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    HC summons 5 lawyers

    M Moneruzzaman | Updated at 12:49am on June 20, 2017

    The High Court Division on Monday summoned five Supreme Court lawyers to personally explain to it on July 2 why they had assaulted a bench officer...

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    Publication of daily Sylheter Dak stops

    Staff Correspondent . Sylhet | Updated at 12:49am on June 20, 2017

    Publication of the highest circulated regional Bengali daily Sylheter Dak has remained closed from Monday as the district administration cancelled its declaration....

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    Bangladesh still hosts largest number of Myanmar refugees: Report

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:48am on June 20, 2017

    The number of refugees from Myanmar rose to 490,300 by the end of 2016, from 451,800 the previous year with Bangladesh remaining to host the largest number of them — 276,200, says a new global report...

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    UNFPA donates family planning commodities

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:47am on June 20, 2017

    The United Nations Population Fund on Monday handed over 300,000 vials of Depo-Provera, a birth control injectable, to the health and family welfare minister mohammed Nasim...

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    Many prefer jails due to torture, excessive work

    Md Owasim Uddin Bhuyan | Updated at 12:39am on June 20, 2017

    In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, many Bangladeshi housemaids run to police stations and prefer jails than employers’ homes where excessive work and torture exhaust them, said victims on return home...

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    BNP stages demos protesting at attack on Fakhrul’s motorcade

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:45am on June 20, 2017

    Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Monday staged demonstrations in district headquarters and metropolitan cities across the country to protest against attack on the party secretary general’s motorcade by ‘miscreants’ in Rangunia of Chittagong on way to visit the recent landslide affected people....

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    Govt plans hate statue on Razakars, Al-Badrs, Al-Shams

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on June 20, 2017

    Liberation war affairs minister AKM Mozammel Huq on Monday told parliament that the government had a plan to build a statue to express hatred toward collaborators of Pakistan military during 1971 liberation war....

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    3 of a family among 4 electrocuted in city

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:36am on June 20, 2017

    Three members of a family were electrocuted as a power supply line, which had caught fire during downpour, collapsed on their tin-shed house in the capital’s Islambagh area on Monday. The dead are Sharmin Begum, 30, her daughter Arfin, 9, and her mother-in-law Amena Begum, 55...

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    Rain drenches country as lightning kills 16

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:33am on June 20, 2017

    Heavy rains coupled with thunder and lightning hit many parts of the country including Dhaka on Monday. At least 16 people were killed and several others injured as lightning hit them in Manikganj, Faridpur, Jhalkathi, Magura, Lalmonirhat, Jaipurhat and Patuakhali...

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    Govt likely to backtrack on VAT law implementation

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:28am on June 20, 2017

    The government is likely to backtrack on its decision to implement a 2012 law on value added in its entirety with a uniform 15 per cent VAT on all goods and services in the wake of massive criticism...