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    End impunity for Rab men: HRW

    End impunity for Rab men: HRW
    Limon, in a hospital bed after his leg had to be amputated. He was shot in the leg in March 2011. Star file photo

    The Bangladesh government should order an independent investigation and prosecute the Rapid Action Battalion members responsible for shooting and maiming Limon Hossain, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities finally dropped politically motivated charges against the teenager but have not taken action against his...

Arrest warrant against Khoka, 8 othersBreaking

Arrest warrant against Khoka, 8 others

A Dhaka court today issued arrest warrant against former Dhaka City Corporation mayor Sadeque Hossain Khoka and eight others in a...

Arrest warrant against Khoka, 8 othersBreaking

A Dhaka court today issued arrest warrant against former Dhaka City Corporation mayor Sadeque Hossain Khoka...

Khaleda sued for calling AL ‘party of atheists’

Khaleda sued for calling AL ‘party of atheists’

BNP chief Khaleda Zia was sued today for calling the ruling Awami League “a party of atheists”. AB Siddique, president of Bangladesh...

Khaleda sued for calling AL ‘party of atheists’

BNP chief Khaleda Zia was sued today for calling the ruling Awami League...

Mirza Abbas’ meeting with aggrieved JCD men ends inconclusive

Mirza Abbas’ meeting with aggrieved JCD men ends inconclusive

BNP Dhaka city convener Mirza Abbas’s meeting with the deprived leaders and activists of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal ended inclusive this afternoon. The...

Mirza Abbas’ meeting with aggrieved JCD men ends inconclusive

BNP Dhaka city convener Mirza Abbas’s meeting with the deprived...

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'Close medical coaching centres until tests'

The health ministry has asked the Ministry of Home to take steps to close all coaching centres until Friday when the admission tests for medical and dental colleges across the country will be held. The steps were requested to stop frauds and unscrupulous groups from duping admission seekers and their guardians with offers of suggestions and assurance of admission. The Daily Star has received a copy of the letter signed by Md Rezaul Alam, senior assistant secretary of Ministry of Health...

Oscar Pistorius jailed for 5yrs

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has been jailed for five years for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa, issuing the ruling in court in Pretoria, also gave Pistorius a three-year suspended sentence for a firearms charge. Pistorius has been taken to the cells. The prosecution had called for a minimum 10-year sentence; the defence for community service and house arrest. Pistorius was...

Domestic Eid trade reaches $12bn: WB

Retail trade in Bangladesh's domestic market during the last two Eid festivals reached a staggering total of US$12 billion, the World Bank said today, pointing out a rise in internal demand. The...

22 JCD men detained near BNP HQ

Police detained 22 activists of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal, the student wing of the opposition BNP, near the party’s headquarters in Dhaka today, leaders of the party claimed. Saying that they had detained...

Ex-govt employee, son hacked in Dhaka residence

Armed assailants forced into the residence of a retired government employee and hacked the veteran and his son in Sabujbagh area of Dhaka early today. The injured were Abul Hossain, 67, a...

HC summons Akond for ‘misleading media’

The High Court today summoned Supreme Court lawyer Eunus Ali Akond for providing misinformation to the media about its order on screening incoming passengers at international ports and borders to prevent...

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Foreign loans not as risky as thought: BB

Private companies eventually draw a small portion of the foreign loans approved for them, a recent study by Bangladesh Bank found. External lenders disbursed 35 percent of the approved loans in 2012 and only 25.3 percent last year, according to the study by the Chief Economist's Unit of the central bank, carried out in the backdrop of a debate over private sector commercial borrowing from external sources. The major advantages of foreign loans are lower borrowing costs...

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IN a country where thousands of crores of taka is siphoned off from banks without so much as whimper from the government, spending a sum of ten crores by Rajuk on wasteful trips, euphemistically called study tours, may look like pittance. But the issue is more fundamental than the sum involved. It is the planned and calculated manner of misusing public money by persons in high places of a government institution that is the point at issue. And unless cognizance is taken and the matter rectified through severe administrative actions after thorough auditing, wasting public money will assume an endemic proportion. Even a person who has himself availed of the benefits of...

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