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3 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Prof Naiyyum gets bail

The High Court yesterday granted anticipatory bail for four weeks to Prof Naiyyum Choudhury, former chairman of Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission, in a case, which the professor said was lodged to defame him.

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7 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Road crash kills NGO officials

Four NGO officials died in a fatal road mishap at Jokarchar point of Kalihati upazila in Tangail under Dhaka-Tangail highway.

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9 hrs ago | The Daily Star

No reason to be feared: Abbas to govt

BNP's new Dhaka city chief Mirza Abbas today said the Awami League government has no reason to get feared of opposition's movement as what he said the anti-government agitation would be "peaceful and democratic".

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9 hrs ago | The Daily Star

London to work with Dhaka, Cameron tells Hasina

Voicing his government's firm confidence in the present Awami League government, British Prime Minister David Cameron today said they would work together with Bangladesh for ensuring its socioeconomic development.

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11 hrs ago | DNA India

Aam Aadmi Party's Bhagwant Mann poetically questions Narendra Modi's 'Acche Din'

Who knew a catchy political slogan could turn so quickly into a haunting nightmare for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party.

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14 hrs ago | The Peninsula

Bangladesh jails three over drug scam that killed hundr...

DHAKA: A court on Tuesday sentenced three Bangladeshis to jail for making and selling a toxic paracetamol syrup that doctors say killed hundreds of children in the 1990s, a prosecutor said.

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15 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Tragedy saw rise of an unsung hero

Bangladesh is full of unsung heroes -- but few remain as unrecognised as Dhaka Shishu Hospital's kidney specialist, Prof Mohammed Hanif.

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15 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Justice delayed, justice denied

In December 1992, chemical analysis proved that paracetamol syrups manufactured by five companies -- Adflame Pharmaceutical Ltd, Polychem Laboratories Ltd, BCI Ltd, Rex Pharmaceutical, and City Chemical and Pharmaceutical Works Ltd -- contained a lethal chemical diethylene glycol.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Daily Star

Special 13-day Eid steamer services from July 24

Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation has decided to arrange a 13-day long special steamer services adding five new vessels besides the ones on the regular services ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr to ensure safe and comfortable journey of the home-bound passengers.

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The Daily Star

Retailers in rush to open stores as Eid nears

Customers take a look at handbags on display at the Infinity Mega Mall at Bashundhara City in Dhaka ahead of Eid festivities.

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The Daily Star

BB raises farm loan target

The target for farm loan disbursement goes up 6.54 percent year-on-year to Tk 15,550 crore in the current fiscal year.

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The Daily Star

Golam Mostaqim, a witty and committed civil servant

GOLAM Mostaqim, a former secretary to the Government of Bangladesh passed away on July 11. He was 61. Mostaqim was extremely accessible, friendly, candid, honest, and unpretentious.

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The Daily Star

Dhaka bourse to resume IPO scrutiny after a two-year pause

The Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission has asked the premier bourse to restart scrutinising the draft IPO prospectuses and send recommendations to the regulator.

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AVHerald

United Airways AT72 at Coxs Bazar on Jul 20th 2014, nose gear collapse

A United Airways Avions de Transport Regional ATR-72-212, registration S2-AFN performing flight 4H-501 from Dhaka to Coxs Bazar with 43 passengers and 5 crew, touched down safely on Coxs Bazar's runway at 17:45L .

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The Virginian-Pilot

Making sense of "Watermark"

THIS MIGHT be one of the longest 92 minute documentaries I've ever watched. It opens with a long shot of a beautifully filmed, murky storm of waves, then jumps to a dry, cracked landscape where a Native American elder tells us how the Colorado River used to flow through the area.

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Global Voices Online

Bangladesh's Elite Paramiltary Unit Is Under Fire for Human...

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.

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IRIN

Biharis in Bangladesh seek protection, justice

The recent violent attack on Urdu-speaking Biharis in the Bangladeshi capital highlights this minority's ongoing protection needs: Community leaders allege political collusion in the attack.

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Fibre2Fashion

GIZ, EU complete four years of collaboration in Bangladesh

The German Development Cooperation and the European Union have completed four years of their collaboration for improving labour standards in Bangladesh's readymade garment industry.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Daily Star

Protests turn angrier in Bangladesh

Bangladesh Chhatra Federation, a student organisation, burns effigies of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama at Shahbagh in the capital yesterday, protesting Israel's ongoing attacks on Gaza and the seeming acquiescence of the US.

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The Daily Star

Monica Jahan Bose: Stories and saris

Monica Jehan Bose aims at capturing attention for a cause. Bangladeshis have seen Bose's skill and motivational art earlier at the Alliance Francaise-- where she presented her symbolic work.

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