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Yunus Centre’s Social Business Day conference cancelled as cops deny permission

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The seventh Social Business Day, which was scheduled to begin in Savar tomorrow with participants from 50 countries, was cancelled after police denied permission for the annual gathering. “We regret to inform you that we are cancelling the conference around the Social Business Day 2017, scheduled to be held on July 28-29, 2017 due to unavoidable circumstances,” said the event organiser, Yunus Centre.

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Everyone involved in corruption : Muhith

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Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith on Thursday observed that the country has sunk in corruption as everybody involved in corruption either directly or indirectly. But, expressing his optimism about decrease in the level of corruption within 10 years, he said, "Changes are coming in people's mentality."

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Draft on judges’ code of conduct submitted to CJ

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The draft of the disciplinary rules and code of conduct for lower court judges was submitted to Chief Justice SK Sinha on Thursday. "Law Minister Anisul Huq handed over the draft to the Chief Justice today," said Law and Justice Division Secretary ASSM Zahirul Haque. The Chief Justice will send back the draft to the Law Minister after scrutinising it, he said, adding that draft will be later sent to the President for his consent and the gazette notification on the rules will be issued after the approval.

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2 ‘muggers’ riding car with police banner arrested after shootout with RAB

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Two suspected muggers, who were riding a car with a police banner, have been arrested following a gun battle with the Rapid Action Battalion or RAB in Dhaka’s Azimpur. The men, identified as 'Mosharraf', 40, and Monir Hossain, 35, were injured during the shootout near the Azimpur Chinnamul Market around 4:00pm Tuesday, RAB-10 Commander Shahbuddin Khan told bdnews24.com. A RAB patrol team had moved to the area after receiving information about a gang of muggers, he said.

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Ctg waterlogging becomes unbearable for city dwellers

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Ctg waterlogging becomes unbearable for city dwellers

The present waterlogging condition of Chittagong city this monsoon, triggered by the incessant rainfall over the last few weeks, has become unbearable for the city dwellers. Most of the areas under the Chittagong City Corporation are inundated, causing immense sufferings for the commuters every day.

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Siddiqur to be taken to India Thursday

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Siddiqur to be taken to India Thursday

Titumir College student Siddiqur Rahman, who sustained injuries in his eyes during a “police action” in Dhaka’s Shahbagh, will be taken to a hospital in Chennai of India on Thursday. “Siddiqur will be taken to Sankara Nethralaya Hospital in Chennai on Thursday where his treatment will begin from Friday after some medical tests,” Parikshit Chowdhury, information officer of the Health and Family Welfare Ministry, told The Daily Star.

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Student who marched for education might have lost an eye

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Siddiqur might have lost an eye after cop action

The college student who marched with demand for education and met police retaliation in Shahbagh might have lost an eye, what doctors said today after surgery. Siddiqur Rahman has lost vision in the right eye, Associate Professor Dr Iftekhar Md Munir of the National Institute of Ophthalmology, said after the operation.

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37,726 achieved GPA-5 HSC, equivalent pass rate 68.91%

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The results of Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent examinations have been published across the country on Sunday. The pass rate is 68.91 per cent. A total of 37,726 students achieved GPA-5

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One killed, 4 missing in Bandarban landslides

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One killed, 4 missing in Bandarban landslides

A teenage girl was killed and four people went missing at Dalianpara in Ruma upazila on Sunday following landslides triggered by heavy rains. The deceased was identified as Chingmanu, 16, daughter of Mongshoihla and a class X student of Bangalhalia High School of the upazila. Officer-in-charge of Ruma Police Station Shariful Islam said when a bus was heading towards Ruma upazila from Bandarban, a portion of a hill collapsed on the road around 10am disrupting vehicle movement on the road.

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UNO Tariq Salmon says influential quarter plotted against him

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The public servant who was behind bars for hours over the alleged distortion of Bangabandhu's image says an influential quarter displeased with his administrative steps has orchestrated the case. While serving as the Upazila administration chief or UNO of Barisal's Agailjhara, Tariq Salmon used a drawing of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by a fifth-grader for the invitation card of the Independence Day celebrations.

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Bangladesh wins 4 medals in Int’l math Olympiad

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With two silver and two bronze medals, Bangladeshi students have ensured the 26th place among 111 countries in the 58th International Mathematical Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro of Brazil. With these, Bangladesh secured the first place among the south Asian countries.

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Cop action at Shahbagh: Student's eye injury may not recover

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Cop action at Shahbagh: Student's eye injury may not recover

The eyesight of the college student, who suffered serious eye injuries during a police action at Shahbagh of Dhaka on Thursday, may not get back to normal, doctors said after conducting a surgery on him today. Siddiqur Rahman of Titumir College was injured when police lobbed a teargas shell on the students of seven colleges demonstrating demanding the announcement of their examination schedules. He is undergoing treatment at the National Institute of Ophthalmology (NIO).

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CHAOS OVER EXAM SCHEDULE 1,200 unnamed students sued over Shahbagh demo

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1,200 unnamed students sued over Shahbagh demo

Police today filed a case against around 1,200 unnamed students of seven government colleges that have recently been affiliated with Dhaka University in connection with yesterday’s demonstration in Shahbagh. “A case was filed with Shahbagh Police Station against over 1000 to 1200 unnamed people on charge of obstructing police duties during the demonstration,” Abul Hasan, Officer-In-Charge (OC) of the police station told The Daily Star.

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1,326 Bangladeshis held in Malaysia immigration raid

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Malaysian Immigration Department has rounded up 3,874 illegal immigrants, including 1,326 Bangladeshis, during its nationwide crackdown on illegal migrants carried out since July 1. Besides, 84 employers were arrested by the Immigration Department during the drive, 'Ops Mega', Malaysian sate news agency Bernama reported on Wednesday. Immigration director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali said the illegal immigrants, detained for various offences, were among 12,279 foreign workers screened during the period.

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PM surprised over UNO arrest: HT Imam

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed surprise over the arrest of UNO Tarique Salman on allegation of printing an invitation cards with a 'distorted' portrait of the Father of the Nation drawn by a school student. PM's Political Affairs Adviser HT Imam told BBC Bangla service in an interview on Thursday night. "We all, the officials in the PMO were surprised to see the news. We think, the person who filed the case has done a despicable job," he said.

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Charge sheet of Dhaka café attack ‘soon’

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The charge sheet of Holey Artisan Café attack will be placed before court “very soon”, said Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia today. “We questioned Sohel Mahfuz and came to know more about his involvement and responsibilities,” Mia said. “With his testimonial, we can file the charge sheet soon.”

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Probe extortion allegation against 12 cops

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Probe extortion allegation against 12 cops: Dhaka court

A Dhaka court today ordered deputy commissioner (DC) of Demra zone to investigate an extortion case filed by the wife of a former journalist against 12 policemen, including an assistant commissioner, and two others. After scrutinising the case, Metropolitan Magistrate Raihan Ul Islam directed the DC to probe the matter and submit a report before it on September 19.

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