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Police to be available for mobile court drives: Minister

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Police to be available for mobile court drives: Minister

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Thursday said police will be provided instantly for conducting any mobile court drive.

 

 

 

“Police, Ansar members will be kept ready to help the district administration operate mobile courts,” said the Home Minister while talking to reporters after meeting with deputy commissioners on the third day of the DC’s conference.

 

 

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Govt takes back 8 jute mills

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The government has taken back eight jute and textile mills from private sector for violating the major conditions set out during handing over the state-owned enterprises, according to a jute and textile ministry statement issued today.

 

The authorities concerned kept the mills closed for a long time after taking over those from the government, the ministry said.

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No police clearance for Yunus Centre’s event

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A two-day event by Yunus Centre marking its ‘Social Business Day’ is now uncertain as police say the application for security has not been filed in time.

 

Bangladesh Police chief AKM Shahidul Hoque told the media that they were informed of the conference on Monday.

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Weather likely to improve from tomorrow

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Weather likely to improve from tomorrow

The rain throughout Bangladesh influenced by a low and peak monsoon will persist today before showing signs of improvement from tomorrow.

 

Met office says in its latest forecast, the low over West Bengal and adjoining area intensified into a well marked low and is hovering over the same area.

 

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Law Ministry proposes to transfer Barisal CMM

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In the wake of UNO harassment incident, the Law Ministry has sent a proposal to the Supreme Court to transfer Barisal Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Mohammad Ali Hossain.

 

The proposal reached the SC on Tuesday, a day after the removal of the DCs of Barisal and Barguna over the same issue.

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Reinstate Citycell's spectrum allocation by 24hrs: SC

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The Supreme Court has given the telecoms regulator 24 hours to reinstate the spectrum allocation for mobile phone operator Citycell.

 

It has also ordered to reinstate the licence for Bangladesh's first mobile phone service provider.

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532 colleges achieve 100pc pass rate

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532 colleges achieve 100% success

A total of 532 educational institutions have achieved 100 percent pass in the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent examinations across the country this year.

 

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SC allows one more week for lower court judges' service rules gazette

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The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court (SC) on Sunday allowed one more week to the government for finalizing and subsequently publishing the gazette on service rules and conduct for lower court judges.

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Part of Sirajganj flood control dam collapses again

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Part of Sirajganj flood control dam collapses again          

A portion of the under-construction flood control embankment here collapsed again on Sunday morning due to the onrush of water, triggering panic among locals.

 

The 20-metre embankment at Khash Kawlia in Chauhali upazila started collapsing into the Jamuna River around 5:30am.

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Dhaka University student dies in Cox's Bazar landslide

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The waterfall in Himchhari attracts tourists visiting the beach town of Cox's Bazar. File photo

A Dhaka University student died after a landslide struck a hill, popular with tourists, in Cox's Bazar on Saturday, police say.

 

 

The incident was reported in Himchhari, just 5km off the beach town of Cox's Bazar. Three others injured in the landslide have been hospitalised.

 

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Fire causes Tk 430cr loss in one year: Fire chief

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‘Fire causes Tk 430cr loss in one year’

The country has witnessed as many as 18,048 fire incidents in last one year causing an estimated loss of Taka 430 crore, fire service officials said today.

 

"In the last one year from July 2016 to June this year, some 18,048 fire incidents took place in the country which caused losses of Tk 429 crore 93 lakh 78 thousand," Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defence Director General Brigadier General Engineer Ali Ahmed Khan told BSS.

 

 

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One held with 200 Yaba pills, bullets

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One held with 200 Yaba pills, bullets 

A drug peddler was arrested along with 200 pieces of Yaba tablets and two rifle bullets in Animal Hospital area of the district town on Thursday night.

 

The detainee was identified as Maniruzzaman alias Buro, 50, a resident of Chayabithi Road.

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Minister seeks developed countries' support to fight climate change

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Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has urged the developed countries to come forward and support the vulnerable countries to combat the perils of climate change, said a UN release received here Friday.

 

"The developed countries have to come forward and support the climate vulnerable countries particularly in forms of financing, innovative solutions and technology transfer to combat the danger of climate change," the minister said.

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Dhaka’s average traffic speed now 7 kms a hr: WB Analysis

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Dhaka’s average traffic speed now 7 kms a hr: WB Analysis

The average traffic speed in the capital has dropped from 21 kms per hour to 7 kms, slightly above the average walking speed, in the last 10 years, according to a new World Bank analysis.

 

The traffic congestion in Dhaka eats up 3.2 million working hours per day, according to the analysis shared at a high-level international conference in the city on Wednesday.

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Shipping Dept chief engineer remanded

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A court on Wednesday placed chief engineer of Shipping Department AKM Fakhrul Islam on a two-day remand in a case filed for taking bribe.

 

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Sattaya Brata Sikder passed the order after Anti- Corruption Commission deputy director M Ibrahim, also the investigation officer of the case, produced Fakhrul Islam before the court seeking a five-day remand.

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Arman confesses to violating stepdaughter

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Arman Hossain Sumon, a sound engineer of a private television channel, has given confessional statement before a magistrate court in Dhaka on violating her stepdaughter over last eight years.

 

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Ahsan Habib recorded Arman's confessional statement under Section 164 at his chamber on Wednesday.

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President for quality education at varsities

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President M Abdul Hamid today asked the universities to take necessary measures for ensuring quality education.

 

"Ensure quality of higher education" so that the students can cope with the world competition, the President said as Vice-Chancellor (VC) of Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) Major General Md Salahuddin Miaji made a courtesy call on him at Bangabhaban here this afternoon.

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