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    Verdict deferred until Aug 22

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on August 14, 2017

    The High Court Division on Sunday postponed until August 22 delivering its verdict in the death reference of 26 convicts in the sensational seven murders that took place in the river port city of Narayanganj in 2014...

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    Death anniv of Tareque, Mishuk today

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 02:13am on August 13, 2017

    The 6th death anniversary of renowned filmmaker Tareque Masud and cinematographer and broadcast journalist Mishuk Munier will be observed today...

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    698th Urs of Hazrat Shahjalal begins Saturday

    Staff Correspondent . Sylhet | Updated at 02:12am on August 13, 2017

    A two-day programme to celebrate the 698th death anniversary of Hazrat Shahjalal was begun on Saturday morning through setting up a new canopy over his shrine in Sylhet...

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    AL ‘a very narrow’ political party, says BNP

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:50am on August 13, 2017

    Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday said that Awami League was ‘basically a very narrow’ political party, which compelled the Supreme Court to say in a recent verdict that the party had gone politically narrow and turned into a ‘monster’...

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    Tobacco farmers, traders slam Muhith

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:47am on August 13, 2017

    Tobacco farmers and traders of Rangpur division on Saturday threatened that they would bar finance minister AMA Muhith from entering Rangpur if he did not depart from his ‘biased policy’ against the bidi industry...

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    Pro-AL lawyers announce protest programmes

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:36am on August 13, 2017

    Bangabandhu Awami Ainjibi Parishad, a platform of the pro-Awami League lawyers, on Saturday announced three-day demonstrations protesting at ‘irrelevant observations’ made in the verdict that scrapped the 16th amendment to the constitution, which re-empowered parliament to remove higher judiciary judges for misconduct or incapacity...

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    MSS, PMECS sign memo to provide eye-care

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:35am on August 13, 2017

    The eye-care project of Manabik Sahajya Sangstha and Professor Matin Eye Care System on Saturday signed a memorandum of understanding to provide comprehensive eye-care services, including surgeries, to the underprivileged people of the country, said a press release...

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    War against court order to be boomerang for govt: DLA

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:34am on August 13, 2017

    ‘Declaring war against the higher court by the government’ over the recent Supreme Court verdict on the 16th amendment to the constitution would be boomerang for itself, Democratic Left Alliance said on Saturday....

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    Rights violations draw severe criticism

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:31am on August 13, 2017

    Rights campaigners on Saturday blasted the recurence of human rights violations with impunity and demanded creation of an Independent Police Complaints Commission to probe complaints against law enforcement agencies...

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    Preserve interests of small and marginal farmers: speakers

    Our Correspondent . Rangpur | Updated at 01:26am on August 13, 2017

    Speakers at a programme on Saturday underscored the need for preserving the interest of small and marginal poultry farmers and increasing the productions in the sector to meet the growing demand of meat and egg the country...

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