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    PBI starts probe into attack on Fakhrul

    Our Correspondent . Chittagong | Updated at 01:01am on July 03, 2017

    The police bureau of investigation has started investigation into the case lodged over June 18 attack on the motorcade of Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir at Rangunia in Chittagong...

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    Greens reiterate call to stop implementation

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:56am on July 03, 2017

    Green campaigners on Sunday reiterated that the government should stop implementation of the controversial Rampal coal-fired power plant near at the Sunderbans...

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    SC to deliver verdict on 16th amendment Monday

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:55am on July 03, 2017

    The Supreme Court will deliver its verdict on Monday on the appeal against a High Court order that declared illegal the 16th amendment to the Constitution establishing Parliament’s authority to remove Supreme Court judges...

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    Citycell CEO gets bail

    Court Correspondent | Updated at 12:53am on July 03, 2017

    A DHAKA Court on Sunday granted bail to Pacific Bangladesh Telecom Limited chief executive officer Mehboob Chowdhury in connection with a case filed against him and 15 others for reportedly embezzling over Tk 383.22 crore...

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    Dhaka, Colombo to weigh possibility of signing several deals

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:51am on July 03, 2017

    Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are likely to discuss the possibility signing a number of agreements and memorandums of understanding when foreign secretaries of the two countries would meet in Dhaka today for Foreign Office Consultations (FOC)...

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    JICA to give $1.59b for six infrastructure projects

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:44am on July 03, 2017

    Bangladesh will receive a total of 178.223 billion yen [about $1.59 billion] as Japanese ODA loans for six infrastructure projects. The Japan International Cooperation Agency signed loan agreements with Bangladesh for the loan package on June 29, said JICA...

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    Move underway

    Mahamudul Hasan | Updated at 12:45am on July 03, 2017

    A government move is underway to develop the Old Central Jail and the surrounding areas into recreation facilities for the Old Town. Prison directorate officials told New Age that some of the cells in the Old Central Jail bearing memories of the country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and in which four national leaders were slain in November 1975 would be preserved without any changes...

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    AL fears army deployment during polls: Khaleda

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:40am on July 03, 2017

    BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia has alleged that the ruling Awami League was afraid to deploy army during election while AL general secretary Obaidul Quader has denied the allegation saying that army would be deployed as strike force in the next general elections..

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    Flood forces 360 schools into closure

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:36am on July 03, 2017

    The deteriorating flood situation on Sunday forced authorities to suspend classes at 360 educational institutions in three of the five flood affected districts until the situation improves...

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    Arrests of Bangladeshis in Malaysia rise to 515

    Md Owasim Uddin Bhuyan | Updated at 12:22am on July 03, 2017

    The number of arrested undocumented Bangladeshi workers rose to 515 as the first day of the crackdown against illegal workers saw 1,035 foreigners, including three children, and 16 employers detained, reported The Star, Malaysian newspaper, on Sunday...

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