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Lawyer accuses Dhaka court clerk of embezzling Tk 200,000 for bail

Dhaka, Oct. 21 -- The clerk, Jalal Hossain, works at the Fifth Joint Metropolitan Sessions Judge's Court as a bench assistant. Md Hossain Ali Khan Hasan, the general secretary of the Dhaka Bar Associ... Read More


Bangladesh Bank eases provision rules for consumer credit

Dhaka, Oct. 21 -- Banks are now required to maintain 2 percent general provision against unclassified loans under consumer financing other than house financing and loan to professionals, according to ... Read More


With the promise of a better life, Bhasan Char awaits Rohingya refugees

Dhaka, Oct. 20 -- The island, which forms part of the Char Ishwar Union under Noakhali's Hatia thana, covers an area of around 13,000 acres and is now ready for habitation. A portion of the over 1 mi... Read More


Durga Puja pandals in West Bengal declared no-entry zones by court

Dhaka, Oct. 20 -- Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Arijit Banerjee said that only organisers of the Durga Puja committees can enter pandals in numbers ranging from 15 to 25. "No Entry" notices shou... Read More


Wounds have healed but scars run deep for Narayanganj mosque blast survivors

Dhaka, Oct. 19 -- Amzad and Mohammed Kenan have returned home following a lengthy hospital stay. But after a month of treatment, the earaches linger on along with the physical -- and emotional -- dist... Read More


Amid outcry over sexual violence in Bangladesh, judge wraps up rape trial in a week

Dhaka, Oct. 19 -- District and Sessions Judge Md Nure Alam of Bagerhat Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal on Sunday set Monday for ruling after hearing arguments of the prosecution and ... Read More


Before his pen went dry, Pranab Mukherjee wrote on 1971, love for Bangabandhu family

Dhaka, Oct. 18 -- In June 1971, a young Member of Parliament stood up to initiate a discussion, calling for the government of India to accord diplomatic recognition to the Bangladesh government-in exi... Read More


Dhaka's messy medical waste handling puts public health in danger

Dhaka, Oct. 18 -- But as the health emergency caused by the coronavirus pandemic has taken centre stage, the battle to dispose of infectious waste appears to have been sidelined by both government and... Read More


Bangladesh Information Minister Hasan Mahmud contracts coronavirus

Dhaka, Oct. 17 -- He checked into Dhaka's Square Hospital with high temperature on Friday night. "I received a positive test result (for COVID-19) last night. I was admitted to the hospital with a fe... Read More


Voting is underway in Dhaka, Naogaon polls

Dhaka, Oct. 17 -- Voting has been taking place without incident so far after the polls opened at 9 am Saturday amid tight security, according to GM Sahtab Uddin, returning officer. He urged voters to... Read More