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    Biman takes loan at higher rate

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:20am on December 15, 2016

    Biman Bangladesh Airlines has found a financier for clearing pre-delivery payment to acquire two new aircrafts in a fresh loan negotiation with the UK Sonali Bank, officials said...

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    RMCH interns continue strike

    Our Correspondent . Rangpur | Updated at 01:17am on December 15, 2016

    Intern physicians of Rangpur Medical College Hospital continued their indefinite strike for the second consecutive day on Wednesday, causing severe suffering to the patients of the hospital...

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    BNP to insist on deploying army for NCC polls: Rizvi

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:14am on December 15, 2016

    Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Wednesday said that it would insist on its demand for deployment of army for Narayanganj City Corporation polls to ensure a peaceful atmosphere that enables voters to exercise their franchise without fear...

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    NCC polls: Opposition candidates question neutrality of police, admin, EC

    Ahammad Foyez and Rafiqul Islam . Narayanganj | Updated at 01:11am on December 15, 2016

    Ruling Awami League candidate in Narayanganj mayoral polls said on Wednesday that she did not want to win in any questionable election while Bangladesh Nationalist Party and other opposition candidates alleged that the police, administration and the Election Commission were not working neutrally...

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    Two per cent vehicles cross fitness hurdle

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 01:06am on December 15, 2016

    Only little over two per cent of the vehicles that lined up for fitness test got the certificate from the newly introduced Vehicle Inspection Centre at Mirpur in the capital after its opening in October, officials have said...

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    VAT on English medium students: SC to hear NBR petition for staying HC verdict Jan 2

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:04am on December 15, 2016

    The Appellate Division on Wednesday posted for January 2, 2017 the hearing of a petition filed by the National Board of Revenue for staying a High Court verdict that had declared illegal value added tax on tuition fees for students of English medium schools...

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    Textbook Festival Day on January 1

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:02am on December 15, 2016

    Like the previous years, Textbook Festival Day, 2017 will be celebrated across the country on January 1, marking the distribution of new textbooks among the students of schools and madrassahs...

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    Birning down Rohingya villages: Myanmar military responsible, HRW

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:52am on December 15, 2016

    Myanmar military destroyed and burnt down about 1,500 buildings driving out thousands of ethnic Rohingyas from their homes in Rakhine State of the country in last two months, New York-based Human Rights Watch said in a statement on Tuesday...

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    DU, 18 hall units of BCL: Leaders with criminal records placed on committees

    Arifur Rahman | Updated at 12:50am on December 15, 2016

    People suspended from the organisation on allegation of criminal activities or having criminal records were placed on the committees as ruling Awami League-backed student organisation Bangladesh Chhatra League announced its Dhaka University and 18 hall units on Tuesday...

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    Reserve theft: Dhaka to persuade int’l bodies to blacklist Manila

    Shakhawat Hossain | Updated at 12:48am on December 15, 2016

    Dhaka would persuade multilateral organisations like Financial Action Task Force and Egmont Group to ‘blacklist’ Manila as the latter allowed laundering of the stolen reserve fund of the Bangladesh Bank in February...