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    44 dealerships cancelled, 22 dealers prosecuted: Qamrul

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:58am on October 19, 2016

    The food minister, Qamrul Islam, on Tuesday said dealerships of 44 dealers were cancelled, 22 dealers were prosecuted and 6 were arrested on allegations of irregularities in the sale of rice at Tk 10 a kg among the hardcore poor...

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    FFs allege Jammat’s new amir involved in war crimes

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:54am on October 19, 2016

    Freedom fighters in Feni have alleged that the newly elected Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami chief Mokbul Ahmad was a Peace Committee leader in the then Feni sub-division and was involved in crimes against humanity during the liberation war in 1971...

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    Headteacher without pay for 20 years

    Staff correspondent | Updated at 12:53am on October 19, 2016

    A headteacher of a Comilla school continues to be deprived of salaries and other benefits even about 20 years after illegal termination of her job in 1996 and despite having won legal battles...

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    Gulshan attack financer identified: DMP

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:47am on October 19, 2016

    The Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crimes unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police on Tuesday claimed that they had identified some financers of a faction of Jammatul Mujahedeen Bangladesh that attacked Gulshan restaurant on July 1 killing 22 people, mostly foreign nationals...

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    WB to give $2b in loans

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:36am on October 19, 2016

    The World Bank would give $2 billion loan to Bangladesh over the next three years for meeting the country’s challenges of climate change...

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    Schoolboy’s conviction by mobile court illegal: HC

    M Moneruzzaman | Updated at 12:29am on October 19, 2016

    The High Court Division on Tuesday struck down a mobile court verdict that jailed 15-year old schoolboy Sabbir Shikdar for two years on the charge of possession of 100 grams of cannabis...

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    Indian activists urge Modi to scrap Rampal project

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:28am on October 19, 2016

    A coalition of groups in India wrote to Indian prime minister Narendra Modi demanding that the proposed coal-fired power plant at Rampal in Bangladesh be scrapped due to its potential to cause ‘irreparable damage’ to the Sunderbans...

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    Police actions injure 30 anti-Rampal protesters

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:23am on October 19, 2016

    At least 30 people were injured in police actions using water cannons and tear gas against anti-Rampal protesters who marched towards the Indian High Commission in Dhaka on Tuesday to submit a letter to the Ind..

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    Deaths on rail tracks multiply

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 12:21am on October 19, 2016

    The number of people killed on rail tracks and at level crossings across the country is increasing alarmingly, rendering ineffective different preventive measures taken so far by the authorities concerned...

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    AL to finalised reports for conference Wednesday

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:34pm on October 18, 2016

    Awami League president Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday revised the reports of subcommittees on the party’s upcoming national conference and asked the subcommittee conveners and member-secretaries...