No bar to run trial against Khaleda in Niko graft case

The High Court today cleared the lower court concerned to run trial proceedings against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in Niko corruption case

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PM mourns death of Natore-4 MP Abdul Kuddus

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of Professor Abdul Kuddus, valiant freedom fighter, Natore district Awami League president and member of parliament from Natore-4 (Gurudaspur-Baraigram) constituency.

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No assemblies, processions on court premises, SC asks lawyers

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court today asked the lawyers to strictly follow the High Court directives that in 2005 prohibited them from holding assemblies and bringing out processions on the court premises across the country

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Hillary Clinton urges support for Prof Yunus

Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton urged support for Nobel Laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus in a social media post

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Foreign ministry official sent to jail in graft case

A Dhaka court yesterday sent Md Zakir Hossain, an administrative officer of the foreign ministry, to jail after rejecting his bail petition in a case filed over amassing Tk 15.88 crore illegally

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Dhaka's air world’s most polluted for second consecutive day

Dhaka has topped the list of cities worldwide with the worst air quality for the second consecutive day with an AQI of 176 at 8:58am today

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Natore-4 MP Abdul Kuddus passes away

Abdul Kuddus, Awami League lawmaker of Natore-4 constituency, died at a hospital in Dhaka today. He was 77

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Half-day road, waterways blockade in Rangamati today

Hill Women's Federation and the Chittagong Hill Tracts Women's Association will enforce a half-day road and waterway blockade in Rangamati today demanding the cancellation of bail to a rape convict

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Over 40 lakh cases pending with courts

More than 40 lakh cases are now pending trial in different courts of the country

Gatco case: Charge framing hearing Sept 24

A Dhaka court yesterday set September 24 for hearing on charge framing against BNP Chairperson Khakeda Zia and 14 others in the Gatco graft case filed in 2007.

Chinese national sent to jail in rape case

A male Chinese national and a local woman were sent to jail Monday in a case filed over raping an 11th-grade college student.

Tourists suffer due to damaged roads

The Patuakhali-Kuakata highway, a common route for tourists to visit Kuakata beach, has become unusable in recent times due to numerous potholes. Passenger, tourist buses and other vehicles are plying this road daily with the risk of accidents ever lurking.

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Thousands marooned as five districts still under water

Rising water levels in the northern rivers have flooded vast tract of low-lying areas in five northern districts, causing thousands to suffer.

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Check wastage of public funds, unnecessary expenditure

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday stressed again the importance of reining in inflation in the country through various efforts and government policies, along with preventing unnecessary expenditure and wastage of public funds.

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Stop enforced disappearances

Twelve human rights organisations yesterday issued a joint statement, expressing concern over the enforced disappearances and calling on the government to put an end to the practice, harassment of the victims’ families, and to hold the perpetrators accountable.

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CID asked to submit probe report by October 1

A Dhaka court yesterday asked Criminal Investigation Department to submit by October 1 the probe report in a case filed over the death of Buet student Fardin Noor Parash in November last year.

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Dengue Outbreak: Platelet kit crunch delaying treatment

Treatment of seriously ill dengue patients is being affected by an acute shortage of the kit needed to extract platelets from whole blood in a method that requires only a single donor.

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Honouring a stellar woman

To recognise special contributions of emerging, young and promising women from different walks of life, bti and The Daily Star jointly honoured Shamima Akhter of Unilever Bangladesh with the coveted Stellar Women title in the “corporate” category.

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College girl stabbed ‘by stalkers’

A college girl was stabbed allegedly by her stalker in broad daylight in Noakhali’s Laxmipur town yesterday.

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‘Settle possessions, shares in a month’

The High Court yesterday directed Dhaka North City Corporation and Borak Real Estate Ltd to settle their possessions and shares of a 28-storey building, constructed by the company on DNCC land in Banani in accordance with the principle of equity of law and agreement, within a month.

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Air pollution in Bangladesh: Life expectancy rate cut by 6.8yrs

Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan are, in order, the top four most polluted countries in terms of annualised, population-weighted averages of fine particulate matter, a study showed yesterday.

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