr

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) yesterday approved nine projects involving Tk 13,639 crore, including a Tk 6,014-crore project to enhance the capacity of Mongla seaport. The approval came from the weekly Ecnec meeting held at the NEC conference room with Ecnec Chairperson…
Virginia lawmakers reject assault weapon ban

Virginia lawmakers reject assault weapon ban

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s push to ban the sale of assault weapons failed on Monday after some of his fellow Democrats balked at the proposal. Senators voted to shelve the bill for the year and ask the state crime commission to study the issue, an outcome that drew cheers from a committee room…
‘Impression of Nature’
underway at Zainul Gallery

‘Impression of Nature’ underway at Zainul Gallery

A seven-day group art exhibition titled ‘Impression of Nature’ by 21 freelance artists and students is underway at Zainul Gallery, Faculty of Fine Art (FFA), University of Dhaka (DU) in the capital. Organised by artists and student art group, Outdoor Community, the inaugural ceremony of…
Zimbabwe openers cause
headache to BCB XI

Zimbabwe openers cause headache to BCB XI

A wonderful opening partnership by Kevin Kasuza and Prince Masvaure helped Zimbabwe finish day one at 291 for 7 against Bangladesh Cricket Board-XI in the lone two-day warm up match at the BKSP-3 Ground in Savar yesterday. Opting to bat, the visiting side made a brisk start after the opening pair added…
‘Tiger widows’ shunned as bad luck

‘Tiger widows’ shunned as bad luck

Abandoned by her sons, shunned by her neighbours and branded a witch. Mosammat Rashida's crime? Her husband was killed by a Bengal tiger. Women like her are ostracised in many rural villages in Bangladesh, where they are viewed as the cause of their partner's misfortune. "My sons have told…
BTRC moves further to cut 
fake handset growth

BTRC moves further to cut fake handset growth

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has floated a tender to complete the procurement of the National Equipment Identity Register (NEIR), a system used to curb the use of fake handsets. At present, neither the government nor the mobile phone operators and mobile phone importers…
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